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Office of Equity, Social Justice and
Multicultural Education

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Come visit our Library Resource Center in the Equity Office!

  Equity Office Resources Library






Over a thousand books, and video's on topics such as Racism, Diversity, Culture, Gender, Peace & Conflict, Teaching Aids.
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 Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete — Jeff Duncan-Andrade

In this lecture Jeff Duncan-Andrade explores the concept of hope, which was central to the Obama campaign, as essential for nurturing urban youth. He first identifies three forms of “false hope”—hokey hope, mythical hope, and hope deferred—pervasive in and peddled by many urban schools. Discussion of these false hopes then gives way to Duncan-Andrade’s conception of “critical hope,” explained through the description of three necessary elements of educational practice that produce and sustain true hope. Through the voices of young people and their teachers, and the invocation of powerful metaphor and imagery, Duncan-Andrade proclaims critical hope’s significance for an education that relieves undeserved suffering in communities.

Tim Wise on White Privilege

Hip Hop:  Beyond Beats and Rhymes

Mos Def Bill Maher Cornel West Edited

How do schools promote equity among students? A conversation with Pedro Noguera


Critical Pedagogy

  1. Duncan-Andrade, Ernest Morrell (2008). The Art of Critical Pedagogy: Possibilities for Moving from Theory to Practice in Urban Schools.  Peter Lang Publishing, New York. Several PDF publications are available to download from the web site.

  2. Duncan-Andrade, J (2010). What a Coach can Teach a Teacher. Peter Lang Publishing, New York.

  3.  Freire, P. (1994). Pedagogy of hope: Reliving pedagogy of the oppressed (R. Barr, Trans.). New York: Continuum.

  4.  Freire, P. (1998b). Teachers as cultural workers (D. Macedo, Koike, d., Oliveira, A., Trans.). Boulder: Westview.

  5.  Horton, M., & Freire, P. (1990). We make the road by walking. Philadelphia: Temple University Philadelphia Press.

  6.  Hooks, b. (1994). Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York: Routledge.

  7.  Hooks, b., (2003) Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope. New York: Routledge.

  8.  Shor, I. (1992). Empowering Education: Critical Teaching for Social Change. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

  9. Critical Pedagogy site:

  10. Handbook on Diversity and the Law: Navigating a Complex Landscape to Foster Greater Faculty and Student Diversity in Higher Education

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Cultural Competence

  1. Diller, J. & Moule, J. (2005). Cultural Competence; A Primer for Teachers and Educators. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

  2. Gollnick, D & Chinn, P, (2004 Multimedia Edition), Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society 6th Edition, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall.

  3. Hollins, E. (1996) Culture in School Learning: Revealing the Deep Meaning. Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum.

  4. Educational Research Service. (2003). Culture and Learning. Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.

  5. Takaki, Ronald (editor), (2002) Debating Diversity, 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press.

  6. Hogan-Garcia, Mikel, (2003), The Four Skills of Cultural Diversity Competence: A Process for Understanding and Practice 2nd Edition, Thomson Brooks/Cole.
  7. Culturally Responsive Teaching = The Knowledge Loom site:
  8. Inter-Cultural Communication:
  9. English-Spanish Glossary of Terms for Higher Education:
  10. A consortium of organizations from throughout the nation has released the second edition of an English-Spanish glossary of standard terms relating to access to higher education. This glossary aims to provide a consistent and easy-to-use resource for those who create Spanish-language materials and Web site content about higher education and student financial aid. Studies have shown that, compared to other ethnic groups, fewer Hispanics continue their education after high school. Providing Spanish-language information about access to higher education may facilitate college attendance among Hispanics, particularly since parental support is such an important factor in a child's college attendance and completion. Participating organizations included: National Association for College Admission Counseling, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, National College Access Network, National Council for Community and Education Partnerships and the U.S. Department of Education.

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Teaching, Learning and Identity

  1. Delpit, L. (1995). Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom. New York: The New Press.
    This is a collection of nine essays by Lisa Delpit. Delpit examines the need for teachers to explicitly teach the skills involved in Standard English, the language in power. She also stresses the need to understand the culture of the students you teach and shares her accounts working with the Native Alaskans and those in Papua, New Guinea.
  2. Delpit, L. & Dowdy, J. (2002) The Skin That We Speak. New York: New Press.
  3. Perry, T., Steele, C. Hilliard, A. (2003) Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement among African American Students. Boston: Beacon Press.
  4. Howard, G. (1999) We can't teach what we don't know: White teachers, multiracial schools. New York: NY Teachers College Press.
  5. Ladson-Billings, G., (1994). The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children. San Francisco: Jossey Bass Publishers.
    Ladson-Billings focuses on what nine different but very successful teachers have in common that make them successful teachers of African American children. Some of the qualities the teachers share is that they have high expectations for their children and they have a deep understanding of their children's community.
  6. Bigelow, Bill, Christensen, Linda, Karp, Stan, Miner, Barbara, and Peterson, Bob (Editors), (1994), Rethinking our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice Volume 1, Milwaukee: Rethinking Schools (
  7. Bigelow, Bill, Harvey, Brenda, Karp, Stan, and Miller, Larry (Editors), (2001), Rethinking our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice Volume 2, Milwaukee: Rethinking Schools (
  8. Bigelow, Bill & Peterson Bob (Editors) (2002), Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World, Milwaukee: Rethinking Schools (
  9. Cole, Robert (editor), (1995), Educating Everybody's Children: Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners. What Research and Practice say about Improving Achievement, Alexandria, Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (
  10. Palmer, P. J. (1998). The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

  11. Schniedewind, Nancy, & Davidson, Ellen, (1998), Open Minds to Equality: A Sourcebook for Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity, 2nd Edition, Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

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Curriculum Transformation

  1. Banks, J. (1991). Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies (5th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

  2. Banks, J., Banks, C. (Ed.). (2001). Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives (4th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  3. Nieto. (1999). The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities. New York: Teachers College Press.

  4. Nieto, S. (1996). Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (2nd ed.). White Plains: Longman.

  5. Takaki, Ronald, (1993), A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, Little, Brown & Co.

  6. Christine Sleeter's website for Multicultural Teaching Resources:
  7. National Association for Multicultural Education:

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Liberal Arts
  1. Lee, Enid, Menkart, Deborah, Okazawa-Rey, Margo (editors), (1998), Beyond Heroes and Holidays, Network of Educators on the Americas, Washington, DC.
    T o order call: 202-238-2379 (or 202-429-0137) e-mail: (can also be used in Social and Behavioral Sciences)

  2. Kivel, Paul & Creighton, Allan with the Oakland Men's Project, (1997) Making the Peace: A 15-session violence prevention curriculum for Young People, Oakland: Hunter House.
  3. Feminist Majority Foundation Site:
  4. The No Turning Back Feminist Site:

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

  1. American Friends Service Committee & Office of Curriculum Support School District of Philadelphia, (1998), Resistance in Paradise: Rethinking 100 years of U.S. Involvement in the Caribbean and the Pacific, Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee.
  2. California Newsreel. (2003). Race: The power of an illusion: the story we tell. San Francisco: California Newsreel.
    Episode two of a three part series on the scientific, political and socioeconomic rammifications of race. This episode recounts the birth of the notion of race, the development of slavery in the US, the creation of whiteness and white supremacy and how these pseudoscientific beliefs came to justify social and political inequalities in the US based on race.
  3. Loewen, James, (1995), Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, New York:Simon & Schuster.

  4. Takaki, Ronald, (1993), A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, Little, Brown & Co.

  5. National Women's History Project Catalogue Site:

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Math and Science
  1. Moses, Robert & Cobb, Charles (2001), Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project, Boston: Beacon Press. (
  2. Project Kaleidoscope site:
  3. Diversity Institute at UW-Madison:
    The Diversity Institute provides a scholarly community in which Diversity Scholars recruited from across the nation and Diversity Team Members at the UW-Madison explore the issue of diversity in post-secondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning. The goal is to generate teaching resources that will aid faculty and future faculty in creating inclusive classrooms and laboratories and to practice inclusive teaching in the fields of STEM at colleges and universities.

  4. Center For Science and Mathematics
    The Planetarium and Observatory facilities at SFSU are resources available to all Bay Area teachers and their students.

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  1. Ada, Alma Flor & Campoy, F. Isabel, (2004), Authors In the Classroom: A Transformative Education Process, Pearson Education, Inc.

  2. Igoa, C. (1995). The inner world of the immigrant child. New York: St. Martin's Press.

  3. Lippi-Green, Rosina (1997). English with an Accent: Language, ideology, and discrimination in the United States, Routledge.

Health and Physical Education

The Arts

  1. Stokes, M., Ed. (1994). Ethnicity, identity and music: The musical construction of place. New York, Berg. (see also identity)

Vocational and Applied Sciences

Student Development

  1. Lee, W. M. (1999). An Introduction to multicultural counseling. Philadelphia, Accelerated Development: a Member of the Taylor & Francis Group.

  2. Locke, D. (1992). Increasing multicultural understanding: A comprehensive model. Newbury Park, Sage.

  3. Lum, Doman (editor), (2005) Cultural Competence, Practice Stages and Client Systems: A Case Study Approach, Belmont:Thomson Brooks/Cole.
    This is an application book. Each of the 10 basic chapters has been written by a person from said group. All chapters have been structured in the same way so the reader becomes acquainted with: the demographics of the population, historical oppression and survival values, culturally competent knowledge theory and practice skills, contact skills, problem identification skills, assessment skills, intervention skills and a case study exercise with a segment titled: Application Exercises: Tools for Student Learning containing a few questions to further reflection.
  4. Parham, T. A. (1993). Psychological storms: The african american struggle for identity. Chicago, African American Images.

  5. Ponterotto, J., Casas, J.M., Suzuki, L., Alexander, C., Ed. (1995). Handbook of multicultural counseling. Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications, Inc.

  6. Robinson, Tracy & Howard-Hamilton, Mary, (2000), The Convergence of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Multiple Identities In Counseling, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

  7. Sue, D. W., Sue, D. (1990). Counseling the culturally different: Theory & practice. New York, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

  8. Counselors for Social justice:
  9. Practices that Promote Equity in Basic Skills in California Community Colleges
    Submitted by asccc on Sat, 2010-04-17 01:00
    Session: Spring2010Topic: Equity and DiversityCommittee: Basic Skills Committee

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Oppression and the ...isms

  1. Adams, M., Bell, L. & Griffin, P. (1997) Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice. A Sourcebook for Teachers and Trainers. New York: Routledge.

  2. Gallagher Hateley, BJ and Schmidt, Warren H., (1995) A Peacock in the Land of Penguins: A Fable about Creativity and Courage, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

  3. Johnson, A. (2001) Privilege, Power and Difference. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Race and Ethnicity

  1. Carew, J. (1988). Fulcrums of change: Origins of racism in the Americas and other essays. Trenton, Africa World Press, Inc.

  2. Memmi, A. (1965). The colonizer and the colonized. Boston, Beacon Press.

  3. Robinson, T. L., Howard-Hamilton, M.F. (2000). The convergence of race, ethnicity and gender: Multiple identities in counseling. Upper Saddle River, Prentice Hall. (see also student development)

  4. Penn, W., Ed. (1997). As we are now: Mixblood essays on race and identity. Berkeley, University of California Press.

  5. Schaefer, R. T. (2001). Race and ethnicity in the United States. Upper Saddle River, Prentice Hall.

  6. Stokes, M., Ed. (1994). Ethnicity, identity and music: The musical construction of place. New York, Berg.

  7. Tai, Robert & Kenyatta, Mary (editors) (1999), Critical Ethnicity: Countering the Waves of Identity Politics, New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

  8. Tatum, B. D. (1997). "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" New York: Basic Books.
  9. Wijeyesinghe, Charmaine & Jackson III, Bailey (editors), (2001), New Perspectives on Racial Identity Development: A Theoretical and Practical Anthology, New York: New York University Press.

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  1. Albrecht, Lisa & Brewer, Rose (editors), (1990) Bridges of Power: Women's Multicultural Alliances, Santa Cruz: New Society Publishers.

  2. Anzaldua, Gloria & Keating, Analouise (editors), (2002), This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation, New York: Routledge.

  3. Andersen, Margaret, & Collins, Patricia Hill (editors), (2004), Race, Class and Gender: An Anthology, 5th Edition, Belmont: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning (can also go in gender and race categories)

  4. Bunting, Susan (editor) (2005), Human Sexuality — 05/06 29th Edition Unit 2 Part C. Human Sexualities and Orientations, Dubuque: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.

  5. Green, Jamison, (2004), Becoming a Visible Man, Norman, Oklahoma: Vanderbilt University Press.

  6. Hernandez, Daisy & Rehman, Bushra, (editors), (2002), Colonize this! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism, New York: Seal Press.

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  1. Bunting, Susan (editor) (2005), Human Sexuality — 05/06 29th Edition Unit 1 Part A. Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Dubuque: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.

  2. Nagel, Joane, (2003), Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality: Intimate Intersections, Forbidden Frontiers, New York: Oxford University Press.

  3. Pharr, S. (1997) Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism. Chardon Press.

  4. Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN):

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  1. Andersen, Margaret, & Collins, Patricia Hill (editors), (2004), Race, Class and Gender: An Anthology, 5th Edition, Belmont: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning (can also go in gender and race categories)

  2. Kadi, J. Thinking Class.

  3. hooks, b. (2000) Where We Stand: Class Matters, New York: Routledge.
  4. Class Action: Classism issues, Consulting & Seminars about race, gender and poverty:
    This web site includes information about classism, links, and resources to allied organizations, and book reviews. It includes background about Class Action, a national nonprofit resource organization concerned about class difference and taking action to eliminate classism.

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White Privilege

  1. Brown, C. S. (2002). Refusing racism: White allies and the struggle for civil rights. New York, Teachers College Press.

  2. Bush, Melanie, (2004), Breaking the Code of Good Intentions: Everyday Forms of Whiteness, Rowman & Littlefield.

  3. Delgado, Richard and Stefancic, Jean (editors), (1997) Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror, Temple University Press.

  4. Feagin, Joe & O'Brien, Eileen, (2003), White Men on Race: Power, Privilege, and the Shaping of cultural consciousness, Beacon.

  5. Kivel, Paul (2002), Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, Revised Edition, New Society Publishers.

  6. Paley, V. G. (2000). White Teacher. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

  7. Rothenberg, Paula, (2002) White Privilege: Essential readings on the other side of Racism, Worth Publishers.

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Learning Styles and Intelligences

  1. Howard Gardner, (1993) Multiple Intelligences: The Theory in Practice a Reader, New York: Basic Books.

  2. Goleman, Daniel, (1995) Emotional Intelligence, New York: Bantam Books.

  3. Goleman, Daniel (1998), Working with Emotional Intelligence, New York: Bantam Books.

  4. Hay Resources Direct Site (for Kolb's Learning Style Inventories):

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Classroom Assessment Techniques

  1. Angelo, T. A., & Cross, K. P. (1993). Classroom Assessment Techniques A Handbook for College Teachers (2nd ed.). San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

  2. McKeachie, Wilbert (202) McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers, 11th Edition, College Teaching Series, Houghton Mifflin Co.

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Developmental Education

  1. Reading Comprehension site:

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Institutional Change

  1. Woolbright, C. (Ed.). (1989). Valuing Diversity on Campus A Multicultural Approach. Bloomington, Indiana: Association of College Unions-International.

Links We Like

  • American Association of Women in Colleges
    and Universities Diversity Section:
  • Rethinking Schools site:
  • Social Justice site:
  • Teachers for Social Justice site:

  • Teaching Styles at Indiana State University site:
  • Multicultural Classroom Resource Guide from Indianapolis site:

  • Fulbright Scholar Program site:
  • The Human Rights Resource Center:
  • Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning:

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Social Justice

  • Teachers 4 Social Justice on Facebook Noguera's keynote address have been posted on Facebook page from the 2009 Teaching for Social Justice conference, Mission High, San Francisco October 10, 2009.

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