Resources for Equity in Your School and Classroom

Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves
This best-selling publication by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) offers educators a framework for helping young children develop positive social identities and comfort and confidence with diversity, as well as to evolve caring human connections, an understanding of unfairness, and to become empowered to act against prejudice and discrimination. It provides an overview of anti-bias education and how to create a positive learning environment and then delves into more specific issues, such as culture, race, gender, economic class, family structures, different abilities, and holidays. Each chapter offers a brief analysis of the issue, as well as tips and strategies, activity ideas, case studies, and related essays. Anti-Bias Education is rich with insights and ideas for helping us and our students become citizens full of compassion and integrity for others.

 

Equity in Education: A Transformational Approach
This resource, produced by the State Education Resource Center of Connecticut (SERC), looks at the achievement gaps in the CT school system and provides insight to anyone seeking equity in education. The publication examines racial achievement gaps and includes data showing racial disparities in student outcomes. The report also provides an overview of the problem of racial inequities in education and proposes potential solutions to eliminate disparities including changes that can be made in the area of leadership professional capacity, school climate, school-family-community partnerships, and teaching and learning. The report also provides a reflection on SERC’s own transformational approach to achieving equity from within.

 

Intercultural Education in the Primary School
This publication provides comprehensive guidelines on intercultural education and deals with a wide range of issues, including school planning, classroom planning, assessment, and the language environment. It is designed to be accessible to people approaching the curriculum from a range of different perspectives, including teachers, school managers, school support staff, and policy makers to support the development of more inclusive classroom environments. The guidelines also support whole-school planning and policy development within schools and the overall development of a school culture that is welcoming, respectful and sensitive to the needs of all children.

 

Rethinking Multicultural Education
This new and expanded edition collects the best articles dealing with race and culture in the classroom that have appeared in the Rethinking Schools magazine. Moving beyond a simplistic focus on heroes and holidays, and foods and festivals, Rethinking Multicultural Education demonstrates a powerful vision of anti-racist, social justice education. Practical, rich in story, and analytically sharp, the publication reclaims multicultural education as part of a larger struggle for justice and against racism, colonization, and cultural oppression—in schools and society.