Getting Started and Connecting
Module 01: Cultural Responsiveness: Bridge the Gaps of Culture
Module 02: Deconstructing Barriers of Cultural Responsiveness
Module-03: Evaluating and Measuring Acculturative Stress
Module 04: The Culturally Responsive System (CRS): Creating a Solid Foundation
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Style Divergences

Cultural responsiveness is fundamental to instruction and course design at all levels. Prevalent models of cultural responsiveness provided to curious or resistant faculty cause more motivation for resistance to cultural responsiveness or contribute overwhelming thoughts regarding how to implement cultural responsiveness. Current models leave many with a sense of being stuck in the middle and not sure what to do next. None of which contribute to better educational practice. The answer however is quite simple. The reason cultural responsiveness is needed is because of something called style divergence.




Response to task completion, changes, and level of motivation and peer comparison.

Cultural influences of information selection.

Sensory and perception of cultural shifts.

Locus of Control.



Personal threshold for academic culture.

Personal threshold for individualistic culture.

Personal threshold for cognitive vs. divergent thinking and learning.


Cultural values associated with time.