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.

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.

—Fullan, 2003, p. 86

Getting Centered

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 discussed how learning about our students as cultural entities is of major importance. Learning about our ...

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