Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Exploring Parent Perspectives on American Education


  • Monica Lakhwani Jefferson Community and Technical College


Latinx students, Latinx parent perceptions, education


The United States has seen a growing number of Latinx, and half are of school-age. With the increasing numbers of Latinx students, it becomes essential to understand parent perspectives, feelings, and issues faced in order to be inclusive of and culturally responsive when working with diverse learners. This study utilized semi-structured interviews to identify Latinx parent perceptions on their child’s education in public educational institutions (K-postsecondary). This study results in Latinx parent perceptions on education, challenges, and messages for educators when working with Latinx child/children and their families. Themes include a difference in values, challenging factors, and cultural awareness knowledge. Understanding diverse views and possible challenges, may help educators integrate culturally responsive practices when working with Latinx students.


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Author Biography

Monica Lakhwani, Jefferson Community and Technical College

Monica Lakhwani, EdD, is an adjunct professor working with English learners in the Humanities and English Divisions, Jefferson Community and Technical College as well as a dedicated educator of English Language Programs through the U.S. Department of State, administered by Georgetown University, Center for Intercultural Education and Development (United States).  Her major research interests lie in the area of socio-cultural norms, diverse learners, professional development and multiculturalism.  Email:


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Lakhwani, M. (2023). Culturally Responsive Pedagogy: Exploring Parent Perspectives on American Education. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 12(2), 178–188. Retrieved from