Navigating Cultural Competence in Grades K–5

1st Edition

A Compass for Teachers

Nancy P. Gallavan
eISBN-13: 9781452237817

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"Gallavan provides a clear theoretical and practical foundation for framing one′s journey and understanding of cultural competence. She effectively guides teachers through learning each child′s story, providing meaningful connections, and collectively sharing the responsibility for all students′ learning."
—Linda D. Jungwirth, President, Convening Conversations, Inc.
Pepperdine University, CA

"Nancy P. Gallavan provides a cultural compass to guide educators of all age groups in becoming more attuned to each child′s unique culture."
—James Becker, Teacher, Administrator
Branksome Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Create a welcoming environment for young children with the cultural competence compass

Young children making the transition from home to school need gentle guidance and warm, student-centered surroundings. Navigating Cultural Competence in Grades K–5 helps you ensure that all students are treated with dignity and respect, and that their cultures are valued. Nancy P. Gallavan provides an eight-point cultural compass for crafting a grade-appropriate inclusive curriculum. Each chapter includes frequently asked questions, specific strategies, and activities that help you:

Ask the right questions for determining culturally appropriate curriculumEngage children in cultural discussions that build confidenceInclude cultural sensitivity across all content areas

From reframing lessons to working with families, the author walks you through the steps of connecting children′s home and school lives. The teacher and student activities provide an excellent roadmap to ensure that all students feel accepted and engaged.


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ISBNs 9781412978491, 9781412978491, 9781412978491, 9781452237817, 9781452223728, 1452237816
Language English
Number of Pages 176
Edition 1st