We speak with Dr. David E. Kirkland, Executive Director of NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. A leading voice in culturally responsive and sustaining education, the Metro Center helped write New York State Education Department’s new Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework. The Framework is founded on a view of education that regards culture as a critical component of learning. Multiple expressions of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender, language, and sexual orientation, are regarded as assets to be recognized and cultivated.


Click here to learn more about the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework. 


00:00-01:08 Intros

01:09-05:36 Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework and its importance

05:37-07:30 Role of Metro Center in developing the Framework

07:31-10:42 4 principles of the Framework

10:43-14:07 Critical lens toward inequitable systems of access, power and privilege; Dewey; civics

14:08-16:23 Framework as a transformative view of education

16:24-19:38 How will NY State Ed implement the Framework?

19:39-22:00 What Ethical Schools listeners can do

22:01-23:01 Publicizing the Framework

23:02-23:41 Transforming schools

23:42-24:30 Outro


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