+612 9045 4394
Culturally Responsive Standards-Based Teaching : Classroom to Community and Back - Steffen Saifer

Culturally Responsive Standards-Based Teaching

Classroom to Community and Back

Paperback Published: 19th January 2011
ISBN: 9781412987028
Number Of Pages: 248
For Ages: 18+ years old

Other Formats

Share This Book:


RRP $76.00
Ships in 15 business days

Close the achievement gap by closing the culture gap

Teaching children from diverse backgrounds begins with educators asking simple questions: What is my culture? What are my students' cultures? How does culture affect how I teach and how my students learn? Educators who address these questions and use the knowledge and culture students bring to school in a standards-based curriculum can help students achieve success. This comprehensive guide provides detailed examples that show why and how to create culturally responsive, standards-based (CRSB) teaching in the classroom, schoolwide, and at the district level. Results of effective programs include:

Increased academic success for all learners
Engaged and motivated students
Development of critical thinking necessary for higher learning
Strengthened partnerships between students, families, and communities
This new edition is enhanced with nationwide examples, up-to-date resources, and tools that can be implemented immediately. Principals, administrators, K12 teachers, curriculum and staff developers, and college instructors will find this handbook a valuable and powerful tool for turning around disengaged students and improving struggling schools.

Industry Reviews

"This book takes the concept of multiculturalism a step further. It integrates a self-evaluative framework for making changes and includes a selection of tools with which changes or considerations for improvement of one's own learning environment can be documented." -- Rachel Mederios, ELL Teacher and Bldg. Program Supervisor
"The relevancy of this book should be recognized by every reader who acknowledges the diversity within any group of people. The processes are clear and the next steps are outlined so the practitioner can bring this into his/her classroom and meet the needs of every individual." -- Thelma A. Davis, Principal

About the Authors
Culturally Responsive, Standards-Based (CRSB) Teaching
Learning From Students' Lives
Culturally Responsive and Standards Based Together
Essential Elements
Implementing CRSB Teaching
Continuum of Options and Opportunities for CRSB Teaching
Taking Stock of Current Classroom Practices
Finding Time and Resources
The Foundation for CRSB Teaching
Getting to Know Your Cultural Self
Developing Cultural Responsiveness
Building Relationships With Students
Quick Activities to Help You Get to Know Your Students and Build Community
Connecting With Families and the Community
Home Visiting: Getting to Know Students--Connecting With Families
Powerful Relationships Can Be Transformational
The Environment for CRSB Teaching
Incorporating Culturally Responsive Materials Into the Environment
Engaging in Conversation
CRSB Curriculum
Using Standards in Curriculum Planning
Involving the Community in Standards-Based Curriculum Development
Adding CRSB Practices to the Existing Curriculum
CRSB Lessons and Units
Developing CRSB Projects
Developing CRSB Interdisciplinary Activities
Assessment and Reflection
Student Assessment
Gathering Feedback From Families
Scaling Up: From School-wide to State Level Efforts
Whole School Focus on CRSB Teaching and Learning
Start by Reflecting on Current Practices
The Teacher as Change Leader
The Principal as Change Leader
Gathering Allies
Effective Ongoing Professional Development
Involving All Stakeholders--Families, Students, and Community
Resource Development
Taking CRSB Efforts to the District Level
Statewide Efforts
Teachers Learning and Growing With CRSB Teaching
An Experienced CRSB Teacher Reflects
Family Folktale Unit
"Is That How You Do Things In Your Home?"...: Tania Harman's Journey
How Does Classroom to Community and Back Affect Teacher Thought and Practice?
Background Research and Theoretical Base
How CRSB Teaching Leads to Student Achievement
Glossary of Terms
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781412987028
ISBN-10: 1412987024
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 19th January 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.8  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised