|dc.description.abstract||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.||en