Research and Dissemination

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The IUE conducts and disseminates research to pre-service and in-service educators. Opportunities for UW-System students, PK-12 educators, and education researchers to participate our projects are available. Please email us at for more information.

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

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The IUE is conducting research on culturally relevant pedagogy (Ladson-Billings, 1995). Culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) asserts that successful teachers of marginalized students ensure that students have academic excellence, cultural competence, and sociopolitical awareness.

Literacy and Social Justice Project

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This project seeks to increase early literacy outcomes for students in Wisconsin by empowering their teachers to use research-based literacy instruction, cultural competence, and social justice in classrooms.


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SPACES is a project that provides a safe space for diverse teachers from Milwaukee and surrounding areas to support one another as facilitators of culturally relevant pedagogy.


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IUE Libguides are subject guides and resources about culturally relevant pedagogy housed on the UWM Libraries website.

Research Advisory Committee

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The IUE Research Advisory Committee is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research team comprised of UW System colleagues and partner stakeholders. This committee investigates educational practices for urban school districts.

For more information about the IUE research projects, please email