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From Remedial to Gifted: Effects of Culturally Centered Pedagogy

Describes a culturally relevant Spanish program in a high school that helped native speakers avoid failure due to culturally inappropriate teaching. The class maintained Latino students' native language and increased language fluency by developing thinking, oral, and written Spanish skills. Eventually, students previously labeled "at risk" performed at levels expected of gifted students. (SM)

  • Author/Creator: Sheets, Rosa Hernandez
  • Date Published: Sum
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Theory into Practice
  • Number: 3
  • Volume: 34
  • Year: 1995

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