Culturally Responsive Teaching: 4 Misconceptions

Book cover of Culturally Responsive Teaching by Zaretta Hammond: hotlink to book page


"Culturally Responsive Teaching: 4 Misconceptions" (post) by Zaretta Hammond, the author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain (2015) presents and explains four common misconceptions related to culturally responsive teaching:

  • "Misconception 1: Culturally responsive teaching is the same as multicultural or social justice education."
  • "Misconception 2: Culturally responsive teaching must start with addressing implicit bias."
  • "Misconception 3: Culturally responsive teaching is all about building relationships and self-esteem."
  • "Misconception 4: Culturally responsive teaching is about choosing the right strategies."

The author also provides a link to obtain a helpful chart entitled "Dimensions of Equity" which compares multicultural education, social justice education, and culturally responsive pedagogy -- laying out the distinctions of what each ...

  • Focuses on
  • Centers around
  • Concerns itself with.

Read the full post for the complete discussion and for other related links.

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