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This action research project was designed to help me research and apply culturally-sustaining pedagogy, focusing primarily on strategies to support my Latinx, Spanish-speaking emergent bilinguals. In addition to general strategies to develop culturally-sustaining pedagogy for Latinx, Spanish-speaking emergent bilinguals, I researched best practices for supporting these students with learning disabilities, as well as strategies to provide culturally-sustaining literacy instruction. I then worked to apply those strategies during the 2020-2021 school year and analyzed my lesson plans, teaching journal, assignments and other materials, and observation feedback to determine my success. My results were mixed, showing that I have made some improvements but need to continue making efforts to learn about and provide culturally-sustaining teaching for my students. However, completing this project has helped me develop research and data-analysis strategies to continue professional development in this area and to address future concerns and need for improvement that will arise during my teaching career.

Exit Requirement

Action Research

Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (initial licensure)

Committee Chair

Ken Carano

Committee Member

Joshua Schulze


culturally-sustaining pedagogy



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Subject Categories

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education | Secondary Education

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