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ACEI

The Mission of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) is to promote and support in the global community the optimal education and development of children, from birth through early adolescence, and to influence the professional growth of educators and the efforts of others who are committed to the needs of children in a changing society. http://www.udel.edu/bateman/acei/index.html


Alaskan Cultural Standards and Guidelines

Booklets downloadable in Adobe Acrobat [PDF]


An Online course: Embracing diversity, respecting others

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) announces Embracing Diversity, Respecting Others, a professional development online course designed to give teachers the tools they need to create environments of acceptance and harmony in our schools. "Teachers are in a wonderful position to help young people understand that our nation is strong because of our diversity." ASCD Professional Development Online


Approaches to Multicultural Education

Powerpoint presentation (in HTML)


ASCD Tutorials ASCD's tutorials on the Internet.


Black Youth Project

A Research Project exploring the attitudes, resources, and culture of African American youth ages 15 to 25, exploring how these factors and others influence their decision-making, norms, and behavior in critical domains such as sex, health, and politics.


Blueprint for Action III

On February 26,1986 a significant cross-section of representatives from Black organizations, other national organizations, associations, local grass-roots communities, local and national institutions, along with other concerned educators and individuals was convened to discuss the status and future of the African-American child. The focus was education in general, and urban public education in particular. The strategy was to consolidate ideas and information from all the stakeholders in Black students' education: students, parents, teachers, administrators, policymakers, as well as business and community leaders. http://www.newhorizons.org/


Brown vs. Board of Education - Traveling E-xhibit

Did you know that the five cases under the heading of Brown represent over 200 plaintiffs, a dozen attorneys and community activists who helped organize people in each of the locations from Delaware, Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.? Learn more about the "Brown Case" ...An excellent electronic exhibit with many pictures and lots of information.
http://www.brownvboard.org/trvlexbt/trvlexbt.htm


CCSD Equity and Diversity Education

Vision

All students learn when provided with acceptance, support, encouragement, and opportunities.


Mission


Equity and Diversity Education promotes the development of culturally responsible and responsive educational policies, practices, and curricula that foster knowledge, understanding, respect, and appreciation designed to improve achievement for all students.


Goals

  • To influence policies and practices that support quality teaching, learning, and leadership.
  • To assist educators in creating culturally supportive learning environments that hold high expectations for the academic achievement of all students.
  • To review and support the development and/or evaluation of culturally responsible and responsive curricula.
  • To collaborate with school district personnel involved in educational settings outside the classroom regarding the appropriateness of culturally diverse programs and resources.
  • To assist the district and schools in resolving diverse educational issues affecting educators, students, parents, and the community.
  • To provide technical assistance in the review and integration of culturally diverse materials and resources to support curriculum and instruction within school and district-wide programs.
  • To facilitate and serve as a liaison in the development and presentations of conferences, workshops, institutes, and other educational programs in collaboration with institutions of higher learning and professional organizations designed to enhance cultural appreciation and diversity programming for educators, students, and the community.
  • To represent the Clark County School District by advocating for diversity and equity educational programs for students, parents, and community.
  • To establish partnerships with community-based organizations that support educational programs connected to students, parents, and other community groups.
  • To provide district staff and community educational programs with strategies aimed at closing the achievement gap.

 


Cultural Orientation Website

The United States Refugee Program helps thousands of refugees resettle in the United States each year. Refugees are processed overseas by a variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations. As part of this preparation, most refugees receive cultural orientation (CO) training. Similarly, resettlement agencies throughout the United States provide additional orientation to the refugee's new community. This website was established to create linkages between overseas providers of CO and domestic resettlement programs.
http://www.culturalorientation.net


Curriculum & Instruction Supersite

This is a great place for pre-service and in-service teachers to gain new insights, pick up practical information and connect with each other.
http://www.abacon.com/C&I/index.html


DiversityInc.com

Our original content is written by our team of nine full-time, experienced journalists, located in our home office in New Brunswick, N.J. and our bureaus in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. It is exclusive to DiversityInc.com and includes regular features on diversity management , best practices , emerging markets , recruitment and retention , leadership , legal issues and more. We also publish the original " Business Case for Diversity (4th Edition) ," a 539-page foundational document.
http://www.diversityinc.com/


Diversity in Libraries

Examples and Resources http://carbon.cudenver.edu/public/library/diversity/links.html#Organizations


DiversityWeb

DiversityWeb is part of a larger communications initiative entitled Diversity Works. Supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, this initiative is designed to create new pathways for diversity collaboration and connection, via the World Wide Web and more traditional forms of print communication. http://www.diversityweb.org


EdChange http://www.edchange.org/index.html is dedicated to diversity, equity, and justice in schools and society. We act to shape schools and communities in which all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, (dis)ability, language, or religion, have equitable opportunities to thrive and achieve free from oppression.


Educational Equity

The Educational Equity Team of the Nevada Department of Education provides training and technical assistance to school districts, other agencies, parents and other groups to support schools in meeting the needs of diverse learners, including students who have disabilities or are disadvantaged. Staff members also assist with out-of-state placement opportunities for students who have special education needs for which services are not available within their districts.


Electronic Magazine /of Multicultural Education

A free-access online journal published twice a year for scholars, practitioners, and students of multicultural education, EMME is committed to providing a forum in which scholarly and practical ideas can be exchanged to strengthen the theories and practices of multicultural education. 
http://beacon.eastern.edu/publications/emme/

 


Equity and Diversity Education
Mission
Equity and Diversity Education promotes the development of culturally responsible and responsive educational policies, practices, and curricula that foster knowledge, understanding, respect, and appreciation designed to improve achievement for all students.

 


Equity Assistance Centers

The 10 federally sponsored Equity Assistance Centers (formerly Desegregation Assistance Centers or DACs) listed help public schools in their region treat all students equally regardless of race, gender, or national origin in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
http://www.colostate.edu/programs/EAC/othercenters.html

 


Equity Assistance Centers

http://www.edgateway.net/pub/docs/eacn/home.html

The Equity Assistance Centers (EAC) were first established in 1978. There are 10 Regional Equity Assistance Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. They provide assistance to public schools in the areas of race, gender, and national origin to promote equal educational opportunities.
Mission
The primary issue faced by school districts in the 21st century is to ensure that all schools provide the opportunity for students to succeed academically. Assisting schools and school districts to meet performance standards while ensuring equal opportunity for all students is the mission of the Equity Assistance Centers.
Clients
Any public school district within a center's region is eligible to receive services from that center at no cost to the district. These schools include public schools, charter schools, and magnet schools.


Family Resource Centers of Nevada

Directory of Family Resource centers for Nevada.


Four approaches to Multicultural Education Reform

Powerpoint presentation (in HTML)


Harvard Law Civil Rights Project

The Civil Rights Project (CRP) is a leading organization devoted to civil rights research


IC Web Links

Diversity/Inclusive Teaching Tips
http://www.Indiana.edu/~icy/divtips.html


Implicit Association Test

(From site) This web site presents a method that demonstrates the conscious-unconscious divergences much more convincingly than has been possible with previous methods. This new method is called the Implicit Association Test, or IAT for short.
https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/demo/selectatest.html

INTASC Pedagogy [Word Document] [PDF Document]

High Standards and High Expectations are Important Components of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy.


Internet Resources for Teaching about Ethnic and Cultural Diversity

Click here to download this document (Microsoft Word)


Kentucky Department of Education

Information regarding Kentucky schools.


McGraw-Hill PowerWeb

PowerWeb is dynamic and easy to use. It provides supplemental content that is course-based, and saves time. Even better, PowerWeb is FREE to students who buy selected McGraw-Hill titles.... http://www.dushkin.com/powerweb


Movies, Race, and Ethnicity

The following videographies provide a broad sampling of ethnic and racial representations in the movies over the last century. These films include works of mainstream Hollywood, as well as historical and current movies by film makers of color. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/EthnicImagesVid.html


Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society

This website provides additional information for users of Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society, sixth edition by Donna M. Gollnick and Philip C. Chinn. To further enrich their learning, users will find Chapter Summaries, Multiple Choice, True/False... http://www.prenhall.com/gollnick


Multicultural Education Internet Resource Guide

This guide of over 100 web sites was created to assist multicultural educators in locating educational resources on the Internet. World wide access to multicultural information and current events in other regions makes the Internet an important educational tool. Teachers through the internet have access to lesson plans, on-line photo galleries, stories, maps, virtual field trip, international radio programming, and e-mail pen pals. In the multicultural classroom these resources can be used to create thematic units http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jar/Multi.html


Multicultural Ideas and Links

Z Magazine is a monthly print periodical. http://www.zmag.org/multiculideas.htm


Multicultural Links

Here are some great links to other Multicultural Web Sites http://www.isomedia.com/homes/jmele/mcultlink.html


Multicultural Supersite

The McGraw-Hill Multicultural Supersite attempts to narrow the gap between multicultural education theory and practice through a collection of information and original resources for in-service teachers, pre-service teachers, and teacher educators. http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/education/multi/links.html


Multicultural Supersite - Multicultural Library

New Releases http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/education/multi/library.html


National Council for Educating Black Children http://www.ncebc.org/index2.html


National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) http://www.nabse.org/
Our Mission

The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) is the nation's premiere non-profit organization devoted to furthering the academic success for the nation's children - particularly children of African descent. Now in its 36th year, NABSE boasts an outreach to more than 10,000 preeminent educators including teachers, administrators, superintendents as well as corporate and institutional members. Founded in 1970, by Dr. Charles D. Moody, Sr., NABSE is dedicated to improving both the educational experiences and accomplishments of African American youth through the development and use of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement .


National Association for Multicultural Education http://www.nameorg.org/

The Founders of NAME envisioned an organization that would bring together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations.

NAME today is an active, growing organization, with members from throughout the United States and several other countries. Educators from preschool through higher education and representatives from business and communities comprise NAME's membership. Members in a number of states have formed NAME chapters and more chapters are in the process of forming.

There are six points of consensus regarding multicultural education that are central to NAME¹s philosophy, and serve as NAME's goals:

  • To respect and appreciate cultural diversity.
  • To promote the understanding of unique cultural and ethnic heritage.
  • To promote the development of culturally responsible and responsive curricula.
  • To facilitate acquisition of the attitudes, skills, and knowledge to function in various cultures.
  • To eliminate racism and discrimination in society.
  • To achieve social, political, economic, and educational equity .

National Council for Educating Black Children

Vision:

We envision a time when all children will be valued and presented with equal opportunities in our society that emanate from equality, useful education, and strong family values.

Mission:

The mission of the National Council on Educating Black Children (NCEBC) is to improve the achievement of African-American students by disseminating and promoting the /Blueprint for Action III,/ sharing successful educational programs and monitoring their progress.

In the late 1960's and early 1970's, education in the United States focused on the "disadvantaged" and worry about why "Johnny" could not read. Out of this framework emerged the idea that urban Black and poor children could not learn and that their schools were in shambles. The late Dr. Ron Edmonds, then Professor of Education at Harvard University, found in his urban school visitations that some schools were effectively educating Black and poor children. During these visits, he ascertained
that these successful schools had similar characteristics.

* *These characteristics are what became a set of five correlates that Dr. Edmond believes to be necessary for a school to effectively educate African-American students. He insisted that if these characteristics or principles of successful schools were recognized to be effective, they should be adopted and implemented by staff in all schools at all grade levels. Dr. Edmonds' five correlates require schools to: 1) Have a principal who is a strong instructional leader; 2) Provide a safe, community-like climate conducive for learning; 3) Be staffed with professionals that have high expectations for all students; 4) Provide a curriculum that relates to the experiences of the learners; and 5) Maintain constant evaluation, with remediation for mastery of content.

The foundation for the "Blueprint" is the research pioneered by the late Dr. Ron Edmonds and the concept that "all children can learn." A Blueprint for Action" is designed to provide a framework for collaborative actions that public school districts propose for solving
problems and accelerating achievement for all children, and Black children in particular.


National Education Assn: The Multicultural Resource series

The Multicultural Resource Series: Professional Development Guide for Educators Gene-Tey Shin, Paul Gorski, and Martha Green, Editors (1999) http://home.nea.org/books/list.cfm?groupid=40


National MultiCultural Institute

The National MultiCultural Institute has been a leader in the field of diversity since its inception in 1983. Its initiatives have focused on Organizational Training and Consulting; twice-annual Conferences which offer opportunities for in-depth diversity training and skills-building; Publications and resource materials that include trainer manuals, books on cross-cultural mental health and videos; and Leading Edge Projects that promote the creation of a professional association for diversity practitioners, and partnerships with government and private organizations. http://www.nmci.org


NHTSA Multicultural Outreach Program

"The United States is a nation of people with different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. NHTSA recognizes the need for a broad range of traffic safety programs and partnerships that reflect the rich diversity of America's communities and ensure that everyone benefits from our lifesaving work. Given that traffic safety problems disproportionately affect some communities, NHTSA is committed to working with diverse national and community-based partners to create, implement, evaluate and market culturally specific programs and materials to raise greater awareness within diverse communities about the importance of traffic safety." http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/multicultural/


North Central Regional Educational Laboratory

NCREL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides research-based expertise, resources, assistance, and professional development opportunities for teachers, administrators, and policymakers.
http://www.ncrel.org/


Office of Human Relations Programs

OHRP is the focal point for campus programs and activities that foster and promote a greater appreciation and understanding of the rich diversity that characterizes the University of Maryland. This office advises and assists the President on issues dealing with equity, diversity, and multicultural policy and is also responsible for assisting faculty, staff, and students in the resolution of discrimination complaints. http://www.umd.edu/ohrp


Project MCE Resources

Project MCE promotes, offers and provides programs, services and activities which foster knowledge, understanding and respect for cultural differences and human diversity. Through its mission and efforts, Project MCE seeks to promote understanding and tolerance thereby maximizing learning performance, achievement and personal development in schools, higher education, career choices and transitions and lifelong learning. http://www.lvrj.com/communitylink/projectmce/


Questia

Questia, the world's largest online library of over 45,000 books and 360,000 journal, magazine and newspaper articles http://www.questia.com/Index.jsp?CRID=multicultural_education&OFFID=se1


Remember September 11

A Few Words from the 2.7 Million Members of the National Education Association


REPORT ON THE STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF EDUCATION THAT IS MULTICULTURAL IN MARYLAND

June 1998 Prepared by Maryland State Education That Is Multicultural Advisory Council Maryland State Department of Education http://www.maec.org/md/multied/multied.html


Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit organization that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation. Its programs inclue the Intelligence Project, Teaching Tolerance and Tolerance.org. The Center also sponsors the Civil Rights Memorial, which celebrates the memory of those who died during the Civil Rights Movement. http://www.splcenter.org/


St. John's University Multicultural Studies


Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change is a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization that promotes social and economic justice through public education.
http://www.teachingforchange.org/


The Center for Multicultural Education

The Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle WA, focuses on research projects and activities designed to improve practice related to equity issues, intergroup relations, and the achievement of students of color. The Center also engages in services and teaching related to its research mission. http://depts.washington.edu/centerme/home.htm


The National Resource Center for the Healing of Racism http://www.nrchr.org/resources.asp?category=Educators:%20K%20-%2012

Mission Statement

The mission of the NRCHR is to provide all people involved in the process of healing the disease of racism & upholding the oneness of human mankind with the tools & resources to support & enhance their work


Tufts University Child & Family Web Guide

links to the best sites about infants, children, and teens supported by the William T. Grant Foundation
http://cfw.tufts.edu/


The University of Austine College of Education
Diversity Initiatives : http://www.edb.utexas.edu/diversity/


UNLV College of Education

Main Website for the UNLV College of Education http://www.unlv.edu/Colleges/Education/


Urban Education Web

UEweb offers manuals, brief articles, annotated bibliographies, reviews and summaries of outstanding publications, and conference announcements in urban education. Many items in UEweb are published by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education and are available for free or a nominal charge, as described in its publication list. http://eric-web.tc.columbia.edu


Using the Case Method

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Western State Center http://speedy.wscpdx.org/about/

Western States Center's mission is to build a progressive movement for social, economic, racial and environmental justice in the eight Western states of Oregon , Washington , Idaho , Montana , Wyoming , Utah , Nevada and Alaska .

Our vision is of a just and equitable society governed by a strong, grassroots democracy. We work on three levels: strengthening grassroots organizing and community-based leadership; building long term, strategic alliances among community, environmental, labor, social justice and other public interest organizations; and developing the capacity of informed communities to participate in the public policy process and in elections.
WHAT WE DO

  • Train grassroots organizers and community leaders in advocacy and public policy skills
  • Consult on education and organizing campaigns, strategy and organizational development
  • Strengthen local community based organizations and build statewide public policy coalitions
  • Encourage citizen leaders to seek and hold public office

Provide research and policy analysis to western leaders, the press and the public


Working to Improve Schools and Education (WISE)

Welcome to the WISE website where we are working to improve schools and education.

The purpose of this website is to provide anyone interested in improving U.S. schools with valuable information and resources about important issues in education and teaching. The information and resources presented here are the product of ongoing work by an education professor, Jeff Claus, at Ithaca College, in Ithaca, NY and students in one of his courses. Most of these students are preparing to teach and work with young people in disciplines ranging from social studies, biology, English, Spanish, and math, to music, speech & language development, and health & physical education.