The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change

The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change

By: Randall B. Lindsey (editor), Franklin CampbellJones (editor), Brenda CampbellJones (editor)Paperback

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Grounded in key research on organizational change, cultural proficiency, and ethics, this book calls on educators to facilitate personal and systemic change that translates into responsible actions in a multicultural society. Through authentic ethical dilemmas for reflection and discussion and richly detailed case studies based on actual school events, the authors provide readers with a deep understanding of cultural proficiency as an ethical and moralistic approach for profound organizational school change.

About Author

Franklin CampbellJones is associate professor of education leadership at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. He completed six years as a tenured faculty member of education leadership at California State University, Los Angeles. He is a national and international facilitator of organization learning and diversity. His 30-year service in education includes tenure as a high school social science teacher, school administrator, and project director for the State of California. Brenda CampbellJones, Ph.D, CEO She provides professional development, and technical assistance to school districts throughout the United States. Dr. CampbellJones gives keynote address internationally and nationally on culturally responsiveness in diverse communities. Dr. CampbellJones is published in scholarly and professional journals. She has served as principal of an award winning middle school, teacher, state and national staff development facilitator. Randall B. Lindsey is emeritus professor at California State University, Los Angeles and has a practice centered on educational consulting and issues related to equity and access. Prior to higher education faculty roles, he served as a junior and senior high school history teacher, a district office administrator for school desegregation, and executive director of a non-profit corporation. All of his experiences have been in working with diverse populations and his area of study is the behavior of white people in multicultural settings. It is his belief and experience that too often white people are observers of multicultural issues rather than personally involved with them. He works with colleagues to design and implement programs for and with schools, law enforcement agencies, and community-based organizations to provide access and achievement. He and his wife and frequent co-author, Delores, are enjoying this phase of life as grandparents, as educators, and in support of just causes that extend the promises of democracy throughout society in authentic ways.


Foreword by Linda C. Tillman Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Part I. Cultural Proficiency and Morality 1. Oakland Hills Oakland Hills School District Mission Oakland Hills Schools Oakland Hills Dilemma as Emblematic Barriers to Cultural Proficiency 2. The Tools of Cultural Proficiency Moral Consciousness Cultural Proficiency Is a Moral Consciousness Process The Guiding Principles: Moral Foundation Barriers to Cultural Proficiency The Cultural Proficiency Continuum The Essential Elements Cultural Proficiency Conceptual Framework 3. Values, Assumptions, and Beliefs Guide Our Actions The Ladder of Inference What I Value Most Dialogic Conversation Beliefs Inventory Going Deeper 4. Morality: Motivation, Purpose, and Intent Moral Purpose Intent: Ought and Will Mastering the Dilemma Part II. Case Studies: From Reflection to Action 5. Barrier 1: Systems of Oppression Case 1. A Superintendent's Predicament Reflection Case 2. Family First Questions for Discussion 6. Barrier 2: Resistance to Change Case 3. Science Lesson Questions for Discussion Case 4. Public Announcement Questions for Discussion Left-Hand/Right-Hand: Drilling Deeper 7. Barrier 3: A Sense of Privilege and Entitlement Case 5. Heart Condition Questions for Discussion Case 6. Early America Questions for Discussion Heuristic Reflection References Further Readings Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412977944
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781412977944
  • ISBN10: 1412977940

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