Achieving cultural proficiency in schools may seem like a daunting task, but research has proven that by developing positive, productive responses to the diverse populations in a school community, the benefits are wide-reaching and impressive: enhanced ability of students to learn and teachers to teach, students prepared to find their own places in the global community, positive school-community relations, and students prepared for outstanding citizenship.
Designed to provide teacher trainers and educational leaders with all the necessary materials to design a workshop or study group around the best-selling book, Cultural Proficiency, Second Edition by Randall B. Lindsey, Kikanza Nuri Robins, and Raymond D. Terrell, this Facilitator's Guide features key components from the book that masterfully instructs educators how to:
- Avoid unintentional cultural or ethnic slights
- Understand how historical distrust affects present-day interactions
- Accept that each culture finds some values and behaviours more important than others
- Use the diversity of your school community as an educational resource
Overflowing with practical ideas in an easy-to-use format, the Facilitator's Guide provides study questions and highlights for each chapter, activities for ensuring a successful workshop, sample training plans to get you started, and guidelines for working with different sized groups, including individual study, pairs, study groups, and large workshops.