Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders
“This book is a phenomenal resource for school districts and organizations interested in improving the culture of their organizations. It provides a solid foundation for understanding equity, embracing diversity, and adapting to differences. Moreover, the protocols and activities in this edition serve as a road map for school and district leaders on the journey toward cultural proficiency.”
—Lynne Rosen, Director of Language and Cultural Equity
Albuquerque Public Schools, NM
Embark on a journey toward cultural proficiency that results in professional growth and organizational change!
Because change is an ongoing and personal process, this book helps school leaders recognize their own barriers to cultural proficiency and take steps to effectively describe, plan for, and respond to issues that arise in diverse environments.
This powerful third edition of Cultural Proficiency offers fresh approaches, a revised organization, and new activities that enable leaders to engage in effective interactions with students, educators, and the communities they serve. Randall B. Lindsey, Kikanza Nuri Robins, and Raymond D. Terrell meticulously provide information gathered from their experiences working with schools, educational agencies, and organizations across the United States and Canada and show how school leaders can:
- Gain a personal understanding of what cultural proficiency means in practice
- Use collaborative activities to effect change in a school
- Lead a learning community toward becoming a culturally proficient organization
With updated and expanded vignettes, this resource provides a unique, field-tested plan for addressing diversity and ensuring that schools are places of learning that value students of all backgrounds.