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ERIC Number: EJ766361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The Culturally Responsive Teacher
Villegas, Ana Maria; Lucas, Tamara
Educational Leadership, v64 n6 p28-33 Mar 2007
Over the past three decades, the K-12 student population in the United States has become ethnically and linguistically diverse. Not so with the vast majority of teachers, who are generally white, middle class, and monolingual English speaking. Successfully teaching students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds requires a new way of looking at teaching that is grounded in an understanding of the role of culture and language in learning. Teachers need to be familiar with constructivist views of learning, gather information about their students' lives, develop sociocultural consciousness, hold affirming views toward diversity, use instructional strategies that help students build connections between their lives in and out of school, and advocate for all students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States