Date of Defense



Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Cynthia Carver, Education

Second Advisor

Ben Wilson, African American Studies

Third Advisor

Keysha Hogan


The purpose of this paper is to identify the best instructional methods needed to set-up an effective diverse classroom, ensuring success for all students. Given the startling achievement gap between minorities and white students, there is clearly something that needs to be done. The author was determined to uncover what it is that effective teachers are doing and what she, as a future educator, could use in the classroom.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only