Importance Of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

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Culture is central to learning. It plays a role not only in communicating and receiving information, but also in shaping the thinking process of groups and individuals. Culturally Responsive pedagogy is a pedagogy that recognizes the importance of including students ' cultural references in all aspects of learning. Model Residential Schools are residential schools for Scheduled Tribes. Scheduled Tribes have an entirely different culture and tradition. In most of the tribal cultures learning is an active pleasurable event mostly carried on among peers. But the existing system of education does not take in to account their learning style. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy is important and effective for teaching of scheduled tribes. This paper focused on Model Residential School teacher’s awareness about tribal culture and critically evaluates importance of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.
Culture influences each and every life stage of a person. Hence culture plays a very important role in his stage of education. In some situations cultural difference makes some constraints to students with diverse culture. It is essential a culture based teaching strategy to overcome these problems. Culturally Responsive Pedagogy is pedagogy which emphasizes the cultural background of the learner, can helps to overcome above mentioned problem. Gloria Ladson Billings, who was among the first scholars to define the Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, states that “it is a
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