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Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education

Culturally Responsive-Sustaining education is intended to help education stakeholders create student-centered learning environments that affirm cultural identities; foster positive academic outcomes; develop students’ abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; empower students as agents of social change; and contribute to individual student engagement, learning, growth, and achievement through the cultivation of critical thinking.

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Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools

Culturally Responsive Education: A Primer for Policy and Practice

The terms culturally relevant teaching (alternatively culturally responsive education or culturally responsive pedagogy) constitute a significant intellectual contribution to the field of education and educational literature.

David E. Kirkland
David Kirkland
Evan Michael Johnston
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Is NYC Preparing Teachers to Be Culturally Responsive? Data Snapshot

In this volatile political time when racism and bias are increasingly visible in politics and the media, young people are looking to schools to help them understand the world and themselves.

Research-Based Resources

Culturally Responsive Mastery-based Education Research Project

Seeks to understand how culturally responsive mastery-based practices influence historically marginalized students’ learning capacities, school engagement, and academic outcomes.

Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard

The Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard was designed to help parents, teachers, students, and community members determine the extent to which their schools’ English Language Arts curricula are culturally responsive.

NYU Metro Center Hosts Culturally Responsive Education Conference

The weekend of October 4-6, EJ-ROC hosted the Research and Revolt for Culturally Responsive Education conference, supported by the Spencer Foundation.

Journey Forward: The New York State’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework | 2019

Journey Forward: The New York State’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

Introducing the Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard: A Tool to Evaluate Curriculum | 2019

With the release of the Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard, parents, community members, educators, and organizers can find out whether curriculum in their schools is culturally responsive or culturally destructive.

The Mastery Collaborative Approach: Student Centered, Culturally Responsive, and Competency-Based | 2019

NYU Metro Center is working with the Mastery Collaborative to conduct the Culturally Responsive Mastery-Based Education Research Project.

Journey Forward: The New York State’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework | 2019

Journey Forward: The New York State’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

Culturally Responsive Education Hub

CRE Hub provides the history, tools, and resources to contextualize and build the movement for culturally responsive education and ethnic studies.

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