SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1Villegas, A. M., & Lucas, T. (2002). Preparing culturally responsive teachers: Rethinking the curriculum.Journal of Teacher Education, 53(1), 20-32. DOI: 10.1177/0022487102053001003

Learning Objective: LO 11-1 Getting Started: Beliefs, Visioning, and Goal Setting

Summary: The authors offer a vision of culturally responsive teaching that can serve as the starting point for conversations among teacher educators if they choose to become a multicultural educator.

Questions to Consider:

  1. According to the authors, what has been a primary function of schools? How have you seen this played out within schools you’ve attended or taught?
  2. In what ways do you see the strands posited by the authors as interconnected?


Article 2Seidl, B. (2007). Working with communities to explore and personalize culturally relevant pedagogies: Push, double images, and raced talk. Journal of Teacher Education, 58(2), 168-183. DOI: 10.1177/0022487106297845

Learning Objective: LO 11-3 Working in Collaboration: Finding Partners, Allies, and Critical Friends

Summary: The author and her Master’s level students share their work in personalizing cultural and political knowledge in an effort to develop culturally relevant pedagogies.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Describe an instance when a teacher pushed you. What was significant about this moment for you that you remember it today?
  2. What other experiences do you think may be helpful for your development as a multicultural educator? If these aren’t formally offered in your program, how might you pursue this yourself?