Helping Mathematics Teachers Become Culturally Relevant Educators: New Tools for a New Generation

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Project Overview
Background & Purpose: 

The purpose of this project is: (1) to inform teachers about Culturally Relevant Teaching (CRT) Theory and pedagogy, and (2) to assist teachers in finding applications of CRT in their mathematics teaching.


The project was a conference held at the University of Maryland College Park, March 11-12, 2010.

Research Design: 

This project is longitudinal and is designed to generate evidence that is descriptive [observational] and associative/correlational [interpretive commentary]. Original data are collected through self-completion questionnaires. A survey instrument has been constructed. Teachers will complete the survey in summer and fall of 2010 and in spring of 2011.

Comparison of results from the pre-conference questionnaire, the post-conference questionnaire, and the surveys from the year will be analyzed for change on various factors. Both individual and group scores on different variables will be analyzed.


Findings will be added as they become available.