ERIC Number: EJ955945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
How Do I Teach Mathematics in a Culturally Responsive Way?: Identifying Empowering Teaching Practices
Ukpokodu, Omiunota N.
Multicultural Education, v19 n3 p47-56 Spr 2011
Often students' inquiry can be a great teachable moment as well as a "researchable moment." Today, even though much has been written about culturally responsive teaching, the author is often surprised to find that the notion of culturally responsive teaching does not resonate with urban teachers and when it does, they do not know how to teach their specific subjects from that pedagogical stance. The author investigated why teachers are not teaching in a culturally responsive way in their subject areas and what it would mean to teach content areas in culturally responsive ways. The purpose of this article is to report on one aspect of that study--"why" are teachers not engaged in culturally responsive mathematics teaching practices and "what" are culturally responsive mathematics teaching practices.
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Teaching Methods, Mathematics, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Curriculum, Academic Standards, High Stakes Tests, Empowerment, Mathematics Teachers, Misconceptions, Cooperative Learning, Track System (Education), Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Advocacy, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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