Effective Implementation and Strategies for Culturally Relevant Teaching: A Guide for Elementary Teachers
Hobson, Kristine K.
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Schools in America are faced with an ever-increasing rate of student suspensions, widening achievement gaps, and diminishing student engagement. Teachers struggle daily to meet the intensifying demands of academics, behaviors, and societal needs for each of their students. Many teachers are unaware of their own cultural biases and lack the training to effectively incorporate culturally relevant teaching into their classrooms to address student engagement and behaviors. Effective Implementation and Strategies For Culturally Relevant Teaching: A Guide For Elementary Teachers addresses those needs for the teachers by providing insight on the aspects of recognizing a person's own biases, as well as strategies to incorporate into teachers' daily lessons to further engage students effectively and with fidelity. An expert panel, made up of six members, evaluated the guide developed, and provided comments and suggestions through a survey. The expert panel suggested clarifying the five aspects of culturally relevant classroom management and to include examples of the effectiveness of the strategies. The results of the feedback were used to revise the guide, which is attached as Appendix C.