The Importance Of Cultural Competence

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"Cultural competence is the ability to communicate, live, learn and work in cross-cultural situations. It’s important to have respect for differences, an eagerness to learn and a willingness to accept there are many ways of viewing the world."
~Terry Bergeson, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Research Objective/Introduction
My research objective is to explore the cultural competence of the faculty and administration of a high school institution’s impact on the academic success of African American high school students. This mixed method research addressed in this paper, will mainly have its focus through a qualitative approach, it will address the cultural competence of faculty and administrators
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collectively. There are many ore scholars that have researched this subject of cultural competence. However, due to the constraints of the space of this paper only a few can be discuss. A few scholars in the past that have researched and explored cultural competence are Larry Purnell and Lisa Delpit. We will first begin with the scholar Larry Purnell.

Larry Purnell developed the Model of Cultural Competence. The model provides a comprehensive systematic and concise framework for learning and understanding culture (Purnell, 2008). This empirical framework provides a foundation for healthcare providers, educators, administrators and others to provide holistic culturally competent, therapeutic interventions. The purpose of the model is to:

● Provide a framework for all healthcare providers to learn concepts and characteristics of culture. Define circumstances that affect a person’s cultural worldview in the context of historical
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However. Political Science may also be influenced by other disciplines such as Sociology and Psychology. Therefore, Political Science discipline is such as a chameleon as it takes on the assumption that it is most influenced by at the time (p. 55) Generally, this discipline views the research as consequences of educational institutional factors. This discipline assumes that individual and group behavior are motivated and derived by the desire for and/or exercise of power. This could be utilized to determine the source and reason for the power behind faculty, administration and the educational system. This applies to this research to give a focus and foundation to the educational system and its impact of cultural competence theory upon the faculty and administration. Cultural Competence was originated and motivated from historical Civil Rights Movements and U.S. Immigration Laws in the early 1980s. However, since that time it has been transformed under a different lens through more secular trends (McKenzie, 2008). Though this theory started in the social work and health care sector it has carried over into many other disciplines. Disciplines such as business, government and now into education. Psychology is another discipline that influences the Political Science discipline that gives it more of a philosophical

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