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ERIC Number: EJ849640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Isn't Culturally Responsive Instruction Just Good Teaching?
Au, Kathryn
Social Education, v73 n4 p179-183 May-Jun 2009
Culturally responsive instruction appears to offer the potential to improve students' academic achievement and chances for success in school. However, it is not easy to see how culturally responsive instruction can be applied, especially in classrooms with students of many different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. In the first section of this article, the author discusses the key characteristics of culturally responsive instruction. In the second section, she responds to three frequently asked questions about culturally responsive instruction. In the final section, she discusses practical implications in terms of classroom structures for participation. (Contains 1 table and 22 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A