Strategies to Create a Culturally Responsive Learning Environment

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Keisha Rogers
Brenda Cartwright
Rahim Skinner

Keywords

social justice, culturally-responsive, racial microaggressions

Abstract

This article is based on the workshop, Keeping it Real: Illusions of Equality and Justice on College Campuses. Students’ and presenters’ experiences show culturally diverse students and faculty must leave their cultures at the door in academia. Training strategies are recommended for a more culturally responsive learning and safe environment.

 



 

 

 

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