Teaching To and Through Cultural Diversity


This discussion examines some of the major issues and attributes of culturally responsive teaching. It begins with explaining the author's views of culturally responsive teaching and how she incorporates cultural responsiveness in her writing to teach readers what it means. These general conceptual frameworks are followed by a discussion of some specific actions essential to its implementation. They are restructuring teacher attitudes and beliefs about cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity; resisting resistance to cultural diversity in teacher education and classroom instruction; centering culture and difference in the teaching process; and establishing pedagogical connections between culturally responsive teaching and subjects and skills routinely taught in schools.

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