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Culturally responsive pedagogy is a rubric representing several strains of research in which the objective is to understand, from a cultural values perspective, patterns of behavior within the classrooms and training rooms of different societies. The approach used by an instructor in guiding learners’ activities varies from place to place, being shaped by numerous factors (subject matter, learners’ ages, etc.). One factor underlies and influences all others: the constellation of cultural values prevailing in the local community.

This entry discusses research into culturally responsive pedagogy that disentangles community values from other factors and explores how they govern the instructor’s approach, the students’ behavior, and the overall culture of the classroom.

The Motives for Research Into Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

The principal motive for research into culturally responsive pedagogy is ...

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