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AbstractThe idea of having Culturally Responsive Teaching has become wide spread. Colleges with Teacher Certification courses have a course to offer as a program requirement, people are gathering to discuss ideas for Cultural Responsiveness, and school districts are hiring experts in the field to help them implement this type of teaching pedagogy within their schools. We need to know what it means to be a Culturally Responsive Teacher. We need to know how to implement Culturally Responsive Teaching and how to identify it. Since this is occurring, it is also time to look into our own curriculum and make sure that it is culturally responsive.
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Violence in Deaf Culture: My Story, My VoiceWatson, Cherrie; The College at Brockport (2014-08-20)I am a survivor of domestic violence. I also am Deaf. Domestic violence is an aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. It can come in many forms: physical, mental, verbal, and emotional abuse. Most commonly, domestic violence is targeted against women. I am sharing my story as a survivor because of my time in Vera House, which is a shelter for battered women. My time at Vera House fired my passion to correlate my personal experience and informative research to raise awareness by educating others about the unique needs of Deaf domestic violence survivors. I hope that my story will awaken the hearing community to the fact that Deaf victims need allies on their side to make a change for Deaf domestic violence survivors.
Reframing Sexual Responsibility: Hooking-upMoore, Andrea; The College at Brockport (2014-08-20)“Hook-up” culture can be seen as an outlet for women’s sexual freedom. For centuries women have not been allowed to express or have equal rights as men. Some feminists believe that women have grasped this “hook-up” culture as a way to gain sexual freedom and thus become more equal to men, but did this phenomenon backfire? This paper traces the historical emergence of “hooking-up” as a courtship ritual, explaining where it came from as well as what is new about it. The paper addresses the three themes of drugs and alcohol, sexual satisfaction, and the psychological well-being as lenses to assess hook-up practice and its relationship with sexuality. The paper also examines whether or not hook-up culture is empowering or disenfranchising for women.