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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

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Delores B. Lindsey

Delores B. Lindsey, Ph.D., retired as Assistant Professor of Educational Administration, at California State University, San Marcos. However, she has not retired from the educational profession. Using the lens of Cultural Proficiency, Dr. Lindsey helps educational leaders examine their policies and practices, as well as their individual beliefs and values about cross-cultural communication.  Delores’ message to her audiences focuses on socially just educational practices and diversity as assets to be nurtured. Dr. Lindsey coaches educators to develop their own inquiry and action research.  Her favorite reflective questions are:... 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. Prior to that he served for seventeen years at California State University, Los Angeles in the Division of Administration and Counseling. All of Randy’s experiences have been in working with diverse populations and his area of study is the behavior of white people in... More About Author

Raymond Dewey Terrell

Raymond D. Terrell is a Professor Emeritus. He has served as a high school and junior high school English teacher, an elementary school principal, and an assistant superintendent in public schools in Ohio. He spent one year as a faculty member at Texas A&M University in the Department of Educational Administration. He spent 19 years at California State University, 14 years in the Department of Educational Administration, and for 5 years he was the Dean of the School of Education. He then served for three years as an elementary principal at Jefferson Elementary School in Hamilton, Ohio. Ray then joined the faculty at Miami University in... More About Author

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