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  1. 1. { Culturally Responsive Teaching ED 562 Final Wiki Project Bethany Givens
  2. 2. What is it and why is it important? The demographics of American public schools are changing rapidly. In fact, 2014 was the first year that Asian, Latino and African-American students outnumbered whites in school enrollment throughout the nation. This new “collective majority” of minority students raises concerns about the preparedness of Americas teachers to appropriately respond to the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.
  3. 3. What is Culturally Responsive Teaching? Culture provides us with a frame of reference for receiving and interpreting information and it also helps to shape our world view. This is why the one size-fits all approach to culture in the classroom does not work. Culturally responsive teaching is an approach that takes into consideration students diverse cultural backgrounds and incorporates multiple perspectives and cultural references into the curriculum.
  4. 4. Benefits of Culturally Responsive Teaching • Creates a culture of inclusion and tolerance in the classroom and beyond. An identity safe classroom • Emphasizes cooperative learning • Develops an understanding of democracy and political/civic engagement • Fosters a greater understanding of self.

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