Linguistically and Ability Diverse Children, Youth and Families
Language Development/ESL Reading
Instruction Social Skills
and Discipline Study Skills
The BUENO Center works to facilitate equal educational opportunities
for cultural and language minority students. It provides access
to products that can assist teachers of students from culturally
and linguistically diverse backgrounds and links to other sites
about culturally and linguistically diverse students.
for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE)
CREDE focuses on critical issues in the education of linguistic
and cultural minority students and those placed at risk by factors
of race, poverty, and geographic location. The center provides technical
assistance, professional development support and portfolio and evaluation
process and assessment. Its website provides access to reports on
CREDE's research projects in the areas of language learning and
academic achievement, instruction in context, professional development,
integrated reform and system studies, family/peers/school and community
and assessment. The site also offers links to publications and products
concerning cultural and linguistic minority students.
ERASE Network (part of ARC)
ERASE stands for Expose Racism and Advance School Excellence
which is the focus of this group's initiative. Its website provides
access to reports, a calendar of public events, and resources for
journalists, teachers, parents, and students.
Civil Rights Project
The Civil Rights Project focuses on key civil rights and equal opportunity
policies that have been neglected or overlooked. Its website provides
current news on civil rights issues, and lists of conferences, resources,
and publications on civil rights issues, including minorities in
special education. Of specific interest may be the project's 2000
conference on Minority Issues in Special Education. The website
has posted selected papers presented at that conference.
Education Consortium for Special Education (HECSE)
HECSE serves institutes of higher learning that are involved in
the preparation of special education leadership personnel. The website
provides information on significant special education activities
and issues in Washington, DC, and links to various special education
academic programs in universities across the country and to other
Early Childhood Technical Assistance System
The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS)
believes that as our country becomes more culturally diverse, it
is imperative to develop and intensify efforts to expand knowledge
and skills to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate
services and supports to children and families. The page highlights
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)--funded early childhood
projects and the innovative ideas and strategies they have used
to ensure that their services are culturally and linguistically
& Advocacy, The Nation's Disability Rights Network
site provides information about the network of agencies and the
technical assistance center (ATTAC), information on disability rights,
a calendar of conferences and trainings for disability rights advocates
and other professionals, and products for sale.
and Responsive Schools Project at the Indiana Education Policy Center
This center offers technical assistance to enable schools and school
districts to develop a broader perspective on school safety and
violence prevention, stressing comprehensive planning, prevention,
and parent/community involvement. The website includes information
about specific projects, information about school violence, readable
publications, and a list of resources. It also includes information
and a report on minority disproportionality.
Minority Middle Schoolers for College
Urban minority students typically lack the support they need to
make informed choices about postsecondary education. This report
from ACT (the college admissions exam folks) recommends consistent,
structured help, beginning in middle school, on how to prepare for
college admission, how to select the right college, and how to apply
for financial aid. Go to this page at the ACT website and find the
download link for "Creating Seamless Educational Transitions
for Urban African American and Hispanic Students."
Department of Education - Diversity: Issues and Responses
site provides information and resources on cultural diversity, including
links to information about diversity, a glossary of terms, and California
for the Education of Students Placed at Risk
This site provides information on the Center for the Education of
Students Placed at Risk (CRESPAR). It describes CRESPAR programs;
offers reform models for schools facing problems with discipline,
achievement scores, and student dropout rates; and provides links
to more than 40 CRESPAR online reports.
for Multicultural/Bilingual Education
clearinghouse provides educators from pre-kindergarten to higher
education with commercial and non-commercial sources for multicultural
and bilingual/ESL information, materials, and resources.
Competence for Teachers: A Report on Approaches in Other States
study was conducted by the Southwestern Oregon University Center
to survey teacher certification requirements in 24 states to ascertain
their "cultural competence" requirements for teacher licensure.
It describes methodology, findings, and potential lessons.
Competency Web Page
This site answers questions relating to cultural competency, offers
practical advice, and provides the opportunity to participate in
of Resources in Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competence
This directory of resources in cultural diversity was developed
by the AAUAP Technical Assistance Task Force and Multicultural Committee.
It is searchable by area of expertise, knowledge of cultural groups,
additional skills, and last name.
in Cultural Competence Training and Education: A Compendium of Best
32-page downloadable document describes resources and best practices
in cultural competence training and education.
Schools: Teaching and Cultural Competence (article)
This on-line article from Rethinking Schools: An Urban Education
Journal (Summer 2001) describes teacher preparation to work in diverse
Equity and Cultural Diversity (an ERIC search via Teachers College)
site provides links to resources, articles, and conferences on equity
and diversity in public education and offers a directory of services
relating to cultural diversity.
Teacher Institute: Multicultural Learning Resources
site provides text, periodical, video, and World Wide Web resources
relating to multicultural learning.
Early Childhood Team Training (MECTT)
This site describes MECTT, a model for preparing parent and professional
teams to improve services to diverse families of young children
with special needs--infusing cultural competence in early childhood
programs. It provides a training package consisting of a Participant
Manual and Trainer's Guide and an orientation section. The site
offers resources and training for community and statewide initiatives.
Association for Multicultural Education
site provides information on the National Association for Multicultural
Education (NAME). It offers links to publications, resources, and
state conferences relating to multicultural education.
MultiCultural Institute Web Site
The site provides a list of publications and conferences on the
topic of cultural competency and describes Organizational and Consulting
Resources: Multicultural Education Pathfinder
site provides a definition of multicultural education and offers
links to print resources, electronic databases, internet resources,
films, and professional organizations relating to multicultural
of Maryland Diversity Database
is a comprehensive index of multicultural and diversity resources,
including general resources, diversity-related news, issue-specific
resources; and definitions of words, phrases, and policy.
site offers manuals, brief articles, annotated bibliographies, reviews
and summaries of outstanding publications, and conference announcements
in urban education.
Urban Special Education Research Collaborative
This site provides information on the Urban Special Education
Research Collaborative, a network of special education leaders from
urban school districts. It offers opportunities for an electronic
network, communication forum, and online professional development.