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ERIC Number: EJ1056428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Culturally Responsive Teaching though a Historical Lens: Will History Repeat Itself?
Harmon, Deborah A.
Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning, v2 n1 p12-22 Spr 2012
One of the greatest outcomes of experiencing culturally responsive teaching is a sense of empowerment. In teaching a graduate course on culturally responsive teaching, I wanted my students to experience that power. To accomplish this, I decided to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of culturally responsive pedagogy and a holistic perspective, but this could not be accomplished by simply sharing exemplars and current research. So, I endeavored to investigate culturally responsive teaching looking through a historical lens at African American education. I became empowered preparing for the class and was anxious to transfer the knowledge, experience, and insight I gained from this hidden treasure to my students. This article gives an overview of culturally responsive education through a historical lens, explaining why it needs to become a part of teacher preparation.
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Educational History, Graduate Students, Student Empowerment, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Holistic Approach, African American Education, Multicultural Education, Literacy, Race, Critical Theory
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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