Resources

“Dialogues Across Differences” Prepare Students for Life Beyond the Bubble

Rob Munro and Pascale Musto, director of multicultural and community development, will deliver an abbreviated version of Middlesex Schoolʼs Dialogues Across Differences course in a three-hour workshop on Wednesday, March 7 at the 2018 NAIS Annual Conference in Atlanta.

Join the Cause: How Many More ’Til We Rise Up?

Multicultural Education, a Radical Response of Love, Life and Dr. King’s Dream

Multicultural education was born out of the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, a foundation built on advocacy and resistance. As we gather in Memphis for the 28th Annual International Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education, we honor the Civil Rights Movement, which not only brought change to the United States, but to the rest of the world. During this 50th anniversary year of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, the National Association for Multicultural Education calls for radical education that meet the needs of an emerging majority-minority nation, empowers marginalized groups, challenges anti-blackness, xenophobia, all forms of oppression, and neoliberal efforts that seek to make unjust practices more palatable. There can be no apartheid United States or any place else with the expectation of acceptance from people of color. Multicultural education must challenge policies that seek to roll back more civil rights gains, for which Dr. King and a diversity of others fought. In a time when public education in the United States is under attack, nationalism, nativism, and xenophobia are also on the rise, Multicultural education must forge ahead and respond to these challenges with clarity of purpose.

The National Association for Multicultural Education invites researchers, practitioners, community activists, policymakers and all those working toward greater equity in education around the world to the 28th Annual International Conference. The conference is a time to engage in dialogue, share research, best practices, and collaborate across contexts locally and globally to take action that disrupts injustices and inequities in education and resists attacks to diminish public education disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable rural and urban communities. Dr. King reminded us that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere and, now more than ever, Multicultural Education must be at the forefront in reviving Dr. King’s dream.

Where Great Ideas are Shared: American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

“The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch as AERA President Deborah Loewenberg Ball discusses the 2018 Annual Meeting Theme, “The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education.” The 2018 Annual Meeting will take place April 13 – 17 in New York City.

Embrace new and innovative ways to engage students

Teaching and Learning in Racially Diverse Schools July 16th – 19th 2018

Overview

American public schools have entered a new demographic era. Today more than half of all children enrolled in K-12 public schools are students of color. Schools, both urban and suburban, are becoming increasingly diverse. But diversity alone does not lead to integration.

To create truly integrated schools, educators need to embrace new and innovative ways to engage students and prepare them for a global society. We need to reimagine teaching and learning.

Designed for educators, policymakers, parents, and all stakeholders in K-12 schools, the Reimagining Education Summer Institute will explore the opportunities and challenges of creating and sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools. The institute will feature presentations and panels, interactive workshops, and deep dialogue sessions led by curriculum and pedagogy experts from Teachers College and around the nation.

In the safe, supportive environment of the institute, you’ll connect with people from all across the country who are committed to integrated schools and classrooms. And you’ll come away with strategies, resources, and an action plan uniquely tailored to your school.

 

http://www.tc.columbia.edu/conferences/reimagining-education/

How Does Your School Measure Up?

Let Her Learn: A Toolkit to Stop School Push Out for Girls of Color

Schools are unfairly pushing Black girls out. They suspend them for minor stuff—like “having an attitude” or “talking back.”These so-called violations are often informed by stereotypes and bias. The result? More frequent and harsher punishment for Black girls. Watch the short video below.

Does your school treat girls of color fairly? Check out this guide to find out. Download the toolkit, Let Her Learn

 

Prejudice Reduction Initiatives: Projects, Programs, and Ideas

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The following links relate to prejudice reduction programs, projects, ideas, and resources.

Teaching Tolerance  is a place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.

Reducing Stereotype Threat offers research-based suggestions for reducing the negative consequences of stereotyping, particularly in academic settings.

A Classroom Of Difference offers anti-bias training programs for pre-K through 12th grade school communities – educators, administrators, youth and families- which focus on the development of an inclusive culture and respectful school climate by addressing issues of bias.

A Campus Of Difference  helps college administrators, faculty members and students address issues of inclusion and social justice and combat bias on campus.

Race: Are we so different? helps individuals of all ages better understand the origins and manifestations of race and racism in everyday life by investigating race and human variation through the framework of science.

Teaching For Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to transform schools into centers of justice where students learn to read, write and change the world.

 

Curriculum Matters

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Select texts and readings, classroom displays, and bulletin boards that are free of stereotypes and prejudice. Examine the course content for inaccurate information and the absence of relevant perspectives. Rectify any language patterns or case examples that exclude or demean any groups. When such examples in textbooks are observed, point them out to students and encourage students to think about them critically and to challenge them.

 

Curriculum Matters

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Expose all students to positive images and information of outstanding and admired people of color. Researchers argue that exposing all students, especially white students to images and information of outstanding and respected people of color (apart from Black History Month) reduce racial microaggressions in the classroom.