Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: A Transformative Tool for CCCU Educators in Multicultural Classrooms

From: Volume 12, Issue 1: Spring 2015, Research on Effective Pedagogy Pages 97-117

Abstract

The vast majority of the institutions that comprise the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) fall short of their stated diversity objectives. In view of this gap in practice, the author argues that CCCU educators should explore Culturally Responsive Pedagogy’s (CRP) transformative potential for the teaching and learning that takes place in their multicultural classrooms. This article examines several ways in which this approach challenges common majority-culture educators’ assumptions about culture, power, and teacher-student roles and discusses suggestions for CCCU educators’ professional development and personal transformation in light of CRP. Key Words: culturally responsive pedagogy, multicultural classrooms, funds of knowledge, community cultural wealth, teacher-student role reversals

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