ERIC Number: EJ831182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 13
Leading Change through Cultural Competence
Gregory, Richard A.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v5 n4 p34-38 Win 2009
Peter Senge's message during the 2005 American Association of School Administrators (AASA) conference reminded people that they live not only in a school system, but also within a highly diverse, global community. Their individual and organizational policies, practices, and behaviors, can and do impact the learning experience for those they educate. In this article, the author cites the contentions made by several researchers on ethics and cultural competence. He also mentions a statewide competence summit conducted by the state of Oregon in 2004. Lastly, the author presents a solution for transforming administrators, teachers and schools to the ethical, culturally competent workplaces where all students live and learn in harmony and justice.
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Learning Experience, Ethics, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Administrators, Citizenship Education, Literacy, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Social Change, Social Justice, Educational Strategies, Educational Improvement, Minority Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon