Educational Leadership in the Age Of Diversity: A Case Study of Middle School Principals' Cultural Awareness and Influence in Relation to Teachers' Cultural Awareness and the Use of Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Pedagogy in Classrooms

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Title:
Educational Leadership in the Age Of Diversity: A Case Study of Middle School Principals' Cultural Awareness and Influence in Relation to Teachers' Cultural Awareness and the Use of Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Pedagogy in Classrooms
Author:
Robinson, Lynda Marie Cesare
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This embedded case study examined middle school principals' self-reported cultural awareness, teachers' self-reported cultural awareness, and principals' influence on cultural awareness in the school. In addition, the study focused on how principals influenced teachers' cultural awareness and implementation of multicultural education, and culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy in classrooms.The conceptual framework for the study was based on theoretical perspectives of Banks' (1999) Eight Characteristics of the Multicultural School, Gay's (2003) Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Pedagogy, and Lindsey, Roberts, and CampbellJones' (2005) Cultural Competence Continuum. Two principals and 10 teachers from two schools volunteered to participate in the study. The methodology included the development and use of semi-structured principal and teacher interview instruments, a teacher classroom observation instrument, and an instrument for analysis of curriculum documents. Findings revealed variable levels of participants' cultural awareness and competence, pedagogical practices, and curriculum implementations. A triangulation of data sources from interviews, observations, and documents suggested that the two principals' leadership conveyed similarities and differences in influencing teachers' cultural awareness and supporting their implementation of culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy within classrooms.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
cultural awareness; cultural competence; culturally responsive curriculum; culturally responsive pedagogy; educational leadership
Degree Name:
Ed.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Educational Leadership; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Taylor, John
Committee Chair:
Taylor, John

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dc.titleEducational Leadership in the Age Of Diversity: A Case Study of Middle School Principals' Cultural Awareness and Influence in Relation to Teachers' Cultural Awareness and the Use of Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Pedagogy in Classroomsen_US
dc.creatorRobinson, Lynda Marie Cesareen_US
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Lynda Marie Cesareen_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis embedded case study examined middle school principals' self-reported cultural awareness, teachers' self-reported cultural awareness, and principals' influence on cultural awareness in the school. In addition, the study focused on how principals influenced teachers' cultural awareness and implementation of multicultural education, and culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy in classrooms.The conceptual framework for the study was based on theoretical perspectives of Banks' (1999) Eight Characteristics of the Multicultural School, Gay's (2003) Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Pedagogy, and Lindsey, Roberts, and CampbellJones' (2005) Cultural Competence Continuum. Two principals and 10 teachers from two schools volunteered to participate in the study. The methodology included the development and use of semi-structured principal and teacher interview instruments, a teacher classroom observation instrument, and an instrument for analysis of curriculum documents. Findings revealed variable levels of participants' cultural awareness and competence, pedagogical practices, and curriculum implementations. A triangulation of data sources from interviews, observations, and documents suggested that the two principals' leadership conveyed similarities and differences in influencing teachers' cultural awareness and supporting their implementation of culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy within classrooms.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectcultural awarenessen_US
dc.subjectcultural competenceen_US
dc.subjectculturally responsive curriculumen_US
dc.subjectculturally responsive pedagogyen_US
dc.subjecteducational leadershipen_US
thesis.degree.nameEd.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadershipen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTaylor, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.chairTaylor, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBennett, Jeffreyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPedicone, Johnen_US
dc.identifier.proquest11384en_US
dc.identifier.oclc752261250en_US
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