Cultural Proficiency. Tools for School Leaders. Your Facilitators. Kikanza Nuri Robins, EdD Principal, The Robins Group Randall B. Lindsey, PhD Interim Dean, California Lutheran University Associate, The Robins Group Co-Authors of the Cultural Proficiency books (Corwin Press).
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Tools for School Leaders
Michael Fullan, The Moral Imperative of School Leadership
Cultural proficiencyThe Continuum
It is not the heroic actions of tackling complex societal problems that count; instead, “the power of context says that what really matters is the little things.”
LeadersActivityWords often used to describe some groups and implied terms for others
B. Williams, Closing the Achievement Gap, 2003
Assessing CultureNaming the differences
Valuing DiversityClaiming the differencesThe Essential Elements
The presumption of entitlement
Systems of oppression
Unawareness of the need to adaptThe Barriers
Culture is a predominant force
People are served in varying degrees by the dominant culture
Acknowledge group identities
Diversity within cultures is important
Respect unique cultural needsThe Guiding Principles
There are many persons ready to do what is right because in their hearts they know it is right. But they hesitate, waiting for the other [one] to make the first move – and [the other], in turn, waits for you. The minute a person whose word means a great deal dares to take the openhearted and courageous way, many others follow.
Marian Anderson, 1956
Equity will be a reality when children from minority racial, cultural, socio-economic, and linguistic backgrounds experience statistically similar rates of meeting high standards as do children from the majority culture.
Bay Area Educational Equity Task Force