Culturally Responsive Practices

To be effective in addressing disproportionality, educators, staff members, and district leadership acknowledge cultural differences and the impact of those differences on teaching and learning.  LEAs use that knowledge to understand how perspectives rooted in culture, race, or ethnicity, can impact a student's ability to achieve. Towards that end, effective LEAs commit to implementing culturally responsive policies, practices, and, procedures in order to create a culturally inclusive learning climate for all students.


Culturally Responsive Practice Bibliography: 
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Adams, M., Bell, L.A., & Griffin, P. (2007)Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice. New York City, NY: Routledge.

Eber, L., Upreti, G. & Rose, J. (2010). Addressing ethnic disproportionality in school discipline through positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS). Building Leadership, 17(8).

Fergus, E. (2010). Distinguishing difference from disability: Common causes of racial/ethnic disproportionality in special education. Tempe, AZ: The Equity Alliance at ASU. Doc

Goodwin, A. L. & Hope, S. (2002). Culturally responsive parental involvement: concrete understandings and basic strategies. Washington, D.C.: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Doc

King, K.A., Artiles, A.J., & Kozleski, E.B. (2009). Professional learning for culturally responsive teaching. Tempe, AZ: The Equity Alliance at Arizona State University. Doc

Klotz, M. B. (2006). Culturally competent schools: Guidelines for secondary schools principals. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists. Doc

McKibben, S. (2016). Charting a course to transgender inclusion. Education Update, 58(1), 2. 
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O’Hara, N., Munk, T. E., Reedy, K., and D’Agord, C. Equity, inclusion, and opportunity: Addressing success gaps white paper (Version 3.0). (2016). IDEA Data Center. Rockville, MD: Westat. 
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Richards, H. V., Brown, A.F., Forde, T.B. (2004). “Addressing diversity in schools: culturally responsive pedagogy.” Teaching Exceptional Children, 39(3), 64-68. Doc

U.S. Department of Education. Guiding principles: A resource guide for improving school climate and discipline. (2014). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education. Doc