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•Learn about your own culture and about other cultures.•Develop relationships with those who can be cultural informants.•Attend cultural events in your community.•Be flexible in your intercultural interactions – reserve judgments about behaviors and intentionsuntil you understand the cultural context.Willis-Darpoh, 2013
Title Goes Here24Culturally Responsive Education Environments and PracticesActivity:Green Dots: Which two practices or approaches do you currently employ in your work for the school district in promoting culturally responsive environments for youth to achieve and grow?Red Dots: Which two approaches have you not seen practiced in the school district or feel would be very difficult to implement in promoting culturally responsive environments for youth to achieve and grow?
Title Goes Here25Culturally Responsive School Environments•Create an environment that reflects cultural and linguistic diversity•Enact instruction through different learning styles and modalities•Know that failure of any children is not an optionWillis-Darpoh, 2013
Title Goes Here26ReferencesGay, G. (2000). Preparing for Culturally Responsive Teaching. Journal of Teacher Education, Vol. 5, No. 2, March/April. Willis-Darpoh, Gwendolyn (2013). Creating Culturally Responsive Learning Environment for Students of Color. Presentation at NAME Conference, Oakland, CA., November 2013.Frey, C. (2010). Enhancing the Learning Opportunities through Culturally Responsive Practices. St. Mary College Rising Tide/ Education Studies, Vol. 3.Gay, G. (2000). Culturally Responsive Teaching-Theory, Practice and Pedagogy. New York Teachers College Press
Title Goes Here27ReferencesBarnes, C. J. (2006). Preparing Preservice Teachers to Teach in a Culturally Responsive Way. The Negro Educational Review. Vol. 57, Nos. 1-2, Spring/Summer.Burns, R., Keyes, M., Kasimo, R., Orletsky, & Holdzkom (2005). Closing Achievement Gaps by Creating Culturally Responsive Schools. Appalachian Educational Laboratory at Edvantia.Osher, D., Sidana, A., Kelly, P. (2008). Improving Conditions for Learning for Youth who are Neglected or Delinquent. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research, NDTAC. Retrieved from t/cflbrief200803.asp.
Title Goes Here28ReferencesVillegos, A, & Lucas, T. (2002). Preparing Culturally Responsive Teachers Rethinking the Curriculum. Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 53, No. 1, January/February.Education Week TEACHER. Teaching Tolerance, Bethesda, MD, 2013. urce.html.
Title Goes Here29Contact InformationSimon G. GonsoulinPrincipal ResearcherAmerican Institutes for ResearchState Training and Technical Assistance Center[email protected]202-403-5653