Cocking, Rodney R. and Greenfield, Patricia M., eds,
Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Development
, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, NJ, 1994.
This book offers an examination of how socialization and development are expressed within ancestral cultures and then re-expressed in the United States in new societal contexts.
Gladwell, Malcolm, “The Sports Taboo,” in
The New Yorker
, May 19, 1997.
With reference to scientists, sociologists, and his own experiences as an African-American athlete, Gladwell explains “why blacks are like boys and whites are like girls.”
Josephs, Susan L., “Teaching Divesity,’ in
Diversity in Business at Fisher College
This report contains useful teaching tips adaptable to various ages and school settings.
McAdoo, Harrieete Pipes, ed.
Family Ethnicity: Strength in Diversity
, Sage Publications, Newbury Park, CA, 1993.
This book presents a review of the demographic characteristics of the major ethnic families in the United States.
The New Summerhill
, Penguin Books, London, 1992.
Albert Lamb, an ex-pupil and now the Summerhill librarian, has edited this latest edition which contains additional material from A.S. Neill’s many books and other writings. The first section covers the school itself, the second is Neill’s autobiography.
Ploumis-Devick, Evelyn, “Appreciating Differences: Teaching and Learning in a Culturally Diverse Classroom. Hot Topics: Usable Research.” (1992)
ERIC Accession Number ED 342759
This publication is designed to provide educators with useful information on and examples of how teachers and students can better communicate and learn in today’s culturally diverse classroom.
Ravitch, Diane, ed.,
The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation
, New York: Harper Collins.
Title, Beverly, “Teaching Peace,” P.O. Box 412, Hygiene, CO.
“Teaching Peace” offers a partnership and team building called “Synergizing through Diversity,” which focuses on cultural diversity, learning styles, and gender differences.
“Can Performance-Based Assessments Improve Urban Schooling?”
ERIC Digest Number 56
There are indications that performance-based tests might result in lower scores for low-income and minority students unless there are accompanying changes in teaching methods.
“Educational Improvement Panel Report to the Governor and General Assembly” in the
, May 22, 1997.
The report regarding educational opportunities for Connecticut schoolchildren, prepared for the governor and General Assembly.
“Extended Learning Time for Disadvantaged Students—Vol. 2: Profiles of Promising Practices—1995”
This report contains information on staff development, mentoring and peer tutoring, and strategies for urban/suburban initiatives.
“A Nation in Quandary: 1975-“
The activities in this unit are designed to give students an awareness of some of the numerous issues that surround them and may become challenges to them in the future.
“Recent Case Studies of Extended-Time Programs”
Descriptive reports containing profiles of extended-time programs for disadvantaged students. Both successes and problems are featured.
This report centers on a program in Silver Spring, Maryland, that has been effective in raising Hispanic academic achievement. The program has been in place since 1992 and used Total Quality Management techniques to build leadership skills in the participants.
“Saturday School Delivers One-on-one Assistance”
These are success stories from a program in Houston funded by Citgo that has been running since April 1996.
“Using Time in New and Better Ways”
This report spells out the goals that promote high academic and behavioral standards and that cultivate productive links between the student and the community.