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Suggested Readings

Culturally Responsive Teaching
Information and strategies for adapting teaching to meet the needs of all students. From Brown University.

Diverse Schools: "Skewing Myths About Diverse Schools"
Education columnist Jay Mathews discusses how author and parent Eileen Gale Kugler debunks seven myths that scare smart parents away from diverse schools. From the Washington Post (August 2004).

Diversity Calendar
Monthly listings of ethnic, national, and religious days. From the University of Kansas.

Diversity Web
This is a resource hub for higher education, part of an initiative is designed to create new pathways for diversity collaboration and connection, via the World Wide Web and more traditional forms of print communication. It is part of a larger communications initiative entitled Diversity Works.

Multicultural Education and Ethnic Groups: Selected Internet Sources
A mix of Web resources on multicultural education and diversity, including background articles, Web sites for K-12 teachers, bibliographies, biographies, ethnic cooking, religion, and more. From the California State University-Stanislaus Library.

Tolerance.org's Resources for Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors
This Web site (a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center) encourages people from all walks of life to fight hate and promote tolerance. Two classroom resources are available free for the asking:
» Teaching Tolerance magazine subscription (one copy per issue)
» Responding to Hate at School booklet (available in bulk)

The Foundation for a Better LifeThe mission of The Foundation for a Better Life, through various media efforts, is to encourage adherence to a set of quality values through personal accountability and by raising the level of expectations of performance of all individuals regardless of religion or race.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educators Network(GLSEN) This site provides useful information and resources for educators.

DiversityWeb This site is designed to provide a comprehensive compendium of campus practices and resources for campus practitioners seeking to place diversity at the center of the academy's educational and societal mission.

Diversity & Democracy Diversity & Democracy is a periodical published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities to provide campus practitioners with readily available information about successful diversity initiatives around the country. Diversity & Democracy aims to support academic leaders and educators as they design and reshape their diversity programs, civic engagement initiatives, and global learning opportunities to better prepare students for principled action in today's complex world.

Academic Diversity Search Academic Diversity Search, Inc. (ADS) is a nationwide employment resource specializing in connecting women and minorities with academic institutions that truly value diversity.

Books“We Can't Teach What We Don't Know : White Teachers, Multiracial Schools” Howard, Gary R. (1999). We Can't Teach What We Don't Know : White Teachers, Multiracial Schools. (Multicultural Education Series) NY: Teachers College Press.

Crossing over to Canaan: the Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms.” Ladson-Billings, Gloria. (2001). Crossing over to Canaan: the Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race.” Tatum, Beverly Daniel. (1997). Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? : And Other Conversations About Race. New York: Basic Books.

Overcoming Heterosexism and Homophobia." Sears, Williams. (1997). Overcoming Heterosexism and Homophobia. New York. “Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology” Anderson, Collins. (2006). Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology. New York: Wadsworth Publishing

"The Center for Creative Leadership: Handbook of Leadership Development" Van Velsor, Ellen; McCauley Cynthia D.; Ruderman, Marian N. (2010). The Center for Creative Leadership: Handbook of Leadership Development. CA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

"Leading across differences" Hannum, Kelly M.; Mcfeeters, Belinda B.; Booysen, Lize. (2010). Leading across differences. CA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

"American Ways - A Guide for Foreigners in the United States" Gary Althen, Amanda R. Doran and Susan J. Szmania

"Another Culture/Another World" Father Michael Oleska

"Bird Girl and the Man who Followed the Sun" Velma Wallis

"Building Cross-Cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth from Conflicting Values"

"Caring for Patients From Different Cultures" Geri-Ann Galanti "

"Cold Rivier Spirits - The Legacy of an Athabascan-Irish Family from Alaska's Yukon River" Jan Harper-Haines

"Community Health Psychology: Empowerment for Diverse Communications" V. Cancela

"Covering - The Hidden Assault on Our Civil RIghts" Kenji Yoshino

"Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Guide for Trainers" R. Anand

"Cultural Diversity in the Workplace" George Henderson

"Diversity in the Workplace: Human Resources Initiatives" Susan E. Jackson

"Hidden Rules of Class at Work" Ruby Payne and Don Krabill

"Implementing Diversity" Marilyn Loden

"Making Diversity Work: 7 Steps for Defeating Bias in the Workplace" Sondra B. Thiederman

"Mentoring and Diversity An International Perspective" David Clutterbuck and Belle Rose Ragins

"Multicultural Customer Service" Leslie Aguilar and Linda Stokes

"Native Peoples of Alaska" Jan Halliday

"Privilege, Power, and Difference" Allan G. Johnson

"Open Minds to Equality - A Sourcebook of Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity" Nancy Schniedewind and Ellen Davidson

"Race Matters" Cornel West

"The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down" Anne Fadiman

"The Diversity Factor - Capturing the Competitive Advantage of a Changing Workforce" Elsie Cross and Margaret Blackburn White

"The Diversity Toolkit" William Sonnenschein

"The Gender Knot" Allan Johnson

"The Journey of Crazy Horse" Joseph M. Marshall III

"The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - A Hmong child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures" Anne Fadiman

"The 10 Lenses - Your Guide to Living and Working in a Multicultural World" Mark A. Williams

"The Trouble with Diversity - How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality" Walter Benn Michaels

"Two Old Women - An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival" Velma Wallis

"White Awareness" Judith H. Katz

"Working With Differences in Communities" Ann C. Schauber

To view the suggested reading list from the Diversity Programs Office please click on the provided link.