Leading with Diversity: Cultural Competencies for Teacher Preparation and Professional Development
This report from the Education Alliance at Brown University provides research-based information on cultural competencies to help inform the design of professional development. This resource is designed for higher education, state-, and district-level educators and professional developers who are preparing teachers to work with students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. This guide draws together three sets of teacher cultural competencies in the areas of culture, language, and… Read more
Trumbull, E., & Pacheco, M. (2005). Leading diversity: cultural competencies for teacher preparation and professional development. Providence, R.I., The Education Alliance at Brown University. Retrieved from https://www.brown.edu/academics/education-alliance/publications/leading-diversity-cultural-competencies-teacher-preparation-and-professional-developmen.
Promoting Ethnic Identity Exploration While Teaching Subject Matter Content
This article provides a research-based model for teacher educators and K-12 classroom teachers to use to facilitate ethnic identify exploration among students in concert with teaching subject matter content. Researchers have found ethnic identification to be correlated with higher levels of psychological well-being and directly related to school success factors. Moreover, ethnic identity exploration engenders academic engagement and persistence in academic pursuits. This four dimensional… Read more
Branch, A.J. (2020). Promoting ethnic identity development while teaching subject matter content: A model of ethnic identity exploration in education. Teaching and Teacher Education, 87,
¿Qué voces escuchas? Aproximación a la lectura de cuentos a través de los ojos de los héroes silenciosos (What voices do you hear? An inclusive approach to read books through the eyes of the Unsung Heroes)
La lectura de cuentos tiende a enfocarse en los personajes principales e ignorar a los personajes secundarios. Sin las voces de éstos la lectura se vuelve egocéntrica y unívoca. En este artículo proponemos un modelo de lectura periférica e inclusiva en la que maestros y estudiantes escuchan y analizan las voces de los héroes silenciosos. El objetivo de este método es mostrar a los niños que leer cuentos con ojos inclusivos es el primer paso para convertirse en representantes de la pluralidad… Read more
Rodríguez-Valls, F. & Capdevila-Gutierrez, M. (2017). ¿Qué voces escuchas? Aproximación a la lectura de cuentos a través de los ojos de los héroes silenciosos. Bilingual Review/Revista Bilingüe, 33(4), 63-75.
Disability Social History Project
This website is a community history project compiled predominantly by people who identify as disabled. It includes a detailed timeline of disability history as well as digital exhibits on such topics as "freak shows," eugenics, and disabled women.
Disability History Museum
This is an online collection of document, visual stills, and digital exhibitions associated with the cultural and social history of people with disabilities.
Special Education and the Subverting of Brown
This article examines critical connections between race and ability through examination of Brown v Board of Education, the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and overrepresentation of minority students in special education. (Note: full text .pdf is available through CSU libraries.)
Ferri, B., & Connor, D. (2004). Special education and the subverting of Brown. The Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice, 8(1), 57-74.
Fostering a Culture of Discourse in Secondary Mathematics Classrooms: Equity Approaches in Teaching and Teacher Education for Emergent Bilingual Students
The continued proliferation of linguistic diversity in US mainstream classrooms, coupled with the language demands of the Common Core Standards for mathematics instruction (CCSSM), and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Principles to Actions (PtA), has prompted educational researchers to identify effective, linguistically relevant practices for preparing secondary mathematics educators adept at meeting the needs of emergent bilingual students. In this article, the authors argue… Read more
Aquino-Sterling, C., Rodriguez-Valls, F., & Zahner, W. (2016). Fostering a culture of discourse in secondary mathematics classrooms: Equity approaches in teaching and teacher education for emergent bilingual students. International Journal of Education for Social Justice (RIEJS), 5(2), 87-107.
Moving From Teacher Bias to Teacher Agency
This is a video of a 90-minute seminar led by Rebekah Berlin and Dr. Robert Berry with a group of future teachers around the idea of acknowledging teacher bias and developing teacher agency, particularly around issues of equity in mathematics. What's powerful about this is Ms. Berlin's willingness to share how she confronted her own biases as a new teacher and realizes that "my locus of control turned out to be much larger than I thought" (at about 1:18:00). There are many ways to use… Read more
The seminar discussion is based on a book chapter of the same title:
Berlin, R. & Berry III, R. Q. (2018). Confronting the lies I tell myself. In M. Civil, D. White, & S. Celedon-Pattichis (Eds.). Access and Equity: Promoting High Quality Mathematics in Grades 3-5 (pp. 9-20). Reston, VA: National Council of Teaches of Mathematics
Leading Equity Podcast
Leading Equity is a podcast in which the host, Dr. Sheldon Eakins, interviews guests about their areas of expertise related to diversity. The topics cover wide ranging issues of diversity including social and emotional learning, universal design for learning (UDL), bilingual education, food insecurity, and educational policy.
Separate and Still Unequal: Race in America's Schools
Marking the 65th anniversary of the landmark court decision Brown v. Board of Education, this issue of the journal Educational Leadership examines pressing issues and opportunities surrounding race in America's schools. Articles present ideas on how today's educators can understand and address racial issues and help dismantle segregation and inequity in education. The issue is available on the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development website and includes a… Read more
Rebora, A. (2019). Separate and still unequal: Race in America's Schools [Special issue]. Educational Leadership, 76 (7).