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ERIC Number: ED457117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 257
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-7792-9
Culturally Proficient Instruction: A Guide for People Who Teach.
Robins, Kikanza Nuri; Lindsey, Randall B.; Lindsey, Delores B.; Terrell, Raymond D.
Cultural proficiency is the self awareness to recognize how a person--because of ethnicity and life experiences--may offend others and may yet offer others something unique and special. This book expands on that theme and addresses educators at all levels, offering an invitation to reflect on the practice and craft of instruction. The book's case studies and guided reflections help readers find the insights they need to begin the process of healing in themselves, their students, their schools, and their communities. Incorporating a range of examples in a multitude of environments, the book addresses the needs of K-12 teachers and administrators, higher education faculty, adult educators, and trainers in business and healthcare. Chapters are: (1) "Invitation"; (2) "The Case: Who Needs Culturally Proficient Instruction?"; (3) "What Is Cultural Proficiency?"; (4) "Barriers to Cultural Proficiency"; (5) "The Cultural Proficiency Continuum"; (6) "Assessing Your Culture: Naming the Differences"; (7) "Valuing Diversity: Claiming the Differences"; (8) "Managing the Dynamics of Difference: Reframing the Differences"; (9) "Adapting to Diversity: Training about Differences"; (10) "Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge: Changing for Differences"; and (11) "A Call to Action." (Contains 39 references and lists 15 resources for further reading.) (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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