A culturally proficient society begins in school : leadership for equity
- Franco, Carmella S.
- Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2011.
- Physical description
- xvi, 187 p. ; 26 cm.
LB2805 .F665 2011
- Unknown LB2805 .F665 2011
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-182) and index.
- Foreword by Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, PhD Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. The Why of This Book 2. Pueblo, Kronach, and East Los Angeles: Our Beginnings 3. Conversations With the Superintendents: The Teacher Years 4. Conversations With the Superintendents: The Administrator Years 5. Lessons Learned: Acknowledging Barriers, Recognizing Cultural Assets 6. Lessons Learned: Cultural Assets Inform Actions 7. Developing Your Leadership for Equity Plan Resources References Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This book is about the American Educational Dream and how all educators can be successful with students from diverse cultural backgrounds. Written by three Latina superintendents who have achieved great success as leaders of culturally and linguistically-diverse districts, this book provides a unique vision for transforming schools into places of equity and excellence. The authors use the lens of Cultural Proficiency to facilitate an understanding of both the barriers to educational opportunity as well the conditions that help to promote the success of underserved groups. Their lessons for being successful in diverse communities are a source of inspiration to all educators who aspire to extend the promises of democracy to every public school student.
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- Publication date
- Carmella S. Franco, Maria G. Ott, Darline P. Robles ; featuring conversations with Randall B. Lindsey and Stephanie M. Graham ; foreword by Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana.