Culturally Proficient Leadership: The Personal Journey Begins Within
′The authors′ masterful developmental process leads you to a place of social responsibility, which is so critical for the mosaic that defines education today. From parents to superintendents, everyone connected to schools needs to take this journey.′¨Rosemary Papa, Del and Jewell Lewis Chair of Learner-Centered LeadershipNorthern Arizona University′Provides an opportunity for individual reflection as opposed to a more social network of exploration. The idea of a cultural autobiography is compelling and necessary for people to truly extend their journey of understanding themselves and others.′¨Denise Seguine, Chief Academic OfficerWichita Public Schools, KSGain the personal insight you need to promote equity in your school!With schools becoming increasingly diverse, educational leaders are finding that cultural proficiency¨the ability to understand and respect studentsĂ cultural dignity¨is a crucial component of developing high-performing schools. Culturally Proficient Leadership provides a step-by-step approach for creating a cultural autobiography to help educators reflect on their underlying beliefs, assumptions, and backgrounds. Written by highly respected experts in education and diversity, this interactive resource:Addresses a broad range of differences relevant to today′s schools, including race, ethnicity, national origin, language, gender, social class, sexual orientation, faith, and abilityFeatures compelling first-person narratives from the authors′ own cross-cultural journeysIncludes reflective questions and prompts to guide readers in examining how their cultural experiences influence their leadership practiceBy embarking on a journey of self-discovery, leaders at all levels can develop essential skills for communicating and collaborating across cultures.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - msaucier818 - LibraryThing
This was a tough book to get through. I admire and respect the dedication and knowledge the authors bring about culturally proficient leadership, but after a semester of reading about these issues ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - salgalruns - LibraryThing
This was a work related book that I needed to read this summer as part of a district focus on cultural proficiency. While I was not opposed to the topic, the book wasn't the best as far as independent ... Read full review