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Culturally Responsive Teaching: Books

Selected resources on culturally responsive teaching for EWU faculty


What is Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)?

Culturally responsive teaching was defined by Geneva Gay as "using the cultural characteristics, experiences, and perspectives of ethnically diverse students as conduits for teaching them more effectively".

Culturally responsive pedagogy is "a student-centered approach to teaching in which the students' unique cultural strengths are identified and nurtured to promote student achievement and a sense of well-being about the student's cultural place in the world. Culturally responsive pedagogy is divided into three functional dimensions: the institutional dimension, the personal dimension, and the instructional dimension" (Lynch).

Gay, Geneva. “Preparing for Culturally Responsive Teaching.” Journal of Teacher Education 53, no. 2 (2002): 106-116.

Lynch, M. "What is Culturally Responsive Pedagogy." The Advocate, 21 Apr 2016,

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