Culturally Proficient Practice : Supporting Educators Of English Learning Students Reyes L Quezada [Management books]

By: Quezada L Reyes, Lindsey B Delores and Lindsey B Randall.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Sage 2012ISBN: 9781452217291.DDC classification: 428.0071
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Help your English learning students achieve academic success!

U.S. demographics are quickly shifting, and it is more important than ever to reach and teach English learning students. Designed to empower educators to become agents of change in their classrooms, schools, and communities, this guide introduces the principles of Cultural Proficiency and how they can help improve educators′ ability to effectively teach English language learners. This book features:

Activities that build core Cultural Proficiency skills and promote personal transformation

A chapter-by-chapter rubric for working effectively with English learning students

A conversation-starting case story featuring the River View School District

Strategies for using action research to improve the success of English learning students

By focusing on Cultural Proficiency--and the underlying causes of EL achievement gaps--educators can uncover ways to break down academic barriers and use students′ cultural background as educational assets.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. xiii)
  • Acknowledgments (p. xvii)
  • About the Authors (p. xix)
  • Introduction (p. xxi)
  • Part I The Context and Tools for Educating English Learning Students (p. 1)
  • 1 Setting the Context (p. 5)
  • Getting Centered (p. 5)
  • Cultural Proficiency and English Learning Students (p. 7)
  • Historical Context of Multilingual Education and Programs for English Learning Students (p. 7)
  • Multilingual Education Program Models (p. 14)
  • Professional Development Programs in Support of English Learning Students (p. 17)
  • Going Deeper (p. 19)
  • 2 The Tools of Cultural Proficiency (p. 21)
  • Getting Centered (p. 21)
  • Reflection and Dialogue Lead to "Inside-Out" Change (p. 22)
  • The Tools of Cultural Proficiency (p. 23)
  • The Conceptual Framework Is a Guide (p. 23)
  • Barriers Versus Cultural Assets: The Tension for Change (p. 25)
  • Transforming the Culture of School (p. 26)
  • Regarding Culture as an Asset Leads to Cultural Proficiency (p. 26)
  • Levels of Commitment to Change and Improvement (p. 29)
  • Culturally Proficient Leadership Links Behaviors With Beliefs and Identity (p. 31)
  • River View School District: A Case Story (p. 32)
  • Going Deeper (p. 32)
  • Educators as Practitioner Researchers in Support of English Learning Students (p. 136)
  • Action Research Through a Culturally Proficient Practitioner Researcher Lens (p. 137)
  • Action Research Cycle Rubric for Culturally Proficient Practitioner Researchers (p. 139)
  • Action Research Getting Started Protocol (p. 142)
  • Closing Thoughts (p. 147)
  • Questions for Reflection (p. 148)
  • Resources
  • Resource A Professional Learning Activity-Assessing Cultural Knowledge (p. 149)
  • Resource B Professional Learning Activity-Valuing Diversity (p. 151)
  • Resource C Professional Learning Activity-Managing the Dynamics of Difference (p. 153)
  • Resource D Professional Learning Activity-Adapting to Diversity (p. 157)
  • Resource E Professional Learning Activity-Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge (p. 161)
  • Resource F Recommended Books on Instructional Strategies (p. 165)
  • Matrix: How to Use Cultural Proficiency Books (p. 167)
  • References (p. 171)
  • Index (p. 177)

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