The groundbreaking guide to cultural proficiency in schools, updated to meet today’s challenges
This fully updated second edition of The Culturally Proficient School—likely the most influential book yet on improving the learning experience by valuing diversity and cultural dignity— is more relevant, accessible and effective than ever. Incorporating up-to-date research and reader feedback, the new content includes:
- Instructive vignettes that reflect contemporary truths about educational diversity and moral leadership
- Emphasis on skills development, including the art and science of conversation
- A conceptual framework that leaves no doubt about the first steps to take towards a more culturally proficient school
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About the Author
Randall B. Lindsey is Emeritus Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. He has served as a teacher, an administrator, executive director of a non-profit corporation, as Interim Dean at California Lutheran University, as Distinguished Educator in Residence at Pepperdine University, and as Chair of the Education Department at the University of Redlands. Prior to that he served for seventeen years at California State University, Los Angeles in the Division of Administration and Counseling. All of Randy’s experiences have been in working with diverse populations and his area of study is the behavior of white people in multicultural settings. His Ph.D. is in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University, his Master of Arts in Teaching is in History Education from the University of Illinois, and his B.S. in Social Science Education is from Western Illinois University. He has served as a junior high school and high school teacher and as an administrator in charge of school desegregation efforts. At Cal State, L.A. he served as Chair of the Division of Administration and Counseling and as Director of the Regional Assistance Centers for Educational Equity, a regional race desegregation assistance center. With co-authors he has written several books and articles on Cultural Proficiency. Most recent publication is The Cultural Proficiency Manifesto: Finding Clarity Amidst the Noise.
Laraine M. Roberts, Ed D, is Senior Research Associate at West Ed in San Francisco. Her work centers on educational leadership, organizational culture, and school and district development and im-provement. In addition to leading educational research projects, she designs and facilitates leadership development programs for superintendents, district administrators, and school principals. In all her work, her goal is to influence changes within the structures of schools and the practices of educators that result in meaningful learning experiences and academic success for all students. Her experiences as an educator include classroom teaching, school and district administration, professional development, curriculum development, and university teaching.
Franklin Campbell Jones is associate professor of education leadership at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. He completedsix years as a tenured faculty member of education leadership at California State University, Los Angeles. He is a national and international facilitator of organization learning and diversity. His 30-year service in education includes tenure as a high school social science teacher, school administrator, and project director for the State of California.
Table of Contents
Forewords 1st edition Flora Ida Ortiz 2nd edition Sid SalazarAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIntroductionI. Cultural Proficiency and the Achievement Gap1. Culture Frames Achievement Gaps Getting Centered Cultural Proficiency Manages Change Our Invitation to You: From NCLB to Common Core The 'Why' of This Book2. The Importance of Culturally Proficient Leadership The Case: Maple View Maple View School District Maple View: The People Leadership Action That Matters Invitation: Assess Your Receptivity Cultural Proficiency Receptivity Scale Going DeeperII. The Tools of Cultural Proficiency: An Inside-Out Change Process The Conceptual Framework is a Guide3. Overcoming Self-Imposed Barriers to Moral Leadership Getting Centered Maple View Discovers What it Cares About Entitlement and Privilege as Education History Transformative Leadership Facing Entitlement: The Conundrum of Anger, Guilt or Confidence Reflections on Entitlement: A Pine Hills Elementary School Conversation Reflections on Entitlement: Oppression, Entitlement, or Self-Determination and Personal Responsibility? Self Determination and Personal Responsibility: From Feelings to Action4. Cultural Proficiency in Practice: The Guiding Principles Sam Brewer: The Making of a Culturally Proficient Practice Mobilizing Communities to Make Progress – Without Easy Answers The Guiding Principles of Culturally Proficient Leadership Focus on Assets, Overcome Barriers Core Value Expressions in Maple View School District Applying Guiding Principles to Your Practice5. The Cultural Proficiency Continuum: Changing the Conversation Cultural Proficiency: A Transformative Approach Return to Maple View6. The Essential Elements as Standards of Leadership Behavior Tolerance for Diversity vs. Transformation for Equity Pine Hills High School’s Leadership Approach to Cultural Proficiency Essential Elements as Standards for Leadership Behavior and School Policy Making Sense of the Elements, Standards, and Behavior Template for Strategic Planning Going DeeperIII. Professional Learning for Organizational Change7. Conversation: A Skill for the Culturally Proficient Leader Getting Centered Skillful Use of Communication Channels Organizations as Relationships The Essence of Communication: Co-constructing Meaning Modes of Conversing Practicing Conversation Skills8. Leading in a Culture of Learning and Transformative Change Learning How to be a Culturally Proficient Leader Transformative Learning A Transformative Vision of Maple View School District Our Wish to You and the Community You Serve Going DeeperResources Book Study Guide The People of Maple View Break Through Questions Matrix of Cultural Proficiency Books’ and Essential QuestionsReferencesIndex