Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Theodore Bartholomew

Reader 2

Jennifer Groscup


Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) is a teaching pedagogy that considers how culture operates in the classroom and influences classroom dynamics. The purpose of the proposed study is to examine the relationship between CRT and student well-being. Utilizing an experimental design, a sample of fourth grade teachers (N = 18) from Oakland, CA will be randomly selected to participate in a CRT training prior to the beginning of the school year. At the end of the school year, fourth grade students (N = 360) from both the CRT and control groups will complete a demographic questionnaire and a survey consisting of four well-being scales, measuring psychological well-being, positive and negative affect, satisfaction with life, and hope. It is predicted that students in the CRT group will have significantly higher well-being compared to the control group, when gender, race/ethnicity, and SES are controlled. The findings from the purposed study will contribute to the growing understanding of CRT by considering CRT’s impact on Elementary-aged students.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.