California Association for Bilingual Education
Mission: Promote and support educational excellence and social justice for all. Promote and publicize excellence in bilingual education.
EdChange is dedicated to equity and justice in schools and society. We act to shape schools, organizations, and communities in which the full diversity of people have opportunities to live, learn, and thrive free from oppression.
GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
Founded as a volunteer group in Boston in 1990, GLSEN has grown into one of the nation’s leading voices for equality and safety in the educational system.
Institute for Language and Education Policy
“The Institute for Language and Education Policy is a newly formed, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting research-based policies in serving English and heritage language learners. We are teachers, administrators, researchers, professors, students, and others who believe that the time for advocacy is now.”
Llano Grande Center
The Llano Grande Center works to revitalize our community through our youth. Our goals include creating access to higher education, engaging students in community change initiatives and developing leadership that respects local history and culture. We are engaged in galvanizing young and old students and residents in developing new alliances to revitalize our communities and expand our educational horizons. We build on what is solid in our tradition while rejecting the notion that our origins should limit our expectations.
“This website is a resource for people working with Mixtec immigrants to the USA to better let them share projects and better understand Mixtecs.”
National Association for Multicultural Education
Founded in 1990, NAME provides resources and support that help educators promote “a philosophy of inclusion that embraces the basic tenets of cultural pluralism,” and “promoting cultural and ethnic diversity as a national strength.”
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
News, discussion groups and resources for educators working with linguistically and culturally diverse students.
National Women’s History Project
“The National Women’s History Project is an educational nonprofit organization. Our mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs.
“Rethinking Schools is a non-profit, independent quarterly newspaper advocating the reform of elementary and secondary public schools. Our emphasis is on urban schools and issues of equity and social justice.”
A nonprofit children’s magazine that encourages cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and environmental richness. It provides a playful forum for sharing ideas and experiences among children from different lands and backgrounds. Each issue also contains international pen pals, book reviews, news, and a guide for parents and teachers.
Teaching for Change
Teaching for Change provides curriculum guides and other resources to help teachers engage students in innovative classroom activities that deal with issues of equity and social justice.
Links to articles of teachers describing their multicultural teaching lessons and units.
“Tolerance.org is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate’s stead, communities that value diversity.” Teaching Tolerance is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
What Kids Can Do
“Using the Internet, print, and broadcast media, WKCD presses before the broadest audience possible a dual message: the power of what young people can accomplish when given the opportunities and supports they need and what they can contribute when we take their voices and ideas seriously. The youth who concern WKCD most are those marginalized by poverty, race, and language.”
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