Culturally Responsive Teaching and Special Education

Culturally responsive teaching represents a paradigm shift from traditional Eurocentric teaching models. It is an important technique that incorporates different cultural voices into pedagogical transformations and instructional programming. When properly infused, it buttresses the overall quality of education (in this case, special education). This entry focuses on how culturally responsive teaching can enhance special education.

Conceptualizations of Frameworks

Culturally responsive teaching is a model that values the infusion of different cultures into all aspects of education, including special education. By definition, special education is a necessary component of education that provides services to students with exceptionalities. It includes effective methods of specially designed instruction for students who require specific, controlled, monitored, and intensive content. Additionally, special education provides students with education that achieves meaningful outcomes while helping ...

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