The purpose of this action research was to conduct a review of culturally responsive teaching and study my growth in using the pedagogy in my practice during the course of teaching while enrolled in Western Oregon University Master of Arts in Teaching: Initial Licensure program. There are three questions of focus in this study: 1) How has my implementation of culturally responsive pedagogy changed to support inclusive practices in the learning environment? 2) How does my instruction reflect what the literature states are best practices for culturally responsive pedagogy? 3) What culturally responsive teaching practices do I use to help students in the mathematics environment? To answer these questions, I analyzed data from observation commentaries, lesson plans, and my personal journal. By examining these questions, it was my hope to identify areas I used best practices in culturally responsive pedagogy.

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Master of Arts in Teaching (initial licensure)

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Joshua Schulze

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Laurie Way



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