Culturally Proficient Education

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412970865
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Using the framework of cultural proficiency, this timely resource offers educators the knowledge and skills to maximize educational opportunities for all students, independent of students' socioeconomic status.

The Culturally Proficient School

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452258384
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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 Learning Communities

Author: Delores B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412972272
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Integrating the four Tools of Cultural Proficiency with the PLC framework, this guide provides school leaders with practical strategies for building equity-focused PLCs to help all students achieve.

A Culturally Proficient Society Begins in School

Author: Carmella S. Franco
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412986532
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Three Latina superintendents tell their stories, discuss how to educate all students, and share their vision to transform schools into places of equity and excellence.

Culturally Proficient Practice

Author: Reyes L. Quezada
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283982
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Help your English learning students achieve academic success! Designed to empower educators to become agents of change in their classrooms, schools, and communities, this guide introduces the principles of Cultural Proficiency and how they can help improve educators’ ability to effectively teach English language learners. This book features: Activities that build core Cultural Proficiency skills and promote personal transformation A chapter-by-chapter rubric for working effectively with English learning students A conversation-starting case story featuring the River View School District Strategies for using action research to improve the success of English learning students

Culturally Proficient Collaboration

Author: Diana L. Stephens
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412986982
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This book provides a conceptual framework and practical protocols for recognizing school counselors as change agents for school improvement and equity advocates for all students.

Culturally Proficient Instruction

Author: Kikanza J. Nuri-Robins
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452269521
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Are you doing all you can to improve teaching and learning? Culturally proficient instruction is the result of an inside-out journey during which you explore your values and behaviors while evaluating practices of your workplace. In the newest version of their best-selling book, the authors invite you to reflect on how you engage with your students and your colleagues as a community of learners. The third edition includes: An updated discussion of standards-based education guidelines A conceptual framework for the tools of cultural proficiency New language for understanding the microaggressions of dominant cultures An integrated guide for use with study groups

Culturally Proficient Leadership

Author: Raymond D. Terrell
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506385281
Format: PDF
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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

Culturally Proficient Inclusive Schools

Author: Delores B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506356281
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Create inclusive educational environments that benefit ALL learners! As schools become more diverse with students of differing abilities and needs, this self-reflective and action-oriented guide helps you create and support more inclusive schools and classrooms that intentionally educate all students. Using the Five Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency as a roadmap, this book presents: • Students’ learning differences as just that – differences rather than deficits • Strategies that show you how to break though the common barriers to culturally proficient and inclusive schooling • Assessments that gauge your awareness and show you how to best serve every student’s needs

Culturally Proficient Inquiry

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452211469
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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