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  • Equity and Diversity
    Resources for educators to learn about equity. Includes assessment instrument, case stories, journal articles and additional resources.
  • A Guide to Gender Fair Education in Science and Math
    A guide that can be downloaded of information and activities, including assessment exercises, intervention and teaching strategies, and actual classroom activities to increase gender equity in science and math education.
  • A Specialized Knowledge Base for Teaching American Indian and Alaska Native Students
    This paper outlines a knowledge base that can be adopted by beginning teachers of American Indian and Alaska Native students. This knowledge base is above and beyond what is now in most mainstream teacher education programs.
  • Achieving Gender Equity in Science Classrooms
    This handbook describes the aspects of culture that researchers believe contribute to attrition from science, engineering and math majors, and there are suggestions to address each of these issues. If implemented, these changes may prevent very capable students from leaving the sciences and may also attract students initially not involved in the sciences.
  • Alaska Native Knowledge Network
    The curriculum resources on this website are intended to help teachers and students make the connection between the knowledge, skills and ways of knowing used to maintain a livelihood in the villages, and the knowledge, skills and cultural standards for teaching/learning reflected in the school curriculum.
  • Campbell-Kibler Associates
    Yet another extraordinary gender equity trainer is Pat Campbell of Campbell-Kibler Associates, especially in the area of gender equity in math, science, and technology. Her excellent website has a remarkably large number of free and "user friendly" (in her words - and she is right!) brochures and pamphlets that you may download and use.
  • Center for Family Involvement in Schools
    The Center for Family Involvement in Schools provides equity-focused professional development programs and resources that strengthen family-school-community partnerships and encourage and support the academic, intellectual and social development of all children.
  • Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence
    CREDE conducts research and provide information dissemination on issues of the education of linguistic minority students. One particular concern is the assessment of such students.
  • Curriculum Development for Native American Students
    A guide to developing culturally sensitive curriculum .. especially for Native American students.
  • Differentiated Instruction
    CAST is well known in the Special Education world (see SPED references in section below), and is especially worth checking out for their work on assistive technology. Here is an excellent overview of classroom best practices in Differentiated Instruction.
  • Differentiated Instruction
    This Teach-Nology site for educators has links to a good number of ERIC research articles on Differentiated Instruction.
  • Diversity in the Classroom: A Checklist
    This checklist is designed to help teachers and other educators to effectively identify and respond to diversity in the classroom. It focuses on various aspects of the classroom environment, including curriculum materials, teaching strategies and teacher/student behaviors.
  • Diversity Within Unity
    This document identifies 12 essential principles for teaching and learning in a multicultural society. Also included is a checklist for assessing the principles.
  • Educating Jane
    Educating Jane is a wonderful site full of thoughtfully-chosen resources and other information. Has an excellent section on women in history.
  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
    As mentioned above, the taxonomy of the Equity Portal was based on the excellent work done by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse. Their site deserves another mention here, and particularly this page of a fantastic collection of self-assessment on equity.
  • Exemplary and Promising Gender Equity Programs 2000
    This well-researched report provides reviews of an exemplary other promising gender equity programs in a variety of subfields including gender equity in math, science, and technology and in career education.
  • Gender Equity in the Classroom: Viewing Guide
    A remarkable free equity resource is the Viewing Guide, written by notable gender equity experts David Sadker and Phyllis Learner, for their Gender Equity in the Classroom video. The video is also available for purchase at this site.
  • Getting the Media Message
    The purpose of this 3 year research project is to examine whether the content of media, experienced by 6th, 7th and 8th graders reinforces or hinders the development of gender and racial diversity in the Informational Technology workforce.
  • GrayMill
    "I just completed the exciting, energizing, enriching three day workshop on GESA facilitating and haven't felt this motivated and inspired in years._ With experience, I can assure you this is a typical comment from a participant in a training session in GESA (Gender/Ethnic Expectations and Student Achievement.) Possibly no individual has more success in teaching teachers how to teach more equitably than Dee Grayson. Along with her partner, Pam Miller, Graymill offers no-nonsense training in strategies that work to lessen the particular "disparities_ that exist within the interaction of the classroom teacher and different subgroups of students.
  • How Girls Hurt
    An article from the American School Board's Journal about how girls use covert aggression against one another.
  • Mid-Atlantic Equity Center
    The Equity Assistance Centers with the greatest amount of useful information is probably the Mid-Atlantic Equity Center http://www.maec.org Although funded to provide equity-related services to states in the mid-Atlantic region (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV) their "Education and Equity News" has many articles on national issues. To subscribe send a message to [email protected] stating on the subject line: subscribe ed-news and your e-mail address (e.g., subscribe ed-news [email protected]).
  • National Association for Multicultural Education
    The National Association for Multicultural Education, or NAME, is devoted to social justice and educational equity. NAME has great conferences, some active state chapters, and are probably the largest organization for multicultural education anywhere.
  • National Women's Law Center
    The National Women's Law Center's section on Education has many policy briefings and texts of Congressional testimonies on issues of females and education, especially on Title IX, and has special sections on sports, sexual harassment, single-sex schooling, career education, and overall gender equity in educational achievement.
  • SEED Project
    The SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project in Inclusive Curriculum provides resources to set up powerful roundtable, book study groups of teachers who wish to transform the (still) largely White Male curriculum. Peggy McIntosh developed the SEED project through the Wellesley Center for Research on Women (www.wellesley.edu) and is the author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack._ Short, powerful, and easily readable, her 1989 article has centered our thinking about race (and other variables) on the notion of "privilege_ like nothing else.
  • Teaching For Change
    Probably the best catalog for overall equity and social justice issues in education is put out by Teaching for Change. Beyond Heroes and Holidays in a "must-have_ for both inservice and preservice work on gender-fair and multicultural education that moves beyond celebrating the "Three F's_: Food, Fun, and Festival, and focuses on undoing racism and oppression.
  • Teaching in mixed-ability classrooms
    A good "first article_ on differentiated instruction, first developed as a method to effectively reach all children in heterogeneous, mixed-ability classrooms, then later co-opted as a "best practice_ in the worlds of Special Education and Gifted and Talented education.
  • Teaching Tolerance
    Teaching Tolerance serves as a clearinghouse of information about anti-bias programs and activities being implemented in schools across the country.
  • The Diversity Bookmarks Collection
    This list of Bookmarks was developed over the course of two years and represents hundreds of hours of research and web surfing on the part of its author. It includes most of the major web addresses which should be of special interest to bilingual and ESL educators and others interested in issues of educational equity and diversity.
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children
    NAEYC describes itself as the nation's largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators. Although a bit dated, every equity researcher and inservice and preservice teacher should have a copy of the Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children by Louise Derman-Sparks, full of research and strategies, available through NAEYC's website for an incredible $12.00!.
  • The National Coalition for Equity in Education
    The National Coalition for Equity in Education employs structures such as Personal Experience Panels and dyads that get to the deepest emotional-psychological experiences of prejudice and discrimination, and healing the pain of racism and other forms of oppression through expression of feelings and personal reflections. For more information contact Julian Weissglass, Professor of Mathematics now housed in the education department at UCSB at [email protected]
  • Weaving Gender Equity into Math Reform
    One of the best articles summarizing best practices for addressing the persistent problem in math education -- even when we get girls to take math classes in numbers close to those of boys substantially fewer girls choose math-related college majors and careers. Article has been effectively used in teacher study groups for professional development.
  • WEEA Equity Resource Center
    WEEA (Women's Educational Equity Act) is the only Federal legislation devoted to issues of girls' and women's' education. Although it had received much more substantial funding to do outreach and fund small-scale research projects around the country, in the 1990s it was scaled back to only a clearinghouse of information.