Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership
Although family engagement is crucial to student and community outcomes, schools often alienate families who are not part of the dominant culture. As a result, school leaders need to become culturally proficient to systematically engage all families equitably regardless of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and other cultural identifiers. This teaching case study raises issues related to cultural proficiency and family engagement. To help current and future educational leaders foster family engagement, I provide a cultural proficiency for family and community engagement framework. I also pose questions designed to trigger conversations and find practical solutions related to equitable family engagement.
Educational leadership, cultural proficiency, PK-12, family engagement, diversity
Brion, Corinne, "Cultural Proficiency: The Necessary Link to Family Engagement" (2021). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 271.