SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1Cholewa, B., Amatea, E., West-Olatunji, C. A., & Wright, A. (2012). Examining the relational processes of a highly successful teacher of African American children. Urban Education, 47(1), 250-279. DOI: 10.1177/0042085911429581

Learning Objective: LO 4-1 Knowledge about Culture, Diversity and Student Assets

Summary: This study examines the relational processes of one culturally responsive teacher and her fifth grade African American students. A focus is on emotional connectedness across cultures.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Why is social/emotional well-being important to student academic achievement?
  2. How is student well-being articulated in a culturally responsive educational framework?


Article 2Sealey-Ruiz, Y. (2007). Wrapping the curriculum around their lives: Using a culturally relevant curriculum with African American adult women. Adult Education Quarterly, 58(1), 44-60. DOI: 10.1177/0741713607305938

Learning Objective: LO 4-4 Knowledge About Teaching and Learning

Summary: The study examines adult female college students who are recipients of a culturally responsive curriculum and the impacts of that experience.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What might educators need to think about when engaging in culturally relevant pedagogy with adult students, that they may not consider when teaching PK-12 students?
  2. Identify some outcomes of using culturally relevant pedagogy with these adult students. Which ones most resonate with you, and why is this so?