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.

Morality: Motivation, Purpose, and Intent
Morality: Motivation, purpose, and intent

Although the role of government is important, the enforcement of civil rights transcends federal actions. Enforcement is rather a larger responsibility of American society; its failure lies within the confines of the nation's morals and mores.

—Low and Clift, 1981

Throughout this book, we make the argument that cultural proficiency is an inside-out process leading to transformational change for cultural responsiveness and responsibility. This transformational process involves recognizing who you are as a moral being and your commitment to doing what is right and just, even in the face of overwhelming odds and criticism. Using cultural proficiency as an inside-out process, you are increasingly aware of your values and the influence they have in shaping assumptions about self ...

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