Culturally Proficient Coaching: Supporting Educators to Create Equitable Schools

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Get the solution to the equity equation: cultural insight plus coaching! It offers a practical strategy for being mindfully attuned to—and leveraging—cultural diversity to optimize student learning. Boosting educators’ cultural confidence and consciousness while honing their coaching skills, this interactive resource features:

  • Action-planning worksheets
  • Reflective questions
  • Coaching maps and conversation vignettes
  • Real-life examples through a composite case story

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Editorial Reviews

Richard A. Gregory
"A fresh approach with strategies for using standards to improve the diverse learning environment for all students. Coaches will gain deeper understandings of their own assumptions as they guide others in interpreting personal unquestioned assumptions."
Arthur L. Costa
"Reflecting a wealth of research and years of direct experience, this book helps coaches open their minds and hearts to be continuous learners and value—not just tolerate—human diversity. "
Jane Ellison and Carolee Hayes
"Provides detailed information about cultural proficiency and specific guidelines for conducting culturally proficient conversations. This approach will impact all learners in our schools—students, staff, and parents."
Carolyn McKanders
"This is important work that significantly contributes to the moral imperative for educators to educate all children and youth regardless of their race, culture, or socio-economic situation. We are both challenged and supported to use our self-awareness in becoming more culturally proficient educators and coaches."
Carolyn Mc Kanders
"This is important work that significantly contributes to the moral imperative for educators to educate all children and youth regardless of their race, culture, or socio-economic situation. We are both challenged and supported to use our self-awareness in becoming more culturally proficient educators and coaches."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412909716
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Delores B. Lindsey, Ph.D., retired as Associate Professor of Education at Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA, but did not retire from the education profession. As a former middle grades and high school teacher, assistant principal, principal, and county office of education administrator, her primary focus is developing culturally proficient leadership practices aimed at closing educational gaps. She helps educational leaders examine their organizations' policies and practices, and their individual beliefs and values about cross-cultural communication. Her message to her audiences focuses on socially just educational practices, culturally proficient leadership practices, and diversity as an asset to be nurtured. Dr. Lindsey offers keynote address and facilitates educators to develop their own inquiry and action research. Her favorite reflective question is: "Are we who we say we are?"

She is also a Training Associate for Cognitive Coachingsm and Adaptive Schoolssm. Delores and husband Randall, her favorite Sage/Corwin author, continue to co-write about the application of the four Tools of Cultural Proficiency. They enjoy working together with school districts to guide school leaders on their journey toward equity and socially just practices for all learners.

Richard S. Martinez Ed. D. serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Azusa Pacific University. In addition to teaching courses in the Department of Foundations and Trans-Disciplinary Studies,Richard has facilitated groups as they address issues arising from diversity and organizational culture. His experiences in education include classroom teaching; school, district, and county office of education administration; professional development design and facilitation; and university teaching in educational leadership. He has facilitated nationally on the art of leadership, culturally proficient environments, and transformative approaches to systems change. Richard is also the co-author of the best selling Corwin Press book Culturally Proficient Coaching: Supporting Educators to Create Equitable Schools.

Randall B. Lindsey is emeritus professor at California State University, Los Angeles and has a practice centered on educational consulting and issues related to equity and access. Prior to higher education faculty roles, he served as a junior and senior high school history teacher, a district office administrator for school desegregation, and executive director of a non-profit corporation. All of his experiences have been in working with diverse populations and his area of study is the behavior of white people in multicultural settings. It is his belief and experience that too often white people are observers of multicultural issues rather than personally involved with them. He works with colleagues to design and implement programs for and with schools, law enforcement agencies, and community-based organizations to provide access and achievement. He and his wife and frequent co-author, Delores, are enjoying this phase of life as grandparents, as educators, and in support of just causes that extend the promises of democracy throughout society in authentic ways.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert J. Garmston
About the Authors
Part I: Blending the Cultural Proficiency and Cognitive Coaching Frameworks
1. A Developmental Approach for Culturally Proficient Coaches
2. Key Concepts From Cognitive Coaching and Cultural Proficiency
3. Understanding Self in Diverse Settings
4. The Mental Model of Culturally Proficient Coaching (MMCPC)
5. Maple View: A Context for Culturally Proficient Coaching
Part II: Integrating the Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency With the States of Mind
6. Assessing Cultural Knowledge
7. Valuing Diversity
8. Managing the Dynamics of Difference
9. Adapting to Diversity
10. Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge
Part III: Applying and Sustaining Culturally Proficient Coaching
11. Developing a Personal Action Plan for Culturally Proficient Coaching
Resource: Further Reading

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