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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

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June 4, 2014 | 12:45 pm
All of the reports, articles, books, and other resources referenced on the Global Teacher Education Website can be found here.  All references are listed alphabetically.  To recommend a reference, contact us, email us, or upload a reference to our site (you do not need to include an attachment or document, just a reference will suffice).Books and Book ChaptersAnzaldúa, Gloria E. (1987). Borderlands/La Frontera: The new metiza.  San Francisco, CA:  Spinters/Aunt Lute Books.Sen, Amartya. (1999). Development as freedom.  New York: Anchor Books.Cushner, Kenneth & Brennan, Sharon. (2007). Intercultural Student Teaching:  A Bridge to Global Competence.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield Education.Goodwin, A. Lin & Oyler, Celia.  (2008).  "Teacher Educators at Gatekeepers:  Deciding who is ready to teach."  In Handbook of Research in Teacher Education:  Enduring Questions in Changing Contexts, third edition.  Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Feiman-Nemser, Sharon; McIntyre, D. John.;... read more
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March 7, 2014 | 1:06 pm
by Emily LiebtagWhile the student population grows increasingly more diverse, the pre-service population is becoming more homogenous, creating a cultural mismatch between teachers and the students they teach.  One challenge for teacher preparation programs arising from this mismatch is to facilitate intercultural sensitivity and learning among prospective teachers (Causey, Thomas, & Armento, 2000). International student teaching programs are a potential solution for the mismatch of teacher and student cultures and provide an opportunity for pre-service teachers' to experience cultures outside of their own (Blair, 2002).International student teaching programs provide an opportunity for pre-service teachers to experience cultures outside of their own (Blair, 2002) and develop some of the skills necessary to teach diverse learners. Unfortunately, less than 5% of education majors are getting exposure to people or cultures unlike their own through an international experience (education... read more
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March 7, 2014 | 12:27 pm
by Emily LiebtagFuture teachers need to be prepared to teach any type of learner, regardless of their background or culture. Due to the rather monocultural nature of the teaching workforce, it is vitally important to determine the ideal preparation and training methods to prepare our future teachers to be culturally responsive. Student diversity requires that teachers be interculturally competent and that their teacher preparation programs provide them opportunities to acquire intercultural and/or global competency skills as well as the ability to apply those skills to their classrooms.  International student teaching experiences have had positive impacts on developing the intercultural competence of participants – one component of culturally responsive teaching – and should be a focus for teacher education programs. ​A Cultural Mismatch Between Student and TeacherStudents in the United States are steadily growing more diverse – as evidenced in the GTE article Making the Case.  For... read more
Posted by: Emily Liebtag