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Educator Development and Equity

A4 Modules

Published: 1/5/2022 7:18 AM

​​​A4 Cultural Competency Modules, Awareness, Acknowledgement, Acceptance, Action

​The A4 Model for Cultural Competence is a framework designed to provide individuals with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to increase their effectiveness in relating across cultural differences in increasingly diverse domestic and international environments. 

  • Awareness (A1) – 
    • ​​​​​​"Awareness of Self": What are my values, beliefs, norms, customs, traditions, styles, biases, stereotypes, and behaviors? Who am I?
    • ​​​​"Awareness of Others": What are others' values, beliefs, norms, customs, traditions, styles, biases, stereotypes, and behaviors?
Oct. 20-21, 2021: Education cooperative representatives gathered to participate in and provide feedback on the A1-Awareness module and resources. Cooperatives will host training(s) for district representatives to then share with their local school staff.

  • Acknowledgement (A2) – 
    • ​How are my values, beliefs, norms, customs, traditions, styles, biases, stereotypes, and behaviors the same or different that others? How am I?

  • Acceptance (A3) – 
    • ​Am I open to accepting and respecting differences? Why or why not? What are the benefits for me? What are the challenges for me?
    • Can I avoid assigning judgements (e.g. better/worse, right/wrong) to cultural differences? Why or why not?

  • Action (A4) – 
    • ​What adjustments, both in the way I think and behave, do I need to make in order to effectively operate in a different cultural context?​​​

​Resources​

Kentucky's Equity Toolkit 

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