[EDEQUITY Equity Now] Resource on Equity competencies

From: Barbara A.Bitters (Barbara.Bitters@dpi.state.wi.us)
Date: Fri May 24 2002 - 17:21:31 EDT

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,
Health Care
The National Center for Cultural Competence (in health care)

Social Work

Special Education

Mental Health

"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
fax 608-267-0364


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