About CCRP

The Center for Culturally Responsive Practices

The goal of the CCRP is to be a resource and research center for school district faculty and administrators, university faculty and administrators, and pre-service teachers to explore and integrate culturally responsive pedagogy and practices in P-20 educational settings.  The center provides:

  • Access to current research in culturally responsive pedagogy and practices.
  • Resources that identify how culturally responsive practices can be used to promote equity and engaged learning across the curriculum.
  • Access to tools on how culturally responsive practices can be used to reach educational learning outcomes and standards.
  • Engagement in a collegial, safe environment to explore and discuss the difficulties and perceptions of learning and development of culturally responsive teaching.
  • Opportunities to collect data, perform research, and promote the scholarship of culturally responsive practices.
  • A support for continuing assessment, research and implementation of strategies to improve teaching and learning based research.
  • Participation in forums to share research and teaching strategies with colleagues and in the surrounding community.

Upcoming Events

February 2015

Dr. Christine E Sleeter

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Christine E. Sleeter is Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay, where she was a founding faculty member. Formerly a high school learning disabilities teacher in Seattle, she previously served as a faculty member at Ripon College in Wisconsin and at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She has been a visiting professor or lecturer at several universities, including University of Colorado Boulder, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, San Francisco State University, University of Washington Seattle, Universidad Nacional de Education a Distancia in Madrid, Spain, and Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus in Oslo, Norway. Currently she is consultant to a project for teacher education improvement at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. She is Immediate Past President of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), and previously served as Vice President of Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Her research focuses on anti-racist multicultural education and teacher education. Dr. Sleeter has published over 100 articles in journals and edited books, such as Educational Researcher, Multicultural Review, Urban Education, and Teaching and Teacher Education. Her recent books include Diversifying the Teacher Workforce (Routledge, 2014, with L. I. Neal and K. K. Kumashiro), Power, Teaching and Teacher Education (Peter Lang, 2013), Professional Development for Culturally Responsive and Relationship-based Pedagogy (Peter Lang, 2013). Her work has been translated into Spanish, Korean, French, and Portuguese. She has been invited to speak in most U.S. states as well as several countries. Recent awards for her work include the American Educational Research Association Social Justice in Education Award, the Chapman University Paulo Freire Education Project Social Justice Award, the American Educational Research Association Division K Legacy Award, and the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group on Multicultural and Multiethnic Lifetime Achievement Award. She is currently in the process of completing her first novel, White Bread.

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