White Vs. Board Of Education Essay

1460 Words Nov 21st, 2015 6 Pages
Since the late 1800s, there has been a constant struggle to maintain equality and equity for African Americans students in the public education system. Even after the success of Brown vs. Board of Education, which granted African Americans and other minority groups the right to receive an equal education in public schools, there has been a major increase in the achievement gap between African Americans, other minority group(s) and the dominant Caucasian race. This gap has been understood to be the direct result of the lack of diversity within the curriculum of our current public education system. Research has found that the implementation of culturally relevant instruction has shown potential to increase the academic achievement of African American students, also known as the "underserved". Due to the tremendous increase of diversity in today 's public schools, there has been a call for change with "traditional" instruction and an increase for culturally relevant pedagogy to promote culture awareness among students and teachers, and to increase student engagement and scholastic achievement among minority students. In this synthesis, the theory of culturally relevant pedagogy is explored, explaining its purpose and impact on minority students within the public school system.

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Its Effect on “Underachievers”
Since the 1960s, the achievement gap between African American and Caucasian students has continued to expand.…

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