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The Cultural Proficiency Manifesto

Finding Clarity Amidst the Noise
By: Randall B. Lindsey

Foreword by Stephanie Graham Rivas

This deliberately brief book shares Randall Lindsey’s latest thinking on Cultural Proficiency and provides a roadmap to interrupting the cycle of hostility towards marginalized groups.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506399379
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2017
  • Page Count: 120
  • Publication date: September 15, 2017

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A call-to-arms for educators in tumultuous times

In times of social disruption and uncertainty, we must return to our core values and remember why we entered education in the first place: to make a difference in the lives of all children. Cultural Proficiency can provide us with essential tools for acting on the promise of American public schooling.

The Cultural Proficiency Manifesto places today’s political divisiveness in the context of greater historical change and provides a roadmap to interrupting the cycle of hostility towards marginalized groups. Readers will find:
Esteemed author Randall Lindsey’s latest thinking on Cultural Proficiency
A deliberately brief format that unpacks the Cultural Proficiency Framework and offers practical guidance
Tools and guiding principles to help educators move their school community toward inclusivity
Prompts for individual reflection and team dialogue

Now more than ever, our students need educators to uphold our commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion for all.
"Lindsey's manifesto is a call to action for educators to ensure we are creating culturally responsive environments to support all learners. It teaches us how to authentically engage in the work of educating our wonderfully diverse population."
—Julie A. Vitale, Superintendent
Romoland School District, CA

“This manifesto is indeed timely and essential. Dr. Lindsey's vast experience as an expert and leader in cultural proficiency reminds us that now is the time to acknowledge and address the vast number of diversity, equity, and social justice issues at hand."
—Kenneth R. Magdaleno, Executive Director
Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research



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Randall B. Lindsey

Randall B. Lindsey is Emeritus Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. He has served as a teacher, an administrator, executive director of a non-profit corporation, as Interim Dean at California Lutheran University, as Distinguished Educator in Residence at Pepperdine University, and as Chair of the Education Department at the University of Redlands. All of Randy’s experiences have been in working with diverse populations and his area of study is the behavior of white people in multicultural settings. His Ph.D. is in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University, his Master of Arts in Teaching is in History Education from the University of Illinois, and his B.S. in Social Science Education is from Western Illinois University. He has served as a junior high school and high school teacher and as an administrator in charge of school desegregation efforts. At Cal State, L.A. he served as Chair of the Division of Administration and Counseling and as Director of the Regional Assistance Centers for Educational Equity, a regional race desegregation assistance center. With co-authors he has written several books and articles on applying the Cultural Proficiency Framework in various contexts.

Email – randallblindsey@gmail.com
Website - CCPEP.org
Twitter - @RBLindsey41
Table of Contents

Table of Contents



About the Author



Chapter 1: Purpose of This Manifesto

My Perspective

My Concern


The Cultural Proficiency Framework as a Road Map

Technical and Adaptive Change


Expressions of Bigotry Can Be Motivational


Design of This Book

Chapter 2: A Brief History of Inequity and Equity: A Tsunami Warning

Lesson Learned #1

Cycles of Disruption as Levers for Change: A Tsunami Warning

Inequities Are on Our Doorsteps for Us to Address

The Silver Lining of Equity in Our Founding Documents

Lesson Learned #2



More About Achievement Gaps

The Myth of Failing Public Schools

School Reform from 1980s to Present

Going Deeper

Dialogic Activity

Chapter 3: History and Hope for Changing Schools

Education Language and the Power of “Why?”

Lesson Learned #3

Transformative Change

The Achievement Gap Is Not New

Into the Second Century of Education Reform: The “Why?” Question

Amidst the Noise Is Clarity

Going Deeper

Dialogic Activity


Chapter 4: The Cultural Proficiency Framework

Culturally Proficient Leadership

Lesson Learned #4

The Tools of Cultural Proficiency

The Cultural Proficiency Conceptual Framework as a Guide

Barriers vs. Cultural Assets: The Tension for Change

Transforming the Culture of School

Going Deeper

Dialogic Activity

Chapter 5: Resistance to Change: The Anger–Guilt Continuum

Surfacing Privilege and Entitlement

Reflections on Entitlement: A Mystic Elementary School Conversation

Reflective Activity

Carrying Our Learning Forward

Going Deeper

Dialogic Activity

Chapter 6: Going Forward Takes Commitment and Effort: It Always Has

The Blaring of Trumpets

PHASE 1: The Guiding Principles of Cultural Proficiency

Nine Key Questions for Reflection and Dialogue

Use Internal Assets and Be Intentional

PHASE 2: The Essential Elements of Cultural Competence

Going Deeper

Dialogic Activity

Chapter 7: My Final Thoughts and, Then, Your Turn

Two-Phase Process—Guiding Principles and Essential Elements


Closing Comments






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