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ERIC Number: EJ1154958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2379-4690
Synthesizing Middle Grades Research on Cultural Responsiveness: The Importance of a Shared Conceptual Framework
Kennedy, Brianna L.; Brinegar, Kathleen; Hurd, Ellis; Harrison, Lisa
Middle Grades Review, v2 n3 Article 2 Dec 2016
In conducting a literature review of 133 articles on cultural responsiveness in middle level education, we identified a lack of shared definitions, theoretical frameworks, methodological approaches, and foci, which made it difficult to synthesize across articles. Using a conceptual framework that required: a) clear definitions of terms; b) a critically conscious stance; and c) inclusion of the middle school concept, we identified 14 articles that met these criteria. Then we mapped differences and convergences across these studies, which allowed us to identify the conceptual gaps that the field must address to have common definitions and understandings that enable synthesis across studies.
University of Vermont - Middle Grades Review. Waterman Hall, Burlington, VT 05405. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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