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Culturally relevant pedagogy through African-centered methods in a Midwestern urban elementary school, Jimmie DeAnn Bullard

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Culturally relevant pedagogy through African-centered methods in a Midwestern urban elementary school
Title
Culturally relevant pedagogy through African-centered methods in a Midwestern urban elementary school
Statement of responsibility
Jimmie DeAnn Bullard
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Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this heuristic phenomenological case study was to develop a narrative of culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) through African-centered methods and to describe the strategies and/or best practices utilized by effective teachers who taught at one Midwestern elementary school. For the purposes of this inquiry, CRP through African-centered methods is defined as centering the Black child in the curriculum as a subject rather than an object, which allows for an inclusionary process, giving equal representation of all cultural groups rather than one over the other (Khepera, 2007). Hegemonic practices, social dominance, and outdated teaching models/methods have limited the academic and social success of many students of color in the United States (Howard, 1999), specifically Black students, as demonstrated by low test scores and higher levels of poverty, illiteracy, crime, teen pregnancy, and dropout rates. Hegemony for this inquiry is described as the dominant group's influence on a culturally diverse society with their beliefs, explanations, perceptions, and values (Banks, 2010). Case studies of five teachers were utilized to investigate the research questions. The driving research question for this inquiry was: How did teachers in one urban elementary school use culturally relevant pedagogy through African-centered methods to support high levels of academic achievement and social success for their students? School documents, survey questionnaires, teacher interviews, and poetry were utilized for data collection and analysis. The principal methods of data analysis were the six phases in the heuristic process of phenomenological analysis: (a) initial engagement, (b) immersion, (c) incubation, (d) illumination, (e) explication, and (f) creative synthesis (Moustakas, 1990). Crystallization, a postmodern approach to triangulation, was utilized throughout the immersion phase (Ellingson, 2009). Four major themes emerged in these data: expectations, validation, school culture and curriculum, and pedagogy. Expectations were defined as a strong belief held by staff, students, and the school community that students would succeed academically and socially using a culturally rich curriculum. Validation was interpreted as the awareness that the work the teachers, students, administration, and school was doing was of value to all people. School culture concentrated on the beliefs, perceptions, relationships, and attitudes that influence every aspect of the school. Curriculum and pedagogy was based on the "what" is being taught in the classroom and "how" it being taught
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UMK
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Bullard, Jimmie DeAnn
Degree
Ed.D.
Dissertation note
(School of Education).
Dissertation year
2014.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Friend, Jennifer Ingrid
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  • African Americans
  • Afrocentrism
Label
Culturally relevant pedagogy through African-centered methods in a Midwestern urban elementary school, Jimmie DeAnn Bullard
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Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in education."
  • Advisor: Jennifer Friend
  • Vita
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-224)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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black and white
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Abstract -- List of illustrations -- List of tables -- Glossary -- Acknowledgment -- Introduction -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Findings -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix -- Request for Email Addresses -- Written Online Survey Questions -- Recruitment Letter -- Consent to Participate in a Research Study without Signatures for Survey -- Informed Consent for Participation in a Research Study with Signatures -- Interview Protocol and Questions -- African-centered Education Blueprint for Academic Excellence -- Sample Interview Questions for Employment at an African-centered School -- References
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904622994
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unknown
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1 online resource (226 pages)
File format
one file format
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online
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mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904622994
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  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Culturally relevant pedagogy through African-centered methods in a Midwestern urban elementary school, Jimmie DeAnn Bullard
Publication
Note
  • "A dissertation in education."
  • Advisor: Jennifer Friend
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-224)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Abstract -- List of illustrations -- List of tables -- Glossary -- Acknowledgment -- Introduction -- Literature review -- Methodology -- Findings -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix -- Request for Email Addresses -- Written Online Survey Questions -- Recruitment Letter -- Consent to Participate in a Research Study without Signatures for Survey -- Informed Consent for Participation in a Research Study with Signatures -- Interview Protocol and Questions -- African-centered Education Blueprint for Academic Excellence -- Sample Interview Questions for Employment at an African-centered School -- References
Control code
904622994
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (226 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904622994
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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