Foreword Preface Introduction Background Chapter one Preparing the Teacher *Intrinsically motivating Students *Pedagogy of Culturally Responsive Teaching (motivational framework) *Themes for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy *Communicating High Expectations for Students *Four Conditions Necessary for Culturally Responsive Teaching Chapter two Supporting the Teacher *Prof. Development Activities that Focus on Cultural Responsiveness *Ensuring all Faculty Respect Culture of their Students *Value and Celebrate Culture *Take Away Barriers that Impede Progress Chapter three Learning Within the Context of Culture *Cultural Components *Bridge Cultural Differences through Effective Communication *Interpreting Nonverbal Language Across Culture *Student Centered Instruction *The Culturally Responsive Classroom Chapter four Managing the Classroom with Cultural Responsiveness *What is culturally Responsive Classroom Management? *Culturally Mediated Instruction *Teacher as Facilitator *Building a Learning Community Chapter five Reshaping the Curriculum *The importance of Textbooks as Curriculum Content *The types of Curriculum *Curriculum Quality *Producing a High Achieving Learning Environment *Building Blocks of Successful Differentiated Instruction Chapter sixCulturally Responsive Lesson Plans *Sample Plans *Assessment Conclusion Abstract References About the Author
Dr. Michele Wages is an Assistant Professor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University teaching Emergent and Developing Literacy and Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading at Elementary Level to elementary education majors. In her 26 year career she has served as an instructional specialist on title one campuses in the DFW area for 9 years, including a bilingual campus with an 86% Hispanic student enrollment and a free and reduced lunch demographic of 96%. She has also served as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts facilitator and has provided staff development training for teachers in Texas.