Definitions: American Indian/Alaskan Native Culturally Relevant Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Grant Program
(1)“Achievement gap” means the research-based gap in opportunity that often exists between students who are economically disadvantaged, students learning English as a second language and students who are African American, Hispanic or Native American and their White peers.
(2)“American Indian”/Alaskan Native means persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central American) and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment.
(3)“Closing the Achievement Gap for American Indian/Alaskan Native Students Grant” means the Grant established in OAR 581-018-0523 (Establishment: American Indian/Alaskan Native Culturally Relevant Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Grant Program) to implement ORS 342.950(3)(f).
(4)“Culturally and/or linguistically diverse” means: students who identify as racial and/or ethnically diverse (Hispanic, African American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander) or whose native language is not English.
(5)“Culturally competent” means the ability to successfully teach students who come from a culture or cultures other than our own. It entails developing certain personal and interpersonal awareness and sensitivities, understanding certain bodies of cultural knowledge, and mastering a set of skills that, taken together, underlie effective cross-cultural teaching and culturally responsive teaching.
(6)“Culturally relevant” means pedagogy and practices that propose the following: students must experience academic success, students must develop and/or maintain cultural competence, and students must develop a critical consciousness through which they challenge the status quo of the current social order.
(7)“Culturally responsive” means the implicit use of the cultural knowledge, prior experiences, frames of reference, and performance styles of diverse students to make learning more appropriate and effective for them.
(8)“Non-profit organization” means:
(a)An organization established as a nonprofit organization under the laws of Oregon; and
(b)Qualifies as an exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as defined in ORS 314.011 (Definitions).
(9)“Postsecondary Institution” means:
(a)A community college operated under ORS Chapter 341 (Community Colleges).
(b)The following public universities within the Oregon University System:
(A)University of Oregon.
(B)Oregon State University.
(C)Portland State University.
(D)Oregon Institute of Technology.
(E)Western Oregon University.
(F)Southern Oregon University.
(G)Eastern Oregon University.
(H)Oregon Health and Science University.
(I)An Oregon-based, generally accredited, not-for-profit institution of higher education.
(10)“Systemic Equity” means the transformed ways in which systems and individuals habitually operate to ensure that every learner — in whatever learning environment that learner is found--has the greatest opportunity to learn enhanced by the resources and supports necessary to achieve competence, excellence, independence, responsibility, and self-sufficiency for school and for life.
(11)“Title VII Indian Education” means a federally funded program receiving United State Department of Education Title VII — Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education funding.
(a)The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.
(b)The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
(c)The Burns-Paiute Tribe.
(d)The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon.
(e)The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.
(f)The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians.
(g)The Confederated Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Tribes.
(h)The Klamath Tribe.
(i)The Coquille Tribe.
Rule 581-018-0520 — Definitions: American Indian/Alaskan Native Culturally Relevant Teaching, Learning, and Pedagogy Grant Program,