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Cuturally Relevant Teaching - Spring 2013

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Culturally Relevant Teaching MALDEF


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Culture matters when it comes to teaching and learning. Culturally relevant teaching assumes that every child enters a classroom with rich cultural knowledge and lived experiences that help them learn each day. In this issue of XChange, UCLA faculty, alumni, and students share their work to document and advance teaching that builds on these cultural assets and respects the strengths of all learners.


Tyrone Howard and Nancy Parachini


MALDEF, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, by Jose Ramirez
Jose Ramirez is a Chicano Artist, Muralist and a Los Angeles School Teacher whose main goal is teaching and educating through his art. Through his paintings he “documents contemporary Latino life in Los Angeles by addressing socio-political conditions affecting that population.”

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