Culturally responsive pedagogy is a framework that is inclusive of culturally responsive and relevant teaching, and culturally affirming and sustaining instructional methodologies that validate and engage students’ cultural identities. These practical instructional strategies and practices guide the implementation of culturally responsive teaching and learning into educational spaces.
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP) centers students in the teaching process and takes instructional approaches that connect student language, family structure, background, and cultural identity to learning. CRP aims to improve the academic success of Black, Latine and Indigenous students while affirming their lived experiences and identities.
Culturally responsive pedagogy will be utilized as the umbrella framework to support educators as they implement teaching and learning strategies outlined in the guides. As This theoretical framework continues to evolve, the evidence-based approaches of culturally responsive, relevant, affirming, and sustaining teaching and learning are presented as a catalyst for a paradigm shift in instructional practices, transformation of student experiences, and advancement of equitable outcomes.Download Putting Equity into Practice: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning