[EDEQUITY] Weekly Resource List

From: Hilandia Rendon, EdEquity Moderator (edequity-admin@phoenix.edc.org)
Date: Fri Jun 14 2002 - 14:48:18 EDT

Dear EdEquity members:

Here is a great list of reports to read as well as websites to check out. I
do have a request if you all know of Title IX celebrations in you states,
please send them to me so that we can post them on our WEEA website. I
hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Our information for EdEquity Weekly resource list comes from various
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Engendering Development - Through Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and
Voice is a Policy Research Report by the World Bank focusing on gender
issues and their broad economic and social implications in developing and
transitional countries. The report examines the conceptual and empirical
links between gender, public policy, and development outcomes and
demonstrates the value of applying a gender perspective to the design of
development policies. The evidence presented shows that societies that
discriminate by gender pay a high price in terms of their ability to
develop and to reduce poverty. To promote gender equality, the report
proposes a 3-part strategy emphasizing institutional reforms, based on a
foundation of equal rights for women and men; policies for sustained
economic development; and active measures to redress persistent gender

August Conference on Latinos with Disabilities

1)"Bridges to Employment: Exploring Options for Latinos with
Disabilities" is taking place August 21-24 in Anaheim, California. The
conference will include Internet training, classes, and presentations in
English and Spanish. Government agencies with information on job
preparations, networking, internships, scholarships, volunteer programs,
support for higher educations, and other resources on transition to
employment. There will also be opportunities to meet other Latinos with
disabilities, socialize, and find a mentor. Contact Kathy Martinez at
510.251.4326 (voice) or Kathy@wid.org (email) for more information.

2)World Institute on Disability, 510 16th Street, Suite 100, Oakland,
California 94612, 510.763.4100 (voice),
510.208.9496 (TTY), 510.763.4106 (fax), www.wid.org (website),
webpoobah@wib.org (email).

The Smith College Summer Insitute for Educators is intensive 3-day program
for middle, junior an senior schools teachers, counselors, and
administrators. The summer institutute engages eudcators in interactive
workshops on important topics such as media literacy, gender bias,
adolescnet health and wellness. Participants receive print, video and
on-line resources and strategies for addressing the specific needs fo
girls. Educators may receive up to 45 Professional Development Points for
their participation:

1)"Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)"
More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make
hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to
find. The result of that work is the FREE website.

2)"Philanthropy News Digest-K-12 Funding Opportunities"
K-12 Funding opportunities with links to grantseeking for teachers,
learning technology, and more.

3)"School Grants"
A collection of resources and tips to help K-12 educators apply for and
obtain special grants for a variety of projects.


1) Getting through College: Voices of low income and minority students in
new englang http://www.ihep.com/Pubs/PDF/Nelliemae.pdf

2) Maybe you saw an article in your local paper today about income gaps
changing (mainly increasing) over the past ten years. If you are interested
in seeing a report from the Economic Institute and Center on Budget and
Policy Priotities that includes information for all states, go to:

3) Counting the "Other Hispanics": How Many Colombians, Dominicans,
Ecuadorians, Guatemalans and Salvadorans are there in the United States?
By Roberto Suro of The Pew Hispanic Center
 Reports on an alternative estimate of breakdown of the Hispanic population
according to national origin groups. This information was provided by the
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees. This report is
available online at

4) Upping the Numbers: Using Research-Based Decision-Making to Increase
 in the Quantitative Disciplines (Adobe Acrobat file, 24 pp., 270K)
http://www.ge.com/community/fund/GEFund_UppingNumbers.pdf , commissioned by
 the GE Fund and published by the Education Development Center, presents
research-based recommendations for specific strategies to increase the
 and progress of under-represented individuals in fields like engineering,
IT and
 business. This research formed the basis for the Fund's Math Excellence

5) 10 Million US Kids in Families Struggling for Basic Needs
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its 2002 KidsCount
Databook, which surveys indicators of how our nation's kids and families
are doing. It shows some progress -- but we're still leaving many children
behind. See http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/kc2002/ for details and an
interactive tool showing how your state stacks up.

Though there are many causes for low academic achievement and high dropout
rates among Hispanic students, such as language barriers, low expectations
of teachers, poverty, racism, and isolation. The lack of cooperation
between school, parents, and community has also played a role. Over the
last two decades white parents have shown increasing parental
participation, while minorities have decreased the contact they have with
their children's schools. Decreases in parent involvement are of
particular concern since research has provided evidence that there is a
link between parent involvement and academic achievement. Read about the
barriers to involvement and what engagement strategies have been


1)Student Scholarships in Health Education
Vivian Drenckhain Student Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is
to provide support to both undergraduate and graduate level full time
students in their pursuit of educational and professional development in
health education. Graduate Student Research Paper Award. The purpose of
this award is to
foster quality graduate student research and provide a mechanism by which
to recognize outstanding graduate students for creative and innovative
research. The deadline is July 31st. For more information go to:

2)The Maytree Foundation Leadership Program
 The foundation is pleased to announce Leaders for Change, a social change
community leadership program that expresses the foundation's commitment to
building the capacity and strengths of immigrants and refugees as potential
leaders in our society. The program enters its fourth year of operation in
Fall 2002 with an alumni network of 33 participants. The program's
objective is to enhance participants' leadership abilities and to motivate
them to take positive social change action that is intended to reduce
poverty and social and economic inequalities in our society. Twenty
leadership candidates will be accepted into the 2002-03 program. The
program begins in September 2002 and ends in June 2003. The total time
commitment to the program is approximately 150 hours. For more information,
please visit

3)JoHSF/Pfizer Fellowship Program
 The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and Pfizer Inc have partnered for the
second consecutive year to continue the HSF/Pfizer Fellowship Program. The
Fellowship is available on a competitive basis to Hispanic graduate
students at selected universities and in selected majors. The Fellowship
includes a $10, 000 2002-2003 academic year award and a paid Summer 2002
Internship in New York. A renewal award, of $10, 000 for a second year is
contingent upon successful completion of the summer internship. Contact:
Brima A. Wurie, Administrator, Graduate Fellowship and Grant Programs,
Office of the Dean for Graduate Students, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue room 3-136A. 617-253-1958,


At Cambridge Documentary Films our aim is to create new perspectives on
important social issues. We produced, directed and currently distribute 17
educational videos about advertising's image of women, domestic violence,
trauma, rape, alcohol advertising, eating disorders, self esteem, media
literacy, homophobia, the labor movement, gender roles, career counseling,
nuclear war, reproductive health hazards, the women's health movement, gay
and lesbian parenting and other social issues.


1) Association of College and Research Library has a core list of Women's
Studies on Feminist Pedagogy by Lori Geotsch

2) Education Week has compiled an excellent glossary of key terms in
and education reform.It is available at

3) EMME (Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education) is finally out for
use. The theme of this issue is Language, Identity, and Politics. You
will be
able to find articles and reviews of professional and juvenile literature,
videos, websites, and arts pertaining to the theme in this issue. Go to
http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/2002spring/index.html for free

4) This new Web page produced by the National Center on Educational
Outcomes (NCEO) links visitors to information on state graduation
requirements, including all U.S. states with their graduation
requirements online. A helpful tool for policy administrators, as well
as for special education teachers and support people interested in
helping students with disabilities to understand their graduation options.

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

Hilandia Rendon
EdEquity Moderator

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