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Director: Yantee Slobert
Office: 117 Basil Hall
Phone: (585) 385-8378

Culturally Responsive Teaching - Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Dr. Geneva Gay

"Closing the Achievement Gap Through Culturally Responsive Teaching"

Thursday, April 10, 2008
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Wegman School Nursing (Room 100)

This discussion will explain the interactive relationship between school achievement and cultural relevance and responsiveness for ethnically diverse students. It develops the premise that the best way to eliminate disparities in educational opportunities and outcomes for diverse students is to include more culturally diverse content, heritages, experiences, and points of reference in teaching and learning. These explanations will be supported by relevant theory, research, and classroom experiences involving a wide variety of ethnically diverse students.

"Culturally Responsive Educational Administration and School Leadership"

Friday, April 11, 2008
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wegman School Nursing (Room 100)

This presentation develops the premise that everyone in the educational enterprise has a part to play in implementing culturally responsive teaching within the parameters of their specific job functions. Thus, the discussion will examine the role of school leaders in setting expectations, facilitating, modeling, and monitoring accountability for culturally responsiveness for themselves and the personnel of whom they are in charge.

More Information

Dr. Geneva Gay

Dr. Geneva Gay is Professor of Education at the University of Washington-Seattle where she teaches multicultural education and general curriculum theory. Gay is nationally and internationally known for her scholarship in multicultural education as it relates to curriculum design, staff development, classroom instruction, and intersections of culture, race, ethnicity, teaching, and learning. Her writings include numerous articles and book chapters; editor: Becoming Multicultural Educators: Personal Journey Toward Professional Agency (2003); author: Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Practice, & Research (2000) which received the 2001 Outstanding Writing Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teachers; author: The Essence of Learning: Multicultural Education (1994); and co-editor: Expressively Black: The Cultural Basis of Ethnic Identity (1987).

Dr. Geneva Gay's Biography [pdf]

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