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Putting Equity Into Practice: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning

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.

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The Equity-Minded Digital Learning Strategy Guides

Putting Equity Into Practice: Open Pedagogy

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December 2023

Being able to choose course design, content, assignments, assessments, and instructional approaches based on the context of the learners and the current events of the times allows students to relate all areas of the course to their lives and equitizes their experiences and outcomes. This guide is designed to support faculty with operationalizing open pedagogy through a culturally responsive lens.

Putting Equity Into Practice: Social Justice Education

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December 2023

Advancing social justice in education requires establishing educational spaces that foster students’ critical consciousness and ability to analyze systems, policies, and practices that lead to inequitable and unjust experiences and outcomes. A social justice approach to education involves two strategies that will be featured in this guide: anti-racist teaching and abolitionist teaching.

Recommended citation:

Keith, H.R, Kinnison, S. Garth-McCullough, R & Hampton, M (2023, July) Putting Equity into Practice: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning; Equity-Minded Digital Learning Strategy Guide Series. Every Learner Everywhere

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