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  • 4000 Years of Women in Science
    This site lists over 125 names of women from our scientific and technical past.This site grew out of the public talks given by Dr. Sethanne Howard, currently with the National Science Foundation.
  • A Comparison of Gender-Related AttitudesTowards Mathematics Between Girls in Single-Sex and Co-Educational Schools
    A Comparison of Gender-Related Attitudes Towards Mathematics Between Girls in Single-Sex and Co-Educational Schools,? Hazel Clifford, University of Exeter Master Thesis, 1998. This is a report of an investigation into differences in the attitudes of girls towards the learning of mathematics.
  • A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians
    This bibliography, compiled by the Anthropology Outreach Office of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, is a response to teachers' concerns about choosing culturally sensitive and historically accurate books for children about American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • 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.
  • Ableza: Tips for Teachers
    Tips for Teachers: A list of things for teachers to remember when they are teaching about Native Americans.
  • 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.
  • Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
    AWSEM is an after-school project designed to link middle school girls with role models. Girls meet for hands-on science activities, presentations and field trips.
  • African Voices
    African Voices is an exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History that examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of Africa's peoples and cultures over time in the realms of family, work, community,and the natural environment.
  • Afro-American Almanac
    The AFRO-American Almanac is an on-line presentation of the African in America with a historical perspective of a nation, its people, and its cultural evolution. Various media are used for information presentation.
  • American Association of University Women
    The AAUW is not your grandmother's AAUW: it now focuses much of its efforts on educational equity, following its landmark publication in 1992 of How Schools Shortchange Girls, that remains controversial and a target of the right although it merely summarized over 1100 previous research studies. Their sites is full of analysis and research briefs, and they provide a large amount of scholarships and awards, including the Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships for teachers working on gender equity projects.
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
    The American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values.
  • American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
    The Education section on the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee provides advice to educators and what teachers can do are good, as well as lesson plans on Arab discrimination and Arab stereotypes. Every teacher should familiarize themselves with "facts about Arabs" and "facts about Islam." A short piece on how to evaluate the multicultural programs in your school nicely summarizes the work on James Banks and Sonja Nieto, leading multicultural educators.
  • Anti-Defamation League
    The Anti-Defamation League is one of the most recommended sites for prejudice reduction work by equity experts. Of note see their Education page for short articles about discussing hate and violence with your children, responding to hate-motivated behaviors you might see in your children and others, and what to tell your children about prejudice (the latter in both English and Spanish.) Helpful "Tools for Teachers" section.
  • Armstrong, Thomas Ph.D. Home Page
    Thomas Armstrong worked under Howard Gardner at Harvard's Project Zero and is a fabulous trainer on multiple intelligences. His provocative and controversial book on the "myth of ADD/ADHD_ is available here.
  • Association for Women in Mathematics
    AWM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging women and girls in the mathematical sciences. Website contains biographies, forums, awards, scholarships and other resources.
  • Back-to-School/Stay-in-School
    The Back-to-School/Stay-in-School Program was created in response to alarming high school dropout rates. Understanding the correlation between education and life-long earnings and the need to maximize the human potential.
  • BICS versus CALPS in English Language Learners
    This provides a concise explanation of the difference between BICS (Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills) and CALPS (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency Skills), the knowledge of which is central to an understanding of how vitally important it is to the cognitive development of non-English speaking students to receive at least some instruction in their native language as they learn English. Underscores how damaging the ?English only? movement is to the future of Limited English Proficient children.
  • Biographies of Women Scientists
    Biographies of women scientists and related activities.
  • Black History Project
    Hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, this website has a collection of diverse multimedia providing rich background information about people of African origin from around the world.
  • Black Women in Mathematics
    Website contains the history of Black women in math, biographies, role models who are mathematicians and articles about Black women in math.
  • 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.
  • Can Do!
    The Can Do! web site offers stories, activities, and resources to help create a better understanding and deeper appreciation of how people can overcome their challenges and reach their dreams by using their abilities and a "can-do" attitude.
  • Center for Gifted Education Policy
    The Center for Gifted Education Policy is run by the American Psychological Association and conducts research and advocacy work to inform educational policy on Gifted and Talented youth. They also have a newsletter, a journal, and a listserv.
  • Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence
    CREDE is a federally funded research and development program focused on improving the education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, geographic location, or poverty.
  • 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.
  • Center for Talented Youth at John Hopkins University
    The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) provides challenging educational programs for students scoring at 97% or above on national standardized tests. They also provide distance learning opportunities and conferences.
  • Center for the Study of White American Culture: A Multiracial Organization
    Probably often confused as a white supremacy/neo-Nazi site, the Center has remarkable resources and the best listing of anti-racism organizations we have found. From their list we can particularly recommend the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond (http://www.thepeoplesinstitute.org) as providing one of NICI's equity trainers with high-quality and effective anti-racism training.
  • Center of Minority Research in Special Education (COMRISE)
    COMRISE helps researchers from historically Black colleges and universities and other minority institutions of higher education focus on minority issues in Special Education. A free newsletter is available.
  • Changing Girls' Attitudes About Computers
    This on-line Cyber-Times article reviews AAUW's report about girls and computers.
  • Circle of Inclusion
    For families and early childhood educators with a great deal of information about effective and best practices of inclusion and accommodations for special needs children. Includes free materials to download and links to other resources.
  • Circle of Stories
    Circle of Stories uses documentary film, photography, artwork and music to honor and explore Native American storytelling.
  • COMRISE: Center of Minority Research in Special Education
    COMRISE is designed to enhance the capacity of researchers in special education from historically Black colleges and universities and other minority institutions of higher education to build and pursue research agendas focused on minority issues in special education.
  • Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc.,
    Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc., is the largest provider of trademarked tools to help teachers learn and work with Myers-Briggs learning styles in their classrooms. Materials for professional development and teacher training are available here.
  • Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders
    The Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, the premiere organization to assist children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, has back issues of its journal, "Beyond Behavior", available free on its site at http://www.ccbd.net/beyondbehavior/.
  • Creating an Anti-Bias Learning Environment
    The downloadable checklists linked to this page include some criteria for creating positive, anti-bias environments where respect for diversity is taught, modeled, and experienced firsthand.
  • Crosspoint Anti-Racism
    Crosspoint Anti-Racism lists over 2000 anti-racism organizations in 114 countries and gives one a sense of the remarkable work that is being done around the globe on issues of oppression. Great for researchers as it shows how different countries and cultures address problems of equity differently.
  • Curriculum Development for Native American Students
    A guide to developing culturally sensitive curriculum .. especially for Native American students.
  • Curveball
    Steve Gould's New Yorker review of Herrnstein and Murray's The Bell Curve Nov. 28, '94.
  • CyberSisters
    A mentoring program that links middle school girls with University of Oregon and Oregon State University women mentors. Mentors use e-mail and face-to-face contact to encourage communication.
  • Department of Justice ADA Home Page
    The ADA Home Page provides access to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for businesses and governments, technical assistance materials, ADA Standards for Accessible Design, updates on new requirements, information about settlement agreements and enforcement activities and access to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ADA material.
  • Desperately Seeking Difference
    Favorable Media Coverage of Scientific Sexism.
  • 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.
  • Digital Divide Lesson
    A lesson for 7-12th graders where students study the digital divide through a comparison with other historical dividessuch as race and poverty.
  • Directory of Educational Equity Organizations
    WEEA, listed above as a gender equity resource, in housed in the Educational Development Center and has the most comprehensive listing of all Federal, Regional, and State equity-related agencies that we could find, so we will not duplicate the information here. The Directory of Educational Equity Organizations listing includes full contact information for 1) State Equity contacts, 2) the federal and regional offices of the Office of Civil Rights, 3) the ten Equity Assistance Centers (formerly known as Desegregation Assistance Centers), 4) the Comprehensive Centers, funded to provide assistance for Limited English Proficient students, high-poverty or Title I students, immigrant/migrant students, Special Education, and education for homeless youth and Native-Americans, 5) the R-TECs funded to provide training for technology integration, including equity issues in technology, 6) the Eisenhower Regional Clearinghouse and regional alliances and consortiums for math, science, and technology education, 7) OBEMLA (see listing under National Origin here in the Equity Portal), and, 8) the ten Regional Education Laboratories.The Federal government funds the ten equity assistance centers listed in the EDC site above to help schools stay in compliance with Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • EQUALS and FAMILY MATH
    Besides GESA (from Graymill), EQUALS and FAMILY MATH are the grandmothers of equity-related programming for schools. Research-based strategies from the Lawrence Hall of Science at Berkeley, EQUALS provides workshops for educators and parents to increase equity and interest in mathematics, especially in underserved populations.
  • ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education
    The ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education reviews many programs aimed at helping urban youth - especially those students of color and low socio-economic status - and suggests some best practices in urban schools. Especially see reports on educational issues of African-American and Hispanic students.
  • 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.
  • FairTest
    FairTest, otherwise known as the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, is the only national watchdog group as alarmed as the rest of us with the overuse and misuse of standardized testing. The site has research on how standardized tests are biases on the basis of gender, race, class, and cultural difference.
  • Family Literacy for Language Minority Families: Issues for Program Implementation
    This on-line article is included in the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCLEA) website. Topics addressed include the role of the family in children´┐Żs learning, barriers to family involvement, and Project Flame: A family literacy project for Latinos.
  • Gauging the Gender Gap Online
    Compares Internet use by men and women.
  • Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network
    GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Educator Network, is the premiere organization for all educators concerned about the physical and emotional safety and well-being for gay, lesbian, or questioning youth both in and out of schools. Annotated resources, current issues, and information on local chapters is also provided.
  • 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.
  • Girls FIRST
    This web site provides resources for hosting a science club for girls.
  • 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.
  • Gregorc Associates, INC.
    A learning styles model that some teachers find easier to learn and apply to the classroom since there are fewer types than the Myers-Briggs model. Assessment tools help define your thinking modality along two continuums: abstract to concrete thought, and random to sequential.
  • Haymarket People's Fund
    Haymarket People's Fund provides grant monies to grassroots groups of local people who intend to work on the systemic roots of oppression. Haymarket has recently undertaken a specific focus on anti-racism, and is especially interested in funding project that address the underlying issues of race prejudice and discrimination.
  • How Girls Hurt
    An article from the American School Board's Journal about how girls use covert aggression against one another.
  • How Negative Expectancies and Attitudes Undermine Females'Math Confidence and Performance: A Review of the Literature by Jennifer Gutbezah
    A good survey of a number of articles on factors that affect girl's discouragement at math in High School may be found by Jennifer Gutbezahl in "How Negative Expectancies and Attitudes Undermine Females' Math Confidence and Performance: A Review of the Literature._ .
  • Human Nature: Born or Made
    The article Human Nature: Born or Made, by Mine Aysen Doyran (March 2000) is an excellent survey of various writings on sociobiology and human biological, neurological, and intellectual differences.
  • IDEA Practices
    IDEA Practices is recommended by Special Education experts as a wealth of resources to help researchers and practitioners keep up-to-date with the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Of particularly usefulness is the ?IDEAS That Work? section that includes best practices for providing children with Special Needs access to the regular curriculum.
  • Imaginary Lines
    A collection of "did you know?" facts about girls and science.
  • Infusing Equity by Gender into the Classroom:
    The Online Gender Equity Handbook is a guide of well done and organized lesson plans for teaching gender equity in K-16 classrooms.
  • Institute for Democracy, Education, & Access
    Oakes' Institute for Democracy, Education, & Access runs projects including an Urban Educator Network, Teachers as Agents of Equity and Change, and an Educational Justice Collaborative. Oakes, Keeping Track: How Schools Structure Inequality (Yale University Press, 1985) and her many more recent articles and books including Educational Matchmaking (1992).
  • Intel Education: Design & Discovery
    Design and Discovery is a free curriculum and supporting resources for implementing a program to interest youth ages 11-14 in design and engineering. The curriculum provides a hands-on, inquiry-based experience with identifying and designing creative solutions to everyday problems in the designed and engineered world.
  • Is The Physics Classroom any Place for Girls?
    "Is the Physics Classroom Any Place for Girls? The Gender Imbalance in Physics Education: How it Cam About and What Teachers Can Do About It,_ by Dean Baird (February 1997) is an extensive but very readable Masters Thesis survey of barriers to girl's involvement and motivation in physics courses and techniques to overcome it in the classroom. Cites extensive literature and includes surveys done by author.
  • Jensen Learning Corporation: Brain Research Applied to Learning
    Eric Jensen, along with the Caines are probably the two most well respected brain-based learning educators. The Jensen Learning Corporation site has a good "brain-based learning quiz_ and a well-written defense of applying brain science for improved learning and teaching and reaching all students.
  • Learning Activities about Discrimination
    Classroom activities designed to facilitate learning about discrimination.
  • Learning Anytime, Anywhere
    Arizona State University's e-Learning Network was formed to prepare adults in the underserved population to gain "anytime, anyplace_ access to technology education aimed at computer literacy and preparation for computer networking and related fields. ASU's Information Technology Fundamentals online curriculum consists of modules on topics ranging from Setting Up A Computer to Networking and have been designed for the digital divide population.
  • Learning Disabilities Online
    Leading site recommended by experts for educators and parents on learning disabilities. One may ask questions about learning disabilities through the site and get an answer electronically from an LD expert.
  • Let There be Equity! (A Gender Equity Webquest)
    A remarkable resource and the only gender-equity webquest we could find. This leads the teacher through a professional development experience of examining resources, doing self-assessments, conducting peer observations, and creating gender equity projects.
  • Math Ability: Nature verses Nurture
    Good Discussion and criticism of math gene hypothesis of Benbow and Stanley by an undergraduate student, Louise Anderson (Fall 1999) called "Math Ability: Nature verses Nurture,_ from the ERIC/CSMEE database (article ED 380 279). CSMEE is the Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.
  • Media Education Foundation
    A collection of videotapes related to media, gender and diversity.
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
    MALDEFs National Education Policy Forums engages parents, educators, policy makers, community and business leaders, in the discussion and advocacy of current educational issues. Their National Parent/School Partnership Program teaches parent their rights and responsibilities under the law, about the structure and function of schools, about effective relationships with teachers, and provides valuable leadership training to parents.
  • 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]).
  • Multicultural Pavilion - Teacher's Corner
    A comprehensive site of useful classroom activities, books, quotes, and discussions on multicultural education.
  • Myra Sadker Advocates for Gender Equity
    David Sadker, along with his late wife Myra, are the undisputable King and Queen of research on gender equity in education in the 20th century. Of note on his website is an excellent survey and analysis of the recent bonanza of books about boys.
  • National Association for Gifted Children
    NAGC is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, community leaders and others who are concerned with providing the best educational and life experiences for children who are identified as Gifted and Talented. They have added a useful feature to their site: a "Parent Resource Specialist_ who will respond electronically to your questions and concerns about providing appropriate services to Gifted and Talented children.
  • 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 Coalition Building Institute
    The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is a prejudice reduction leadership training organization that is highly effective and research-based. Skills are taught that directly reduce prejudice and intergroup conflicts.
  • National Dropout Prevention Center
    The National Dropout Prevention Center, housed at Clemson University, has effective strategies and model programs on its website. The Statistics page highlighted here shows that Hispanics have almost twice the dropout rate than Whites do, with Blacks in the middle between the White and Hispanic rates.
  • 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.
  • North Dakota State Board for Vocational and Technical Education
    The North Dakota State Board for Vocational and Technical Education has developed a comprehensive list of Educational Equity Standards that cover preservice and inservice education, climate, curriculum, instruction, assessment, administration and leadership, and the workplace. These are copywrited so ask permission before using or adapting.
  • Office for Civil Rights
    The Office for Civil Rights is the main governmental office for the enforcement of Civil Rights laws, such as those that protect us against discrimination based on race, national origin (commonly understood as language) and sex. They have the power to withhold funds to schools and school districts who do not comply with Civil Rights laws, although to date they have not withhold funds from any violator.
  • Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement & Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA)
    Now that programs for English language learners are funded out of Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act, virtually all of the existing programs for language minority students are no longer active. This site should be periodically checked for new programs as they are developed.
  • Partners Against Hate
    Provides background information on bias-motivated behavior and youth-initiated hate crimes. It also provides tools and strategies to help adults engage in meaningful discussion and activities so that they can learn about the causes and effects of prejudice and bias-motivated behavior.
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
    Part of the OSEP Technical Assistance Center is the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program. PBIS provides free resources, including a newsletter, to schools and individuals interested in best practices of school-wide discipline programs.
  • Project Zero
    Project Zero at Harvard University was started by Howard Gardner and is the research and application arm for multiple intelligence theory. Their research projects are fully described and quite interesting and informative.
  • Rethinking Schools
    The Rethinking Schools magazine is one of the best resources that provides intellectual and emotional sustenance for those of us doing the hard work of educational equity. Their website provides electronic copies of back issues for free, and their database of back issues is searchable.
  • 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.
  • Shame and Cultural Tolerance
    What is it about some people that make them more tolerant of the cultural differences in other people? It would be interesting to understand why some people fear differences while others are intrigued. I suggest that shame, the master and universal emotion may be a significant mitigating factor.
  • Sorting by Sex: Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality
    Favorable review of Fausto-Sterling's latest book Sexing the Body in major science journal.
  • Syllabi on the Web for Women- and Gender-Related Courses
    The University of Maryland hosts this site of the Center for Women and Informational Technology, considered the 'best" website on women and computing by a top expert in the field. Good FAQ and curriculum resources.
  • 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.
  • Teaching Tolerance/Southern Poverty Law Center
    Teaching Tolerance is a national education project of the Southern Poverty Law Center dedicated to helping students foster equity, respect, and understanding in the classroom and beyond. The Teaching Tolerance magazine is free and excellent with many useful articles and information for the classroom teacher as well as equity researcher.
  • Teaching with Historic Places: American Indian History
    To celebrate American Indian Heritage and generate public appreciation for diverse cultures, Teaching with Historic Places has posted on the web the following lesson plans that consider important aspects of American Indian history.
  • Techbridge: Encouraging Girls in Technology web site
    This web site describes a technology program for girls that is hosted by Chabot Space & Science Center and funded by the National Science Foundation. The site offers resources and strategies to encourage girls in technology.
  • The American Forum for Global Education
    The noted Global Education/Social Studies expert from CCSSO, Fred Czarra, helped draft these self-assessment checklists with the American Forum for Global Education. The checklists include questions on student knowledge of global issues and cultural awareness, and asks how well schools, school systems, and state education agencies are preparing students to participate in the shrinking global economy.
  • The Association for the Severely Handicapped
    TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.? This site was recommended by Special Education experts for its Methods and Practices section. Information is available on its provocative newsletter, Connections, that consistently challenges any hesitancy about the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the classroom and in the greater society.
  • The Forgotten History of Eugenics
    "The Forgotten History of Eugenics_ by Alan Stoskepf. (of Facing history and Ourselves) From Rethinking Schools.
  • The Mismeasure of Man
    Excellent and brief review-summary of Gould's The Mismeasure of Man, a "must-read_ for any educator interested in the history of IQ and intelligence testing and the legacy of inequalities that lives on today.
  • 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]
  • The National Women's History Project
    The National Women's History Project is highly recommended by many gender equity experts and is a wonderful teacher resource in planning gender-fair curriculum. Their Biography Center is an excellent place for students to begin their research.
  • The Tracking Wars
    A full-text version of the pro-tracking book by the right-wing Brookings Institute (The Tracking Wars: State Reform Meets School Policy, Tom Loveless, 1999). Note that this book could not get published by an objective academic press.
  • Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative
    The Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative is a network of special education leaders from urban school districts. The site lists resources, conferences, newsletters, professional development training, and publications.
  • 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.
  • What's At Stake? Why Computers Matter to Your Child
    Information about how computers are being used and why learning about computers is important. Includes things that parents can do to help their children to experience computer-based learning.