This study employed a model of basic qualitative research which explored teachers’ pedagogical responses to the unique cultural gaps they experienced in schools where most students were of minority cultural identity. Eight teachers who self-identified as majority culture identity formed the sample group for this study. Semistructured interviews were used to collect their insights regarding their pedagogical decision making they used with the students in the school where they were teaching. Additionally, teachers shared what they described were culturally responsive curriculum samples and then provided a reflection on how they implemented this curriculum. The data showed that these teachers understood the value of providing a culturally responsive pedagogy in their classrooms. Despite this, for numerous reasons, teachers struggled to develop and then apply culturally responsive pedagogy that aligned with models described in literature.
|Commitee:||Root, Susan, Ward, Jason|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-A 79/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational sociology, Epistemology, Multicultural Education, Education Policy|
|Keywords:||Charter schools, Cultural mismatch, Culturally responsive pedagogy, Qualitative research, Somali|
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