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ERIC Number: EJ936750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Redux: Canadian Teachers' Conceptions of Their Work and Its Challenges
Parhar, Nisha; Sensoy, Ozlem
Canadian Journal of Education, v34 n2 p189-218 2011
This study examined how teachers who practice culturally relevant pedagogy describe their work and its challenges. Data is from ten semi-structured interviews with teachers in Vancouver Canada. Analysis revealed four themes in relation to participants' practice to support culturally diverse students: 1) An inclusive classroom of meaningful student-teacher relationships, collaborative learning, and a respectful classroom climate; 2) Expanded conception of the curriculum that validates students' cultures, develop critical consciousness and agency; 3) A resource team including families and support workers; 4) Purposeful renewal of knowledge via research and professional development. In addition, participants described institutional barriers common to their practice. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada