Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Guide to Evidence-Based Practices for Teaching All Students Equitably

April 2016

Addressing the unique needs of students from diverse backgrounds is one of the major challenges facing public education today because many teachers are inadequately prepared with the relevant content knowledge, experience, and training. Inadequate preparation can create a cultural gap between teachers and students that limits the ability of educators to choose effective instructional practices and curricular materials.

This guide provides a wide range of practices—supported by research—that can help prepare educators become more culturally responsive in their approach to teaching.

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