Connect the Disconnected: Enhance Teaching and Learning with an Implementation of Culturally Responsive Lesson Planning Practices which Improves Instructional School Climate and Accountability Data
Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Dr. Geri Chesner
Dr. Karen Tardrew
Dr. James Fitzpatrick
Unsavory behavior data and high absenteeism from classes indicated that some teachers were failing to effectively meet the behavior/academic needs of the most challenging students who attended this elementary school. These students needed individualized services specifically tailored to meet their special needs. It was also noted that these students were more opt to learn when strong relationships/rapport existed between their teachers and them. A revised lesson plan policy that required teachers to infuse culturally responsive teaching strategies was implemented. A qualitative research design which included data reviews, professional development with exit slips and teacher interviews were utilized as the research methodology to determine the success of this implementation. Students remained inside their classrooms learning and incident referrals were reduced.
Marion-Howard, Lisa Michelle, "Connect the Disconnected: Enhance Teaching and Learning with an Implementation of Culturally Responsive Lesson Planning Practices which Improves Instructional School Climate and Accountability Data" (2016). Dissertations. 177.