THE CULTURAL PROFICIENCY FRAMEWORK
Terrell, R.D., Lindsey, D.B., Lindsey, R.B., & Nuri Robins, K. (2006). Culturally Proficient Instruction: A Guide for People Who Teach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
The DMPS Cultural Proficiency Framework is integrated with the Intercultural Development Continuum (IDC). The inclusion of the IDC encourages another way of viewing Cultural Proficiency through a lens that describes individual behaviors and practices.
1. THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Underlying core values of the approach
2. THE CONTINUUM
Language for describing individual values and behaviors, and organizational practices and policies.
3. THE BARRIERS
Caveats that undermine effective responses to the guiding principles of culture.
4. THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS
Behavioral standards for measuring, planning, and responding proficiently to the guiding principles of culture.