Culturally Proficient Instruction: A Guide for People Who Teach / Edition 3

Culturally Proficient Instruction: A Guide for People Who Teach / Edition 3

by Kikanza J. Nuri Robins, Delores B. Lindsey, Randall B. Lindsey, Raymond D. (Dewey) Terrell
     
 

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412988148
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
190
Sales rank:
389,013
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Kikanza J. Nuri-Robins is an organizational development consultant. She has spent her career working with schools, churches, hospitals and not-for-profit organizations helping them to become healthy, productive, diverse, and inclusive. Since 1978 she has worked with businesses like IBM and Baskin-Robbins, school districts from New York to California, and not-for-profit organizations such as United Way and Girls Scouts of America. The connecting thread is her passion for working with people who care about the quality of their work, who have compassion for their clients and colleagues, and who understand the importance of appropriate responses to the cultural context when doing their work. She has taught elementary school, secondary reading in schools of education and public administration. She is currently consulting with the nursing faculty at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, the Oxnard (CA) Police Department, and a domestic violence family center.

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.

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.

Raymond D. Terrell, EdD, served as special assistant to the dean for diversity initiatives in the School of Education and Allied Professions at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. A former secondary English teacher, elementary school principal, professor of educational administration, and dean of the School of Education at California State University, Los Angeles, he has more than 40 years of professional experience with diversity and equity issues.

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Table of Contents

Forewords
Introduction
About the Authors
How to Use This Book
Part I: An Introduction to Cultural Proficiency
1. What Is Cultural Proficiency?
2. The Case for Cultural Proficiency
3. Culturally Proficient Standards
Part II: The Tools of Cultural Proficiency
4. Guiding Principles
5. Barriers to Cultural Proficiency
6. The Cultural Proficiency Continuum
Part III: The Essential Elements
7. Assessing Your Culture
8. Valuing Diversity
9. Managing the Dynamics of Difference
10. Adapting to Diversity
11. Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge
12. Your Action Plan
References
Index

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