Culture includes shared characteristics of human description, including race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation and identity, faith, spirituality, ableness, geography, ancestry, language, history, occupation, and affiliations. Providing space for further research and implementation possibilities, the book offers comprehensive multidisciplinary and multi-level perspectives, giving extensive coverage of the structure and focus of these types of programmes concerning geographical locations and academic levels, and also drawing on perspectives from national, institutional and individual interactions. Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge Through Collective Learning Part 3. This is not unusual when a new idea or concept hits the streets. Before we ask ourselves why our students are not succeeding, we must examine and understand our own perceptions and assumptions about them. It encourages leadership educators to explore and communicate more clearly the theoretical underpinnings and conceptual assumptions on which their approaches are based.
Jungwirth taught middle and high school science, and served as: district technology coordinator; county office curriculum and professional development coordinator serving 66 districts in Southern California; and director of the Center for the Advancement of Small Learning Environments for 19 high schools in 11 Southern California districts. As a professor, she serves schools, districts, and county offices as Cognitive Coach Training Associate, Adaptive Schools Associate, and as a consultant to develop culturally proficient educators. Each chapter opens with an epigraph for the reader's reflection. She taught biology and microbiology in California, Maryland, Connecticut, and Brazil. Culture is inclusive of and involves more than ethnic or racial differences.
In a thoughtful and engaging style, the authors provide guidance for school faculties to close achievement gaps. The authors' analysis of the current status leads to despair, but they provide a clear and compelling path forward. Before we ask ourselves why our students are not succeeding, we must examine and understand our own perceptions and assumptions about them. But little will really change unless we change ourselves. Through consideration of these themes the Handbook analyzes, promotes and critiques the contribution of management learning, education and development to management understanding.
She is coauthor of three Corwin publications, Culturally Proficient Instruction: A Guide for People Who Teach, 2002, 2006 , the multimedia kit by the same name, and Culturally Proficient Coaching: Supporting Educators to Create Equitable Schools 2007. Original chapters from leading international academics identify the key issues and map out where the discipline is going. With co-authors he has written several books and articles on Cultural Proficiency. The collaboration of the authors and their collective knowledge and experiences both challenge and celebrate every culture's contribution for every student's success. It also provides the reader with thoughtful commentaries from leading thinkers in the field. Preparing Students for Life Author: Elaine Makas Howard,Pamela J. Busy administrators lack the training and experience necessary to quickly and efficiently craft a teacher evaluation system that successfully meets the needs of their district.
This reflective process allows us to develop the skills necessary to lead school teams toward cultural proficiency. Prior to that he served for seventeen years at California State University, Los Angeles in the Division of Administration and Counseling. In a thoughtful and engaging style, the authors provide guidance for school faculties to close achievement gaps. Voices From the Field 4. Lindsey, PhD, is Associate Professor of Educational Administration at California State University San Marcos in San Marcos, California. Hord Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Part 1.
As a school administrator, she worked in California high schools and school districts. Copyright © 2009 by Delores B. We acknowledge our individual and collective commitment of time and energy and our willingness to stay true to the book we wanted to write from the very beginning. This volume brings together leading international scholars across disciplines to chronicle the current state of leadership education and establish a solid foundation on which to grow the field. The focus on student achievement through the development of cultural proficiency is imperative to creating a community of learners where all students perform at levels higher than before. An easier approach is to find fault in others, assign blame, declare the work too hard, close our classroom door, and move on to something else. He consults and coaches school districts and universities as they develop culturally proficient leaders.
This is truly a book that can be used in any school in America, and should be read by every administrator whose vocabulary includes the word 'diversity. Cultural Proficiency is an inside-out approach for effective cross-cultural interactions. This book features: Activities that build core Cultural Proficiency skills and promote personal transformation A chapter-by-chapter rubric for working effectively with English learning students A conversation-starting case story featuring the River View School District Strategies for using action research to improve the success of English learning students Confronting Inequities Through Collaborative Curiosity Author: Delores B. Her favorite reflective question is: Are we who we say we are? For example, we bring our experiences as school leaders and our work toward creating equitable schools to this writing so we may better serve the needs of all students. He has served as a junior high school and high school teacher and as an administrator in charge of school desegregation efforts. He is coauthor with Franklin and Brenda CampbellJones of The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Our Barriers Toward Profound School Change publication scheduled for summer 2009.
Markets, State, and Higher Education Author: Sheila Slaughter,Sheila A. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. We thank our friends on the six continents traveled. It will be an invaluable point of reference for all students and researchers interested in broadening their understanding of this exciting and dynamic new field. Jungwirth is recognized internationally for her work in Cultural Proficiency, and is co-author of Corwin's bestseller, Culturally Proficient Learning Communities: Confronting Inequities Through Collaborative Curiosity, and Rowman-Littlefield's 10 Models of Teacher Evaluation: The Policies, The People, The Potential. Our choir members learn and practice the individual skills necessary to be a contributing member of the larger group.