Services for Black Youth • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Activity: Further Learning about Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Context:

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP) is "teaching that empowers students by valuing and incorporating elements of their cultures in the classroom." The dominant culture of a classroom shapes the lived experience of students. With expectations and emphases that may be different from the home, family, and cultural lives of students of color, students' performance or a teacher's understanding of their motivation can be negatively affected. The following qualities characterize CRP: it is

  • validating,
  • comprehensive,
  • multidimensional,
  • empowering and transformative, and
  • emancipatory.

Librarians can enact the dynamic approach that is refelctive of CRP through programming, instruction, interactions with students, and opportunities for students to consume and create culture.

Instructions:

As recommended in this lesson, read about the suggested resources in the Annotated Bibliography. Select a resource, or a few, to read and share with a colleague, possibly to learn more deeply about a topic you identified in the exercise from Lesson 1. A few resources are available online and others can be borrowed from the public library.

Materials:

Annotated Bibliography and selected resources (will vary)

MLA Citation Morris, Rebecca J. "Services for Black Youth: Further Learning about Culturally Relevant Pedagogy." School Library Connection, May 2017, schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/Display/2071172?learningModuleId=2071169&childId=2128525&tab=1&topicCenterId=1955261.

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