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Ed.D. Dissertations in Leadership for Educational Justice

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The Journey To Understand The Influence Of Culturally Relevant And Responsive Instruction In Writing With African American Students: A Case Study, Ayanna Ibrahim-Balogun Aug 2011

The Journey To Understand The Influence Of Culturally Relevant And Responsive Instruction In Writing With African American Students: A Case Study, Ayanna Ibrahim-Balogun

Ed.D. Dissertations in Leadership for Educational Justice

African American students are underperforming in public education. Unfortunately, a lack of literacy achievement is at the forefront of this issue. Within the area of literacy, writing scores of African American children are plummeting across the nation on standardized assessments. The present study was designed to inform classroom practices about writing and writing instruction within the context of culturally responsive and relevant instruction in a diverse classroom.

Through a culturally responsive and relevant instruction (CRRI) lens, this research explored the experiences of four sixth-grade classroom teachers and 147 African American and Mexican American students within a large urban California school ...