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Designing Counter-Narratives: Constructing Culturally Responsive Curriculum Online

, , , New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, United States

IJOPCD Volume 7, Number 1, ISSN 2155-6873 Publisher: IGI Global


The growing field of online education has developed inside a cultural context rooted in racism, classism, sexism, and other forms of inherent bias. Likewise, the design and development of online curriculum is not excluded from the biases that have historically plagued face-to-face curriculum. In this article, the authors call online teachers into action by encouraging them to adopt an engaged instructional design praxis that builds learning environments inclusive of racial, ethnic, and gender diversity. Through the use of culturally responsive teaching, online teachers can create spaces of counter narrative that address curricular blindnesses and promote social justice.


Woodley, X., Mucundanyi, G. & Lockard, M. (2017). Designing Counter-Narratives: Constructing Culturally Responsive Curriculum Online. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 7(1), 43-56. IGI Global. Retrieved September 25, 2022 from .