This second edition has been extensively revised to include improved exercises and reflective activities, a restructured case study, and an additional chapter on instructional standards.
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Kikanza Nuri-Robins helps people to close the gap between what they say they are and what they actually do. Whether she is in a corporate boardroom, the fireside room of a retreat center, or a convention center auditorium, Kikanza uses her skills and insights to help people and organizations that are in transition – or ought to be. She shares her observations and recommendations with clarity and candor, while gently encouraging them to face the difficult situations that challenge their skill sets and their values. She leads people to this growing edge with unswerving focus, an understanding heart, and laughter that rises from the seat of her soul.
Since 1978, Kikanza has worked as an organizational development consultant in a variety of settings including education, health care, criminal justice, and religion, focusing on leadership development, change management, and cultural proficiency. Her clients range from school districts, to university faculty, to government offices and non-profit organizations. The connecting thread is her passion for working with people who want to making a difference for others.
Kikanza studied at Occidental College, the University of Southern California, and the San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is the author of many articles and five books, including: Cultural Proficiency and Culturally Proficient Responses to the LGBT Communities. Kikanza lives in Los Angeles where she spends her discretionary time as a textile artist.Review:
"Culturally Proficient Instruction, Second Edition, provides a nonthreatening framework for educators to investigate their personal and collective beliefs and practices. It serves as an excellent tool to guide and promote an open discussion and examination of the diversity challenges facing our schools and communities." (From the Foreword by Philip C. McCullum, Director 2005-03-11)
"This is one of the best books I have read about instruction--period. The authors invite those who teach to look deeply inside themselves to engage in reflection, to enhance relationships, and to improve their practices in ways that enable all students to learn at high levels." (Gale Hulme, Director, Programs & Strategic Initiatives 2005-03-11)
"Culturally Proficient Instruction, Second Edition, enables educators to act on the proposition that all children can learn, and suggests knowable ways by which to achieve that goal. This book gives a context and voice to the notion that culturally proficient instructors add value and dignity to children′s lives, and a dimension of professionalism to their artistry as teachers and leaders." (From the Afterword by Rudolph F. Crew, Superintendent 2005-03-11)
"Our entire management team has used Cultural Proficiency as a mind set for school improvement. In attempting to support schools who serve a large number of students of color focus on serving all students equitably, Cultural Proficiency has been a critical asset for our teams. Responding to the issues of race, culture, poverty, language, and disabilities is complex, overwhelming, and often an emotional task in many schools. The Cultural Proficiency Tools provide those of us involved in serving these schools a guide that helps lower anxiety, do what is right and just, and respond respectfully to the schools and their communities." (Linda MacDonell, Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services Division 2005-06-09)
"Culturally Proficient Instruction doesn′t happen by putting a diversity poster on the wall or saying, ′all kids can learn.′ To change the culture and instruction at low-performing, diverse schools, educators must first look at themselves. This book, with a format that encourages and guides us through self reflection on the most important aspects of culture and diversity, is a lifeboat for those who really want to change the way we fail to educate all students." (Katie Curry, Principal 2005-08-29)
"Faculties interested in addressing cultural diversity and differences can use this volume as a study text." (Curriculum Connections, Fall 2006)
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