Teachers' Use of Culturally Responsive Management Strategies (2003)
HOW DO THEY COMPARE?
Acting with assertion and authority
Primary Theme #1
Background: Brown interviewed 13 1st- through 12th grade urban teachers from seven U.S. cities about their classroom management strategies.
Background: Ms. K. teaches Living Environment at Hillcrest HS in Jamaica, Queens. Students of color make up 96.3% of the school body.
Genuine care for students
Ms. K. verbally expresses how caring for students means she wants them to succeed
Primary Theme #2
Academic - "Because I love you, otherwise I would want you to stay dumb."
Behavior - "As a grown-up, if you do this outside, there are gonna be real consequences."
Ms. K. is clear about the expectations and effective about enforcing rules. She is not afraid to use contacting parents as a tool.
"I want to treat you like you're in high school. But I will call home if I have to."
Primary Theme #3
Mutual respect and communication
Ms. K. understands that her students may have different communication styles and/or learn differently. She is tolerant and flexible about incorporating student differences into her lessons and activities.
SOURCES Brown, D. F. (2003). Urban Teachers’ Use of Culturally Responsive Management Strategies. Theory Into Practice, 42(4), 277-282.