Culturalism in the Digital Age

NEA's Diversity Toolkit

5 Cultural Competencies and Skill Areas

  • Valuing Diversity
  • Being Culturally Self-Aware
  • Dynamics of Difference

  • Knowledge of Students' Culture

  • Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge and Adapting to Diversity

According to researchers at Brown University, culturally responsive teaching is characterized by:

  • Communicating high expectations
  • Learning within the context of culture
  • Culturally-responsive curriculum
  • Teachers as facilitators
  • Student-centered instruction
  • Positive perspectives on parents and families.


Digital Initiatives

Getting Started: Digital Storytelling

When kids and adults can share their voice and stories, we all win.