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Cultural Vibrancy: Exploring The Preferences Of African American Children Toward Culturally Relevant And Non-Culturally Relevant Lessons, Darlene Sampson, Dorothy Garrison-Wade Sep 2015

Cultural Vibrancy: Exploring The Preferences Of African American Children Toward Culturally Relevant And Non-Culturally Relevant Lessons, Darlene Sampson, Dorothy Garrison-Wade

Dorothy Garrison-Wade

Despite the laudable intent of various educational initiatives in raising the achievement level of all children, limited progress has been made. In an effort to diminish the achievement gap of students of color, some researchers have examined the cultural relevancy of the curriculum in promoting student achievement. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to explore the preferences of African American children toward culturally relevant and non-culturally relevant lessons, through a six-week series of lessons in an American History classroom. Critical Race Theory and Racial Identity Development provided the theoretical underpinnings of this study. This study takes place in ...


Curriculum Leadership Theorizing And Crafting: Regenerative Themes And Humble Togetherness, Vonzell Agosto, Omar Salaam, Donna Elam Dec 2013

Curriculum Leadership Theorizing And Crafting: Regenerative Themes And Humble Togetherness, Vonzell Agosto, Omar Salaam, Donna Elam

Vonzell Agosto

This chapter situates doctoral studies as a site of curriculum theory and experience that supports the preparation and development of curriculum leadership. Students were introduced to the complicated conversation of curriculum theory (Pinar, 2012) in connection to broader issues facing students in schools that have been associated with cultural imperialism (i.e., cultural representation, epistemic violence, linguistic genocide). A central activity in the course that was intended to bridge aesthetic, political, cultural, and ethical concerns was clay-molding (pottery-making). Undergirding the course were indigenous concepts, philosophies, and traditions. This chapter aims to illustrate how indigenous concepts were introduced in a doctoral ...