ERIC Number: ED495616
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Publication Date: 2005-Feb-9
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Facilitator's Guide to Cultural Proficiency, Second Edition
Lindsey, Randall B.; Robins, Kikanza Nuri; Terrell, Raymond D.
Achieving cultural proficiency in schools may seem like a daunting task, but research has proven that are developing positive productive responses to the diverse populations in a school community, the benefits are wide-reaching and impressive: enhanced ability of students to learn and teachers to teach, students prepare to find their own places in the global community, positive school-community relations, and students prepare for outstanding citizenship. The authors of this second edition of "Cultural Proficiency" provide staff developers and educational leaders with all the necessary materials to plan a workshop or study group. This Facilitator's Guide features key components from the book that masterfully instruct educators how to: (1) Avoid unintentional cultural or ethnic slights; (2) Understand how historical distrust affects present-day interactions; (3) Accept that each culture finds some values and behaviors more important than others; and (4) Use the diversity of your school community as an educational resource. This book lead others through dialogue, reflection, and application of the work. Now you can help others begin changing the context in their schools and districts! After an introduction and "Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide--Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders, Second Edition" (Randall B. Lindsey, Kikanza Nuri Robins, and Raymond D. Terrell), this book is divided into four parts and nine chapters. Part I, Understanding Cultural Proficiency, presents: (1) What Is Cultural Proficiency?; and (2) The Historical Context for Cultural Proficiency. Part II, Using the Tools of Cultural Proficiency, continues with: (3) The First Tool, Descriptive Language: The Cultural Proficiency Continuum; (4) The Second Tool, Behavioral Competencies: The Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency; and (5) The Third Tool, Underlying Values: The Guiding Principles of Cultural Proficiency. Part III, Overcoming the Barriers to Cultural Proficiency, then presents: (6) Culturally Proficient Leadership: Formal and Nonformal Leaders; (7) The First Barrier: Unawareness of the Need to Adapt; and (8) The Second Barrier: The Presumption of Entitlement. Part IV, Making the Commitment to Cultural Proficiency, concludes with: (9) Cultural Proficiency: A Moral Imperative. Also included are: (1) Sample Workshop Agendas; and (2) Resource: Workshop Evaluation Form.
Descriptors: Workshops, Evaluation, Educational Resources, Study Guides, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Staff Development, Consciousness Raising, Ethnicity, Racial Relations, Social Values, History, Teacher Behavior, Leadership Qualities, Adjustment (to Environment), Social Attitudes, Moral Values
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