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Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice / Edition 3

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice / Edition 3

by Geneva Gay


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Geneva Gay is renowned for her contributions to multicultural education, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, professional learning, and classroom instruction. Gay has made many important revisions to keep her foundational, award-winning text relevant for today's diverse student population, including: new research on culturally responsive teaching, a focus on a broader range of racial and ethnic groups, and consideration of additional issues related to early childhood education. Combining insights from multicultural education theory with real-life classroom stories, this book demonstrates that all students will perform better on multiple measures of achievement when teaching is filtered through students' own cultural experiences. This perennial bestseller continues to be the go-to resource for teacher professional learning and preservice courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807758762
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 01/26/2018
Series: Multicultural Education Series
Edition description: 3
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 131,640
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Geneva Gay is professor of education at The University of Washington-Seattle. She is the recipient of several awards, including the first Multicultural Educator Award presented by the National Association of Multicultural Education.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xix

Preface to the First Edition xxi

Preface to the Third Edition xxix

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

Practice Possibilities 23

2 Pedagogical Potential of Cultural Responsiveness 28

Introduction 29

From Can't to Can 29

Ideological Beginnings 33

Qualitative Attributes 36

Culturally Responsive Teaching Personified 46

Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers 51

Conclusion 52

Practice Possibilities 53

3 The Power of Culturally Responsive Caring 57

Introduction 57

Overview of Caring Characteristics 60

Attributes of Caring in Detail 63

Expectation Trends and Effects 69

Actualizing Culturally Responsive Caring 80

Conclusion 85

Practice Possibilities 86

4 Culture and Communication in the Classroom 89

Introduction 89

Relationship Among Culture, Communication, and Education 91

Myths About Language Diversity 96

Cultural Communication Controversies 99

Effects of "English Plus" Instruction on Student Achievement 106

Variations in Ethnic Discourse Styles 118

Gender Variations in Discourse Styles 133

Conclusion 138

Practice Possibilities 140

5 Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Curriculum Content 142

Introduction 143

Importance of Textbooks as Curriculum Content 144

Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Different Texts 145

Standards, Testing, and Diversity 153

Ethnic Diversity in Literary and Trade Books 160

Mass Media as Cultural Curriculum Content 169

Culturally Diverse Curriculum Content Effects 179

Improving Culturally Diverse Curriculum Content 192

Conclusion 194

Practice Possibilities 196

6 Cultural Congruity in Teaching and Learning 202

Introduction 203

Learning Styles Baseline 205

Funds of Knowledge and Cultural Self-Study 209

Cooperative Learning 217

Active and Affective Engagement 228

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) 233

Conclusion 240

Practice Possibilities 244

7 A Personal Case of Culturally Responsive Teaching Praxis 249

Introduction 249

Being Supportive and Facilitative 251

Rituals and Routines 252

Learning Cooperatively and Successfully 255

Choice and Authenticity Are Essential to Learning 256

Teaching to Enable and Empower 259

Knowledge Plus Practice Is Imperative 261

Cultivating Critical Orientations Is Important 267

The Personal Is Powerful 269

Conclusion 273

8 Epilogue: Looking Back and Projecting Forward 274

Introduction 275

Culturally Centered Incremental Efforts Make a Difference 275

Confronting Convention and Resisting Resistance 277

Culturally Responsive Teaching's Comprehensive Benefits 283

Where to Begin and When to End 284

Alternative Paradigms for Practice 286

Challenges and Innovations 289

Now Is the Time 290

Pillars for Progress 290

Conclusion 292

References 295

Name Index 334

Subject Index 341

About the Author 350

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