In the library science education programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, we recognize the need to include a formal culturally
responsive teaching component in our coursework, and have made a concerted effort to raise our candidates' confidence levels as culturally
responsive educators by raising their awareness of culturally
responsive teaching practices.
Wilson, McKinney, and Rapata-Hanning (2011) found that student outcomes improved when students had faculty support and encouragement, groups for learning and support, and a culturally
safe learning environment.
Where is the rage when Black and Latino male students' schooling experiences can be categorized as culturally
Meleis (1996) presented eight criteria of culturally
It stands to reason then that understanding the intentions of effective culturally
responsive teachers might better illuminate how they act and to what degree.
The primary research question addressed in our study was this: What are the training needs of educators in the field of visual impairment who work with students from culturally
and linguistically diverse backgrounds?
Being an RCL responsive researcher is not necessarily synonymous with conducting culturally
responsive (CR) research.
responsive learning environment is an environment that takes into consideration the cultural background, experiences, thoughts, beliefs, and values of others in the planning and implementation of goals established for a particular organization.
And with that, she termed this approach culturally
relevant (1995) and asserted:
Researchers behind the CECE Project say the difference between this survey and other campus climate surveys is that it won't measure such isolated activities as diversity workshops, but instead should inspire college faculty and administrators to embed "culturally
engaging practices into their work."
Many articles in this issue of Practical Literacy provide rich information from teachers and researchers about texts, resources, strategies and projects in classrooms and schools to help readers exploit the opportunities and address the challenges of using culturally
diverse literature discussed above.
Federal legislative initiatives and, additionally, legislation in New York State (NYS) have recently focused on culturally
competent and end-of-life care.
Educational research attributed to the presence of culturally
competent teachers resulted in an increase of school districts seeking teachers with such skillsets.
In the 1950s, transcultural nursing was introduced as a formal area of study and practice for nurses striving towards providing optimal and culturally
appropriate care for patients.