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It was described by CREDE researchers in Teaching Transformed (Tharp, et al.
CREDE researchers took up the difficult challenge of identifying pedagogical practices that would result in all students reaching their educational potential.
This principle is reinforced by CREDE Principle III, as derived from their meta-analysis of second language and literacy research: Contextualize teaching and curriculum in the experiences and skills of home and community.
CREDE Principle I: Develop Competence in Language and Literacy Instruction Throughout All Instructional Activities
In teaching culturally diverse populations, CREDE notes that culturally, meaningful contexts utilize "students' funds of knowledge and skills as a foundation for new knowledge.
This approach, according to CREDE, "fosters pride and confidence as well as greater school achievement.