Minority Population on the Rise -- an article in Education Week, Sept. 27, 2000 about recent and anticipated demographic change in our society and schools.
Immigration Transforms Communities -- a 2009 article about the cultural and linguistic changes that have taken place in the community and schools of Springdale, Arkansas -- incoudes discussion of things educators there have done to address the needs of their growing population of ELL students and families.
Cultural and Academic Excellence Leaves No Child Behind -- a 2003 article making the point that culturally responsive/sensitive teaching is critical to addressing the achievement gap.
Providing Access for Culturally Diverse Gifted Students -- an article about how and why students of color are underrepresented in gifted programs and what can and should be done about this.
The Multicultural Pavilion -- a true supersite with extensive links, articles, reviews, teaching resources, and more.
Teaching A People's History: The Zinn Education Project -- grounded in the work of historian Howard Zinn, whose book, A People's History of the United States, provides stories and perspectives often left out of conventional history texts, this site provides lots of great resources of particular value to educators looking to enhance their teaching and curriculum.
EdChange -- An excellent site that supports "professional development, scholarship, and activism for diversity, social justice, and community growth." -- lots of good resrouces.
An Introduction to Culturally Responsive Pedagogy -- a short video about culturally responsive pedagogy and its rationale, theory and practice -- includes interview clip with Geneva Gay, Jackie Jordan Irvine, and Kris Guttierez.
Considerations in Teaching Culturally Diverse Children -- another good background/overview essay.
Multicultural Education -- a site with very good links about a variety of topics related to both the theory and practice of multicultural education.
Multiculturalism: Some Principles and Issues -- an overview of the various dynamics of multicultural education and other unresolved issues.
Resources for Affirming Diversity -- a web page by Barry Derfel of the Ithaca School District Office of Staff Development -- some great links and resources for educators.
Teaching Acceptance -- a curricular unit plan by a teacher in the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.
Teaching for Change -- an excellent source for multicultural teaching materials.
National Center for Education Statistics -- an up-to date source for education information.
National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) -- website for this important national organization.
Southern Poverty Law Center -- the SPLC tracks hate groups and publishes a magazine for educators to help them address issues of hate and bias.
ColorLines -- an excellent magazine about issues of race, ethnicity, and racism.
Multicultural Perspectives in Mathematics Education -- a set of good resources developed, maintained, and made available by the University of Georgia Department of Mathematics Education.
The Algebra Project -- an exceptional math education program, now nationally recognized, created by Civil Rights activist and Harvard Ph.D., Bob Moses -- a creative and culturally responsive approach to teaching African American and other youth algebra -- algebra is a major gatekeeping discipline and course that often determines whether youth are placed on the college prep path -- the program works, and the website includes lesson ideas and other useful information.
Multicultural Resources for Physical Education -- some good resources and links.
National Coalition on Racism in Sports and Media -- website about racist American Indian mascots in sport.
Voices from the Gaps -- a great website about "women writers of color" -- good bios and links.
BLK JKS: World Music With Teeth -- a radio segment about a South African rock band (pronounced Black Jacks) that "specializes in a shadowy, foreboding style of progressive rock that's distinctly African. Beneath fantastic tangles of electric guitar are superheated beats — rhythms that have roots in the "township jive" dance music that erupted in South Africa in the 1970s." Great stuff!! Check it out!!
Shattering the Silences -- a documentary that explores issues of faculty diversity in American higher education in the mid-1990s, focusing on the experiences of eight minority scholars in the humanities and social sciences at a wide range of institutions. The program illustrates ways in which teaching and research by these scholars -- who are Asian-American, African-American, Native American, and Latino -- affects students, university communities, and the academic disciplines in which they work, and the triumphs and disappointments they encounter in their personal lives and academic careers.
Peace Corps Web Site -- focuses on issues of culture globally and provides multicultural lesson plans for teachers at different grade levels.
iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) -- a site that provides educators with opportunities to link their students to students in other parts of the world, through the internet, to conduct research and engage in interesting projects. Projects for every discipline and age.
The Miller Early Childhood Initiative -- a great website that fosters multiculturalism and encourages children to respect and embrace differences.
Education of Minority Children - This article written by Thomas Sowell is highlights the past successes of black public schools and is a reminder of what can be achieved despite the societal hardships endured by minorities.
Critical Multicultural Pavilion - This website provides information about the importance of multicultural education and includes and tips for educators who wish to include culturally responsive teaching methods in their classrooms.
Status and Trends in Education - This 2010 report focuses on disparities in educational achievement, highlighting differences in race, living arrangement, poverty, parental education and other factors that play a role in a child's academic standing.
The Other War, Against Intolerance -- This article by the Economic Policy Institute describes stories of intolerance experience by a number of people after 9/11.
Scholarship Opportunities for Minority Students:
Making College Affordable -- A comprehensive guide that delivers an overview of the scholarship-seeking process for minority students.
Financial Aid for Hispanic Students to Attend School -- A great resource for accessing scholarships, grants, and programs for First Generation, Migrant, and Undocumented Hispanic students.
Scholarships for Native American Students -- A great resource for accessing grants, scholarships, fellowships, and other financial aid opportunities for Native American students. This article also details challenges students may face and provides a list of outreach organizations that can assist in the student's efforts to access higher education.
Multicultural and Diversity Guide for Students -- Geared toward students looking into potential colleges and universities, this article emphasizes the importance of inclusivity and representation on campus for the individual student, as well as the campus culture, offering "expert advice" and methods to prepare for the transition into higher education.
Teaching Multicultural Students -- This webpage explains what multicultural education is and the many facets of multiple cultures in the classroom, along with resources for both teachers and parents.