[EDEQUITY] Weekly Resource List

From: Hilandia Rendon EdEquity Moderator (edequity-admin@phoenix.edc.org)
Date: Mon Jul 01 2002 - 08:02:48 EDT

Hello EdEquity members:

Summer is finally here! Many of you will be on vacation,but I hope you all
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This new activity guide is designed to provide background information on
bias-motivated behavior and youth-initiated hate crimes. It also provides
tools and strategies to help adults engage in meaningful discussions and
activities so that they can learn about the causes and effects of
prejudice and bias-motivated behavior. The guide is designed for the
parents and teachers of elementary-age children, but it can also serve as
a valuable resource for preschool teachers, youth service professionals,
law enforcement officials, and any other adults who work and interact with

At www.daddyhearme.com you'll find an excellent new book to help children
in "fatherless" situations. We all know someone who is dealing with this
issue and
this book can really help. It's multicultural illustrations are great.
Help support new tool that is being used in Fatherhood Programs in many

It's titled Women and the Machine:Representations From the Spinning Wheel
to the Electronic Age (Johns Hopkins University Press) and it contains over
150 illustrations, art works, cartoons, and other images that reveal the
ways women have overcome stereotypes and skepticism about their mechanical
abilities over the past three centuries.

It includes chapters on women and electricity, women and
automobiles, women and aviation, women working in wartime, women using
computers for digital imaging, and other topics. I think the book will also
help encourage young women to enter science and engineering fields. There
is more information about it on the Johns Hopkins University Press website
www.press.jhu.edu. and there are some reviews on Amazon.com.


University of Central Florida's library (telephone: 407-823-2562) for
guidance on finding the following titles:
1)Dateline tape of David and Myra Sadker (12 minutes; from 1992 broadcast)
I found this plug for the clip from a teacher:
"If you need a SHORT VIDEO to introduce gender equity issues to novices,
try the Dateline tape. It's a 12-minute segment from a 1992 broadcast, with
David and the late Myra Sadker. To obtain a copy. Call (800) 420-2626 for
the company that distributes it, and ask for the Failing at Fairness, Part
I tape. $25. Part II, by the way, is about a single-sex physics class. Also
$25. $40 for both. Prices include mailing."

2)Shortchanging Girls, Shortchanging America (produced by AAUW; 15 minutes;
Clearly underscores the need for major changes in the ways girls are taught
and treated in schools. Includes AAUW poll results, interviews with
experts, narratives by public policy leaders, along with compelling voices
and faces of American girls.www.aauw.org

3)Increasing Motivation Through Gender Equity (produced by Lee Canter
Associates; 50 minutes; 1995)
Demonstrates instructional strategies that teachers can use in their
classroom to promote gender equity. The equation used in this video is
motivation equals quality and equity. Interviewers with Drs. Myra and David
Sadker explain how to promote gender equity through instruction.

4)Equity in Education: Gender Bias in the College Classroom (produced by
the University of California; 11 minutes; 1994)
This video was designed to be an instructional tool in workshops for
educators examining issues of gender in their teaching. The video shows
three separate scenes in which instructors and students are portrayed in
very typical interactions. These scenes provide good examples for
discussion and analysis by participants. The classroom topics are
engineering subjects but the interactions are not discipline specific so
the video is applicable to any classroom situation.


"Arts Education Grants"
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) offers grants to nonprofits for
arts education programs for children from early childhood to age 18. The
NEA believes that as a basic part of learning, the consistent and direct
experience of and participation in the arts are crucial if children and
youth are to understand the role and value of culture in their lives and
in their communities. Grants are available for programs in early
childhood, school-based and community-based categories. Application
deadline: August 12, 2002.

"Tips for Getting Successful Technology Donations"
Tired of getting outdated computers and software for your school? Read how
to obtain donations your students deserve.

"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.

"Fundsnet Online Services"
A comprehensive website dedicated to providing nonprofit organizations,
colleges, and Universities with information on financial resources
available on the Internet.


Invisible Again: The Impact of changes in Federal Funding on Vocational
Programs for Woman and girls http://www.nwlc.org/pdf/InvisibleAgain.pdf

This is no aberration. Immigrant girls consistently outperform boys,
according to the preliminary findings of a just-completed, five-year study
of immigrant children -- the largest of its kind, including Latino,
Chinese and Haitian kids. Though that trend holds for U.S.-born kids as
well, the reasons for the discrepancy among immigrants are different. The
study found that immigrant girls are more adept at straddling cultures
than boys. Consider the kids' experiences in school. The study found that
boys face more peer pressure to adopt American youth culture -- the dress,
the slang, the disdain for education. They're disciplined more often and,
as a result, develop more adversaries relationships with teachers -- and
the wider society. They may also face more debilitating prejudices. Gender
shapes immigrant kids' experiences outside school as well.

Report on First Person Views on Special Education
"When It's Your Own Child" is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey
Foundation, the 21st Century Schools Project of the Progressive Policy
Institute, and the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation.

Registered users of Public Agenda Online may download a free copy of
the complete report in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format until July 10. If
you're not a registered user, sign up now -- it's free. After July 10,
only print copies will be available for $10, plus $2.50 shipping and
handling. To order print copies, use our fax order form or call

The NCES Quarterly offers an accessible, convenient overview of all
NCES products released in a given quarter. Each issue includes: short
publications (those less than 15 pages in length) in their entirety,
executive summaries of longer publications, descriptive paragraphs of
other NCES products, as well as notices about training and funding
opportunities. The Quarterly also includes many new graphs and tables.
These have all been added to Quick Tables & Figures. This tool allows you
to conduct easy searches for tables and figures from all published NCES

The Quarterly can be viewed at:

Quick Tables and Figures can be accessed at:

Parent's Guide to Testing and Accountability

The National Education Association (NEA) has developed a guide for parents
in navigating the new world of testing. Many parents wonder how annual
testing will affect their child and what they should do to prepare. The
guide helps parents answer basic questions such as, What should I ask
my child's principal? How can I help my child do well on tests? What should
I ask about test scores?
To download a copy, visit:http://www.nea.org/parents/testingguide/

While most public attention these days is riveted on the results of
large-scale testing programs, research suggests that the classroom
assessments teachers use day in and day out provide one of the most
powerful tools available for improving student achievement. Research has
found that good classroom assessments can help teachers plan the next step
in instruction, clarify the learning goals for students, and provide
effective, frequent feedback about how to improve and actively engage
youngsters in their own learning. Studies also have found that more
demanding, intellectually challenging classroom assignments are linked
with higher-quality student work. Lynn Olsen reports in Education Week on
how Nebraska has embraced flexibility in assessment and created a
bottom-up assessment approach that most districts only dream of.

TECHNOLOGY:National IWITT's 13 National WomenTech: Workshops

I would like to invite you to attend National IWITTS's 13th
National WomenTech: Train-the-Trainer Workshop, with a special
emphasis on recruiting Women to IT classes. The workshop will be
held Monday & Tuesday, July 8th & 9th, 2002 at Coronado Island,
San Diego, CA.

The workshop includes an in-depth module on Recruiting Women to
IT (Information Technology) Occupations. Donna Milgram, the
trainer, led IWITTS's partnership with the Cisco Learning
Institute's (CLI) Gender Initiative.

Packed full of recruitment and retention strategies for both
high schools and community colleges. For a full description

The WomenTech workshop is prior to the National Conference of
Association for Gender Equity in Leadership Education
www.ncsee.org Participants who register for the Association for
Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE) Conference July 10-
13, 2002 will also receive a $100 discount on the cost of the
WomenTech workshop. For information on the AGELE Conference
visit http://www.ncsee.org/conference/conference.html

To register go to http://www.iwitts.com/html/registration2.html

For hotel information http://www.iwitts.com/html/upcoming2.html

For more information workshops@iwitts.com


Celebra La Ciencia Brings Science Education to the Latino

Self Reliance Foundation/Acceso Hispano announces the launch of Celebra La
Ciencia, a project to increase awareness and promote higher participation
levels among Hispanic parents and youth in informalscience and health
education resources and activities. Funded by the National Science
Foundation, Celebra La Ciencia will build coalitions between museums,
schools, and other community organizations in Chicago, Los Angeles,
Seattle, Yakima, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Albuquerque. The goal is to
offer Hispanic families access to informal science education resources
through hands-on, family science activities.

 For more information, contact:

      Karen Tibabuzo
      Project Assistant
      529 14th Street, NW Suite 740
      Washington, DC 20045
      Tel: (202) 661-8094
      Fax: (202) 661-8017
      Email: Karen@selfreliancefoundation.org

Parents, teachers, and family support professionals often look for
resources that provide an easy-to-read balanced view of the complex issues
surrounding violence among children and youth. This new publication
provides easy access to information about the three main stages in
childhood: the early years (birth to 5), the middle years (6 to 12), and
the teen years (13 to 18). Within each section are discussions of the
issues related to violence in children and practical suggestions parents
can use to prevent violence at each stage. Excerpts of the publication can
be viewed online.

A Resource:Federally Required Equity in Athletics Disclosure (EADA)

Compiled by the Office for Post-Secondary Education this fledgling site
presents the information from colleges and universities that they
required to produce under the EADA. As the database becomes more stable
and the colleges understand the requirements and protocols of submitting
the required components this will become a very useful tool.

This will become a real resource when the bugs are out. The material is
from the required reports under the Equity in Athletics Reporting Act as
required of most colleges and universities and from the reports filed
with the Office of Post-Secondary Education. The database is both very
large and easily accessible.

Websites to check out

American Association of School Administrator's "Center for Best Practices"
is a new online resource focused on the No Child Left Behind Act. AASA has
searched the Internet and compiled useful tools, helpful resources and
proven best practices to provide visitors with a one-stop resource for
ESEA implementation.


Math: Equals and Math http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/equals/

Latino American and Latino Websites:









http://www.bookpage.com/9605bp/children's/daviddiaz.html (illustrator)


I offer links to numerous related bibliographies on my site at:
as well as interviews with authors Diane Gonzales Bertrand and Carmen T.
Bernier Grand at:

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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