The Development And Implementation Of A Culturally Relevant Teaching And Learning Pedagogy

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The development and implementation of a culturally relevant teaching and learning pedagogy is essential for the academic growth and success of our diverse student populations. Educational leaders must be able to embrace a school culture that reflects the students, in order to engage students through culturally relevant teaching and learning experiences. For the implementation of a culturally relevant teaching and learning pedagogy, administration must engage the faculty and staff to reduce learning gains among subgroups of students. Purposeful, genuine, and engaging professional development created by administrative, instructional, and educational leaders will be utilized to establish intrinsic investment by the instructional staff to reduce performance and achievement gaps between subgroups of students within the learning environment. The development and implementation of a culturally relevant teaching and learning pedagogy is vital to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Students must be able to relate, feel safe, and comfortable in their learning environment to reach their full potential. As a future administrator it is necessary to project high expectations for all students and establish a school culture of learning and tolerance. According to Jody Polleck and Shirin Shabdin authors of the article “Building Culturally Responsive Communities” (2013), identifies the deficit that plagues our schools as the inability to create a culturally responsive equitable

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