Culturally Responsive Teaching: Bridging the Achievement Gap


  • Ayush Mehta Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Takshshila Institute of Education, Mumbai



Culturally responsive teaching, Achievement gap, Cultural competence, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion


Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) is an approach that recognizes the diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences of students and seeks to integrate these perspectives into the classroom to promote academic success and equity. This paper explores the principles and practices of culturally responsive teaching and its role in bridging the achievement gap among students from different cultural backgrounds. It examines the importance of cultural competence, cultural relevance, and social justice in education and highlights the benefits of adopting a culturally responsive approach for both students and educators. Additionally, the paper discusses strategies and instructional practices that educators can use to create culturally responsive learning environments, including incorporating students' cultural identities, experiences, and languages into curriculum and instruction. By embracing culturally responsive teaching, educators can create inclusive, engaging, and empowering learning experiences that meet the diverse needs of all students and help close the achievement gap.


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DOI: 10.36676/girt.v12.i1.112
Published: 30-06-2024

How to Cite

Ayush Mehta. (2024). Culturally Responsive Teaching: Bridging the Achievement Gap. Global International Research Thoughts, 12(1), 49–54.



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