Culturally Responsive Teaching

A selection of ebooks and print books available through the library to support culturally relevant teaching practices. Arranged alphabetically by title.

Updated April 6, 2023
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Anti-racist professional development for in-service teachers : emerging research and opportunities
View, Jenice
Paper Book
Women of the Bible focuses on fifty-two remarkable women in Scripture -- women whose struggles to live with faith and courage are not unlike our own. Far from being cardboard characters, these women encourage us through their failures as well as their successes. You'll see how God acted in...
Black appetite, white food : issues of race, voice, and justice within and beyond the classroom
Lyiscott, Jamila
Black Appetite. White Food.invites educators to explore the nuanced manifestations of white privilege as it exists within and beyond the classroom. Renowned speaker and author Jamila Lyiscott provides ideas and tools that teachers, school leaders, and professors can use for awareness, inspiration...
Black women college students : a guide to student success in higher education
Commodore, Felecia
The latest book in the Key Issues on Diverse College Students series explores the state of Black women students in higher education. Delineating key issues, proposing an original student success model, and describing what institutions can do to better support this group, this important...
Creating an actively engaged classroom : 14 strategies for student success
Whitney, Todd
Paper Book
Make your lessons interesting, interactive, and engaging Successful lessons are explicit, yet also inspire active learning and opportunities to respond. As the one shaping lessons, can you do better? Probably, and you're not alone. Research shows teachers consistently offer students far...
Cultural competence now : 56 exercises to help educators understand and challenge bias, racism, and privilege
Mayfield, Vernita
What will it take to create equitable educational opportunities for all students? According to veteran educator Vernita Mayfield, teachers and school leaders need to learn how to recognize culturally embedded narratives about racial hierarchy and dismantle the systems of privilege and the...
Culturally responsive teaching : theory, research, and practice
Gay, Geneva.
Paper Book
A case for using culturally responsive teaching to improve the performance of underachieving minority pupils. Insights from theory, research and classroom practice show that minority pupils perform better when teaching is filtered through their own cultural experiences and frames of reference.
Culturally responsive teaching and learning in higher education
Tripp, L. Octavia
Paper Book
As diversity continues to increase in classrooms, teachers need to be culturally aware and sensitive in order to ensure student success. It is important to understand what best practices are available to support this ever-increasing awareness of learning to respect those who are different and to...
Culturally responsive teaching and reflection in higher education : promising practices from the Cultural Literacy Curriculum Institute
Cochrane, Sharlene Voogd.
Paper Book
Culturally Responsive Teaching and Reflection in Higher Education explores how postsecondary educators can develop their own cultural awareness and provide inclusive learning environments for all students. Discussing best practices from the Cultural Literacy Curriculum Institute at Lesley...
Culturally responsive teaching and the brain : promoting authentic engagement and rigor among culturally and linguistically diverse students
Hammond, Zaretta
A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive...
Culturally responsive teaching for multilingual learners : tools for equity
Snyder, Sydney
What will you do to promote multilingual learners' equity?   Our nation's moment of reckoning with the deficit view of multilingual learners has arrived. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed and exacerbated long-standing inequities that stand in the way of MLs' access to effective...
Culturally responsive teaching online & in person : an action planner for dynamic equitable learning environments
Budhai, Stephanie Smith
Paper Book
An equitable, inclusive and practical application of culturally responsive teaching that transcends learning environments Educators in the 21st century are teaching diverse learners across a range of learning environments, while attending to critical issues related to equity,...
Culturally sustaining pedagogies : teaching and learning for justice in a changing world
Paris, Django
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies raises fundamental questions about the purpose of schooling in changing societies. Bringing together an intergenerational group of prominent educators and researchers, this volume engages and extends the concept of culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP)--teaching...
Culture, class, and race : constructive conversations that unite and energize your school and community
CampbellJones, Brenda
Advancing equity in our schools and society requires deep thought and honest conversations about tough topics. These conversations about emotionally charged subjects, including race, class, and culture, can be daunting. Authors Brenda CampbellJones, Shannon Keeny, and Franklin...
Designing culturally competent programming for PK-20 classrooms
Sprott, Katherine
In order to promote effective learning, individuals must feel fully appreciated within their own unique identities (i.e., ethnicities, language differences, socioeconomic status, gender, religions). Culturally competent educators employ practices that acknowledge and build on cultural diversity and...
Diversity, equity, and inclusivity in contemporary higher education
Jeffries, Rhonda B.
One of the most important issues academic organizations face is how the administration and faculty handle cultural and varied differences in higher education. High racial tensions as well as the ever-increasing need for equality suggest that changes at the highest level are essential to move forward...
The educated underclass : students and the promise of social mobility
Roth, Gary
"The waste of human capacity Roth describes is phenomenal. But his major point is that it is not new. The millennials are feeling the worst of it, perhaps, but only the worst so far."--Inside High Ed The dream of social mobility is dying. Where previous generations routinely expected to...
Equitable instruction, empowered students : a teacher's guide to inclusive and culturally competent classrooms
McCray, Carissa R.
Learn practical strategies for ensuring each of your students feels valued, welcomed, and empowered. Author Carissa McCray provides the tools to combat biases inherent in education with pedagogy that encourages students to dismantle the injustices surrounding them. Tackling every angle of the...
From equity talk to equity walk : expanding practitioner knowledge for racial justice in higher education
McNair, Tia Brown
Paper Book
A practical guide for achieving equitable outcomes From Equity Talk to Equity Walk offers practical guidance on the design and application of campus change strategies for achieving equitable outcomes. Drawing from campus-based research projects sponsored by the Association of...
From High School to College Gender, Immigrant Generation, and Race-Ethnicity
Hirschman, Charles
Today, over 75 percent of high school seniors aspire to graduate from college. However, only one-third of Americans hold a bachelor's degree, and college graduation rates vary significantly by race/ethnicity and parental socioeconomic status. If most young adults aspire to obtain a college degree...
Handbook of the cultural foundations of learning
Nasir, Na'ilah Suad
Paper Book
Edited by a diverse group of expert collaborators, the Handbook of the Cultural Foundations of Learning is a landmark volume that brings together cutting-edge research examining learning as entailing inherently cultural processes. Conceptualizing culture as both a set of social practices...
How to be an antiracist
Kendi, Ibram X.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a "groundbreaking" (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society--and in ourselves. "The most...
Navigating difficult moments in teaching diversity and social justice
Kite, Mary E.
This essential resource helps educators tackle the most common and challenging dilemmas that arise in today's classroom--such as diversity, privilege, and intersectionality.  This book examines common challenges that...
Pushout : the criminalization of Black girls in schools
Morris, Monique W.
Paper Book
The "powerful" (Michelle Alexander) exploration of the harsh and harmful experiences confronting Black girls in schools, and how we can instead orient schools toward their flourishing On the day fifteen-year-old Diamond from the Bay Area stopped going to school, she was...
Safe spaces, brave spaces : diversity and free expression in education
Palfrey, John
Paper Book
How the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can coexist on campus.Safe spaces, trigger warnings, microaggressions, the disinvitation of speakers, demands to rename campus landmarks-debate over these issues began in lecture halls and on college quads but ended up on op...
Seeing race again : countering colorblindness across the disciplines
Crenshaw, Kimberlé
Every academic discipline has an origin story complicit with white supremacy. Racial hierarchy and colonialism structured the very foundations of most disciplines' research and teaching paradigms. In the early twentieth century, the academy faced rising opposition and correction, evident in the...
Sing a rhythm, dance a blues : education for the liberation of Black and Brown girls
Morris, Monique W.
Teaching about race and racism in the college classroom : notes from a white professor
Kernahan, Cyndi
Teaching about race and racism can be a difficult business. Students and instructors alike often struggle with strong emotions, and many people have robust preexisting beliefs about race. At the same time, this is a moment that demands a clear understanding of racism. It is important for...
Teaching on Days After Educating for Equity in the Wake of Injustice
Dunn, Alyssa Hadley.
Textured teaching : a framework for culturally sustaining practices
Germán, Lorena Escoto
Paper Book
"Be prepared to be embraced with words, images, stories, examples, experiences, and a love for teaching in community with young people toward social and cultural justice."--Django Paris As middle and high school teachers, we know that students begin to develop racial identities and...
The thoughtful teacher : making connections with a diverse student population
Kirylo, James D.
A thoughtful teacher is one who works to foster an inspiring classroom environment where students fall in love with learning. Indeed, it is incumbent on the teacher to understand self, to be prepared, to possess command of subject matter, to teach in a developmentally appropriate manner, to...
Using narratives and storytelling to promote cultural diversity on college campuses
Bledsoe, T. Scott
Stories offer opportunities for listeners to merge the storyteller's experiences with their own, resulting in connections that can turn into life-changing experiences. As listeners and storytellers, it is imperative that we look more closely at the stories and narratives that shape our lives. Using...
We want to do more than survive : abolitionist teaching and the pursuit of educational freedom
Love, Bettina L.
Winner of the 2020 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award Drawing on personal stories, research, and historical events, an esteemed educator offers a vision of educational justice inspired by the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists.

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