Materials for Teachers & Trainers

Dialogue & Deliberation in Schools and on Campuses

Len Krimerman of the University of Connecticut, Tom Atlee of the Co-Intelligence Institute and Archon Fung of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Association of American Colleges & Universities

Community Seminars on Diversity and Democracy: Study Dialogues for Public and Campus Learning. 1997.

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Gaetano, Ronald

Please Talk With Me: A Guide to Teen-Adult Dialogue. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. 1990.

Kleiber, Pamela B., Ed.D., Margaret E. Holt, Ed.D., and Jill Dianne Swenson, Ph.D.

The Electronic Forum Handbook: Study Circles in Cyberspace.

This handbook results from the experience of moderators trained in face-to-face dialogue who experimented with an electronic version on the internet. Two classes - one at Ithaca College in New York and one at the University of Georgia - were paired for an electronic dialogue experience in 1994. The Handbook is based in part on Study Circles Resource Center materials. View at

National Issues Forums

Public Schools: Are They Making The Grade? 2000.

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National Issues Forums

Violent Kids: Can We Change the Trend? 2000.

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Poliner, Rachel

Dialogue: Turning Controversy into Community. Educators for Social Responsibility.

Study Circles Resource Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center

Reaching Across Boundaries: Talk to Create Change. 2003.

Launched in November 2002, the ?Mix It Up? campaign helps young people identify, question and cross social boundaries in their schools and communities. Hundreds of thousands of students in thousands of schools have taken the challenge to sit with someone new during ?Mix It Up At Lunch Day.? Students and teachers are welcome to order this free handbook at

Vella, Jane

Training through Dialogue: Promoting Effective Learning and Change with Adults. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995.

This book, which contains practical guidelines for dialogue work with adult learners, is based on the popular education model developed by Paulo Freire.

Multicultural Education and Teaching for Social Justice

Adams, Maurianne, Lee Anne Bell and Pat Griffin, editors

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice: A Sourcebook. New York, NY: Routledge. 1997.

Banks, J. A., & Banks, C. A. M., editors

Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education. New York: MacMillan. 1995.

Banks, J. A.

Multiethnic Education: Theory and Practice (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 1994.

Bigelow, B., L. Christensen, S. Karp, B. Milner, and B. Peterson, Eds.

Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice. Milwaukee: Rethinking Schools Ltd.

Bullard, Sara

Teaching Tolerance: Raising Open-Minded, Empathetic Children. Bantam Doubleday Dell. 1996.

Cockran-Smith, M.

Uncertain Allies: Understanding the Boundaries of Race and Teaching. 1995. Harvard Educational Review, 65(4), 541-570.

Derman-Sparks, L., & the ABC Task Force

Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children. 1989. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Dilg, M. A.

Race and Culture in the Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through Multicultural Education. New York: Teachers College Press. 1999.

Garcia, E.

Student Cultural Diversity: Understanding and Meeting the Challenge. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1999.

Gay, G.

At the Essence of Learning: Multicultural Education. West Lafayette, Indiana: Kappa Delta Pi. 1994.

Gollnick, D. M., & Chinn, P. C.

Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society (3rd ed.). Columbus, OH: Merrill. 1990.

Humphreys, Debra. Campus Diversity and Student Self-Segregation: Separating Myths from Facts. Assoc. of American Colleges & Universities. campus_climate_culture/student_segregation.cfm

Lawrence, Sandra M. & Tatum, B.D.

White Educators as Allies: Moving from Awareness to Action. 1997. In M. Fine, L. Weiss, L. Powell, and M. Wong (Eds.) Off/White: Readings on Race, Power, and Society (pp.333-342). NY: Routledge.

Lawrence, Sandra M.

Researching, Writing and Racial Identity: Cross-Disciplinary Connections for Multicultural Education. The Teacher Educator, 34(1), pp. 41-53. 1998.

Lawrence, Sandra M.

Beyond Race Awareness: White Racial Identity and Multicultural Teaching. 1997. The Journal of Teacher Education, 48(2), pp.108-117.

Lee, E., Menkart, D. and Okazawa-Rey, M., Eds.

Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development. 1999. Washington, DC: Network of Educators on the Americas.

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Nieto, S.

Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (3rd ed.). 2000. New York: Longman.

Pang, V. O., & Cheng, L. L., Eds.

Struggling to be Heard: The Unmet Needs of Asian Pacific American Children. 1998. Albany, NY: SUNY.

Rutstein, Nathan and Michael Morgan

Healing Racism: Education's Role. 1996. Whitcomb Publishing.

Schniedewind, N., and E. Davidson

Open Minds to Equality: a Sourcebook of Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity, 2nd ed. 1997. Boston, MA: Alyn & Bacon.

Schoem, David, Linda Frankel, Zimena Z??iga, and Edith A. Lewis.

Multicultural Teaching in the University: A Sourcebook. 1995. Westport, CT: Praeger.

This excellent anthology includes articles on intergroup relations courses and programs. It also includes valuable information about training teachers and facilitators of intergroup dialogues and learning, and examples of effective classroom and workshop exercises.

Shor, Ira

Empowering Education: Critical Teaching for Social Change. 1992. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Swisher, K. G., & Tippeconnic, J. W., Eds.

Next Steps: Research and Practice to Advance Indian Education. 1999. Charleston, WV: Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools.

Teacher Education

Abell, P. K.

Recognizing and Valuing Differences: Process Considerations for Preservice Teachers. 1999. In E. R. Hollins & E. I. Oliver, Eds., Finding Pathways to Success: Teaching Culturally Diverse Populations (pp. 175-196). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Goldstein, Tara

'I'm Not White': Anti-Racist Teacher Education for White Early Childhood Educators. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood (Volume 2, Number 1, 2001).

This article discusses ways that teacher educators might prepare white early childhood education students for anti-racist work in their classrooms. This and other articles from that volume can be accessed at

Howard, G. R.

We Can't Teach What We Don't Know: White Teachers, Multicultural Schools. 1999. New York: Teacher's College Press.

King, J. E.

Dysconscious racism: Ideology, Identity, and Miseducation of Teachers. 1991. Journal of Negro Education, 60(2), 133-146.

King, J. E., Hollins, E. R., & Hayman, W. C., Eds.

Preparing Teachers for Cultural Diversity. 1997. New York: Teachers College Press.

Ladson-Billings, G.

The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Teachers. 1994. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Lawrence, Sandra M. & Bunche, T.

Feeling and Dealing: Teaching White Students about Racial Privilege. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 12(5), pp.531-542. 1996.

Melnick, S. L., & Zeichner, K. M.

Enhancing the Capacity of Teacher Education Institutions to Address Diversity Issues. 1997. In J. E. King, E. R. Hollins, & W. C. Hayman (Eds.), Preparing teachers for cultural diversity (pp. 23-39). New York: Teachers College Press.

Building Intercultural Competence

Lynch, Eleanor W. and Marci J. Hanson

Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: A Guide for Working with Children and Their Families, 2nd ed. 1998. Paul Brookes Publishing Company.

Messina, Susan A.

A Youth Leader's Guide to Building Cultural Competence. 1994.

Available through the National Resource Center for Youth Services (918-585-2986).

Improving Intergroup Relations

Anti-Defamation League

Hate Crimes: ADL Blueprint for Action. 1997.

This booklet is a compilation of ADL initiatives that can be instituted in a variety of settings. It features information on college and university-based anti-bias initiatives and a section specifically on responding to bias incidents in college dormitories. Go to for more info.

Duvall, Lynn and Pamela Espeland, eds.

Respecting Our Differences: A Guide to Getting Along in a Changing World. 1994. Free Spirit Publications.

Jackson, Michelle R., Ph.D.

C.O.L.O.R.S. (Crossing Over the Lines of Racial Stereotypes). 1996. Workbook and facilitator's guide.

Available through the National Resource Center for Youth Services (918-585-2986).

Reddy, Maureen T.

Everyday Acts Against Racism: Raising Children in a Multiracial World. 1996. Seattle, WA: Seal Press.

Robinson, Joby S., Robert P. Bowman, Tod Ewing, Janice Hannah and Ana Lopez-De Fede

Building Cultural Bridges. 1997. National Educational Service.

Conflict Resolution in Schools

Cohen, Richard

Students Resolving Conflict: Peer Mediation in Schools. 1995.Goodyear Publishing Company.

Warters, William C.

Mediation in the Campus Community: Designing and Managing Effective Programs. 1999. Jossey-Bass.

MacBeth, Fiona, Nic Fine (Contributor)

Playing With Fire: Creative Conflict Resolution for Young Adults. 1995. New Society Publishers.


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