Below are links to resources on educating for diversity and social justice.

MPS Initiatives

Since 1972, Milwaukee Public Schools has used Teaching and Learning Goals to guide curriculum.  Last revised in 1996, Teaching and Learning Goal 1 focuses on anti-racism and diversity.

In 2007, Milwaukee Public Schools completed a five-year self evaluation on the status of non-discrimination and equality of educational opportunities.

Local Resources

Educators’ Network for Social Justice
A network of Milwaukee area educators that sponsors educational events around many of these issues. Each spring ENSJ sponsors the Anti-racist, Anti-bias Teaching conference. Monthly meetings are the second Thursday of each month.

Social Studies Task Force
The web site has over 100 annotated teaching resources on issues of race and social justice.

YWCA Greater Milwaukee
Sponsors anti-racist workshops and training.

Toward the goal of preparing future generations of leaders our civil rights organization advocates the development of an antiracist multicultural educational curriculum and will work toward its development.  We continue to enforce the legal rights of all; enshrined in the Constitution

MAJC – Hands Across the Campus
 (414) 291-2140
Hands Across the Campus, MAJC’s high school diversity program, helps faculty and students create strategies for building intergroup respect, confronting prejudice, and resolving conflicts.

Rethinking Schools
Publishes a quarterly magazine and a variety of books on CLEaR topics.

Teaching Tolerance
Excellent on-line, print, and video resources.

Other Resources

Planning to Change the World is a plan book for educators who believe their students can and will change the world.  It is designed to help teachers translate their vision of a just education into classroom activities.

Cultural Competence & Equity:  this document from the Minneapolis Public Schools contains a range of tools for social justice education.
a8a6-b6f00373668d/uploads/Section_F_Cult_Comp.doc is commited to helping create more equitable and just schools and communities.  Their site contains many resources to use in changing schools, organizations, and communities in which the full diversity of people have opportunities to live, learn, and thrive free from oppression.

The Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance program has launched a new online initiative.  The Teaching Diverse Students Initiative (TDSi) offers interactive multimedia tools to help educators improve learning opportunities and outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse students.

There is a body of data on social justice leadership that shows that social justice education increases student learning.  
The Five Standards
The 5 E's of Emancipatory Pedagogy

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