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Cultural Proficiency

Cultural Proficiency in education is defined by the CCPEP as “educating all students to high levels through knowing, valuing, and using as assets their cultural backgrounds, languages, and learning styles within the context of our teaching.”

The five essential elements include:

  • Assessing Cultural Knowledge

  • Valuing Diversity

  • Managing the Dynamics of Differ- ence

  • Adapting to Diversity

  • Institutionalizing Cultural Knowledge