Culturally Proficient Instruction | 2nd Edition
A Guide for People Who Teach
PUBLISHER: Corwin Press
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'Culturally Proficient Instruction enables educators to act on the proposition that all children can learn and suggests knowable ways by which to achieve that goal. This book gives a context and voice to the notion that culturally proficient instructors add value and dignity to children's lives and a dimension of professionalism to their artistry as teachers and leaders' - from the foreword to the first edition by Rudolph F. Crew
Social justice, equity, closing the achievement gap, reaching all learners - these are the goals of today's educators, but how does one go about making these values a reality in classrooms? Thousands of educators have found the answer in the framework of cultural proficiency. Cultural proficiency provides educators with the tools to work effectively with those who differ from them. It doesn't mean that you know everything there is to know about others-rather, it is the self-awareness to know how you-because of your ethnicity, culture, and life experiences-may offend or otherwise affect others.
In this thoroughly updated edition of the best-selling book, the authors provide opportunities for teachers to reflect on who they are as teachers, who their learners are, and what they each bring to the classroom. Each chapter of this interactive resource contains reflective questions, reflective activities, and group work to take readers deeper into the process of cultural proficiency. The book can be used individually, in pairs, or in groups. A case study based on the the authors' extensive work in a variety of settings provides an opportunity for readers to see, hear, and feel what cultural proficiency looks like in practice.
PUBLICATION DATE: 11/4/2005