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ERIC Number: EJ887252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Embracing and Building Culturally Responsive Practices
Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Sobel, Donna; Taylor, Sheryl V.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v6 n1 p73-87 Sep 2003
Individual teacher excellence can only become collective tradition when the contexts in which teachers practice and learn are able to support, sustain, and expect culturally competent practice. Culturally responsive systems require the development of individual and collective discourse and practice focused on exploring how cultural perspectives, experiences, and histories shape and divide members of the system. This article provides an approach to building culturally responsive practices that focuses on practitioners' understandings about their own roles in renewing and reforming school and classroom cultures and practices. The authors examine current trends in professional development for culturally responsive practices and suggest a systems model for creating the discourse between practitioners necessary for improving culturally responsive practices. (Contains 1 table.)
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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