What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching?

Source: Education Week

Associate teaching professor and Elementary Teacher Education Program (ELTEP) director Teddi Beam-Conroy, James A. and Cherry A. Banks Professor of Multicultural Education Django Paris, professor emerita Geneva Gay and alumna Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings (M.Ed. '72) are featured in a recent article by EducationWeek titled “What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching?” As states across the nation are considering laws to ban critical race theory being used in schools, the article unpacks what it means to be a culturally responsive teacher, how the various research terms are related and where other academic concepts such as critical race theory tie in – or not.