Culturally Responsive Education in the Classroom

This is a course about Equity – and specifically what Equity looks like (and feels like) in the context of pedagogy. Though the term Equity is currently a buzzword in many lecture halls and think pieces, I find that often teachers yearn for practical guidelines for its implementation; and it is, in my view, teachers who most need to understand the concept and its potential for application. While I have seen many elegant research studies that help to define how poorly Equity is realized in American education, a substantive understanding and interpretation of the concept is required at the classroom level. It is in classrooms where the most essential pedagogical transaction occurs – that being the social and intellectual exchanges between teacher and student.