Integrating the four Tools of Cultural Proficiency with the PLC framework, this guide provides school leaders with practical strategies for building equity-focused PLCs to help all students achieve.
Chapter 9: Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge Through Collective Learning
Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge Through Collective Learning
Establishing knowledge sharing practices is as much a route to creating collaborative cultures as it is a product of the latter. This means that the organization must frame the giving and receiving of knowledge as a responsibility and must reinforce such sharing through incentives and opportunities to engage in it.
Institutionalizing cultural knowledge is an Essential Element of Cultural Proficiency that aligns well with Hord's (Hord & Sommers, 2008) attribute of collective learning and generative knowledge.
Coupled together they represent a powerful educational tool and the transformative nature of learning communities. In Chapter 8, we [Page 110]discussed how learning about our students as cultural entities is of major importance. Learning about our ...