Michigan Education Association

Resources to help you learn more

National Education Association’s Web site includes links to lesson plans, resources and other materials.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development has many links to resources about culture and curriculum, including an excerpt from the book, “Creating an Inclusive School,” by Alice Udvari-Solner and Jacqueline S. Thousand.

“Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders”
An important book on the topic that includes 39 structured activities for developing cultural proficiency. Written by Randall B. Lindsey, Kikanza Nuri Robins and Raymond D. Terrell.

For more information:

Contact MEA’s Professional Development and Human Rights Department at 800/292-1934. Consultants are available to help identify additional resources, training opportunities, or to help address concerns in your school or work site.

Brown University site good teacher resource

Culturally responsive teaching—what is it and how can you achieve it?

In a world of increasing cultural diversity, teachers need strategies for adapting their teaching to meet the needs of all students.

The lab at Brown University provides a good source of both information and strategies. Its reader-friendly Web page (http://www.lab.brown.edu/tdl/tl-strategies/crt-principles-prt.shtml) covers the what, why and how of culturally responsive teaching—by addressing the following seven principles:

  • Positive perspectives on parents and families.

  • Communication of high expectations.

  • Culture and school learning.

  • Student-centered instruction.

  • Culturally mediated instruction.

  • Reshaping the curriculum.

  • Teacher as facilitator.




Updated: February 19, 2009 6:14 PM