"With knowledge comes understanding of self and others, and greater appreciation of differences." ~ National Center for Culturally
Responsive Educational Systems
The strategies were then ranked by the same experts according to importance or value in promoting a culturally
sensitive learning experience.
While I subscribe to both culturally
relevant teaching and critical race theory (for a discussion concerning critical race theory, see Jett, 2012), I focus this discussion exclusively on culturally
CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK: MELEIS'S CULTURALLY
Geneva Gay (2000) describes culturally
responsive teaching as a pedagogy that seeks to "empower ethnically diverse students through academic success, cultural affiliation, and personal efficacy" (p.
schools, making it challenging for these teachers to be culturally
responsive to the needs of the students they serve.
expressed as concerns, I will share recommendations for change, with a focus on features of culturally
'But I am also thankful that it did not happen among our contingents from Davao because we Davaoenos are already culturally
sensitive,' she said.
Define a culturally
responsive learning environment, and tell us, why are these environments so critical to child development today?
Search results directed me to references such as "see culturally
deprived" or "see culturally
disadvantaged." It was clear that there was no language of academic excellence associated with African American students.
Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Project developed a survey for undergraduates and graduate students that measures nine characteristics of an inclusive campus: cultural familiarity, culturally
relevant knowledge, cultural community service, meaningful cross-cultural engagement, cultural validation, collectivist cultural orientations, humanized educational environments, proactive philosophies and holistic support.
diverse literature in the classroom presents opportunities and challenges for teachers.
The articles contained in this issue of The Journal were written to help meet the needs of nurses in providing both culturally
competent and compassionate care, and to help nurses facilitate better patient outcomes.
In the midst of educational reform, the need for secondary teachers who are culturally
relevant could be considered greater today than ever before.