Cultural Proficiency

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412963621
Format: PDF, ePub
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This powerful third edition offers fresh approaches that enable school leaders to engage in effective interactions with students, educators, and the communities they serve.

Cultural Proficiency

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272743
Format: PDF, ePub
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Embark on a journey toward cultural proficiency that results in professional growth and organizational change! This powerful third edition offers fresh approaches, a revised organization, and new activities that enable leaders to engage in effective interactions with students, educators, and the communities they serve. The authors meticulously provide information gathered from their experiences working with schools, educational agencies, and organizations across the United States and Canada and show how school leaders can: Gain a personal understanding of what cultural proficiency means in practice Use collaborative activities to effect change in a school Lead a learning community toward becoming a culturally proficient organization

Cultural Proficiency

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761946441
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New Edition of Bestseller! This excellent, updated resource outlines a proven, positive approach for achieving cultural proficiency and provides detailed examples and valuable tools for use with students and staff.

Culturally Proficient Leadership

Author: Raymond D. Terrell
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 150638529X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Becoming a culturally proficient leader requires the kind of courage, clarity, and insight that can only come from looking inward first. It’s a personal learning journey of will and skill, and if you’re up to the challenge, one that will change how you see your school, your students, and yourself as you build your own cultural competence. Consider this second edition of Culturally Proficient Leadershipyour personal road map for navigating that journey. Each chapter of Culturally Proficient Leadership invites you to put your experiences up front and challenges you to reframe your story based on multiple viewpoints—now, notably, with the addition of new coauthors Delores Lindsey and Eloise Kemp Terrell, who have their own remarkable stories and insight to share. Overall, all four authors will help you answer the critical question “Is what we say what we do?” utilizing the tools of Cultural Proficiency to engage in Reflections and Cultural Interviews to explore what you learn about those who are culturally different from you develop a Cultural Autobiography to provide a picture of the cultural memberships that have influenced who you are as a person use the Cultural Proficiency Continuum to examine your progress as a leader in serving your students and communities prepare an intentional Leadership Plan that summarizes your journey from Cultural Precompetence to Cultural Proficiency The central “inside-out” premise of Cultural Proficiency is that engaging in deep introspection around one’s personal beliefs, values, and behaviors in response to human differences is the first step toward systemic educational reform. We invite you to embark on this journey of self-awareness, of moral courage, and of the life-affirming power of human diversity. “I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together—unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different stories, but we hold common hopes; that we may not look the same and may not come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction: toward a better future for our children and our grandchildren.” —Barack Obama, Los Angeles Times, 2008

Facilitator s Guide

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412916577
Format: PDF, ePub
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This facilitator's guide has been designed to provide all the tools needed to design a workshop or study group around the best-selling book, Cultural Proficiency, Second Edition by Randall B. Lindsey, Kikanza Nuri Robins, and Raymond D. Terrell. The Facilitator's Guide features: study questions for each chapter highlights of each chapter activities for workshops sample workshop agendas guidelines for using with different size groups. The Facilitator's Guide can be used by individuals, pairs, small groups, and large groups.

The Culturally Proficient School

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452258384
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first edition of The Culturally Proficient School was designed as a brief guide for school leaders on implementing the principles and practices of Cultural Proficiency at the building level. Unlike the Lindsey′s first book, Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders, which is summative in nature, this book was meant to be more ′how-to.′ The authors describe it as a ′handbook′ for building level leaders (including teacher leaders) who are ′seeking opportunities to have meaningful conversations about developing culturally proficient practices.′ It was also assumed that the majority of readers of The Culturally Proficient School had already read Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders. The first edition (and proposed second edition) incorporate many of the hallmark features of other titles in the CP series including a running (composite) case study and numerous reflective prompts. The book is lighter on foundational material such as historical background and heavier on skills, e.g., a full chapter on the ′Art and Science of Conversation.′ This second edition is designed to bring forward the authors′ latest learning about individual and institutional efforts to close access and achievement gaps. It will include the Cultural Proficiency Framework -- a more recent conceptual model that the authors have used in their latest publications. It will also include the most up-to-date version of the Guiding Principles of Cultural Proficiency (from 5 to 9 principles), new material on the art and science of conversation and its critical importance in the health of organizations, and significant updating to the running case study to better reflect the current accountability climate and new trends in policy and practice.

Culturally Proficient Inquiry

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452211469
Format: PDF, Docs
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Use inquiry to promote equity and transform your school’s educational environment! Using cultural proficiency as a lens, the authors guide practitioners through the process of gathering and analyzing data to meet the needs of historically underserved students. This book outlines a critical evaluation process and provides rubrics to examine why some students are not being educated to their full potential. With a CD-ROM of tables and spreadsheets for data entry, the book show educators how to: Encourage discussions about educational equity Create a realistic picture of a school's cultural and economic diversity Initiate authentic systemic change Effectively respond to NCLB mandates

Using Equity Audits to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools

Author: Linda Skrla
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272271
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Use the power of equity audits to help eliminate achievement gaps and educational bias! Grounded solidly in theory and the use of data, this resource provides practical, easy-to-implement strategies for effectively using equity audits to ensure a high-quality education for all students, regardless of socio-economic class. Readers will discover how to increase equity awareness at school and district levels and remedy inequalities in teacher quality, program design, and student achievement by using: A set of “inequity indicators” for evaluating schools, generating essential data, and identifying problem areas Nine skill sets for improved equity-oriented teaching Charts, graphs, and support materials that can be customized for specific settings

Linking Leadership to Student Learning

Author: Kenneth Leithwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118132262
Format: PDF
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Linking Leadership to Student Learning Linking Leadership to Student Learning clearly shows how school leadership improves student achievement. The book is based on an ambitious five-year study on educational leadership that was sponsored by The Wallace Foundation. The authors studied 43 districts, across 9 states and 180 elementary, middle, and secondary schools. In this book, Kenneth Leithwood, Karen Seashore Louis, and their colleagues report on what they found. They examined leadership at each organizational level in the school system—classroom, school, district, community, and state. Their comprehensive approach to investigating school leadership offers a balanced understanding of how the structures within which leaders operate shape what they do. The results within will have significant implications for future policy and practice. Praise for Linking Leadership to Student Learning "Kenneth Leithwood and Karen Seashore Louis offer a seminal new contribution to the leadership field. They provide a rich and authoritative evidence base that demonstrates clearly just why school leadership is so important and how it promotes successful student learning."—Pamela Sammons, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford, Oxford "This ambitious, groundbreaking, and thought provoking treatment of the link between school leadership and student learning is a testament to the outstanding work of these exemplary scholars. This is a 'must read' for academics and practitioners alike."—Martha McCarthy, President's Professor, Loyola Marymount University, and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Indiana University "The question is no longer whether school and district leader's impact student learning, but rather how they do it. The authors provide a convincing answer, one that recognizes the crucial interaction between leader and locality."—Daniel L. Duke, Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Virginia

Moving Leadership Standards Into Everyday Work

Author: WestEd
Publisher: WestEd
ISBN: 0914409174
Format: PDF, ePub
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Moving Leadership Standards Into Everyday Work: Descriptions of Practicefleshes out the most widely used leadership standards by identifying underlying goals and providing a detailed narrative of specific administrator actions, attitudes, and understanding necessary to attain each goal. These descriptions of practice also depict what each standard looks like across a continuum of development as an administrator moves from being a tactical manager to a strategic instructional leader whose efforts result in improved student learning.