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Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in Action: Views from Inside a Secondary Social Studies Teacher’s Classroom

Culturally Sustaining and Revitalizing Pedagogies

ISBN: 978-1-78441-261-6, eISBN: 978-1-78441-260-9

ISSN: 1479-3687

Publication date: 5 June 2017

Abstract

This chapter describes a case study of a teacher, Mrs. L., whose teaching incorporates culturally sustaining pedagogy (CSP) into U.S. and World History classrooms in order to meet the academic and linguistic needs of her specific student populations. The examples used in this chapter come from two settings in which Mrs. L has worked – an alternative high school for pregnant and parenting minors and a junior high school. Both settings were located in a diverse region of Southern California. Mrs. L’s methods for incorporating CSP into her U.S. and World History content were based foremost on establishing and building relationships and rapport with each girl in her class. Mrs. L incorporates CSP as she teaches her students about first and secondary sources through Richie Valens, develops critical thinking as she teaches about the Westward Expansion and the Lewis and Clark expedition, and develops technology skills as she teaches about various cultural views of death.

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Jimenez-Silva, M. and Luevanos, R. (2017), "Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in Action: Views from Inside a Secondary Social Studies Teacher’s Classroom", Culturally Sustaining and Revitalizing Pedagogies (Advances in Research on Teaching, Vol. 29), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 81-105. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-368720150000029008

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