Isn’t culturally responsive instruction just good teaching?

The author makes the argument that culturally responsive instruction is necessary for good teaching in diverse settings. She provides a few examples of moves that might support such instruction, but highlights that success of moves is contingent on the context.

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For teachers: Consider the author’s responses to three key questions around culturally responsive instruction - do you find yourself asking these questions, and do the author’s responses resonate with you? Consider the author’s recommendations on how classrooms might be restructured to be allow for more culturally responsive practice (starting p. 181) - are these practices you might be able to employ?

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Au, K. (2009). Isn't culturally responsive instruction just good teaching?. Social Education, 73(4), 179-183.

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