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.
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.
This 18-minute film focuses on what can be done to prevent and challenge micro-aggressive attitudes and behaviors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teaching Tolerance's mission is to help teachers and schools educate students "to be active participants in a diverse democracy," with an emphasis on social justice, challenging prejudice, and learning how to be agents of change in our own lives. Teaching Tolerance's rich website is full of free...
In this TED Talk, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice—and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.