Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Affirming Difference and Valuing Background Knowledge

In this module you will:
  • Explain the importance of affirming difference.
  • Contrast an affirmative attitude toward difference with a deficit perspective.
  • Identify forces that can impede a teacher’s ability to affirm difference, and how to navigate them.
  • Explore the connection between affirming difference and valuing student background knowledge.

The coaching guide helps instructional leaders support teachers as they prepare to implement concepts from the modules in their own classrooms.

The module resource will help you apply the knowledge and skills learned in the module. It also contains supplemental resources and a reference list.

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