Promoting Cultural Responsiveness and Closing the Achievement Gap with Standards Blending

@article{Schellenberg2009PromotingCR,
  title={Promoting Cultural Responsiveness and Closing the Achievement Gap with Standards Blending},
  author={Rita Cantrell Schellenberg and Tim Grothaus},
  journal={Professional school counseling},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={440-449}
}
In this article, standards blending—the integration of core academic and school counseling standards—is demonstrated as a culturally responsive strategy to assist in closing the achievement gap for a group of third-grade African American males. The small-group intervention described resulted in knowledge gains in both the school counseling and academic curriculum content areas. All participants also reported experiencing increased self-esteem. 

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