Culturally Responsive Teaching / Edition 2

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The achievement of students of color continues to be disproportionately low at all levels of education. More than ever, Geneva Gay's foundational book on culturally responsive teaching is essential reading in addressing the needs of today's diverse student population. Combining insights from multicultural education theory and research with real-life classroom stories, Gay demonstrates that all students will perform better on multiple measures of achievement when teaching is filtered through their own cultural experiences.

This bestselling text has been extensively revised to include:

Expanded coverage of student ethnic groups: African and Latino Americans, as well as Asian and Native Americans.

A new section on standards and diversity.

New examples of culturally diverse curriculum content.

More examples of programs and techniques that exemplify culturally responsive teaching.

An emphasis on positive, action-driven possibilities in student-teacher relationships.

New material on culturally diverse communication, addressing common myths about language diversity and the effects of "English Plus" instruction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807750780
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 4/9/2010
  • Series: Language & Literacy Series (Practitioners Bookshelf)
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 245,742
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword James A. Banks ix

Acknowledgments xv

Preface to the First Edition xvii

Preface to the Second Edition xxvii

1 Challenges and Perspectives 1

Introduction 1

The Need for and Nature of Story 2

A Personal Story and Symbol of a Trend 4

Achievement Challenges 7

Assertions About Improving Student Achievement 8

Conclusion 21

2 Pedagogical Potential of Cultural Responsiveness 22

Introduction 23

From Can't to Can 23

Ideological Beginnings 27

Descriptive Characteristics 31

Culturally Responsive Teaching Personified 39

Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers 44

Conclusion 45

3 The Power of Culturally Responsive Caring 47

Introduction 47

Overview of Caring Characteristics 49

Attributes of Caring in Detail 53

Expectation Trends and Effects 59

Moving Toward Culturally Responsive Caring 69

Conclusion 75

4 Culture and Communication in the Classroom 76

Introduction 76

Relationship Among Culture, Communication, and Education 78

Myths About Language Diversity 82

Cultural Communication Controversies 86

Effects of "English Plus" Instruction on Student Learning 92

Variations in Ethnic Discourse Styles 104

Gender Variations in Discourse Styles 120

Conclusion 125

5 Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Curriculum Content 127

Introduction 128

Importance of Textbooks as Curriculum Content 129

Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Textbooks 130

Standards, Testing, and Diversity 134

Ethnic Diversity in Literary and Trade Books 141

Mass Media as Cultural Curriculum Content 147

Culturally Diverse Curriculum Content Effects 157

Improving Culturally Diverse Curriculum Content 169

Conclusion 171

6 Cultural Congruity in Teaching and Learning 174

Introduction 175

Learning Styles Baseline 177

Funds of Knowledge and Cultural Self-Study 181

Cooperative Learning 187

Active and Affective Engagement 197

Ethnic-Centered Programs and Schools 202

Conclusion 213

7 A Personal Case of Culturally Responsive Teaching Praxis 215

Introduction 215

Being Supportive and Facilitative 216

Rituals and Routines 218

Learning Cooperatively and Successfully 221

Choice and Authenticity Are Essential to Learning 222

Teaching to Enable and Empower 224

Knowledge Plus Practice Is Imperative 226

Cultivating Critical Orientations Are Important 231

The Personal Is Powerful 232

Conclusion 234

8 Epilogue: Looking Back and Projecting Forward 236

Introduction 237

Culturally Centered Incremental Efforts Make a Difference 237

Confronting Convention 238

Alternative Paradigms for Practice 244

Now Is the Time 247

Pillars for Progress 248

Conclusion 250

References 252

Index 280

About The Author 290

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