The groundbreaking guide to cultural proficiency in schools, updated to meet today’s challenges
The first edition of The Culturally Proficient School opened new dialogue about diversity and cultural dignity that had an immediate impact on educators, becoming the go-to resource for ideas about how to serve all students equitably.
This second edition incorporates reader feedback and up-to-date research on closing access and achievement gaps, delivering a guide to cultural proficiency that is more relevant, accessible and effective than ever. New content includes:
• Instructive vignettes that reflect contemporary truths about educational diversity and moral leadership
• Emphasis on skills development, including the art and science of conversation
• A conceptual framework that makes clear the first steps to take towards a more culturally proficient school
The face of educational diversity is changing. Now more than ever, this book is the key to mastering the challenges and opportunities it presents.
“In The Culturally Proficient School, the authors take the reader on a journey of personal reflection and capacity building. This authentic examination of our assumptions and practices creates a necessary, healthy tension to move from simply learning to changing our practices in schools. In a nutshell, an educational leader can take this book and create a learning community that aligns the work of adults around a commitment to creating a culturally proficient school that benefits each student.”
— Jeff Ronneberg, Superintendent
Spring Lake Park Schools, MN