[EDEQUITY] Weekly Resource List

From: Hilandia.Rendon, EdEquity.Moderator, (edequity-admin@phoenix.edc.org)
Date: Fri Mar 08 2002 - 19:01:10 EST

Greeting EdEquity members:

I hope all of you are celebrating Women's History Month! Here are some very
interesting resource to read and download.

Our information for EdEquity Weekly resource list comes from various
e-sources, including external list serves and web sites, EDC, and our own
Issue: EdTech
Boys consistently score lower than girls on national reading and writing
tests according to data from the National Center for Education
In an effort to engage boys in reading, former schoolteacher Jon Scieszka
has launched an Internet initiative called Guys Read. The idea, says
Scieszka, is to provide boys a place to meet and talk about reading. The
core of the site is a database of guy tested and guy approved books. The
Biggest challenge for the site is competition from entertainment sites.
[SOURCE: Wired News, AUTHOR: M.J. Rose]>
>From Benton Foundation list-serv
1)The annual conference of the National Association for Multicultural
Education (NAME) will be held in the Washington, D.C. area from October 30
November 3, 2002. The theme of the conference is "We the People":
Fulfilling the Promise of Democracy and Equity Through Multicultural
Education. The Call for Presenters for this outstanding conference, which
attracts 1000 educators from across the nation, is available online at the
NAME website, www.nameorg.org <http://www.nameorg.org> . For more
information you can also call the NAME offfice at 202-628-6264.

2)NAME Region 6/Texas State Conference
Saturday, April 27th, 2002 @ Texas A & M in College Station
The first annual conference of the Region 6/Texas Chapter of the National
Association for Multicultural Education will be held Saturday, April 27th,
2002 at Texas A & M in College Station.

Educators and community activists interested in multicultural issues are
encouraged to submit a presentation
proposal and/or to attend.

For more information see http://www.coe.unt.edu/Texas_NAME/
<http://www.coe.unt.edu/Texas_NAME/> or communicate with
hassanatou@yahoo.com <mailto:hassanatou@yahoo.com>
halidou@tamu.edu <mailto:halidou@tamu.edu>
or plarke@neo.tamu.edu <mailto:plarke@neo.tamu.edu>

3) International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and
Training:DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR THE NEW ECONOMY, October 17-19, 2002,
Manitoba Convenors: Canadian Vocational Association amd UNEVOC Canada
Call for Papers now available -

are now available online

Harvard Graduate School of Education-Faculty and Researchers Release
Definitive Six-Volume Series on the New Wave of Immigration
During the second half of the 20th Century the United States has undergone
a profound demographic transformation. At the end of World War II, the
population of the United States was largely of white, European origin. At
the new millennium, more than a quarter of the U.S. population is composed
of members of ethnic minorities, including African-Americans, Latinos, and
Asians. The future augurs further diversity: census projections suggest
that in fifty years, the United States will be the only major
post-industrial democracy in the world with ethnic minorities constituting
nearly half of its total population.
In their six-volume series, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the New
Immigration (Routledge Press), editors Marcelo and Carola Suárez-Orozco and
Desirée Qin-Hilliard of the Harvard Graduate School of Education explore
the major features of the new immigration to the United States. The series
contains the major scholarly contributions to the study of the new
immigration to the United States published in recent years. For More
Information please visit
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/nv/features/suarez01112002.html or contact
Margaret R. Haas at 617-496-1884 or margaret_haas@harvard.edu

The State of Mathematics Education--for Teachers
At a time when student performance, curriculum, and teacher education are
the subject of much scrutiny and debate, the Conference Board of the
Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) has released an important report, The
Mathematical Education of Teachers, Part 1 ("the MET report"). It is often
assumed that because the topics covered in K-12 mathematics are so basic,
they should be easy to teach. However, research in mathematics education
over the past decade has shown that to teach well, substantial mathematical
understanding is necessary .

What emerges from the MET report is that this kind of preparation should
begin even before prospective teachers enter a classroom. They need a solid
understanding of mathematics so that they can teach it as a coherent,
reasoned activity and communicate its elegance and power. For maximum
effectiveness, the design of this instruction requires collaboration
between mathematicians and mathematics educators and close connections with
classroom practice. You can download the full report from:

 1)The Languages & Multicultural Resource Centre (LMRC) is a specialist
 curriculum resource centre supporting programs and curriculum in schools
 in the following areas: English as a Second Language;Languages other than
 English; Culturally Inclusive Education; Studies of Asia; Aboriginal
 Studies website is:http://www.nexus.edu.au/divisions/lmc/lmrc/index.html
 2)Examining Multicultural Picture Books for the Early Childhood Classroom:
 Possibilities and Pitfalls by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese of the
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from the fall 2001 issue of
 Early Childhood Research and Practice (ERIC). Emphasis on Mexican American
 themes. The authors "raise potentially controversial issues in their
 discussion of multicultural picture books." They also invite related
 discussion on the site. Visit: http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v3n2/mendoza.html

3)Selecting Hispanic Books. Hispanic Bibliography: Central & South America;
Hispanic Americans developed by Wendy Lanehart & Inez Ramsey. LSEM 511
Resources for Children. James Madison University:
(features links to several addional bibliographies reflecting the diversity
of the Hispanic experience).

The Goizueta Foundation has generously endowed Georgia Southern
University's College of Education with funds to support a number of
substantial, renewable, and prestigious scholarships for financially needy
Hispanic/Latino undergraduates. Preference will be given to applicants who
wish to become educators. Please encourage any Latino/Hispanic high school
seniors, college transfer students, and current Georgia Southern
undergraduates that you know to apply. Deadline April 1, 2002
For more information, visit:
http://www2.gasou.edu/facstaff/salbeck/GoizuetaAnnouncementWebpage.html or
e-mail: Chris Thompson at cjthomp@gsvms2.cc.gasou.edu

Are there differences between the experiences of men and women in =
What should managers know about these issues? Should these issues be =
included in your strategic technology plans?
Understanding the differences between the experiences of men and women =
within technology is as important for men as it is women. This class =
will teach women and men in management what they should know about =
transitioning current technology issues into comprehensive technology =
plans. Learn techniques that will motivate all staff and effectively =
utilize technology as a tool to get more out of the resources available =
to you. Shireen Mitchell will address the question "how do differences =
in the way men and women approach technology impact management issues?" =
Discuss methods on decreasing technology apprehensions in changing =
times. Learn how to encourage more women staff members to be proactive =
and assist in technology planning.

Shireen Mitchell is the Executive Officer of Digital Sisters, Inc. a =
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enrichment for young girls and women of color. She has over twenty years =
of technology experience.Cost $5
For more information contact
Shireen Mitchell 202.722.6881 ext 8

To Register for the class
call SALSA at 202-234-9382 x229 or for a complete catalog
This class will be held at 733 15th St., NW, Suite 1020, Washington DC

2)Young Americans & the Digital Future Campaign
Are you looking for a quick source of current information about technology
use in your state and schools? Check out this new resource from Young
Americans & the Digital Future Campaign. On the front page you select a
state, and are given data about technology in that state.

"Bridging the Technology Gap: Action Ideas for Cities & States"
(www.childrenspartnership.org/youngamericans) is the newest addition to the
Young Americans & the Digital Future Campaign, a sustained effort to
city and state policies that increase young Americans' access to the
benefits of the Internet and other information technologies. The Campaign
includes state by state fact sheets, policy templates, and online resources
for those interested in technology policy development.

This multi-year education effort is carried out in conjunction with our
partners: Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, National Urban League,
Center for Policy Alternatives, and Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

Please visit www.childrenspartnership.org/youngamericans and click on
"Action Ideas for Cities and States."

For further information, please call 310-260-1220 or e-mail

Jackie Cruz-Wagener
Program Associate
The Children's Partnership
1351 3rd Street Promenade, #206
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 310-260-1220 Fax: 310-260-1921
>From Benton Foundation list

The Safe Schools Coalition, formerly the Washington Safe Schools Coalition,
has some new
resources available to you. They have a new organizational website at
www.SafeSchoolsCoalition.org This site is full of excellent resources
targeted at specific populations.They also have developed an on-line
magazine at
www.SafeSchoolZine.orgThis too is very comprehensive and can be read
on-line or downloaded and printed.

They also have FIVE new publications, hot off the presses:
1)The 3rd Edition (first national edition) of the Safe Schools Resource
2)The 1st Edition of the Washington State Supplement to the Resource
3)The 1st ever Washington State youths' version of the Resource Guide:
The Safe School Zine
4)A brand new brochure about The Safe Schools Coalition
5)A brochure specifically about the Coalition's Intervention Services to
Washington State Schools

All FIVE are available free as PDF files on the new web site.
Items 1-3 are also available in print form. (Click on "publications" [top
of the doorway page] and go to "ordering our publications.")

Final note:Information on these resources is provided as a service to
subscribers. EdEquity does not review or necessarily endorse these
publications or events.

Hilandia Rendon
EdEquity Moderator

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