publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Good Teaching? An examination of culturally relevant pedagogy as an equity practice

Mardi Schmeichel;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2012 Journal: Journal of Curriculum Studies, volume 44, pages 211-231 (issn: 0022-0272, eissn: 1366-5839, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
The adoption of educational policy measures to close the achievement gap, as well as the significant amount of scholarship dedicated to the subject, are just some of the indicators that reflect the tremendous concern in education about the academic performance of stu-dents of colour. Within research aimed at promoting equitable practices in education, culturally relevant teaching has emerged as a good teaching strategy to improve achieve-ment. Using genealogical methods to examine the ways in which culture has become rel-evant to classroom practice, the author argues that that the perceived difference from white students that made it possible to conceive of chil...
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free text keywords: Education, culturally relevant instruction, race, equity, geneaology, Academic achievement, Cultural diversity, Philosophy of education, Pedagogy, Scholarship, Culturally relevant teaching, Sociology, Teaching method, Equity (finance), Mathematics education
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