Resources for Addressing Multicultural and Diversity Issues in Your Classroom
Books, Websites and Other Resources Help You Learn about Multicultural and Diversity Issues
NEA has established this page to help educators integrate multicultural and diversity education into the K - 12 classroom experience. The following resources consist of NEA Web pages with information about multicultural and diversity education, books for multicultural educators, and web sites containing multicultural education curriculum.
- Asian-American Booklist
- Spanish-English Bilingual Booklist
- 50 Multilcultural Books Every Child Should Know
- Native American Booklist
- African-American BooklistCulturally Responsive Teaching I
- Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice: A Sourcebook - Adams, Maurianne, Lee Anne Bell and Pat Griffin, eds. (New York: Routledge, 1997).
- James A. Banks' Multicultural Education Series - A series of books that is being published by Teachers College Press, Columbia University.
- Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice and the Power of the Written Word - Christensen, Linda. (Milwaukee: Rethinking Schools, Ltd., 1998).
- Cultural Competence: A Primer for Educators - Diller, Jerry V. and Jean Moule. (Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth, 2005).
- Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders - Lindsey, Randall B., Kikanza Nuri Robins and Raymond D. Terrell. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc., 1999).
A collection of resources for educators including free hand-outs, awareness quizzes, the Social Justice News Service, information on the Social Justice Speeches Project, a multicultural song index, awareness activities, information on Voices! Intercultural Poetry Exchange, plus quips and quotations.
- National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
NAME brings together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education. The organization includes members throughout the United States and abroad who encompass the spectrum of professional educators and specialists, including early childhood, classroom and higher education faculty, administrators, psychologists, social workers, counselors, curriculum specialists, librarians, scholars, and researchers. NAME publishes a quarterly journal on multicultural education, hosts national and international conferences, and provides leadership in national and state dialogues on equity, diversity, and multicultural education.
- National MultiCultural Institute (NCMI)
NMCI works with individuals, organizations, and communities to increase communication, understanding, and respect among people of diverse backgrounds, and addresses important systemic issues of multiculturalism. NMCI sponsors leading edge projects as well as conferences in the spring and fall; holds individualized organizational training and consulting interventions; and produces publications.
- Teaching Tolerance
Teaching Tolerance supports the efforts of K–12 teachers and other educators to promote respect for differences and an appreciation of diversity. As part of its mandate, Teaching Tolerance publishes a semiannual self-titled magazine that profiles educators, schools and programs promoting diversity and equity in replicable ways. In addition, they produces and distributes free, high-quality anti-bias multimedia kits. At the Web site, visitors can find:
- Teaching Tolerance magazine, including current and back issues
- Ordering instructions for multimedia kits, handbooks, and other resources
- Web-exclusive features such as "Writing for Change"—lessons that challenge bias in language
- Classroom activities and resources, classified by subject and grade level.