Culturally responsive pedagogy is an approach to teaching that incorporates attributes and characteristics of, as well as knowledge from, students' cultural background into instructional strategies and course content to improve their academic achievement. A primary aim of culturally responsive pedagogy is to create learning environments that allow students to use cultural elements, cultural capital, and other recognizable knowledge from their experiences to learn new content and information to enhance their schooling experience and academic success.

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The concept of culturally responsive pedagogy has gained increased attention during the past 2 decades as a way to rethink instructional practices to improve the educational outcomes of African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American students. The merger of culture and pedagogy is a complex and intricate ...

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