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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Home and Live Events


What is culturally responsive pedagogy anyway? Dr Matthew Lynch, an editor, activist, and contributor for Huffpost, has written in the following in his article:

Culturally responsive pedagogy is a student-centered approach to teaching in which the students’ unique cultural strengths are identified and nurtured to promote student achievement and a sense of well-being about the student’s cultural place in the world. Culturally responsive pedagogy is divided into three functional dimensions: the institutional dimension, the personal dimension, and the instructional dimension.

In this LibGuide, you will find a variety of different resources around the topic of culturally responsive teaching and pedagogy: Books here at the SERC library, programs and initiatives that you can participate in or learn from, and other articles and books that take on varying approaches to the topic. 

Harvard Graduate School of Education - Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction Online Workshop

Dr Pamela Mason from the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Harvard University will be teaching the two-week online workshop 'Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction' from 7/20/2020 to 8/2/2020. The tuition is $149 per person.

From the GSE website:

What cultural norms and assumptions are embedded in the literature we use in our classrooms? How do we select texts that represent our students’ diversity and support them to engage in critical conversations about culture?

Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction is an online professional development program for K-12 teachers, literacy coaches, and principals. Drawing from the research of HGSE Professor Pamela Mason, the workshop explores the concept of “critical literacy” as a tool for examining the cultural assumptions embedded within literature. Participants will learn to take a critical stance when analyzing texts, discover resources for finding and integrating culturally sustaining literature in the classroom, and consider how to invite all students to engage in discussions of culture.

Have a look at the details of the online workshop here.