EdEquity is back on-line

Thu, 10 Oct 1996 16:54:56 -0400

We're back! Profound apologies for the hiatus subscribers have experienced on
the EDEQUITY discussion list.
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Several EDC MIS colleagues have been working hard at fixing a software problem
that has kept messages from flowing through to subscribers as they should. In
the past few weeks, some messages that were sent to EDEQUITY never got through
the system to subscribers. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
If possible, please re-send any messages you sent to the list that have not
appeared in your mailbox. (send messages to edequity@mail.edc.org)

_Fiscal Year '96-97_
We are happy to report that, thanks to the efforts of grassroots and national
organizations who advocate for the work we do, we have funding to continue our
work for the new year, although with reduced staff. (You may be happy to know
that the recent budget passed by Congress includes $2 million for the WEEA

Responding to suggestions on how better to serve the EDEQUITY community, we will
be scheduling guest facilitators/moderators who will help guide the discussion
of equity in education each month. We invite your participation. We will be
contacting folks about facilitating, and if you are interested in taking part,
please e-mail me at the address below.

Thanks for your patience and welcome back to the discussion,

Julia Potter <edequity-admin@mail.edc.org>
EDEQUITY Administrator
Center for Equity and Diversity
Education Development Center, Inc.
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02158-1060
617/969-7101, ext. 2354

>Below is the list description and the list user's guide.
Welcome to EDEQUITY!

EDEQUITY (Educational Equity Discussion List) is an international electronic
discussion forum on issues of educational equity in a multicultural context
in schools, colleges and other education sites. Educational equity refers
to an educational environment in which individuals can consider options and
make choices based on their abilities and talents, not on the basis of
stereotypes, biased expectations, or discrimination. EDEQUITY is designed
to encourage discussion between teachers and other educators, equity
practitioners, advocates, parents, counselors and others interested in
equity. The participation of both women and men is welcomed.

EDEQUITY serves as a forum to discuss how to attain equity for males and
females; and how gender equity can be a helpful construct for improving
education for all. Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to,
classroom interactions, curriculum development, school environment,
education reform, violence prevention, math and science education,
vocational and nontraditional education, school-to-work issues, community-
based learning, and counseling. This list gives people an opportunity to
ask questions and exchange information about teaching strategies, useful
texts and films, innovative programs, current research, and funding sources.

Feel free to introduce yourself to the list, describing your work and goals.

The EDEQUITY User's Guide follows. It describes all of the policies of
EDEQUITY and lists helpful information for subscribers.



EDEQUITY is run by Majordomo software on a UNIX server at EDC in
Newton, MA. Messages concerning your subscription should be sent to
MAJORDOMO@MAIL.EDC.ORG. Do not send subscription messages to the
EDEQUITY list. If you have subscription problems that have not been
or cannot be solved by the MAJORDOMO, contact the list administrator
at EDEQUITY-ADMIN@MAIL.EDC.ORG for assistance.

Here are some MAJORDOMO commands. Send the command in the body of a
message without a "subject" line to MAJORDOMO@MAIL.EDC.ORG:

to subscribe
subscribe edequity

to unsubscribe
unsubscribe edequity

to subscribe to the digest
subscribe edequity-digest

to unsubscribe from the digest
unsubscribe edequity-digest

to find out who is on the list
who edequity

to retrieve a file
get edequity <filename>

to receive an index of files
index edequity

to retrieve introductory information
info edequity

to show the lists served by this majordomo

Messages for the list should be sent directly to EDEQUITY@MAIL.EDC.ORG.
An e-mail message sent to EDEQUITY will be distributed to all subscribers
of the Internet list.

2. CONDUCT: Please be respectful and courteous at all times. Abusive
behavior and inappropriate and/or rude language will not be tolerated.

-Relate your message to some aspect of educational equity as defined in
the introduction above.
-Make sure to use descriptive headings so that others will know if that
topic interests them.
-When sending a message to the list, ALWAYS put your name and e-mail
address at the end of every posting so that people can identify you and
respond to you privately if they wish.
-When replying to someone else's message, include only a few lines of
their original message (including the whole message takes up a lot of
space and discourages others from reading your message).
-Remember that not everyone on EDEQUITY is an Internet veteran and may
not understand some conventions that seem second nature to you. Please
explain items in your messages fully.

4. STOPPING MAIL: You cannot stop receiving mail from EDEQUITY
temporarily. If you need to stop receiving mail, unsubscribe from the
list and then re-subscribe when you want to begin receiving mail again.

5. WEEKLY DIGEST: The weekly digest is a compilation of the week's
messages. To receive the weekly digest of EDEQUITY messages, send the
following in the body of your message to MAJORDOMO@MAIL.EDC.ORG without
a subject heading:

subscribe edequity-digest.

If you are already subscribed to the regular mailing list but only want
the digest, be sure to unsubscribe by sending this message to

unsubscribe edequity

message received from EDEQUITY by hitting the reply key, everyone on
the mailing list will receive your message. This is appropriate when
the contents of your message are likely to be of interest to a number
of subscribers. However, if you are writing, for example, to request
a copy of something another subscriber has mentioned, please send your
request privately, not to EDEQUITY. Similarly, comments directed at a
particular person -- approval or disapproval -- that do not further
contribute to the discussion should be sent privately, for example,
"Bravo!", "You are absolutely wrong.", or "Thanks ."

7. JOB OPENINGS: Feel free to send information on job openings as long
as the position has some connection to educational equity. The wish to
reach more female candidates is not an adequate reason to post
noneducational equity positions.

8. CONFERENCES: Educational and/or equity conference announcements are
welcome on EDEQUITY. However, do not send registration forms, housing
information, or schedules. Include contact persons for such information
for those interested in finding out more.

9. RESOURCES: You are encouraged to list resources (materials,
organizations, references, etc.) to EDEQUITY. Please list as much
information as possible about the resource (title, publisher, address,
phone and fax numbers, etc.) and a brief description and/or opinion of
the resource.

10. ADVERTISING: Feel free to list and discuss resources available from
your organization if recently available or relevant to a current
discussion on the list. Advertisements for professional services--
particularly those unrelated to educational equity--are inappropriate.
If you're not sure whether to post such a message, contact the list

11. EQUITY ONLINE: The list can be accessed through our Web site at
http://www.edc.org/CEEC/WEEA. Messages can be viewed by thread, author
and date.

12. MODERATED LIST: This list is administrated jointly by the Center
for Equity and Diversity and the WEEA Equity Resource Center at Education
Development Center, Inc. In overseeing this public mailing list, EDC
reserves the right to delete and archive messages, use the archives for
research purposes, delete memberships and take other actions it deems
responsible, desirable or necessary to take. The administrator reserves
the right to carry out these measures.

EDC is not responsible for the content of EDEQUITY. The administrator does,
however, reserve the right to reject messages that do not relate to educational
equity or messages that are not of general interest to the list subscribers. No
message will be rejected for expressing an opinion, nor are messages censored
(they appear in their entirety). Messages that are returned will be accompanied
by a note explaining why. If you ever have a question about these guidelines
or want to discuss something with the administrator, please send a message

[Last updated Tue Sep 3 16:11:29 1996]

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