Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders / Edition 3
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Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders / Edition 3

by Randall B. Lindsey
     
 

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ISBN-10: 141296363X

ISBN-13: 9781412963633

Pub. Date: 08/11/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412963633
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
95,539
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Third Edition by Darline P. Robles
Foreword to the Second Edition by Carl A. Cohn
Foreword to the First Edition by Asa G. Hilliard, III
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Part I. Understanding Cultural Proficiency
1. Cultural Proficiency
Cultural Proficiency – An Inside-Out Approach to Difference
The Four Tools
A Historical Context
What’s In It For Us?
Learning and Teaching Effectively
Living in a Global Community
Participating in the Community
Providing Leadership
The Case
Rolling Meadows Unified School District
Coolidge Unified School District
Resources for Developing Culturally Proficient Leaders
Read the Text First
The Matrix
Going Deeper
Reflection
2. A Cultural and Historical Context for Our Unfolding Democracy
An Inside-Out Approach
What it Takes
Culture is . . .
What Happened to Race?
The Legacy of Segregation and Exclusion
A History of Caste in the U.S.
Labels for Historically Oppressed People
Segregation to Cultural Proficiency
Culture and History Provide Perspective
Going Deeper
3. Leadership for Today’s Schools
Our Journey and Culturally Proficient Leaders
Transformational Leadership
Formal and Nonformal Leaders
Collaborative Leadership
Culturally Proficient Leadership
So, Where Do You Start?
Going Deeper
Reflection
4. Framing Your Work With the Cultural Proficiency Tools
Inside-Out Change
Cultural Proficiency Conceptual Framework
The Four Tools of Cultural Proficiency
Going Deeper
Reflection
Part II. Using the Tools of Cultural Proficiency
5. The First Tool: Overcoming Barriers
Barriers to Cultural Proficiency
This Chapter is for Everyone
Caveat: Systemic Oppression
Caveat: Privilege and Entitlement
Caveat: Unawareness of the Need to Adapt
Changing Educational Practices
Culturally Proficient Educators
Overcoming Resistance
Very Good News
Going Deeper
Reflection
6. The Second Tool: The Guiding Principles of Cultural Proficiency
The Guiding Principles of Cultural Proficiency
Cultural Proficiency as Expression of Values
Principle: Culture is Ever Present
Principle: People are Served in Varying Degrees by the Dominant Culture
Principle: People Have Group Identities and Personal Identities
Principle: Diversity Within Cultures Is Important
Principle: Each Group Has Unique Cultural Needs that Must be Respected
Principle: The Family, as Defined by each Culture, is the Primary System of Support in the Education of Children
Principle: People Who are not Part of the Dominant Culture Have to be at Least Bicultural
Principle: Inherent in Cross-cultural Interactions are Social and Communication Dynamics that must be Acknwledged, Adjusted to, and Accepted
Principle: The School System must Incorporate Cultural Knowledge into Practice and Policy Making
Make it Count
Going Deeper
Reflection
7. The Third Tool: The Cultural Proficiency Continuum
The Continuum
Going Deeper
Reflection
8. The Fourth Tool: The Essential Elements
The Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency
Analyzing School Leadership
Going Deeper
Reflection
Part III. Making the Commitment to Cultural Proficiency
9. The Case: One Last Look
Matrix: How to Use Cultural Proficiency Books
Resources
Introduction to Resource Activities
Resource A. Understanding Diversity
Activity 1. A Few Definitions
Activity 2. Telling Your Story
Activity 3. Diversity in Your Life
Activity 4. Stand Up
Activity 5. Line Up
Activity 6. Demographics
Activity 7. Starpower
Resource B. Getting to Know Myself
Activity 1. Journaling
Activity 2. Diversity Lifeline
Activity 3. Name Five Things
Activity 4. Who are You?
Activity 5. Who am I?
Activity 6. Cultural Portrait
Activity 7. Personal Stereotypes I
Activity 8. Personal Stereotypes II
Activity 9. Process of Personal Change
Activity 10. Seven Dynamics of Change
Activity 11. Paradigms
Activity 12. Strength Bombardment
Resource C. Getting to Know Your Colleagues and Your Organization
Activity 1. Introductory Grid
Activity 2. Cultural Perceptions
Activity 3. What’s Your Name
Activity 4. Totems or Crests
Activity 5. Family Portrait
Activity 6. Group Stereotypes
Activity 7. Circle of History
Activity 8. Storytelling
Activity 9. Voices that Resonate
Activity 10. Needs Assessment
Resource D. Understanding Power and Privilege
Activity 1. Barriers to Cultural Proficiency
Activity 2. Culturally Incompetent Organizations
Activity 3. Privilege and Entitlement Survey
Activity 4. Listening and Hearing
Activity 5. Seven Minute Day
Resource E. Going Deeper with the Principles
Activity 1. Guiding Principles Discussion Starters
Activity 2. Family Values
Activity 3. My Work Values
Activity 4. Managing Conflict with Our Core Values
Activity 5. Examining Your Organizational Values
Resource F. Going Deeper with The Continuum
Activity 1. The Cultural Proficiency Continuum
Activity 2. Exploring Behaviors Along the Continuum
Resource G. Going Deeper with the Essential Elements
Activity 1. Understanding the Essential Elements
Activity 2. Essential Elements of Culturally Proficient Leaders
Activity 3. Cultural Competence Self Assessment
References
Index

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