Seven Principles of Equity Pedagogy
The I C U CARE framework grew out of my dissertation research (Seda 2008), where I applied design principles from the multicultural teacher education literature (Zeichner et al. 1998) specifically to the mathematics classroom.
This framework not only provides a starting place for what teachers can do to create more equitable mathematics classrooms, but also how to accomplish that goal. It provides a structure for the myriad of instructional decisions that must be made by teachers daily.
Teachers using this framework are not expected to blindly follow a script but rather understand the reasoning behind each framework principle, so they can assess the efficacy of their own efforts as they implement each principle.
The principles of the I C U CARE framework are as follows: