What is Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)?
Culturally responsive teaching is a theory of instruction that was developed by Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings. “It is an approach that empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes" (Ladson-Billings).
Culturally responsive pedagogy "is a student-centered approach to teaching in which the students’ unique cultural strengths are identified and nurtured to promote student achievement and a sense of well-being about the student’s cultural place in the world. Culturally responsive pedagogy is divided into three functional dimensions: the institutional dimension, the personal dimension, and the instructional dimension" (Lynch).
Ladson-Billings, Gloria. The Dreamkeepers. Jossey-Bass Publishing Co, 1994.
Lynch, M. "What is Culturally Responsive Pedagogy." The Advocate, 21 Apr 2016, www.theedadvocate.org/what-is-culturally-responsive-pedagogy