Reading, Writing and Communicating: Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education
Audience: Educators | Topic: Standards | Hosted by: Office of Standards and Instructional Support
Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Education draws on decades of research in asset-based pedagogies that recognize that cultural difference (including racial, ethnic, linguistic, gender, sexuality and ability) should be treated as assets for teaching and learning. This approach to education counters dominant narratives about difference as deficits or as characteristics of students and families that should be remediated or assimilated. Using this approach to education, all families are believed to have cultural capital, or knowledge, abilities, and networks, that can, and should, be leveraged in classrooms. This module positions to acknowledge, value, and leverage the wealth of knowledge found in communities that have been underserved.
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