ISBN-10:
1412969174
ISBN-13:
9781412969178
Pub. Date:
08/06/2008
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Culturally Proficient Leadership: The Personal Journey Begins Within / Edition 1

Culturally Proficient Leadership: The Personal Journey Begins Within / Edition 1

by Raymond D. Terrell, Randall B. LindseyRaymond D. Terrell

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Overview

Becoming a culturally proficient leader requires the kind of courage, clarity, and insight that can only come from looking inward first. It’s a personal learning journey of will and skill, and if you’re up to the challenge, one that will change how you see your school, your students, and yourself as you build your own cultural competence. Consider this second edition of Culturally Proficient Leadershipyour personal road map for navigating that journey.



Each chapter of Culturally Proficient Leadership invites you to put your experiences up front and challenges you to reframe your story based on multiple viewpoints—now, notably, with the addition of new coauthors Delores Lindsey and Eloise Kemp Terrell, who have their own remarkable stories and insight to share. Overall, all four authors will help you answer the critical question “Is what we say what we do?” utilizing the tools of Cultural Proficiency to


  • engage in Reflections and Cultural Interviews to explore what you learn about those who are culturally different from you
  • develop a Cultural Autobiography to provide a picture of the cultural memberships that have influenced who you are as a person
  • use the Cultural Proficiency Continuum to examine your progress as a leader in serving your students and communities
  • prepare an intentional Leadership Plan that summarizes your journey from Cultural Precompetence to Cultural Proficiency

The central “inside-out” premise of Cultural Proficiency is that engaging in deep introspection around one’s personal beliefs, values, and behaviors in response to human differences is the first step toward systemic educational reform. We invite you to embark on this journey of self-awareness, of moral courage, and of the life-affirming power of human diversity.




“I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together—unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different stories, but we hold common hopes; that we may not look the same and may not come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction: toward a better future for our children and our grandchildren.”

—Barack Obama, Los Angeles Times, 2008

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412969178
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/06/2008
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,240,621
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Raymond D. Terrell is a Professor Emeritus. He has served as a high school and junior high school English teacher, an elementary school principal, and an assistant superintendent in public schools in Ohio. He spent one year as a faculty member at Texas A&M University in the Department of Educational Administration. He spent 19 years at California State University, 14 years in the Department of Educational Administration, and for 5 years he was the Dean of the School of Education. He then served for three years as an elementary principal at Jefferson Elementary School in Hamilton, Ohio. Ray then joined the faculty at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he served as a professor in the Educational Leadership Department, Associate Dean for the College of Education Health and Society and as Chair of the Teacher Education Department. Ray has 50 years of professional experience with diversity and equity issues. He has served school districts in California, Arizona, Nevada, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. Ray writes about issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Ray lives in Springfield Township, Ohio with his wife Eloise. They have two adult children, Dina and William.


Eloise Terrell is a life-long champion for social justice, equity and inclusion. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband who is also a co-author on this edition of the book. She worked for 15 years in California as a banker holding a number of positions including Teller, Teller Supervisor, Assistant Branch Supervisor and Platform Supervisor. After returning to Cincinnati she rejoined the work force by obtaining a CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) and spent ten years supervising a progressive day care center. She has been active in voter registration efforts and managing election campaigns for candidates who held moral and ethical positions.

Randall B. Lindsey is Emeritus Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. He has served as a teacher, an administrator, executive director of a non-profit corporation, as Interim Dean at California Lutheran University, as Distinguished Educator in Residence at Pepperdine University, and as Chair of the Education Department at the University of Redlands. Prior to that he served for seventeen years at California State University, Los Angeles in the Division of Administration and Counseling. All of Randy’s experiences have been in working with diverse populations and his area of study is the behavior of white people in multicultural settings. His Ph.D. is in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University, his Master of Arts in Teaching is in History Education from the University of Illinois, and his B.S. in Social Science Education is from Western Illinois University. He has served as a junior high school and high school teacher and as an administrator in charge of school desegregation efforts. At Cal State, L.A. he served as Chair of the Division of Administration and Counseling and as Director of the Regional Assistance Centers for Educational Equity, a regional race desegregation assistance center. With co-authors he has written several books and articles on Cultural Proficiency. Most recent publication is The Cultural Proficiency Manifesto: Finding Clarity Amidst the Noise.

Delores B. Lindsey, Ph.D., retired as Assistant Professor of Educational Administration, at California State University, San Marcos. However, she has not retired from the educational profession. Using the lens of Cultural Proficiency, Dr. Lindsey helps educational leaders examine their policies and practices, as well as their individual beliefs and values about cross-cultural communication. Delores’ message to her audiences focuses on socially just educational practices and diversity as assets to be nurtured. Dr. Lindsey coaches educators to develop their own inquiry and action research. Her favorite reflective questions are: Who are we? and Are we who we say we are? She serves schools, districts, and county offices as an Adaptive Schools Training Associate, a Cognitive Coach Training Associate, and a consultant to develop culturally proficient educators and schools. Her recent publications include A Culturally Proficient response to the common core: Ensuring equity through professional learning (2015, Lindsey, Kearney, Estrada, & Lindsey); and Culturally Proficient inclusive schools: All means all! (2018, Lindsey, Thousand, Jew & Piowlski).

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Art of Hosting: Diversity
About the Authors
Introduction
Part I. Leadership Is a Developed Personal Perspective
1. The Leadership Journey Begins Within
2. The Cultural Proficiency Leadership Lens
3. Constructing Your Cultural Autobiography
Part II. Knowing Ourselves
4. Leaders Responding to Issues Related to Race, Ethnicity, and National Origin
5. Leaders Responding to Issues Related to Language, Gender, and Social Class
6. Leaders Responding to Issues Related to Sexual Orientation, Faith, and Ableness
Part III. Leading From an Ethical Framework
7. Culturally Competent and Proficient Leadership Actions
8. Educators and the Promise of Democracy
9. A Note to Those Preparing Educational Leaders
Resources
A. Authors’ Autobiographies
B. Cultural Proficiency Books’ Essential Questions
References and Further Readings
Index

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