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Culturally Proficient Instruction
A Guide for People Who Teach

Third Edition

Foreword by Alberto Ochoa



August 2012 | 224 pages | Corwin
In this third edition, the authors invite you to reflect on how you influence what goes on in your classroom and how you engage with your colleagues as a community of learners. Each chapter contains reflective activities and group work to guide readers. A well-documented case study provides an opportunity for readers to experience cultural proficiency in practice. This best-seller has been extensively revised to include:New case stories and references Updated discussion of standards-based education Conceptual framework chart Expanded discussion of barriers and the microagression concept
 
Forewords
 
Introduction
 
About the Authors
 
How to Use This Book
 
Part I: An Introduction to Cultural Proficiency
 
1. What Is Cultural Proficiency?
 
2. The Case for Cultural Proficiency
 
3. Culturally Proficient Standards
 
Part II: The Tools of Cultural Proficiency
 
4. Guiding Principles
 
5. Barriers to Cultural Proficiency
 
6. The Cultural Proficiency Continuum
 
Part III: The Essential Elements
 
7. Assessing Your Culture
 
8. Valuing Diversity
 
9. Managing the Dynamics of Difference
 
10. Adapting to Diversity
 
11. Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge
 
12. Your Action Plan
 
References
 
Index

"This book provides tools, resources, and thought-provoking vignettes to illustrate what can transform our educational practice to meet the needs of all kids.”

Kathleen Gavin, Coordinator of Professional Development
Great Prairie Area Education Agency, Burlington, IA

"The authors provide an interactive model that uses the tools of cultural proficiency as a lens to not only look at our students, but also at ourselves. This self-reflection enables us to be more effective for all our students."

Rick Mooradian, Teacher
Tahoe Elementary School, Sacramento, CA

"It updates discussions of the tools of cultural proficiency and new language for understanding cultures and blends sociology lessons and insights with accounts of proficient instruction. A 'must' for any educators' collection."

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
The Education Shelf

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword

Introduction


Kikanza Nuri-Robins

Kikanza Nuri-Robins helps people to close the gap between what they say they are and what they actually do.  Whether she is in a corporate boardroom, the fireside room of a retreat center, or a convention center auditorium, Kikanza uses her skills and insights to help people and organizations that are in transition – or ought to be.  She shares her observations and recommendations with clarity and candor, while gently encouraging them to face the difficult situations that challenge their skill sets and their values.  She leads people to this growing edge with unswerving focus, an understanding heart, and laughter that... More About Author

Delores B. Lindsey

Dr. Delores B. Lindsey retired as Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at California State University San Marcos; however, she has not retired from the education profession. Her primary focus is developing culturally proficient leaders. She helps educational leaders examine their organizations’ policies and practices, and their individual beliefs and values about cross-cultural communication. Her message to her audiences focuses on viewing, creating, and managing socially just educational practices, culturally proficient leadership practice, and diversity as an asset to be nurtured. Her favorite reflective question is: Are we who... More About Author

Randall B. Lindsey

Randall B. Lindsey is Emeritus Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. He has served as a teacher, an administrator, executive director of a non-profit corporation, as Interim Dean at California Lutheran University, as Distinguished Educator in Residence at Pepperdine University, and as Chair of the Education Department at the University of Redlands. All of Randy’s experiences have been in working with diverse populations and his area of study is the behavior of white people in multicultural settings. His Ph.D. is in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University, his Master of Arts in Teaching is in History Education... More About Author

Raymond Dewey Terrell

Raymond Terrell, EdD. retired as Associate Dean for Research and Diversity and member of he department of Educational Leadership at Miami University, Oxford< Ohio. He previously worked at California State University, Los Angeles where he served as Professor of Educational Administration and for five years he was the Dean of the School of Eduction. His journey in education began in a public school district where he taught English to junior and senior high students;. He also was a principal and an assistant superintend in the same district. Dr. Terrell is co-author on a number of books including , Cultural Proficiency: and a A Manual for... More About Author

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