Designing and Delivering Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Curricula

Designing and Delivering Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Curricula
December 2015
Tammera Moore, Robin G. Jackson, Tiffany S. Kyser, Seena M. Skelton, and Kathleen King Thorius

This edition of the Equity Dispatch explores how curriculum that is reflective of the cultures, linguistic practices, norms, and values of students provides an equal opportunity to learn. It ensures that the sharing of knowledge occurs in a culturally supportive, learner-centered environment and that historically marginalized students see themselves reflected in the lessons presented. Implementation of culturally responsive and sustaining curriculum assists students and teachers in shaping students’ perception of themselves as active citizens in a democratic society and in a global community by recognizing shared values and practices as well as recognizing individual differences and identities.

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