The Lens of Cultural Proficiency. Lindsey, R. B., Graham, S. M., Westphal Jr., R. C., & Jew, C. L. (2008). Culturally proficient inquiry: A lens for identifying and examining educational gaps. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. What is Cultural Proficiency?.
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Lindsey, R. B., Graham, S. M., Westphal Jr., R. C., & Jew, C. L. (2008). Culturally proficient inquiry: A lens for identifying and examining educational gaps. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
The tools of cultural proficiency- (1) Guiding Principles, (2) Barriers, (3) Continuum, and (4) Essential Elements/Standards provide you with the framework for analyzing your values, behaviors as well as your school's policies and practices.
Understanding the Barriers to achieving culturally proficient actions:
The Continuum of cultural proficiency defines/describes the level of proficiency or lack of:
This allows the educator to examine cultural competence within the context of curriculum and instruction, assessment practices, parents and community, and professional development.
URL to collect information for your analysis: