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Barriers

Barriers

There are barriers that inhibit our achieving cultural proficiency.
  • Being resistant to change
  • Being unaware of the need to adapt
  • Not acknowledging systemic oppression, and
  • Benefiting from a sense of privilege and entitlement
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Essential Elements

Essential Elements

The essential elements describe key behaviors of cultural competent schools.
  • Assessing culture
  • Valuing diversity
  • Managing the dynamics of difference
  • Adapting to diversity
  • Institutionalizing cultural knowledge
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Continuum

Continuum

There are six to the cultural proficiency continuum. These points help us describe the healthy and unhealthy environments in our schools.
  • Cultural Destructiveness
  • Cultural Incapacity
  • Cultural Blindness
  • Cultural Precompetence
  • Cultural Competence
  • Cultural Proficiency
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Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

The are six principles that undergird the effort to achieve proficiency.
  • Culture is a predominant force in people and school’s lives.
  • The dominant culture serves people in varying degrees.
  • People have both personal identities and group identities.
  • Diversity within cultures is...
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