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Opening Doors: An Implementation Template for Cultural Proficiency

Opening Doors: An Implementation Template for Cultural Proficiency (Paperback)

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See how one school district made cultural proficiency real-and how you can too!



This book tells the story of Ventura Unified School District's successful implementation of cultural proficiency, which opened long-closed doors for marginalized students and returned gains on every key success metric. Most importantly, it will empower you to do the same for your school or district. Resources include:

A method for evaluating the impact of educational decisions on students' access to learningA clearly outlined three-year implementation plan for making your school culturally proficientA content-rich companion website that includes templates and forms for implementing the book's suggestions

EducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyMulticultural educationEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of a specific subjectEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needsTeaching of students with English as a second language TESOL Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc Publication Date: 01/12/2016 ISBN-13: 9781483388793  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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.

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