Cultural Proficiency : A Manual for School Leaders

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2009-06-02
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr

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This powerful third edition offers fresh approaches that enable school leaders to engage in effective interactions with students, educators, and the communities they serve.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Third Editionp. x
Foreword to the Second Editionp. xii
Foreword to the First Editionp. xiv
Preface to the Third Editionp. xvi
About the Authorsp. xix
Understanding Cultural Proficiencyp. 1
Cultural Proficiencyp. 2
Cultural Proficiency: An Inside-Out Approach to Differencep. 3
The Four Toolsp. 4
A Historical Contextp. 7
What's in It for Us?p. 12
Learning and Teaching Effectivelyp. 12
Living in a Global Communityp. 13
Participating in the Communityp. 13
Providing Leadershipp. 14
The Casep. 14
Resources for Developing Culturally Proficient Leadersp. 17
Read the Text Firstp. 18
The Matrixp. 19
Going Deeperp. 19
Reflectionp. 20
A Cultural and Historical Context for Our Unfolding Democracyp. 22
An Inside-Out Approachp. 23
What It Takesp. 24
Culture Is...p. 24
What Happened to Race?p. 27
The Legacy of Segregation and Exclusionp. 29
A History of Caste in the United Statesp. 31
Labels for Historically Oppressed Peoplep. 34
From Segregation to Cultural Proficiencyp. 37
Culture and History Provide Perspectivep. 41
Going Deeperp. 42
Reflectionp. 42
Leadership for Today's Schoolsp. 43
Our Journey With Culturally Proficient Leadersp. 44
Transformational Leadershipp. 46
Formal and Nonformal Leadersp. 48
Collaborative Leadershipp. 50
Culturally Proficient Leadershipp. 52
So Where Do You Start?p. 55
Going Deeperp. 56
Reflectionp. 56
Framing Your Work With the Cultural Proficiency Toolsp. 57
Inside-Out Changep. 58
Cultural Proficiency Conceptual Frameworkp. 59
The Four Tools of Cultural Proficiencyp. 61
Going Deeperp. 65
Reflectionp. 66
Using the Tools of Cultural Proficiencyp. 67
The First Tool: Overcoming Barriersp. 68
Barriers to Cultural Proficiencyp. 69
This Chapter Is for Everyonep. 71
Caveat: Systemic Oppressionp. 71
Caveat: Privilege and Entitlementp. 75
Caveat: Unawareness of the Need to Adaptp. 83
Changing Educational Practicesp. 84
Culturally Proficient Educatorsp. 85
Overcoming Resistancep. 92
Very Good Newsp. 94
Going Deeperp. 94
Reflectionp. 96
The Second Tool: The Guiding Principles of Cultural Proficiencyp. 97
The Guiding Principles of Cultural Proficiencyp. 98
Cultural Proficiency as an Expression of Valuesp. 100
Principle: Culture Is Ever Presentp. 101
Principle: People Are Served in Varying Degrees by the Dominant Culturep. 101
Principle: People Have Group Identities and Personal Identitiesp. 102
Principle: Diversity Within Cultures Is Importantp. 103
Principle: Each Group Has Unique Cultural Needs That Must Be Respectedp. 104
Principle: The Family, as Defined by Each Culture, Is the Primary System of Support in the Education of Childrenp. 105
Principle: People Who Are Not Part of the Dominant Culture Have to Be at Least Biculturalp. 106
Principle: Inherent in Cross-cultural Interactions Are Social and Communication Dynamics That Must Be Acknowledged, Adjusted to, and Acceptedp. 106
Principle: The School System Must Incorporate Cultural Knowledge Into Practice and Policymakingp. 107
Make It Countp. 108
Going Deeperp. 108
Reflectionp. 109
The Third Tool: The Cultural Proficiency Continuump. 110
Macro- and Microaggressionsp. 113
The Continuump. 114
Going Deeperp. 122
Reflectionp. 122
The Fourth Tool: The Essential Elementsp. 123
The Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiencyp. 125
Analyzing School Leadershipp. 133
Going Deeperp. 135
Reflectionp. 135
Making the Commitment to Cultural Proficiencyp. 137
The Case: One Last Lookp. 138
Going Deeperp. 155
Reflectionp. 156
Matrix: How to Use the Cultural Proficiency Booksp. 157
Resourcesp. 159
Introduction to Resource Activitiesp. 160
Do Your Own Workp. 160
Believe Itp. 161
Be Able to Work Without the Scriptp. 161
Set the Tonep. 161
Take Time to Processp. 161
Use Small Groupsp. 161
Work in Teamsp. 162
Develop Your Own Stylep. 162
Be Prepared for Troublep. 162
Have Funp. 163
Understanding Diversityp. 164
A Few Definitionsp. 165
Telling Your Storiesp. 167
Diversity in Your Lifep. 170
Stand Upp. 172
Line Upp. 174
Demographicsp. 177
StarPowerp. 179
Getting to Know Myselfp. 181
Journalingp. 182
Diversity Lifelinep. 184
Name Five Thingsp. 186
Who Are You?p. 188
Who Am I?p. 190
Cultural Portraitp. 192
Personal Stereotypes Ip. 194
Personal Stereotypes IIp. 196
The Process of Personal Changep. 198
Seven Dynamics of Changep. 201
Paradigmsp. 205
Strength Bombardmentp. 208
Getting to Know Your Colleagues and Your Organizationp. 211
Introductory Gridp. 212
Cultural Perceptionsp. 214
What's Your Name?p. 217
Totems or Crestsp. 220
Family Portraitp. 222
Group Stereotypesp. 224
Circle of Historyp. 226
Storytellingp. 228
Voices That Resonatep. 230
Needs Assessmentp. 232
Understanding Power and Privilegep. 237
Barriers to Cultural Proficiencyp. 238
Describe a Culturally Incompetent Organizationp. 240
A Survey of Privilege and Entitlementp. 242
Listening and Hearingp. 247
Seven-Minute Dayp. 252
Going Deeper With the Principlesp. 257
Guiding Principles Discussion Startersp. 258
Family Valuesp. 262
My Work Valuesp. 264
Managing Conflict With Our Core Valuesp. 266
Examining Your Organizational Valuesp. 270
Going Deeper With the Continuump. 274
The Cultural Proficiency Continuump. 275
Exploring Behaviors Along the Continuump. 281
Going Deeper With the Essential Elementsp. 286
Understanding the Essential Elementsp. 287
Essential Elements of Culturally Proficient Leadersp. 291
Cultural Competence Self-Assessmentp. 293
Referencesp. 297
Additional Suggested Readingsp. 303
Indexp. 311
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