Incorporating Culturally Relevant Education (CRE) in stem gateway courses

Caitlin A. Hamstra, Frim Ampaw, Anne M. Hornak

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This chapter examines culturally relevant education (CRE) within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, with an emphasis on gateway courses. We discuss the need to incorporate CRE, which is made up of critical pedagogy, culturally relevant pedagogy, and culturally responsive teaching within STEM gateway courses. We then provide a framework for its inclusion in STEM gateway courses and, finally, offer practical examples for faculty teaching these courses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching and Learning for Social Justice and Equity in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationContent Areas
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783030699475
ISBN (Print)9783030699468
StatePublished - Apr 21 2021


  • Critical pedagogy
  • Culturally relevant education
  • Culturally relevant pedagogy
  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • STEM gateway courses


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