Susan Chambers Cantrell
Dr. Susan Chambers Cantrell is a professor of Literacy in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kentucky, where she teaches courses in literacy education. Her research is focused on teachers’ professional learning, efficacy development, and instructional change, particularly for underserved students.
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What are the elements of culturally responsive and sustaining instruction? How can these elements be implemented in classrooms?
One of the most effective methods of addressing these issues is the Culturally Responsive Instruction Observation Protocol (CRIOP), which is being used in school districts nationwide to guide teacher professional development. A Framework for Culturally Responsive Practices presents scholarship in second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, culturally appropriate assessment, educational anthropology, educational psychology, instruction, and critical pedagogy to provide guidance to those who strive to teach in ways that meet the needs of a diverse student population. The book is a culmination of the authors’ many years of experience as both researchers and instructional coaches in schools, presenting a comprehensive portrait of the research and practices associated with culturally responsive teaching. Each chapter showcases a different element of the CRIOP, providing supporting research as well as ways to implement the element in K-8 classrooms. The book also includes several specific examples written by teachers in the field and a comprehensive bibliography. This is a practical guide that can be used in a variety of courses for pre-service teachers as well as by teachers and administrators in school districts across the country.
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