Cultural Competence: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Critical Multicultural Pavilion: Research Room
This lengthy bibliography links to articles and essays on progressive, transformative, multicultural, social justice, and liberatory teaching and learning by educators around the world. (Note: click on titles to retrieve resources.)
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Diversity Education: Activities (University of Houston)
This web page offers 15 classroom activities, exercises, and discussion guides to help address cultural and racial issues.
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Five Competencies for Culturally Competent Teaching and Learning
This short article posits that culturally competent teaching and learning demands respect for others. Experiences based on various traditions, norms, and values inform ways of knowing and learning.
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How to Engage a Group of Diverse Adult Learners in a Way That Also Raises Rigor and Increases Learning
This book chapter explains that by implementing simple strategies that create conditions and opportunities for adults to construct meaning in culturally affirming ways, it is possible for cognition and understanding to improve significantly.
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Microaggressions in the Classroom (University of Denver)
This article was developed to assist faculty, instructors and teaching assistants in addressing and preventing microaggressions in the classroom, whether committed by faculty or by students.
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Microaggressions in the Classroom (YouTube)
This 18-minute film focuses on what can be done to prevent and challenge micro-aggressive attitudes and behaviors.
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Rethinking Schools
This social-equity focused online magazine balances classroom practice and educational theory, and addresses key policy issues, such as vouchers and marketplace-oriented reforms, funding equity, and school-to-work.
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Schooltalking: Tools for Talking in School Communities
This website supports educators, students, and families trying to improve communications in their schools, districts, and education communities, with tips on structuring conversations covering inequality, culture, data, and more.
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Strategies for Building Cultural Competency
This 18-page brief provides an overview of literature related to building cultural competency at the district level. The report examines characteristics of culturally responsive schools and discusses strategies for fostering cultural competency among district staff.
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Teaching for Change: Building Social Justice Starting in the Classroom
This website offers an extensive range of tools and resources to help create classrooms where students use reading, writing, and speaking to draw connections to real-world issues.