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Culturally Proficient Instruction
A Guide for People Who Teach

Third Edition

Foreword by Alberto Ochoa



© 2012 | 224 pages | Corwin

Are you doing all you can to improve teaching and learning?

Culturally proficient instruction is the result of an inside-out journey of teaching and learning during which you explore your values and behaviors while evaluating the policies and practices of your workplace. The journey deepens your understanding of yourself and your community of practice. In the newest version of their best-selling book, the authors invite you to reflect on how you engage with your students and your colleagues as a community of learners. The third edition features a case study to show cultural proficiency in practice and:

  • An updated discussion of standards-based education guidelines
  • A conceptual framework for the tools of cultural proficiency
  • New language for understanding the microaggressions of dominant cultures
  • An integrated guide for use with study groups

Each chapter contains reflective activities and group work conducive to collaborative professional development. Culturally Proficient Instruction is invaluable for anyone dedicated to creating an environment in which all learners can succeed. 

 
Forewords
 
Introduction
 
About the Authors
 
How to Use This Book
 
Part I: An Introduction to Cultural Proficiency
 
1. What Is Cultural Proficiency?
 
2. The Case for Cultural Proficiency
 
3. Culturally Proficient Standards
 
Part II: The Tools of Cultural Proficiency
 
4. Guiding Principles
 
5. Barriers to Cultural Proficiency
 
6. The Cultural Proficiency Continuum
 
Part III: The Essential Elements
 
7. Assessing Your Culture
 
8. Valuing Diversity
 
9. Managing the Dynamics of Difference
 
10. Adapting to Diversity
 
11. Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge
 
12. Your Action Plan
 
References
 
Index

"This book provides tools, resources, and thought-provoking vignettes to illustrate what can transform our educational practice to meet the needs of all kids.”

Kathleen Gavin, Coordinator of Professional Development
Great Prairie Area Education Agency, Burlington, IA

"The authors provide an interactive model that uses the tools of cultural proficiency as a lens to not only look at our students, but also at ourselves. This self-reflection enables us to be more effective for all our students."

Rick Mooradian, Teacher
Tahoe Elementary School, Sacramento, CA

"It updates discussions of the tools of cultural proficiency and new language for understanding cultures and blends sociology lessons and insights with accounts of proficient instruction. A 'must' for any educators' collection."

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
The Education Shelf

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