The Need to Create Culturally Responsive Teachers

ISBN: 9783845429588

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Using nine reflections as a centerpiece, this paper aims to inform readers about the power that an international travel experience and/or practica in dual-language environments can have in becoming a more effective teacher, a culturally responsive teacher. Students with diverse backgrounds (that are different from their teacher) may have extra difficulty communicating or expressing their thoughts and ideas. Teachers need to recognize these difficulties and respond appropriately and in a constructivist manner to encourage and promote student learning. If students’ needs are rejected, teachers could generate student resistance towards learning and lose the valuable opportunity to hear diverse perspectives on a variety of issues.Throughout this paper, I will compare and share reflections I gathered from observations of mainstream and sheltered learning environments for ELLs (English language learners). These shared reflections will serve as an example of what it means to be a culturally responsive teacher. I will also explore how teacher education programs could ensure pre-service teachers are exposed to the pedagogies and practices needed to become CRTs.

Title:
The Need to Create Culturally Responsive Teachers
ISBN-10:
3845429585
ISBN-13:
9783845429588
Author:
Cass Griffin
Publisher:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Published Date:
20110806
Edition:
1
Binding
Paperback / softback
Pages:
56
Language:
English
Product Dim.:
8.66 H x 5.91 W (inches)

Cass Griffin

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