Culturally responsive management focuses on many teaching components, from as broad as choosing appropriate curricula and as specific as using congruent communication processes. Effective classroom management also involves the utilization of many essential research-based pedagogical processes as well as the ability to respond appropriately to the emotional, social, ethnic, cultural, and cognitive needs of students. Effectively managing students generally involves the ability to develop a classroom social environment in which students agree to cooperate with teachers and fellow students in pursuit of academic growth. It is a complex process that involves much interpersonal and pedagogical awareness and application of strategies in these two realms. In truth, most researchers and teachers may agree that managing student behavior while maintaining an appropriate learning environment is as much art as it is science. Researchers have addressed both of these views of management in studying students’ and teachers’ behaviors.
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