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Creating Community


Creating and Maintaining a Culturally Relevant Classroom Community

Instructors should strive to create and maintain learning environments where community is created for students to engage as their holistic and authentic selves—and where students feel valued and welcomed to participate in the learning process (Paulo Freire, 1970). This section offers techniques for how to develop classrooms that value and respect multiple perspectives and varied experiences, with an emphasis on being more inclusive of racially minoritized students.