Listening to the community: Guidance from Native community members for emerging culturally responsive educators
Stanton, Christine Rogers
Jaime, Angela M.
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Critical race theory (CRT) emphasizes the importance of listening to the counter-narratives of people from marginalized groups. However, the applicability of CRT in practical settings often remains unclear for educators and scholars. This project offers not only a place for Native community members to share their experiences and ideas, it also provides practical guidance for emerging culturally responsive educators and ways to use themes from narratives to guide future scholarship. As a result of interviews with five Native community members, three themes emerged for non-Native educators working in Native communities: (a) learning from the community, (b) transforming thinking through discomfort, and (c) gaining awareness of positive values. These themes can be used to guide future projects, including reservation-based field experiences and research projects exploring educator thinking in reservation communities.
Rogers, C. & Jaime, A. (2010). Listening to the community: Guidance from Native community members for emerging culturally responsive educators. Equity & Excellence in Education, 43(2), 188-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10665681003719657