Thursday, October 8, 2015

Book Selection - 2015-2016 - Cycle One: "Culturally Responsive Teaching"

Our book club selection for Cycle One of the 2015-2016 school year is:

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice (2nd Edition) by Geneva Gay

Geneva Gay is a professor of education and an associate of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington-­Seattle.

The achievement of students of color continues to be disproportionately low at all levels of education. More than ever, Geneva Gay’s foundational book on culturally responsive teaching is essential reading in addressing the needs of today’s diverse student population. Combining insights from multicultural education theory and research with real-­life classroom stories, Gay demonstrates that all students will perform better on multiple measures of achievement when teaching is filtered through their own cultural experiences. This bestselling text has been extensively revised to include: expanded coverage of student ethnic groups; a new section on standards and diversity; new examples of culturally diverse curriculum content; more examples of programs and techniques that exemplify culturally responsive teaching; an emphasis on positive, action-­driven possibilities in student­-teacher relationships; and new material on culturally diverse communication, addressing common myths about language diversity and the effects of “English Plus” instruction.

1. Challenges and Perspectives

2. Pedagogical Potential of Cultural Responsiveness

3. The Power of Culturally Responsive Caring

4. Culture and Communication in the Classroom

5. Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Curriculum Content

6. Cultural Congruity in Teaching and Learning

7. A Personal Case of Culturally Responsive Teaching Praxis

8. Epilogue: Looking Back and Projecting Forward

ISBN­13: 978­0807750780

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