SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1Shevalier, R., & McKenzie, B. A. (2012). Culturally responsive teaching as an ethics- and care-based approach to urban education. Urban Education, 47(6), 1086-1105. DOI: 10.1177/0042085912441483

Learning Objective: LO 6-2 Responding to Differences in Others

Summary: Utilizing Nodding’s theory of caring, the authors consider ways that culturally responsive teaching provides an ethic of caring for diverse students.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Describe “caring for” and explain how you see it differing from “caring about.”
  2. What do you believe to be an unintended benefit and/or consequence of “caring for” culturally diverse students?


Article 2Dixson, A. D., Buras, K. L., & Jeffers, E. K. (2015). The color of reform: Race, education reform, and charter schools in post-Katrina New Orleans. Qualitative Inquiry, 21(3), 288-299. DOI: 10.1177/1077800414557826

Learning Objective: LO 6-3 Ineffective Responses to Cultural Differences in Schools

Summary: Utilizing “insiders” voices, the authors use multiple voices to focus on the racial implications of the charter school movement in New Orleans post-Katrina.

Questions to Consider:

  1. Do the voices represented in this article match what you previously learned about Katrina victims’ voice in what’s happened in their communities? How or how not?
  2. What have you learned about how cultural differences impact educational reform in lower-income communities?