Developing Critical Cultural Competence

A Guide for 21st-Century Educators

by Jewell Cooper, Ye He, Barbara B. Levin

Cultural competence is key to improved student achievement


This book shows you how to provide professional development for teachers that deepens their cultural understanding. The authors provide activities to help educators translate new knowledge into action with activities that focus on the three inseparable insights required for developing teachers’ critical cultural competency:


  • Understanding themselves
  • Understanding their students
  • Understanding their students’ families and communities


Readers have access to a companion website that contains reproducible resource lists and handouts as well as examples that can serve as models for some of the activities.

  • SAGE Publications; August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781452268859
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Developing Critical Cultural Competence
  • Author: Jewell Cooper; Ye He; Barbara B. Levin
  • Imprint: Corwin

In The Press

“This book effectively describes the importance of individual teachers learning about themselves as a person in order to clearly differentiate for students in the classroom.”