Focusing on ethical decision making, this compelling book shows how to develop a deeper personal understanding of cultural differences and strengthen equitable practices in schools and districts.

The Tools of Cultural Proficiency

The tools of cultural proficiency

Justice is what love looks like when it is said in public.

Michael EricDyson (2008)

Getting Centered

The situations described below occur all too frequently in our schools. While reading them, be fully aware of your feelings and reactions:

  • You read reports of the very high levels of high school dropout rates in which young people who are African American, Latino, Native American and/or First Nations and who are from families of low income are vastly overrepresented.
  • You overhear bigoted comments about students from your colleagues.
  • Students in your school make bigoted, insensitive comments to one another.
  • You attend a professional development seminar or a university course, and the presenter appears to minimize issues of diversity and equity.

How do you react to these ...

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