This resources page contains information on organizations, agencies, and companies that focus on diversity and multicultural education. Most are located in New England and the Northeast, and others are national. Also included are journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well a small number of Internet sites.
Boston Children’s Museum/Teacher Leadership Center
300 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-6500 or (800) 370-5487
FAX: (617) 451-1547
The Boston Children’s Museum offers a variety of multicultural programs for K-8 teachers and their classes. The Museum houses many multicultural resources including exhibits, and has multimedia curricula kits available for a small fee. A multicultural summer institute is also offered.
436 14th Street, Suite 820 Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 496-0220; FAX (510) 496-0225
California Tomorrow publishes materials, including numerous advocacy reports, focusing on the tremendous diversity in California’s schools. Books include California Perspectives and Embracing Diversity.
Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
4646 40th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016-1859
FAX: (202) 362-3740
The CAL has numerous publications of interest to those in bilingual education and ESL.
Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR)
23 Garden Street Cambridge, MA. 02138
(617) 492-1764 or (800) 370-2515
FAX: (617) 864-5164
A national teachers’ organization that offers curricula and professional development addressing socially significant controversies and conflict resolution.
Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, Inc. (FHAO)
16 Hurd Road Brookline, MA 02146
FAX: (617) 232-0281
FHAO works with educators throughout the country who want to examine ways of bringing important but controversial material into the classroom. They focus on the Holocaust as a vehicle for understanding the complexity of human behavior and publish curriculum guides and other resources.
Family Diversity Projects
PO Box 1209 Amherst, MA 01004
FAX: (413) 253-3977
Family Diversity Projects educates students, educators, and the public about family diversity to help eliminate prejudice, stereotyping, and harassment based on sexual orientation, race, mental or physical disabilities, and other differences. They have developed a number of prize-winning photo exhibits about diverse families (Love Makes a Family, Multiracial Families, etc.).
Gay/Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
1360 Mission Street, #200 San Francisco, CA 94103
GLAAD develops resources to promote inclusion of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in school curricula. Promotes fair, accurate, and diverse representation of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in the media.
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
121 W. 27 Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10001
FAX (212) 727-0254
GLSEN is a national organization fighting to end anti-gay bias in K-12 schools. Its educational materials include teacher resources and school curricula. It is also involved in public policy analysis and in student organizing and support.
The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Public Policy and Development
University of Massachusetts, 100 Morrissey Boulevard Boston, MA.
The Gastón Institute serves the Latino community in Massachusetts by providing technical assistance, conferences and speakers’ series, and by publishing reports and books on Latino communities in the Commonwealth.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
634 South Spring Street, 11th floor Los Angeles, CA. 90014
This advocacy organization seeks to protect the rights of Hispanics and to support the education of a limited number of Hispanic law students. MALDEF has been responsible for the majority of civil rights class action litigation affecting Hispanics.
National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education
PO Box 3366 Daly City, CA 94015
NAAPAE works to establish a communications network among individuals committed to quality education for Asian and Pacific Americans. They sponsor an annual conference and promote curriculum inclusion, research, and improvement of education.
National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 605 Washington, D.C. 20005
FAX (202) 789-2866
NABE is a professional association founded in 1975 to address the educational needs of language minority students. It hosts an annual conference and publishes a newsletter as well as a journal.
National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
733 15th Street, NW, Suite 430 Washington, DC 20005
FAX: (202) 628-6263
NAME is a professional organization founded in 1990 to promote multicultural education in the United States. It hosts an annual national conference and publishes Multicultural Perspectives magazine.
National Association of Black School Educators (NABSE)
310 Pennsylvania Ave., SE Washington, D.C. 20003
Toll free: (800) 221-2654
The mission of NABSE is to enhance and facilitate the education of Black children. They hold a national conference and publish a newsletter, Newsbriefs.
National Coalition of Education Activists (NCEA)
P.O. Box 679 Rhinebeck, NY 12572
An organization of teachers, parents, and other education activists who focus their efforts on transforming school policies and practices to be more equitable. The coalition has a newsletter and hosts an annual conference.
National Conference for Community and Justice (formerly National Conference of Christians and Jews)
360 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1009 Chicago, IL 60601
An organization that promotes interethnic understanding through its publications, other materials, and training.
National Council of La Raza
111 19th St., NW, suite 1000 Washington, DC 20036
NCLR serves as an advocate for Latinos and as a national umbrella organization for 117 affiliate, community-based organizations, with a focus on policy analysis, technical assistance, and public information.
National Women’s History Project
7738 Bell Road Windsor, CA. 95492
A project that publishes and sells educational materials focusing on women’s history, including posters, display kits, videos, and curriculum materials.
Network of Educators on the Americas
PO Box 73038 Washington, DC 20056
Phone: (202) 588-7204
To place a catalog order: (800) 763-9131
FAX: (202) 238-0109
This non-profit organization seeks to promote peace, justice, and human rights through critical, anti-racist, multicultural education. They develop and disseminate classroom resources and they publish a quarterly newsletter, Teaching for Change.
Organization of Young Education Activists (OYEA)
c/o Kira Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org
A network of young education and community activists supporting each other with resource and information exchanges.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
1101 14th N. W., #1030 Washington, DC 20005
FAX: (202) 638-0243
A national organization providing support and resources through education and advocacy for friends and family members of lesbians and gay men.
The Prejudice Institute
2743 Maryland Avenue Baltimore, MD 21218
A national center dedicated to research and action against prejudice and intergroup conflict.
Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF)
99 Hudson Street New York, NY 10013
Litigates class action civil rights suits on behalf of the Latino community in the Northeast. The Fund is concerned with equal access to education, employment, housing, and political processes.
The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute
1050 North Mills Avenue Pitzer College
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
This is a national institute for policy studies dedicated to promoting the well-being of the nation’s Latino population through improvements in policies and programs.
Smithsonian Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Arts and Industries Building 1163
Washington, D.C. 20560
This office produces a magazine, Arts to Zoo’s, to help teachers bring the educational power of museums into the classroom. It draws on the Smithsonian’s exhibits and programs, and features a bilingual activity page for students.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
700 South Washington Street, suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314
FAX (703) 836-7864
This professional organization promotes scholarship, dissemination of information, and strengthening of instruction and research in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. TESOL has a large annual conference.
Traprock Peace Center
103Keets Road Woolman Hill Deerfield, MA. 01342
This resource center works with educators and other community people to help bring peace issues into the curriculum.
U.S. Committee for UNICEF
The Information Center on Children’s Cultures
333 E. 38 Street New York, NY 10016
This information center publishes a wealth of information on books, lesson plans, and other materials with an international perspective.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW Washington, DC 20024
The Museum provides tours and exhibits concerning the Holocaust. It also has a museum store and a catalog of numerous books, videos, posters, and others materials suitable for the classroom.
Valley Alliance for Diversity (VAD)
c/o Bob Bardwell
Southwick-Tolland Regional High School
93 Feeding Hills Road Southwick, MA 01077
A community of parents, educators, and others from elementary and secondary schools and colleges and universities in the Pioneer Valley, VAD is committed to providing opportunities to learn about diversity and multicultural issues. Membership is free and the group meets monthly.
World of Difference Institute
1100 Connecticut Avenue NW, #1020 Washington, DC 20036
An educational agency, the WOD Institute concentrates on professional development and curriculum design with an anti-racist focus.
World Music Press
11 Myrtle Avenue P.O. Box 2565 Danbury, CT 06813
(203) 748-3432 or (800) 810-2040
A company specializing in multicultural music publications and recordings for educators and community outreach programs.
Specific Curriculum Resources
How We Feel: Hispanic Students Speak Out Landmark Films, Inc., Falls Church, VA
A moving film made by Virginia Vogel Zanger, it shows high school Hispanic students talking about their school experiences in the United States. It’s Elementary: Talking About Gay issues in School Women’s Educational Media/New Day Films
For teachers and classroom use, this award-winning film focuses on gay
and lesbian issues in elementary and secondary schools.
OTHER SOURCES OF VIDEOS
149f Ninth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
California Newsreel has many videos appropriate for courses and inservice education, including Blacks and Jews, Blue-Eyed, Ethnic Notions, Frosh, Shattering the Silences, Skin Deep, and The Case for Minority Faculty.
Helaine Victoria Press
911 N. College Avenue, #3
Bloomington, IN. 47404
A non-profit educational organization specializing in posters, postcards, and other educational materials focusing on women and social protest.
414 East Third Avenue San Mateo, CA. 94401
JACP, Inc. is a non-profit organization specializing in Asian American materials. These include books, games, audio-visual materials, and dolls. In addition, they review recent Asian American publications
Organization for Equal Education of the Sexes, Inc.
P.O. Box 438, Dept. WA Blue Hill, ME. 04614
An organization specializing in posters of women of all backgrounds who have made a difference.
Women of Hope
Bread and Roses Cultural Project
Service Employees International Union
New York, NY 10036
Five sets of 12 posters celebrating the achievements of women of African American, Hispanic, Asian American, and American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
Journals and Magazines with a Focus on Bilingual and/or Multicultural Education
Anthropology and Education Quarterly
American Anthropological Association
4350 North Fairfax Drive Suite 640 Arlington, VA 22203
Publishes scholarship on schooling in social and cultural contexts, and on human learning both inside and outside of schools. Articles rely primarily on ethnographic research to address immediate problems of practice as well as broad theoretical questions.
Bilingual Research Journal
National Association for Bilingual Education
1220 L Street, NW, Suite 605 Washington, D.C. 20005
FAX (202) 789-2866
This journal focuses on the latest research in bilingual education and the education of language minority students. Book reviews are included.
The Bilingual Review/La Revista Bilingüe
Hispanic Research Center
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ. 85287
This bilingual (Spanish/English) journal publishes articles ranging from research in education to literary criticism, as well as original literature (poetry and short stories) in either or both languages.
Black Issues in Higher Education
10520 Warwick Avenue, Suite B-B
Fairfax, VA. 22030
A bi-weekly publication that contains special feature articles and regular department articles on a variety of issues of interest to Black educators.
Applied Research Center
4096 Piedmont Avenue, #319 Oakland, CA 94611-5221
FAX: (510) 653-3427
A politically progressive magazine that focuses on race, ethnicity, culture, and politics.
Education for Urban Minorities
Long Island University Press
One University Plaza, Room M301 Brooklyn, NY 11201
FAX: (718) 780-4045
A new journal to stimulate research and discussion on the preparation of teachers, school leaders, counselors, psychologists, and other school personnel for urban minority populations.
Equity and Choice
Corwin Press, Inc.
2455 Teller road Newbury Park, CA. 91320
A forum for the exchange of ideas, insights, and practices among those working to increase educational equity, this journal is written by and for teachers, parents, administrators, students, researchers, policymakers, and educational activists.
Equity and Excellence in Education
School of Education
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA. 01003
Published three times a year by the Greenwood Publishing Group, this journal focuses on articles that assess or describe practical efforts to achieve equity and justice in education.
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
17 Arcadian Avenue, Suite 202
Paramus, NJ 07652
A monthly publication that includes information about issues, trends, and special programs of specific interest to Latinos.
P.O. Box 12048 Atlanta, GA 30355
Offers a variety of interracial themes.
Journal of American Indian Education
Center for Indian Education
College of Education
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ. 85287
Publishes scholarly articles relevant to the education of American Indians.
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Frankfort Lodge, Clevedon Hall Victoria Road
Clevedon, Avon BS 21, 7SJ, UK
This international journal publishes scholarly articles, research in progress, and book reviews that focus on bilingualism and bilingual education, and on the education of students of culturally dominated status throughout the world.
Multicultural Education Abstracts
International Centre for Multicultural Education
City of Birmingham Polytechnic
An international service that draws on a wide range of sources to serve the information needs of those throughout the world concerned with multicultural education, this journal catalogues research, author and subject matter information.
Multicultural Education Magazine
Caddo Gap Press
3145 Geary Boulevard, Suite 275 San Francisco, CA 94118
Of interest to classroom teachers and other educators, this magazine offers practical suggestions and information on current resources in multicultural education and includes important articles about current research and issues in the field.
P.O. Box 852
Bowling Green Station New York, N.Y. 10274
A twelve-page bulletin/newsletter published six times a year, Multicultural Forum contains articles on special topics, trends, teaching resources, and current events that are of interest to multicultural educators.
Simon and Schuster
1 Lake Street Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Put out by a major publishing company, this newsletter focuses on resources in
multicultural education, practical classroom activities in all content areas, and a
multicultural calendar of events throughout the country.
Multicultural Messenger: The Voice of Cultural Diversity
The Peoples Publishing Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 70 Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
The official newsletter of the International Multicultural Education Association (IMEA), Multicultural Messenger provides timely information on multicultural education, including firsthand reports, articles, interviews, and funding sources.
Lawrence Erlbaum, Inc. Associates
Journal Subscriptions Department
10 Industrial Avenue Mahwah, NJ 07422
FAX: (201) 236-0072
The official publication of NAME, the National Association for Multicultural Education, since 1998.
Greenwood Publishing Group
88 Post Road W.
P.O. Box 5007 Westport, CT. 06881
Published quarterly, this journal provides reviews of multicultural materials and information on the subject of multiculturalism in general. Every issue includes a number of features such as book briefs, news notes, and a chalkboard.
National Center for Immigrant Students
100 Boylston Street, Suite 737 Boston, MA. 02116
This newsletter, offered free of charge, is published periodically by the National Center for Immigrant Students office of the National Coalition of Advocates for Students.
Race ethnicity and education
Taylor & Francis, Ltd
Rankin Road Basingstoke, Hants RG24 8PR
Phone (USA): (215) 269-0400
FAX (USA): (617) 354-6875
A refereed, interdisciplinary journal, REE provides a focal point for international scholarship, research, and debate concerning the meaning and significance for race and ethnicity, and for the perpetuation of inequality and oppression.
1001 E. Keefe Avenue Milwaukee, WI. 53212
(414) 964-9646; FAX: (414) 964-7220
A non-profit independent newspaper advocating the reform of elementary and secondary public schools with an emphasis on urban schools. Published by Milwaukee area teachers and educators.
Teaching for Change
Network of Educators on the Americas
1118 22nd Street, NW Washington, DC 20037
NECA’s quarterly newsletter, each issue offers a teaching guide with a theme and includes resources, curriculum ideas, and related articles.
400 Washington Avenue Montgomery, AL. 36104
A publication of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance provides classroom strategies and curriculum ideas for teachers that focus on diversity and tolerance. They also have a number of teaching and video resources.
Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education
2509 Montgomery Way Sacramento, CA. 95818
Sponsored by a consortium of 26 Indian-controlled community colleges, this journal focuses on American Indian issues in higher education.
Corwin Press, Inc.
2455 Teller Road Thousand Oaks, CA. 91320
FAX (805) 449-0871
A scholarly journal that focuses on issues relevant to urban and innercity education, it is especially geared to teacher educators and research-oriented classroom teachers.
Multicultural Magazines for Children and Young Adults
P.O. Box 12048 Atlanta, GA 30355
Offers a unique variety of interracial-theme products such as books and toys.
For students in grades 4 – 9, this magazine introduces readers to various cultures around the world. It contains photos, articles, stories, and suggested activities.
Just Us Books
A newspaper for young readers published six times a year. The focus is on the African American experiences, and it contains information articles, photos, learning activities, booklists, interviews, and the Captain African comic strip adventure.
Kids of Color Magazine
1960 W. Ray Road, #1A7 Chandler, AZ 85224-9009
Written entirely by children of elementary and middle-school age, this magazine is published bi-monthly.
Skipping Stones: A Multicultural Children’s Quarterly
P.O. Box 3939 Eugene, OR. 97403
This magazine encourages cooperation, creativity, and the celebration of cultural and linguistic diversity. Each issue contains a guide for parents and teachers and regular departments include book reviews, pen pals, and cultural collages.
P.O. Bo 6009 JFK Boston, MA 02114
A magazine for, by, and about teen women that includes discussions about racism, eating disorders, entertainment, friendship, love, and other issues of concern to young women. Included are poetry, essays, comic strips, and photography.
Teachers looking for ways to incorporate more diversity into their curricula can browse through this extensive list of resources. The “General Sources” listing is the most extensive, currently offering 142 links to Internet sites concerned with diversity issues. This page is part of History/Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers, which offers a range of other resources as well.
The website for an online bookseller, Brave Girls and Strong Women sells fiction and nonfiction titles geared to readers ages 2 to 17. Also available are bibliographies for children and adults on issues related to girls’ identity and self-esteem, interviews with authors, and tips for those who want to write their own books.
A great resource for Black history. Go especially to the THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY link.
The website of Region One of the National Association for Multicultural Education.
Website of the Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents at California State University, San Marcos, it contains a database of recommended books in Spanish for children and adolescents published worldwide.
The Multicultural Pavilion.
A website on multicultural education developed by McGraw-Hill. According to Paul Gorski, the site author and content consultant, it’s “a great collection of classroom activities, articles, a discussion format, and other resources.” It’s designed to target pre- and in-service teachers and teacher educators.
The official site of the National Association for Multicultural Education.
Multicultural Supersite, this website includes resources for teachers and teacher educators.
Another McGraw-Hill Publishing Company website on multicultural education.
“Been Here So Long”: Selections from the WPA American Slave Narratives. This site from the New Deal Network features a selection of 17 interviews of former slaves conducted by members of the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). In addition to the narratives, the site features an introductory essay, three lesson plans, and an annotated guide to related online resources.
Connects to the work of local education funds and provides proven strategies for improving the quality of America’s public schools. Resources on educational equity, improving teacher quality, fairness in school finance, parent and family involvement, exploring the impact of gender and race/ethnicity, etc.
Publications of the Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on Gay & Lesbian Youth. All publications are free for the asking. Or call (617) 727-3600, x 312.
Multicultural Education Discussion List ((MULTC-ED)
The MULTC-ED is intended to serve those involved with multicultural curriculum, teaching or research for grades preschool – 12 as well as colleges and universities, other educationally related agencies, and parents. To subscribe, send a message to
to LISTSERV@umdd.umd.edu No subject Subscribe MULTC-ED your name
Please sign your name and e-mail address with each posting. For more information contact Ruth Heidelbach, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Phone (301) 405-3127.
Bilingual Education Information Resources
California Association for Bilingual Education CABE offers legislative information and other resources related to serving the needs of California’s diverse students. Stop by their chat room.
Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) CREDEs emphasis is on developing sound educational practices in order to better serve all “at-risk” students.
National Association for Bilingual Education is committed to promoting educational excellence and equity through bilingual education.
Clearinghouse for Multicultural/Bilingual Education – another resource center worth checking out.
James Crawford’s Language Policy Web Site – a simply awesome collection of information to aid the fight against the English Only movement and to promote equal opportunity for linguistic minorities
You also might be interested in other links on the Bilingual Education Resource Page found at: