An Interdisciplinary Approach to Developing Black Student Identity through Culturally Responsive Pedagogy – Literature Review
This literature review by Dr. Paula Johnson, director of the IDRA EAC-South, proposes the employment of an interdisciplinary paradigm that centers the development of students’ academic identity through culturally responsive pedagogy that specifically targets and disrupts biases in the classroom concerning the education of Black youth. Ladson-Billings (1995) sought to transform an educational system designed to teach students the necessary skills required to succeed in mainstream society. She studied models of instruction that included observations of students in their home environment.
Culturally Responsive Practices in Four Critical Levels
The IDRA EAC-South frames current research around culturally responsive education into four quadrants that represent practices at the following critical levels: (1) culturally responsive schools, (2) culturally responsive leadership, (3) culturally responsive educators, and (4) culturally responsive pedagogy. These four leverage points represent components of the educational ecosystem that can be transformed by culturally responsive practices to better serve marginalized students of color.
Culturally Sustaining Instruction Requires Culturally Sustaining Leadership by Paula N. Johnson, Ph.D.
Using Equity Audits to Assess and Address Opportunity Gaps Across Education by Paula N. Johnson, Ph.D.
Equity-centered Pedagogies – An Overview of Terminology by Dr. Altheria Caldera
Three Critical Areas of Professional Development for Teaching in 21st Century Classrooms by Paula N. Johnson, Ph.D.
Fostering Culturally Diverse Learning Environments by Paula N. Johnson, Ph.D.
Virginia Commission Supported by IDRA Finds Black History is Incomplete in State Curriculum – Recommendations Informed by IDRA’s Framework for Culturally Responsive Education
Effective Family Outreach in the Pandemic Era by Karmen Rouland, Ph.D., and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.
An Introduction to Culturally Sustaining Practices in the Classroom, by Sulema Carreón-Sánchez, Ph.D.
Healing-Centered Engagement – Transforming Education in the Pandemic and Beyond, by Irene Gómez, Ed.M.
Skills Needed for Teaching in Diverse Classrooms – Podcast Episode 173
5 Strategies for College Readiness in Diverse Schools – Podcast Episode 175
How Equity Audits Reveal Harmful Education Policies – Podcast Episode 202
Teaching that is Culturally-Relevant -Responsive and -Sustaining – Podcast Episode 211
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Part I – Webinar-On-Demand Series
Cultivating Equity-oriented Educators Part II – Webinar-On-Demand Series
Getting Schools Ready to Support Students Facing a New World of Challenges – Webinar-On-Demand Series