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Links to Resources for K-12 Educators

At The Table
Connect with others, share information, and help build the worldwide movement for youth participation at this online clearinghouse featuring everything you need to know about effectively involving youth in your organization and community. Hosted by the Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development.

Casey Family Programs
This site provides resources to help prepare youths for living on their own. Includes a tool for assessing youth life skills, a life skills guidebook which provides activities and exercises for developing important life skills, and much more. A strong focus is social development, which includes personal development, social identity, cultural awareness, communication, and relationships.

Citizenship and Education in 28 Countries: Civic Knowledge and Engagement at Age Fourteen
The study explored what young people around the world think about democracy, what they know about how democratic institutions work, and to what extent they expect to get involved in civic activities once they are adults. The Int?’l Assoc. for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement ( released the study. Click here to download the executive summary.

Community Change, Inc.
CCI is a Boston-based non-profit organization which serves as a Center for action and collaboration among individuals and multiracial grassroots groups in the fight to achieve racial justice and equity. CCI maintains a resource center which features an extensive Library on Racism. CCI?’s website lists the thousands of books, videos, audio tapes, and periodicals which are housed at the library. Books can be borrowed from the library and returned by mail.

Confronting Institutional Racism click here
March 1, 2001 article in Leadership Magazine, in which Tammy Johnson, Program Director of the ERASE Initiative (Eliminate Racism and Advance School Excellence) and Terry Keleher, Senior Researcher at the Applied Research Center, offer six practical steps for addressing institutional racism in schools.

The Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED)
COPRED is a community of educators, activists and researchers working on alternatives to violence and war. Founded in 1970 by a small group of teachers and scholars, COPRED has grown to almost 500 institutional and individual members, including K-12 educators, peace activists, conflict resolution practitioners, university professors and clergy. Members of COPRED have access to bibliographies, syllabi collections, curriculum services, a speaker's bureau, an annual conference, a quarterly academic journal Peace & Change, a networking newsletter The Peace Chronicle, and materials for the media.

Educators for Social Responsibility
ESR's mission is to make teaching social responsibility a core practice in education so that young people develop the convictions and skills needed to shape a safe, sustainable, democratic, and just world. ESR's largest program, the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP) is a comprehensive, K-12 school-based program in conflict resolution and intergroup relations that provides a model for preventing violence and creating caring learning communities.

Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.
Based in Brookline, Massachusetts and with branches in six U.S. cities, Facing History and Ourselves provides a range of resources (printed, network-based, speakers?’ bureaus, videotapes) to confront racism, prejudice and anti-Semitism in schools and the wider society.

?‘I?’m Not White?’: Anti-Racist Teacher Education for White Early Childhood Educators Click here to view in PDF format.
Article by Tara Goldstein which discusses ways that teacher educators might prepare white early childhood education students for anti-racist work in their classrooms. From Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood (Volume 2, Number 1, 2001).

Implicit Association Test
It is well known that people don't always speak their minds, and it is suspected that people don't always know their minds. Understanding such divergences is important to scientific psychology. This web site presents a method that demonstrates public-private and conscious-unconscious divergences much more convincingly than has been possible with previous methods. The University of Washington and Yale University?’s age, race, and gender IATs can be taken on-line at this site.

Multicultural Pavilion
Designed and maintained by Paul Gorsky, this extensive website on multicultural education provides resources for educators, students, and activists to explore and discuss multicultural education. Includes a discussion board and email discussion forum on multicultural issues and education.

Multicultural Supersite
McGraw-Hill's Multicultural Supersite provides info and resources on multicultural education theory and practice for in-service teachers, pre-service teachers and teacher educators.

National Coalition of Education Activists (NCEA)
NCEA is a multiracial network of families, school staff, union and community activists, and others organizing for equity and fundamental changes in local school districts. Its purpose is to support activists in their efforts to develop, promote, and implement progressive school reforms, to provide a counter to the right, and to fight racism and other forms of institutional bias.

Network of Educators on the Americas (NECA/Teaching for Change)
NECA is a Washington, DC-based organization which promotes social and economic justice through public education. Teaching for Change provides a great online catalog with hundreds of multicultural, anti-racist books, videos, posters and other classroom resources.

Public Schools: Are They Making The Grade?
Download or order this 2000 deliberation guide at the National Issues Forum site.

Rethinking Schools
A publishing collective based in Milwaukee which produces the excellent Rethinking Schools newspaper and numerous in-depth analyses of educational issues from an anti-racist, social justice perspective.

School Disruptions: Tips for Educators and Police
The U.S. Department of Justice?’s Community Relations Service, which assists communities with crisis management and violence reduction, developed this handbook. Also available: Police Use of Excessive Force: A Conciliation Handbook for the Police and the Community, Preventing Youth Hate Crime, and Police and Urban Youth Relations: An Antidote to Racial Violence.

Violent Kids: Can We Change The Trend?
Download or order this 2000 deliberation guide at the National Issues Forum site.

Workable Peace
Workable Peace is an innovative curriculum on history and conflict management for high school classes. It aims to help teenagers understand conflict and build negotiation and conflict management skills. The curriculum is developed by educators and conflict resolution practitioners at the Consensus Building Institute.

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