Arthi Rao, EdD
Dr. Rao's current teaching responsibilities focus on issues of multiculturalism and effective pedagogy in the urban elementary classroom.
She also helps her teacher candidates bridge the theory-practice gap in a seminar coupled with field observations during the student-teaching semesters. Her instruction across classes emphasizes the importance of culturally responsive pedagogy in all aspects of teaching: community building/learning environment, planning, instruction and assessment. Dr. Rao's research interests include language program models and their impact on English language learner academic performance and perceptions of schooling, pre-service teacher education and induction support in the beginning years of urban teaching.
EdD DePaul University