Cultural Competence: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Cultural Humility
This half-hour documentary “mixes poetry with music, interviews, archival footage, and images of community, nature and dance to explain what Cultural Humility is and why we need it…. Cultural Humility is a process of communal reflection to analyze the root causes of suffering and create a broader,...
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Culture, Language, and Learning in the Age of Diversity Explosion
This nine-page CAL Commentary provides a succinct overview of the importance of understanding students’ varied cultural identities and experiences. Key teacher practices and linked resources are included.
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The Roadmap for Racial Equity
A 68-page report from the National Skills Coalition which “[lays] out the pervasive issues of racism and exclusion in the workforce and education systems, as well as potential solutions for remedying these persistent problems.”
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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.