Cultivating Cultural Responsiveness

Research suggests that for educators to become culturally responsive, they must first develop self-knowledge of their own cultures, attitudes,

and beliefs. Use the questions to guide your responses and comments on the posts of at least two peers.
• What preconceived ideas, stereotypes, or biases do you hold that would make it difficult for you to strengthen the literacy of your

• Why is it important that you recognize your own preconceived ideas, stereotypes, or biases?
• What steps can you take to alter those ideas, stereotypes, or biases?