Standards & Indicators for Evaluating 'Culturally Responsive' Teaching
Funded by an Alaska Native Education grant, this Culture in the Classroom resource defines 5 standards for culturally responsive teaching, with indicators and rubrics of increasing proficiency! Although growing out of K-12 education, it also has broad applicability to the higher education classroom and would align well with Dr. Diatta-Holgate's work, mentioned earlier in this collection.
Culturally responsive teaching, as defined by expert Zaretta Hammond, in her book Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, is one of the most impactful tools for empowering students to find their way out of what are commonly known as "achievement gaps." Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) attempts to bridge the gap between teacher and student by helping the teacher understand the cultural nuances that may cause a relationship to break down—which ultimately causes student achievement to break down as well.