Categories

Journal Article: Tapping Students' Cultural Funds of Knowledge to Address the Achievement Gap

Categories

CULTURE, TEACHING, LITERACY, LEARNING, STUDENTS, EDUCATION

Authors

Risko, Victoria J.; Walker-Dalhouse, Doris

Published

2007

Publisher

International Reading Association

Abstract

The article focuses on cultural modeling as a way to design culturally responsive instruction. Cultural modeling is defined as a way of designing instruction to make explicit connections between content and literacy goals and the knowledge and experiences students share with family, community and peers. As a framework for guiding literacy instruction, cultural modeling demonstrates two components of culturally responsive instruction: a respect for differences and the use of these differences as teaching and learning resources.

Files

Log In | Privacy Policy | Contact Us