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CRS Programs For Managing School Multicultural Conflict

A multicultural learning environment has become the norm in many school districts and communities throughout the United States. The diversity found in these settings offers many opportunities for people to learn more about one another. Yet too often schools are ill prepared to adjust to this diversity positively. To address this reality, the Community Relations Service of the U.S. Department of Justice has developed several racial/ethnic conflict prevention and management programs for schools or school districts. (continue)

Race and Culture in the Classroom: Teaching and Learning Through Multicultural Education

In Race and Culture in the Classroom, high school teacher Mary Dilg closely observes what happens when one teacher attempts to work with issues of race and culture in a diverse classroom. Drawing on actual dynamics in an urban high school, Dilg, a white English teacher, describes and analyzes the significant challenges and joys at the heart of multicultural education with adolescents. Unafraid to address sensitive issues, Dilg shows how educators can treat questions of race and culture in the courses they teach. She offers a framework for thinking about the processes, the dilemmas, and the benefits of multicultural education while also pointing out that a multicultural approach to education is infinitely more complex than commonly acknowledged. (continue)

Taking America’s Pulse III

Taking America's Pulse III (TAP III) was the third major national survey of intergroup relations conducted by The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ). The survey provides insight into intergroup relations in contemporary America and how, if at all, attitudes have changed in recent years. Data from TAP III demonstrates that, as American society grows more complex, intergroup relations are increasingly critical to social well-being and national progress. (continue)

Toward a More Perfect Union in an Age of Diversity: A Guide for Building Stronger Communities Through Public Dialogue

A four-session discussion guide examining ideas about unity, diversity and pluralism, and how they affect us as members of our communities and our country. (continue)

Guide to Using the Gender Variance Model

Jessica Xavier's Gender Variance Model is introduced in this guide. The model and accompanying materials helps us to understand both the wide variety of possibilities for gender variance, as well as the oppression faced by those deemed variant. Xavier's model makes it clear that most of us could be deemed 'gender variant,' and that the more extreme one's variance, the more extreme the oppression one might face. (continue)

Student Advocacy for University Anti-Bias Policies that Include Sexual Orientation: How to Stop Campus Administrators from Passing the Buck

Eradicate discrimination and harassment on your campus. With the help of this publication, you can make sure that your college or university has strong and effective protections for gay and lesbian members of your campus community. (continue)

Community Dialogue Guide: Conducting a Discussion on Race

The Community Relations Service assists communities with crisis management and violence reduction. Their user-friendly Community Dialogue Guide includes sections on the characteristics of community dialogues on race, steps in organizing a dialogue, the role of the dialogue leader, a sample small group dialogue, and more. (continue)

Together for Tomorrow: Building Community Through Intergenerational Dialogue

Together for Tomorrow is a guide and information resource to help you break down isolation and separation between the generations. It presents a proven process for community building: the Intergenerational Dialogue (TM) process. Intergenerational Dialogue is a tool for joining all ages, cultures, races, genders and economic classes in problem solving and joint action. (continue)

Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc.

Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational non-profit organization that engages middle and high school teachers and their students in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism by relating the past to the world today. Facing History helps students find meaning in the past and recognize the need for participation and responsible decision making. 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. (continue)

Race Talks website

How do you get people to address problems that create conflict and still remain involved in collaborative problem-solving? How do you create a learning environment that encourages people to see their own potential to affect the world around them? This site responds to these questions with examples from several learning environments and includes practical ideas from our experiences as teachers and participants in workplace, community and classroom settings. (continue)

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