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Culturally Proficient Practice Supporting Educators of English Learning Students

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ISBN-10: 1452217297

ISBN-13: 9781452217291

Edition: 2012

Authors: Reyes L. (Limon) Quezada, Delores B. Lindsey, Randall B. Lindsey

List price: $36.95
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Close the achievement gap for your English learners!The growing achievement gap between English learners and native English speakers poses a challenge to educators across the nation. This book shows how you can apply the Cultural Proficiency framework to help narrow the achievement gap, with professional learning strategies that help educators identify their own cultural assumptions and, ultimately, bridge the cultural divide between their schools/classrooms and their students. Case studies, tools, and reflective prompts help you:Examine how your beliefs may affect the way you educate English learnersAddress the underlying causes of the achievement gapImplement culturally proficient…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 7/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Delores B. Lindsey, Ph.D., retired as Associate Professor of Education at Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA, but did not retire from the education profession. As a former middle grades and high school teacher, assistant principal, principal, and county office of education administrator, her primary focus is developing culturally proficient leadership practices aimed at closing educational gaps. She helps educational leaders examine their organizations' policies and practices, and their individual beliefs and values about cross-cultural communication. Her message to her audiences focuses on socially just educational practices, culturally proficient leadership practices, and diversity as…    

Randall B. Lindsey is emeritus professor at California State University, Los Angeles and has a practice centered on educational consulting and issues related to equity and access. Prior to higher education faculty roles, he served as a junior and senior high school history teacher, a district office administrator for school desegregation, and executive director of a non-profit corporation. All of his experiences have been in working with diverse populations and his area of study is the behavior of white people in multicultural settings. It is his belief and experience that too often white people are observers of multicultural issues rather than personally involved with them. He works with…    

About the Authors
The Context and Tools for Educating English Learning Students
Setting the Context
Getting Centered
Cultural Proficiency and English Learning Students
Historical Context of Multilingual Education and Programs for English Learning Students
Multilingual Education Program Models
Professional Development Programs in Support of English Learning Students
Going Deeper
The Tools of Cultural Proficiency
Getting Centered
Reflection and Dialogue Lead to "Inside-Out" Change
The Tools of Cultural Proficiency
The Conceptual Framework Is a Guide
Barriers Versus Cultural Assets: The Tension for Change
Transforming the Culture of School
Regarding Culture as an Asset Leads to Cultural Proficiency
Levels of Commitment to Change and Improvement
Culturally Proficient Leadership Links Behaviors With Beliefs and Identity
River View School District: A Case Story
Going Deeper
Educators as Practitioner Researchers in Support of English Learning Students
Action Research Through a Culturally Proficient Practitioner Researcher Lens
Action Research Cycle Rubric for Culturally Proficient Practitioner Researchers
Action Research Getting Started Protocol
Closing Thoughts
Questions for Reflection
Professional Learning Activity-Assessing Cultural Knowledge
Professional Learning Activity-Valuing Diversity
Professional Learning Activity-Managing the Dynamics of Difference
Professional Learning Activity-Adapting to Diversity
Professional Learning Activity-Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge
Recommended Books on Instructional Strategies
Matrix: How to Use Cultural Proficiency Books