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Characterising features of culturally responsive teaching in UK Higher Education Business Schools.

Jabbar, Abdul (2013) Characterising features of culturally responsive teaching in UK Higher Education Business Schools. In: 10th ALDinHE Conference 2013: Celebrating Learning Development, 25th – 27th March 2013, Plymouth University, UK. (Unpublished)

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The paper supports the view of Nieto (1999) and Gay (2001) in that higher education should consider a culturally responsive approach when formulating pedagogy, which takes into account prior student experience as part of the student learning. The need to teach based on strengths underpins the principle that people differ in numerous ways, not just in terms of outward appearance but also in terms of culture, experience and how they think and process information. For many learning developers and academics this maybe a huge challenge, the background of many of their ethnic and religiously diverse students maybe alien to them.

As higher education has grown it has seen an increase in diversity within the student body. Jabbar and Hardaker (2012) have outlined a five-pillar framework adapted from Villegas & Lucas (2002), which has identified the need for higher education to be more responsive to the needs and requirements of students of culture and ethnicity (Ladson-Billings 1995).

The aim of the paper is to investigate through the use of in-depth interviews the characterising factors of the five-pillar framework within higher education. The interviews were carried out with the support of learning developers and academics. The phenomenological approach to the interviews allowed for discussion on the influences and experiences of academics and learning developers, leading towards a granular snapshot that explores the methods and mechanisms of pedagogy employed by learning developers and academics to teach, interact and engage with their culturally and ethnically diverse students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Schools: The Business School
The Business School > Business Education Research Group
Related URLs:

Jabbar, A. and G. Hardaker (2012). "The role of culturally responsive teaching for supporting ethnic diversity in British University Business Schools." Teaching in Higher Education: 1-13.�
Nieto, S. (1999). The light in their eyes - creating multicultural learning communities. Stoke on Trent, Trentham Books.

Gay, G. (2001). "PREPARING FOR CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING." Journal of Teacher Education 53(2): 106-116.

Villegas, A. M. and T. Lucas (2002). "Preparing culturally responsive teachers rethinking the curriculum." Journal of teacher education 53(1): 20-32.

Kirkland, G. G. K. (2003). "Developing Cultural Critical Consciousness and Self-Reflection in Preservice Teacher Education." Theory into Practice 42(3): 181-187.

Nermin Said, S. and B. Katherine Richardson (2007). "PART III: CREATING MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS: Learning from the Experience of Muslim Students in American Schools: Towards a Proactive Model of School-Community Cooperation." Multicultural Perspectives 9(3): 44.

Ladson-Billings, G. (1995). But that's just good teaching! The case for culturally relevant pedagogy, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Taylor & Francis Group). 34: 159-165.

Modood, T. (2006). "Ethnicity, Muslims and higher education entry in Britain." Teaching in Higher Education 11(2): 247-250.

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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2013 12:39
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 17:50


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