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ERIC Number: EJ1179577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1086-296X
Culturally Responsive Instruction and Literacy Learning
Keehne, Chelsea N. K.; Sarsona, M. Wai?ale?ale; Kawakami, Alice J.; Au, Kathryn H.
Journal of Literacy Research, v50 n2 p141-166 Jun 2018
Research in culturally responsive instruction (CRI) to improve literacy learning was explored through study of Hawaiian-focused charter schools. Building on work by Au, an indigenous framework reflecting the work of these schools was developed, highlighting five elements: (a) literacy in indigenous languages; (b) community connections; (c) a shared vision that encompasses culture, academic proficiency, and community; (d) authentic assessment; and (e) teaching grounded in culture and higher level thinking. Schools implemented CRI in an outward-looking, action-oriented manner and literacy was viewed as a means of serving community, not as an end in itself. Schools emphasized CRI as content, in contrast to earlier research with Native Hawaiian students that viewed CRI as process. CRI centered on exploration of cultural identity as the basis for gaining cultural knowledge of one's ancestors, as well as Western academic knowledge for the purpose of contributing to the well-being of family, community, and nation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
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