ERIC Number: ED495330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct-5
Reference Count: 0
Culturally Proficient Coaching: Supporting Educators to Create Equitable Schools
Lindsey, Delores B.; Martinez, Richard S.; Lindsey, Randall B.
Multicultural classrooms require a multifaceted approach to creating inclusive, learning-rich environments that empower all students. To meet this growing need, "Culturally Proficient Coaching" provides educators with a simple, yet comprehensive, new framework: a powerful fusion of the field-tested and respected Cognitive Coaching and Cultural Proficiency models. Through a unique approach, the best-selling authors add a new dimension to the concept of Cultural Proficiency, which is based on valuing, respecting, and honoring diverse backgrounds and ethnicities while looking deeply at one's own beliefs. This straightforward guide integrates the Five Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency with the Five States of Mind of Cognitive Coaching to arm educators with the tools necessary to close the achievement gap. It offers a practical strategy for being mindfully attuned to--and leveraging--cultural diversity to optimize student learning. To boost educators' cultural confidence and consciousness, while honing their coaching skills, this interactive resource features: (1) Action-planning worksheets; (2) Reflective questions; (3) Coaching maps and conversation vignettes; (4) Real-life examples through a composite case story. Teachers, coaches, counselors, staff developers, and administrators will gain inspiration and insights to break down cultural barriers through enlightened coaching. This book begins with a Foreword by (Robert J. Garmston), Preface, Acknowledgments and informantion About the Authors. It is divided into Three Parts; (1) Blending the Cultural Proficiency and Cognitive Coaching Frameworks; (2) Integrating the Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency with the States of Mind; and (3) Applying and Sustaining Culturally Proficient Coaching. Also includes References and Index.
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Instructional Leadership, Multicultural Education, Academic Achievement, Worksheets, Equal Education, Professional Development, Metacognition, Elementary Secondary Education, School Personnel, Teachers
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Administrators
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