Being prepared for culturally responsive teaching is no easy task. Arguably, it first requires a deep understanding of culture and knowledge of different lived experiences from individuals within a pluralistic society. Furthermore, in the U.S., preparing for culturally responsive teaching also requires an understanding of U.S. history from a critically racial theoretical standpoint and how U.S. history has shaped social problems that we currently face today. 

This webpage was designed to provide resources for both preservice teachers and in-service teachers who would like to learn the research of both critical race theory and asset-based pedagogies in order to teach in culturally responsive ways.

What is culture? How do we build cultural competence? 

What is Culture?

By Kim Ann Zimmerman – Live Science Contributor

Cultures and Organizations

Hofstede, G. (1997). Cultures and Organizations: Software of the mind.

What is Cultural Competence and How to Develop It?

Penn State Extension

It’s Not the Culture of Poverty, It’s the Poverty of Culture: The Problem with Teacher Education

Gloria Ladson-BillingsUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison

Cultures, Subcultures, and Countercultures: Crash Course Sociology #11

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