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Meghan Lee INED 7781 Summer 2014 Dr. Leena Her 1 Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy Essay Replacing the previous terminology of culturally responsive pedagogy, Paris’s essay entitled “Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: A Needed Change in Stance, Terminology, and Practice” (2012) proposes a variation of the theory by offering an improved term of culturally sustaining pedagogy that provides ongoing alternative experiences to the usual monolingualism and/or monoculturalism within the learning experiences by implementing intrinsic teaching methods that nourish our students’ unique identities. Paris (2012) states that culturally sustaining pedagogy “embraces cultural pluralism and cultural equality” (p. 93). Thus, culturally sustaining pedagogy seeks to combat the historically deficit educational models that strive to devalue our students’ diversity, and instead confirm the experiences of our multiethnic/multilingual society. One significant aspect of culturally sustaining pedagogy is the teacher’s ability to engage her students in the celebration of their unique experiences and backgrounds. As an internationally experienced elementary educator, I place a great deal of value on global citizenship, and have always sought to open my students’ eyes to the lives of people all over the world as I instructed them in the basics and finer points of the English language and also shared my American outlooks and encouraged them to share their cultural experiences as well. Within my own teaching experiences, I can ensure that I am engaging in practices that embody the values of culturally sustaining pedagogy by avoiding the traps of one-sided viewpoints only. As an educator, part of my role is to help students develop the skills they will need to be competent within the dominant cultural groups. However, neglecting my students’ individuality in favor of only emphasizing academic learning standards, and focusing solely on

Meghan Lee INED 7781 Summer 2014 Dr. Leena Her 2 standardized tests would certainly make their learning awfully dull. As Ladson-Billings (2014) so aptly stated in her article “Culturally Relevant Pedagogy 2.0: a.k.a the Remix,” teachers must cultivate an “appreciation of their students’ assets” (p. 74). Fortunately, there are numerous ways to address our students’ cultural diversities and strengths within the context of the required academic subjects. It is imperative that I find ways for my marginalized students to become the norm, as Ladson-Billings (2014) wisely recommends in her article (p. 76). I want to provide my students opportunities to learn from rather than merely about people that differ from them. Within all learning experiences, I must be careful to provide my students with ways to experience people from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, spoken languages, etc. The mainstream students must be provided the opportunity to explore their own privileges and advantages within society. As Kumashiro (2001) suggests, I must take strive to avoid falling into repetitive teaching practices that do not offer my students that chance to explore and fight against oppressive societal and educational practices and imagine new possibilities for their futures (p. 9).

Meghan Lee INED 7781 Summer 2014 Dr. Leena Her 3 References Kumashiro, K. K. (2001). "Posts" Perspectives On Anti-Oppressive Education In Social Studies, English, Mathematics, And Science Classrooms. Educational Researcher, 30(3), 3-12. Ladson-Billings, G. (2014). Culturally Relevant Pedagogy 2.0: a.k.a. the Remix. Harvard Educational Review, 84(1), 74-84. Paris, D. (2012). Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: A Needed Change in Stance, Terminology, and Practice. Educational Researcher, 41(3), 93-97.

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