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ERIC Number: EJ1125653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
An Equal Chance At Success: Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices Address Students' Differing Needs
Vescio, Vicki
Journal of Staff Development, v37 n5 p18-22 Oct 2016
If educators are to support the learning of students who have traditionally struggled for success in school, administrators and teachers must understand the difference between equity and equality and engage in classroom practices that support the former. In simple terms, "equality" reflects the idea that every student should get the same thing. In contrast, "equity" is defined by the idea that every student should have an equal opportunity to be successful. Embedded in this definition is the understanding that an equal opportunity to be successful means students' differing needs are met in differing ways. In her work with teachers, Vicki Vescio has found that the most effective way to promote equity for students is through enacting culturally responsive practices that focus on relationships, relevance, and responsibility. In this article she provides examples of everyday practices teachers can engage in that will support their efforts to move toward greater levels of equity in their classrooms.
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Language: English
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