Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Research
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Research Project Abstract The United States is a diverse country and this is represented by all the different ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds in our classrooms. However, teachers' curricula have not changed to fit today’s multicultural classrooms. The Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP) provides tools for teachers to not only teach about diversity, but most importantly to interact with, maintain and develop multiculturalism in the classroom. For the purpose of understanding how the CRP principles learned from scholars are being applied in the classrooms, this CRP project focuses on listening to teachers who are in the field working with diverse groups of students. A survey was given to teachers in order to discover their teaching philosophies, and was followed by an interview with three of the teachers who participated to deepen our understanding of their responses. After analyzing and comparing the results, we can determine which CRP principle is utilized the most and which is more effective.
Creative Arts and Research Symposium