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405 Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

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Ruth Gurgel

on 16 August 2017

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Transcript of 405 Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Pedagogical Prong #2: Sociopolitical Consciousness
Teacher studies the students' cultures.

Teacher can interact in multiple cultural settings.

Teacher encourages students to explore how their cultural perspectives influence their lives and exposes them to other perspectives.
Pedagogical Prong #1:
Cultural Competence
Pedagogical Prong #3: Academic Achievement
Ideological Prong #1: Strong Conception of Self and Others
Ideological prong #2: Teacher's strong conceptions of social relationships.
Ideological Prong #3:
Conceptions of knowledge
The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children by Gloria Ladson-Billings, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2009
Culturally Relevant teachers know that what goes on in the classroom is BIGGER than the classroom and is a part of engrained social arrangements.
Culturally Relevant teachers bring in multiple perspectives when examining an issue or a topic.

What do various groups/individuals believe, experience, feel regarding the topic?
Culturally Relevant teachers research and explore various perspectives themselves!
To help students achieve, Culturally Relevant teachers:

Have sequential goals
Create engaging and challenging lessons
Do not follow one particular methodology
Students in Culturally Relevant classrooms are:
Students in Culturally Relevant classrooms achieve.

Student learning is the focus.
Teacher sees herself as an artist, teaching as an art.

Teacher believes teaching his/her students is important.
Teacher sees him/herself as part of the community and teaching as giving something back to the community, encouraging students to do the same.
Teacher believes all students can succeed.

Teacher-student relationship extends to interactions beyond the classroom and into the community.

Teacher demonstrates a connectedness with all students.

Teacher encourages a "community of learners."

Teacher encourages students to learn collaboratively. Students are expected to teach each other and be responsible for each other.


Knowledge is continuously recreated, recycling, and shared by teachers and students. It is not static or unchanging.

Knowledge is viewed critically.

Teacher is passionate about knowledge.

Teacher helps students develop necessary skills (scaffolding).

Teacher sees excellence as a complex standard that may involve some postulates but takes student diversity and individual differences into account.
What is CRP?

A pedagogical theory that promotes learning for all students.

Not a methodology or a teaching strategy.

Contains 3 pedagogical prongs and 3 ideological prongs
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