Disability History Museum
This is an online collection of document, visual stills, and digital exhibitions associated with the cultural and social history of people with disabilities.
Special Education and the Subverting of Brown
This article examines critical connections between race and ability through examination of Brown v Board of Education, the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and overrepresentation of minority students in special education. (Note: full text .pdf is available through CSU libraries.)
Ferri, B., & Connor, D. (2004). Special education and the subverting of Brown. The Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice, 8(1), 57-74.
Fostering a Culture of Discourse in Secondary Mathematics Classrooms: Equity Approaches in Teaching and Teacher Education for Emergent Bilingual Students
The continued proliferation of linguistic diversity in US mainstream classrooms, coupled with the language demands of the Common Core Standards for mathematics instruction (CCSSM), and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Principles to Actions (PtA), has prompted educational researchers to identify effective, linguistically relevant practices for preparing secondary mathematics educators adept at meeting the needs of emergent bilingual students. In this article, the authors argue… Read more
Aquino-Sterling, C., Rodriguez-Valls, F., & Zahner, W. (2016). Fostering a culture of discourse in secondary mathematics classrooms: Equity approaches in teaching and teacher education for emergent bilingual students. International Journal of Education for Social Justice (RIEJS), 5(2), 87-107.
Moving From Teacher Bias to Teacher Agency
This is a video of a 90-minute seminar led by Rebekah Berlin and Dr. Robert Berry with a group of future teachers around the idea of acknowledging teacher bias and developing teacher agency, particularly around issues of equity in mathematics. What's powerful about this is Ms. Berlin's willingness to share how she confronted her own biases as a new teacher and realizes that "my locus of control turned out to be much larger than I thought" (at about 1:18:00). There are many ways to use… Read more
The seminar discussion is based on a book chapter of the same title:
Berlin, R. & Berry III, R. Q. (2018). Confronting the lies I tell myself. In M. Civil, D. White, & S. Celedon-Pattichis (Eds.). Access and Equity: Promoting High Quality Mathematics in Grades 3-5 (pp. 9-20). Reston, VA: National Council of Teaches of Mathematics
Leading Equity Podcast
Leading Equity is a podcast in which the host, Dr. Sheldon Eakins, interviews guests about their areas of expertise related to diversity. The topics cover wide ranging issues of diversity including social and emotional learning, universal design for learning (UDL), bilingual education, food insecurity, and educational policy.
Separate and Still Unequal: Race in America's Schools
Marking the 65th anniversary of the landmark court decision Brown v. Board of Education, this issue of the journal Educational Leadership examines pressing issues and opportunities surrounding race in America's schools. Articles present ideas on how today's educators can understand and address racial issues and help dismantle segregation and inequity in education. The issue is available on the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development website and includes a… Read more
Rebora, A. (2019). Separate and still unequal: Race in America's Schools [Special issue]. Educational Leadership, 76 (7).
SciGirls: Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies
This website was built for an NSF grant on Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies at St.Catherine's University. The website includes many resources on gender equity in science and culturally responsive practices. Embedded videos provide role model profiles of women scientists and presentations on such topics as culturally responsive teaching, … Read more
How Do I Teach Mathematics in a Culturally Responsive Way?
Ukpokodu presents a myriad of instructional and general classroom strategies that teachers can integrate into the mathematics classroom.
Ukpokodu, O. N. (2011). How do I teach mathematics in a culturally responsive way? Identifying empowering teaching practices. Multicultural Education, 18 (3), 47-56.
Culture Matters in Science: Culturally Relevant Teaching
The authors discuss how to weave together culturally relevant teaching and science education. This article describes instructional strategies that are used with culturally and linguistically diverse students and their families.
Pang, V. O., Lafferty, K. E., Pang, J. M., Griswold, J., and Oser, R. (2014). Culture matters in science: Culturally relevant teaching. Science and Children, 51 (5), 44-49.
What Do Latino Students Want from School
This article discusses what some Latinx high school students recommend that educators integrate into the classroom. For example, they would like to see more inclusion of their viewpoints, respect for the Spanish language, and integration of Latino and Mexican American history into the curriculum. The students would like to see that they are an important component of the school and the educational process.
Irizarry, J. G. (2015). What Latino students want from school. Educational Leadership, 72 (6), 66-71.