ERIC Number: ED432631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders.
Lindsey, Randall B.; Robins, Kikanza Nuri; Terrell, Raymond D.
Developed for work in mental health agencies, cultural proficiency is a relatively new approach to diversity that can be applied in educational and community settings. Cultural proficiency refers to the policies and practices of a school or the behaviors of a person that enable the school or person to interact effectively in a culturally diverse environment. This guide introduces the cultural proficiency model to school leaders and provides practical and field-tested applications of cultural proficiency concepts in the following chapters: (1) "The Case: Presenting Rolling Meadows and Coolidge School Districts"; (2) "What Is Cultural Proficiency?"; (3) "Becoming a Culturally Proficient Leader"; (4) "Overcoming Resistance to Change"; (5) "Understanding the Barrier of Entitlement"; and (6) "Moving toward Cultural Proficiency." Structured activities for developing cultural proficiency are arranged in six resource sections that correspond to text chapters. (Contains 6 figures, 11 tables, and 77 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Multicultural Education, Urban Schools
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (hardcover: ISBN-0-8039-6762-4, $63.95; softcover: ISBN-0-8039-6763-2, $28.95); Tel: 805-499-9734; Fax: 805-499-5323; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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