The five principles of cultural proficiency are:
} culture is a predominant force in people's lives
} the dominant culture serves people in varying degrees
} people have both personal identities and group identities
} diversity within cultures is vast and significant
} each individual and each group has unique cultural values and needs.
Features and benefits:
} reflective activities for individuals or groups
} examples of typical conversations that arise around the issues of diversity, multiculturalism, equity, entitlement, and racism
} typical behaviors associated with culturally proficient leadership organized around the responsibilities of school leaders
} a rich and detailed case study of a fictionalized school district interwoven throughout the book, providing opportunities for discussion and reflection
} professional development activities.