Based in Gay’s (2000) book, Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice (2000), this article makes a case for improving the school success of ethnically diverse students through culturally responsive teaching and for preparing teachers in pre-service education programs with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to do this.
Based on the finding from this article write at least two pages essay and answer the following questions.
Questions to Consider:
- Describe your own ethnic groups’ cultural values, traditions, communication, learning styles, contributions, and relational patterns.
- Name three types of “symbolic curriculum” and ways you could supplement what currently exists to be more culturally responsive.
- Describe a cross-cultural misunderstanding you’ve witnessed within the classroom. What new awareness do you bring to understanding this interaction after reading this article?