Impact of Culturally Competent Curriculum on Achievement

Impact of Culturally Competent Curriculum on Achievement

Initial Post: Create an initial response that addresses the following:

Part 1: Research

  • Locate one scholarly article that assesses the impact of culturally competent curriculum on the achievement gap. Provide the full APA citation.
  • Provide a critique of your article. At a minimum include:
    • The article’s strengths.
    • The article’s weaknesses.
    • Any theories or models referenced within the article.
    • Any conclusions made in the article.
    • How valid and/or reliable the claims, assertions, or conclusions made in the article are.

Part 2: Reflect

Answer the following:

  • What is the achievement gap and how does the development of culturally competent curriculum reduce or close the achievement gap?
  • How is the need to close this gap a social justice issue?

Guided Response: Post responses to at least two classmates. In your response, reflect on your classmate’s responses. Questions you might consider in your response include:

  • How do your classmates define the achievement gap?
  • Did your classmates present valid and/or reliable research?
  • What’s the relationship between the achievement gap and culturally competent curriculum?