ERIC Number: EJ761509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Urban Teachers' Use of Culturally Responsive Management Strategies
Brown, Dave F.
Theory Into Practice, v42 n4 p277-282 2003
Gaining students' cooperation in urban classrooms involves establishing an environment where teachers address students' cultural and ethnic needs, as well as their social, emotional, and cognitive needs. This article describes the management strategies of 13 1st- through 12th-grade urban teachers from seven cities throughout the United States. These educators' practices are compared to the literature on culturally responsive teaching. All 13 teachers use several culturally responsive strategies--including demonstrating care for students, acting with authority and assertiveness, and using congruent communication patterns to establish a productive learning environment for their diverse students.
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Assertiveness, Urban Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Influences, Ethnicity, Social Development, Emotional Development, Cognitive Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Power Structure, Classroom Communication
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States