Create inclusive educational environments that benefit ALL learners! As schools become more diverse with students of differing abilities and needs, this self-reflective and action-oriented guide helps you create and support more inclusive schools and classrooms that intentionally educate all students. Using the Five Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency as a roadmap, this book presents: • Students’ learning differences as just that – differences rather than deficits • Strategies that show you how to break though the common barriers to culturally proficient and inclusive schooling • Assessments that gauge your awareness and show you how to best serve every student’s needs
Part II: How to Become Inclusive Using the Five Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency
The five chapters that comprise this Part II section of the book examine ways to transform a school into a Culturally Proficient Inclusive School by using each of the five Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency introduced in Chapter 2, outlined in Table 2.2, and identified here by the chapter in which each is featured. We present the Essential Elements in separate chapters to facilitate deep study and mastery of each element.
- Chapter 5: Assessing Culture
- Chapter 6: Valuing Diversity
- Chapter 7: Managing the Dynamics of Difference
- Chapter 8: Adapting to Diversity
- Chapter 9: Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge
Together, the Essential Elements provide interdependent standards for being intentional about ...