Thanks (Kathy Johnson) for asking about equity competencies for educators.
My team is working on a draft of equity competencies for each of the new
teacher, administrator and counselor standards for a license in Wisconsin.
I am not ready to share that document--it is long and very drafty. I am
going to present This draft work at the AGELE conference in July.
In the late 1980's, I drafted a list of student equity competencies
(pages 33-350) and school competencies (pages 43-49) which were published
"Wisconsin Model for Sex Equity in Career and Technical Education revised
1993. This is the "purple book" from Wisconsin. If you would like a free
copy please send a mailing label to me by snail mail. (Barbara Bitters,
P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841)
I next ran across the concept of "cultural competence and competencies" in
the multicultural and diversity communities. The first article I read on
this is at: http://www.nysccc.org/T-Rarts/CultCompCont.html
To see some additional sites please visit,
The National Center for Cultural Competence (in health care)
"Culturally Responsive Teaching" from the New England Equity Assistance
Center (EAC)at Brown.
I believe that equity specialists must articulate and distribute equity and
diversity competencies related to the new state licensing structures that
are competency-based. I also know how hard this work is since "we" have
trying to create such a list in my team for two years!
P.S. sorry for the delay in responding, I was away from my computer for a
couple of days.
Barbara A. Bitters, Director
Equity Mission Team
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
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