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ERIC Number: EJ833613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Cultural Sensitivity: The Basis for Culturally Relevant Teaching
Plata, Maximino
Teacher Education and Practice, v21 n2 p181-200 Spr 2008
This article examines cultural sensitivity as a basis for culturally relevant teaching. It argues that classroom teachers are overwhelmed by the responsibility to educate an increasingly culturally diverse population. And because extant teaching strategies have failed to produce desired outcomes in these students, a culturally relevant curriculum based on teachers' cultural sensitivity is proposed. Characteristics of culturally sensitive teachers and culturally responsive teaching are outlined. Finally, benefits of providing a culturally relevant curriculum are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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