CIP studies are reports by educatiors
who used the CIP in the EDUC 606 course
to examine cultural influences related to their practice; all
names in the studies are pseudonyms.
CIP studies included on the CIP Web site as of 2004
are listed below alphabetically by author. They can also be accessed
5 through the Related Success Stories
and CIP Studies links.
Note: As part of the revision of the CIP Web site in 2004, a 7th step (Write a report of your CIP study) was added to the CIP to make the writing component more explicit. All the studies listed below were conducted using the previous 6-step Cultural Inquiry Process, although they also implicitly followed the current 7th step.
- Why Wonít He Behave? (2003)
concerning a first grade African American boy whose impulsive
behavior disrupted class.
K. and Family (1999)
A study of
a 5-year-old Iranian boy who appeared to be regressing in a preschool
program for students with developmental disabilities.
Teacher's Quest to Encourage Male Writers (2002)
An examination by a fifth grade teacher with many gifted children
of ways to encourage boys to become better writers, focusing on
four boys: an Afghani, a European American, a Latino, and a Korean.
Study of Martin (2001)
An investigation about a 4-year-old Somalian boy who experienced
language problems in a preschool special education program.
A Cultural Inquiry of Maria (2003)
An examination of the reasons for a sixth grade Mexican American
girl's lack of progress in mathematics and other subjects.
D: "My Mamma Don't Want No Drug-dealer For a Son" (1999)
A study of a quiet 16-year-old African-American boy in a special education
program for mild mentally retarded students.
in First Grade (2000)
An inquiry about a Caucasian boy who experienced transitional and
behavioral problems in first grade.
It Out: A CIP Study of a Special Education Student (2001)
A study of a 9-year-old African-American girl in a special education
program experiencing difficulties in socializing with peers.
Discipline and Assertive Discipline (2000)
An examination of the culture of a 2nd grade classroom related to
the use of two discipline systems.
Case of Sue (2001)
A study of a quiet Mongolian girl who was struggling in a mainstream
8th grade geography class after exiting the ESL program.
Don't They Get It? (2000)
An examination by a math resource teacher of ways to help elementary
mathematics teachers balance the needs of a diverse, low-income
population with the pressures of state standards and exams.
Transition for José (2004)
An investigation about a 9-year-old
boy, recently immigrated from El Salvador, whose
behavior in his 2nd grade class puts him in jeopardy of being
labeled "emotionally disturbed."
Hidden Culture -- Finding the Individual (2002)
Inquiries into the influences that family and culture had on the
verbal and writing skills of several pre-kindergarten students:
Pakistani twins and a girl born of Ghanaian parents.
A Resource Teacherís Role in the
Regular Classroom (2003)
A Standards of Learning (SOL) resource teacher examined how differences
in the cultures of her third and fifth grade classes and her own
perceptions of the role of an SOL teacher affected student achievement
and her own interactions with the students and teachers.
Iím Going to Fail: A Cultural Study (2003)
A study of a female Muslim honor role student who struggled with
her high school mathematics course.
Cultural Inquiry into the Education of Muslim Students in America
An inquiry into the religious and cultural pride of Muslim students
in a Muslim elementary and secondary school in the U.S.
of Maria (2000)
A study of a 3rd grade Hispanic girl who was having difficulties
in a low-level mainstream mathematics class.
Understanding Sam (2002)
A study of a 6-year-old African American boy in kindergarten whose
behavior puzzled his teacher.
Can Be A Dangerous Thing -- If It Is Being Done By Girls (2001)
An examination of the attitudes and behaviors of high school junior
and senior girls when choosing higher-level mathematics courses.
The Application of the Cultural Inquiry Process in an
Autistic Childís Education and Peer Relations (2003)
An inquiry into the process of helping an 8th grade autistic boy
of European American descent transition from a small special education
class setting to larger regular classes.
Application of the Cultural Inquiry Process to Puzzlements in Music
A study by a music teacher of the influences on a choir class of 7th
and 8th grade students.
Cultural Inquiry of Tomika (2001)
A study about an underachieving African American girl in a high
school geometry class.
To do or not to do? (2002)
A study of homework in the third grade, which started with a focus
on a Latino boy and then expanded to a broader focus.
An inquiry about a 9-year-old boy from Saudi Arabia who experienced
academic, linguistic, and behavioral difficulties in a 3rd grade
Note: Additional CIP studies (selected by instructors of EDUC 606 after the 2004 revision of the CIP Web site) are available on the ASTL