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ERIC Number: EJ1105061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Bringing Theory to Life: Strategies That Make Culturally Responsive Pedagogy a Reality in Diverse Secondary Classrooms
Herrera, Socorro G.; Holmes, Melissa A.; Kavimandan, Shabina K.
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v14 n3 2012
Preparing U.S. teachers for effectiveness with culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) secondary students remains a challenge, given the relative homogeneity of educators and their enculturation to an educational system based on European American norms and values. Although culturally responsive pedagogy has emerged as a promising avenue for promoting student achievement, instructional tools are needed to support application of theory in multicultural classrooms. In this paper, we provide a framework for linguistic and academic development, contextualized within a larger model of biography-driven instruction. Instructional strategies implemented throughout the lesson are described, and their usefulness for improving teacher performance is explored.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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