Research Brief: Culturally Responsive Teaching

march-2021-vol-issue-2; 202103: 240m21


ISSN 2767-4797

The Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CCRTL) describes culturally responsive pedagogy as an "approach to living life in a way that practices the validation and affirmation of different cultures to move beyond race and move below the superficial focus on culture." (WHAT WE DO, n.d.) Culturally responsive pedagogy is often misunderstood due to a lack of understanding of its development and purpose (Sleeter, 2012). Simply put, teaching and learning both benefit from a better knowledge of students' cultural backgrounds.


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