Educational Technology Policy, Research, & Outreach


Diversity Issues: Cultural/Digital Divide/Equity/Hispanic/Gender

Cultural Dimensions

Best Teacher USA Background information and activities to incorporate multicultural teaching in the classroom.
Digital Divide Where we are today Articles and white paper reports published by GLEF
Capacity Building Website devoted to policy issues related to the international community
Center for Heritage Resource Studies Located at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Center was formed to bring scholars and practitioners together to support a comprehensive approach to the study of heritage.
Check out the bias interactive quiz, surveys and other tolerance resources  
Cinderella WebQuest Page Developed for students--language arts unit
“Crosscurrents: Cultural Dimensions and Global Web User-Interface Design.” Interactions: New Visions of Human-Computer Interaction. ACM Volume VII.4 - July/August 2000 pp. 32-46 Note: This has been scanned in as jpeg files and may be a little difficult to read - (3MB PDF)
Cultural Differences Scavenger Hunts related to Cultural differences
Cultural Orientation Resource Center Background information of cultures of recent immigrant groups.
Culture Web Scavenger Hunt  
Current Anthropology Transnational journal devoted to research on humankind, encompassing the full range of anthropological scholarship on human cultures and on the human and other primate species. Communicating across the subfields, the journal features papers in a wide variety of areas, including social, cultural, and physical anthropology as well as ethnology and ethnohistory, archaeology and prehistory, folklore, and linguistics.
Dispelling the Myth: A Study of Cultures A study of Cultures through a webquest on cultural Diversity for 5th and 6th graders
Educational Simulations The life simulation that gives you the opportunity to learn how people really live in other countries.
Edutopia George Lucas Educational Foundation George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) is a nonprofit operating foundation that documents and disseminates information about exemplary programs in K-12 schools to help these practices spread nationwide
Examining the Relationship Between Home and School Computer Use and Students' English/Language Arts Test Scores by Laura M. O'Dwyer, Michael Russell, Damian Bebell, & Kevon R. Tucker-Seeley This paper (1) examines previous research on the relationship between student achievement and technology use, (2) discusses the methodological and psychometric issues that arise when investigating such issues, and (3) presents a multilevel regression analysis of the relationship between a variety of student and teacher technology uses and fourth grade test scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) English/Language Arts test. [Archived PDF]
HomeSite Check out the bias interactive quiz, surveys and other tolerance resources
ICONS Developed here at University of Maryland, College Park. Take a tour.
International Online Training Program On Intractable Conflict—Cross-Cultural Communication Strategies Articles on resolving conflicts which may come about as a result of cross-cultural misunderstanding.
Kamehameha Early Education Program Research concerning the development of positive relationships among culture, language, and schooling includes Au and Mason's (1981, 1983) work with the Kamehameha Early Education Program (KEEP) to construct a curriculum that was attentive to the native language structures of Hawaiian children. Their research shows the importance of a match between native language and dominant language as key to moving children into successful literacy experiences. [Note: For more information on KEEP, refer to Kamehameha Early Education Program (KEEP).]
Literacy Tool Kit from NCREL Highlights literacy and other accessibility and choices for multiple populations
Local Immigrants Focusing on Hispanic immigrant communities in Montgomery and Prince Georges counties in Maryland
Mary Lou McClosekey's resource Plethora of resources related to cultural and linguistic differences (Bookmark she keeps it updated)
Materials on Philosophy, Transcultural Communication and Multiculturalism  
Norfolk State University paper on Cross-Cultural Communication in the Classroom in the New Millennium Ideas for teaching to students of diverse backgrounds
Novak, T.P. & Hoffman, D. L. (2000). Bridging the Digital Divide: The Impact of Race on Computer Access and Internet Use  
The value of oral history Oral history provides benefits that other primary sources cannot. First in a series by Kathryn Walbert.
Oral History Society The Oral History Society is a national and international organisation dedicated to the collection and preservation of oral history. It encourages people of all ages to tape, video or write down their own and other people's life stories. It offers practical support and advice about how to get started, what equipment to use, what techniques are best, how to look after tapes, and how to make use of what you have collected.
PBS: The New Americans -- Teacher Guide Oral Histories Students select a first- or second-generation immigrant to interview for the purpose of creating an oral history.
Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) The QEM Network provides technical assistance on mathematics and science-related issues to educators. 
References & Website Links on Transcultural Health Care and Cultural Competence (2000-2005)  
Scholastic Launches New English Language and Literacy Programs A web-based professional development course will assist educators, while the new Read 180 Enterprise Edition offers new instructional lessons for English language learners.
Study: More young adults 'disconnected' Despite marked improvement in the lives of American children, a new study finds rising numbers of "disconnected" young adults -- those who have no job, are not in school and have not progressed beyond a high school diploma.
Tiny Giant magazine Activities on cross-cultural communication that can be used in a classroom; links to information on Asian countries.
UMCP Diversity Database The University of Maryland's Diversity Database is a comprehensive index of multicultural and diversity resources
USAID Building Bridges to Peace and Prosperity Website  
Using Oral History: Lesson This lesson presents social history content and topics through the voices of ordinary people. It draws on primary sources from the American Memory Collection.
Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular Operating at the intersection of culture, creativity, and technology, the journal focuses on the myriad ways technology shapes, transforms, reconfigures, and/or impedes social relations, both in the past and in the present.
Working on Common Cross-Cultural Communication Challenges General information on six fundamental cultural differences, respecting differences and working together, and guidelines for multicultural collaboration.
World Council of Comparative Education Societies Promotes the study of comparative and international education throughout the world and enhance the academic status of this field and brings comparative education to bear on the major educational problems of the day by fostering co-operative action by specialists from different parts of the world.

Digital Divide

America Connects The site is organized in seven sections: Resources, News and Events, Learn, Interact, In the Field, Research, and About ACC.
Can We Really Bridge the Digital Divide? What is it going to put technology into the hands of all our children? Is our goal of "bridging the digital divide" really attainable?
Children and Computer Technology This new, comprehensive analysis on children and computers, the authors, "some of the nation's leading experts," who contributed to The Future of Children address the effects of computer use on children's development, whether technology increases the disparity between rich and poor, and what uses of technology has been demonstrated to enhance learning.
Closing the Equity Gap in Technology Access and Use Visitors to this site select one of six topics (Access Issues; Access Strategies, Type of Use Issues; Type of Use Strategies; Curriculum Issues; and Curriculum Strategies) and answer questions on screen
Closing the Equity Gap in Technology Access and Use: A Practical Guide for K-12 Educators Provides summaries of issues and strategies for addressing issues of access and equity for all students. Also provides forms for use by school districts to evaluate how well the district is addressing these issues, along with selected links to other relevant sites.
Computer and Internet Use Among People with Disabilities This article studies an aspect of the digital divide that is often overlooked, the divide for people with disabilities. While the new technologies have much to offer in terms of improving the lives of such people, there is still low computer ownership and Internet usage among this population.
Computers for Youth Computers for Youth Foundation, a non-profit organization that places computers in homes of disadvantaged children and provides their families with a network of support and services.
The Digital Divide Network This site provides information and resources that try to define and address the impact of the digital divide - the gap between those who have access to technology and information skills, and those who do
Digital Equity: It's Not Just about Access Anymore Article describing new definitions of digital equity and access
Ensuring Equitable Use of Education Technology Discusses equitable access for urban, rural, and disadvantaged schools, equity for students at risk, and gender equity. Numerous audio file interviews with educators discussing their experiences. An outline of goals and ”action options” is provided. Three illustrative cases are given, plus a list of organizational contacts for further information.
Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI): K to 12 Education Technology Center Provides information about adaptive technologies and services, including descriptions of adaptive devices and information about vendors.
The Evolution of the Digital Divide: How Gaps in Internet Access May Impact Electronic Commerce Even as the Internet races ambitiously toward critical mass, some social scientists are beginning to examine carefully the policy implications of current demographic patterns of Internet access and usage.
Internet Self-Efficacy and the Psychology of the Digital Divide Internet self-efficacy, or the belief in one's capabilities to organize and execute courses of Internet actions required to produce given attainments, is a potentially important factor in efforts to close the digital divide that separates experienced Internet users from novices.
NetDay Compass The main part of the site includes an organized directory of web resources and information in five categories: planning, infrastructure, grants and funding, classroom support, and best practices.
Northeast and the Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium NEIRTEC focuses on helping educational leaders at the state, district, and school levels put technology to effective use in schools. NEIRTEC places a particular emphasis on the needs of schools in underserved urban and rural communities.
NTIA Reports Feports released by the U.S. Department of Commerce examining the use of computers, the Internet, and other information technology tools by the American people including the Falling through the Net series.
Tech-savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age This report is published by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation and is the product of two years of work by the Foundation's Commission on Technology, Gender, and Teacher Education. The report is a synthesis of the insights of the Commission's members (researchers, educators, journalist, and entrepreneurs), an online survey of 900 teachers, qualitative focus groups of more than 70 girls, and research reviews. [Archived PDF]



Adger, C.T. (1996, October). Language-minority students in school reform: The role of collaboration. ERIC Digest [Online].
America Reads Challenge. (n.d.). Educators: What you can do . [Online]
Applying Principles of Universal Design to Test Delivery: The Effect of Computer-based Read-aloud on Test Performance of High School Students with Learning Disabilities by Robert P. Dolan, Tracey E. Hall, Manju Banerjee, Euljung Chun, & Nicole Strangman pilot study applies principles of Universal Design for Learning to the creation of a prototype computer-based test delivery tool that provides students with a flexible, customizable testing environment with the option for read-aloud of test content. [Archived PDF]
Arrowhead Library System. (n.d.). African-American voices in children's fiction [Online].
Attinasi, J. (1994). Academic achievement, culture, and literacy: An introduction [Online].
Blosser, P.E. (1990). Procedures to increase the entry of women in science-related careers. ERIC Digest [Online].
Bowman, B.T. (1990). Educating language-minority children.
ERIC Digest [Online].
Building Bridges to Peace and Prosperity  
Burnett, G. (1994). Varieties of multicultural education: An introduction. ERIC Digest [Online].
Capacity Development Website devoted to policy issues related to the international community
CAST TES (Teaching Every Student) Resource Portal A must to bookmark-you could spend days here
Center for Family Involvement in Schools-Rutgers The Center provides equity-focused professional development programs and resources (including Family Math and Family Science" that strengthen family-school-community partnerships and support the academic, intellectual, and social development of all children.
Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement. (1998). Improving the reading achievement of America's children: 10 research-based principles [Online]
Chisholm, I.M. (1994, Winter). Preparing teachers for multicultural classrooms. Journal of Educational Issues of Language-Minority Students, 14, 43-68. - Archived  
Clegg, L.B., Miller, E., Vanderhoof, B., Ramirez, G., & Ford, P.K. (1996). How to choose the best multicultural books [Online].
Coballes-Vega, C. (1992, January). Considerations in teaching culturally diverse children. ERIC Digest [Online].
Cohen, C.B. (1986, August). Teaching about ethnic diversity. ERIC Digest [Online].
Collier, V. (1995, Fall). Acquiring a second language for school. Directions in Language and Education, 1(4). - Archived  
Community Learning Network A great starting point for teachers on a multitude of subjects. It has helpful links to women's issues and technology. "CLN is designed to help K-12 teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. We have over 240 menu pages with more than 4,400 annotated links to educational WWW sites, as well as over 100 WWW resources of our own -- all organized within an intuitive structure.
Constitutional Rights Foundation

Constitutional Rights Foundation *Constitutional Rights Foundation seeks to instill in our nation's youth a deeper understanding of citizenship through values expressed in our Constitution and its Bill of Rights and to educate young people to become active and responsible participants in our society. CRF is dedicated to assuring our country's future by investing in our youth today.

  • Current Issues of Immigration, 2006 - CRF has created these lessons and made them available free of charge to educators. The six lesson modules are designed to put the current controversies about illegal immigration into historical and political context.
Council for Exceptional Children. (1991, May). Communicating with culturally diverse parents of exceptional children. ERIC Digest [Online].
Covert, R.W., & Others. (n.d.). Our initial thoughts on multicultural education [Online].
Coyle, K. (1994). "Access: Not Just Wires".  
Digital Age Equity from NCREL Guiding Question: Do resources and strategies address the digital divide by ensuring that all students are engaging in an educational program aligned to the vision?
The Digital Equity Toolkit The Digital Equity Toolkit is a free service of the National Institute for Community Innovations' Digital Equity Service Center
Discourse and Multimedia Analysis
Dunham, P.H. (1990). Procedures to increase the entry of women in mathematics-related careers. ERIC Digest [Online].
Education Reform - Five Dimensions of Digital Equity One perspective of dimensions have been chosen as fundamental categories by educators and professionals working in the field. If you are just beginning to learn about this field then these categories should help you address your basic needs.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse: High Standards for all - Equity indicators and Equity Measures  
EQUALS EQUALS programs work to increase access and equity in mathematics for all students, particularly underrepresented groups.
EQUITY 2000 This research-based K-12 education reform program was established to enhance minority preparation for, and success in, higher education and the world of work.
Falling through the Net  
FANS FANS stands for "Families Achieving the New Standards" in mathematics, science, and technology education. The site provides workshops to inform parents about the mathematics, science, and technology standards, to involve parents in helping children reach the standards and to encourage parents to support eh local implementation of standards.
Richard Felder's short article on Learning Styles and Strategies  
Foertsch, M. (1997). Exemplary reading programs in Illinois public schools. Oak Brook, IL: North Central Regional Education Laboratory.  
Foertsch, M. (1998). A study of reading practices, instruction, and achievement in District 31 schools. Oak Brook, IL: North Central Regional Education Laboratory.  
Glass Ceiling Commission. (1995). A solid investment: Making full use of the nation's human capital. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor.  
Gollnick, D.M., & Chinn, P.C. (1991, May). Multicultural education for exceptional children. ERIC Digest [Online].
Gomez, R.A. (1991). Teaching with a multicultural perspective. ERIC Digest [Online]
Hancock, C.R. (1994, July). Alternative assessment and second-language study: What and why? ERIC Digest [Online].
HandsNet Aggregated current human services and community development information important to low-income communities and communities of color. We seek to foster comprehensive thinking on approaches to improving the lives of people living in these communit
Haury, D.L. (1995, February). African Americans in science: Books for young readers. ERIC Digest [Online].
International Perspectives  
International Reading Association & National Association for the Education of Young Children. (1998). Learning to read and write: Developmentally appropriate practices for young children [Online].
Investigating Children's Emerging Digital Literacies Harouna Ba, William Tally, & Kallen Tsikalas completed a i-year comparative study of children’s use of computers in low- and middle-income homes. [Archived PDF]
Just Us Books. (1995). What is an authentic multicultural book? [Online].
Knowing What All Students Know: Procedures for Developing Universal Design for Assessment By Leanne R. Ketterlin-Geller This article discusses the application of universal design to assessment and describes how these principles are applied to a test of 3rd grade mathematics ability. [Archived PDF]
Knuth, R. A., & Jones, B. F. (1991). What does research say about reading? [Online].
Learning Disabilities in Depth Explores new developments in technology, and practical insights into the promise and realities of making technology work for all students
Maryland State Department of Education. (n.d.). Teaching and Learning: English and language arts [Online].
McLaughlin, B., & McLeod, B. (1996, June). Educating all our students: Improving education for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds [Online].- Archived
Mid Atlantic Equity Consortium  
Milk, R., Mercado, C., & Sapiens, A. (1992, Summer). Rethinking the education of teachers of language-minority children: Developing reflective teachers for changing schools - Archived [Online].
Mills, G. (2002). Action research [Online].
Murfin, B. (1992, March). African science in school curriculum. Paper presented at the National Science Teachers Association national convention, Boston, Massachusetts.  
A Nation Online  
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. (2000). Literacy program evaluation tool [Online].
NCREL: Additional Resources  
Padak, N., & Padak, G. (1994). Research to practice: Guidelines for planning action research projects [Online].
Parla, J. (1994, Summer). Educating teachers for cultural and linguistic diversity: A model for all teachers. New York State Association for Bilingual Education Journal, 9, 1-6. - Archived  
Roberts, C. (1994, Spring). Transferring literacy skills from L1 to L2: From theory to practice. Journal of Educational Issues of Language Minority Students, 13, 209-221. - Archived  
Sanchez, W. (1995). Working with diverse learners and school staff in a multicultural society. ERIC Digest [Online].
Schwartz, W., & Hanson, K. (1992, February). Equal mathematics education for female students. ERIC Digest [Online].
Scroll down to the UDL model lesson examples  
Snow, C., Burns, M., Griffin, P. (Eds.) (1998). Preventing reading difficulties in young children. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.  
Student Guide to Globalization Interactive
Sweet, A. P. (1993). State of the art: Transforming ideas for teaching and learning to read. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.  
A Team Approach to Oral History The result of this active process will be a student-written publication of their own community using the skills obtained in their English classes.  
Tharp, R.G. (1994, September). Research knowledge and policy issues in cultural diversity and education [Online].
Thomas, W. P., & Collier, V. (1997). School effectiveness for language minority students (NCBE Resource Collection Series, No. 9). Washington, DC: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education. - Archived PDF  
U.S. Department of Education. (1999). Start early, finish strong: How to help every child become a reader [Online].
USAID Building Bridges to Peace and Prosperity Website  
Using Instant Messaging for Collaborative Learning Note: This article was originally published in Innovate ( as: Sotillo, S. 2006. Using instant messaging for collaborative learning: A case study. Innovate 2 (3). (accessed March 26, 2006). The article is reprinted here with permission of the publisher, The Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University. [Archived PDF]
Walker, B.J. (Ed.). (1994, Fall/Winter). Funds of knowledge: A look at Luis Moll's research into hidden family resources, CitySchools, 1(1), 10-21.  


ASPIRA Association, Inc. A national nonprofit organization devoted solely to the education and leadership development of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth.
Becoming Bilingual The Challenges of Teaching English Language Learners to Read  
Building Bridges to Peace and Prosperity  
Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture (CESLAC) Since 1992, California has enjoyed a resource for cutting-edge research, education, and public information about Latinos, their health, and their roles in California.
Chaika, M. (1999). Ethical Considerations in Gender-Oriented Entertainment Technology. Crossroads, Association for Computing Machinery.  
Chicago Fact Finder Changing demographics in Chicago
Chicano Latino Affairs Council The Chicano Latino Affairs Council (CLAC), is a statewide government agency created by the legislature in 1978. The primary mission of CLAC is to advise the governor and the state legislature on the issues of importance to Minnesota's Chicano Latino community.
Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) was founded in 1969 with a commitment to foster multidisciplinary research efforts as part of the land grant mission of the University of California .
¡Colorín Colorado!  
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) The mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is to develop the next generation of Latino leaders. Our vision is an educated and civically active Latino community who participates at the local, state, and federal policy decision-making levels.
Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales In Portuguese, Spanish, and French
Cuban Research Institute The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) is the nation’s leading institute for research and academic programs on Cuban and Cuban-American issues.
Education Policy Institute Study Release: Latino Students and the Educational Pipeline
Boston. The Gastón Institute at the University of Massachusetts Latino community activists and scholars founded the institute to respond to a need for improved understanding of Latino experiences and living conditions in Massachusetts
Hispanic Agenda for Action (HAA) Within the Office of Minority Health (OMH) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
HAHR-The Hispanic American Historical Review Here on campus - UMCP
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) The national association representing HSIs (Hispanic Serving Institutions) with a view towards bringing together institutions of higher learning, corporations, governmental entities, and individuals.
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) A nonprofit organization whose mission is the inclusion of Hispanics in corporate America.
Hispanic College Fund (HCF) The Hispanic College Fund is the product of a dedicated group of Hispanic businessmen and women who were inspired to respond to the alarming growth in the number of talented Hispanic students who could not afford a college education.
Hispanic/Latino Institute (HLI) 4-day Institute is for Hispanic/Latino prevention providers working with volunteers, community residents, leaders, and advocates. (online module)
Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) A professional association dedicated to the advancement of Hispanics in the legal profession.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education.
Inter-University Program for Latino Research A consortium of 16 Latino research centers based at major universities across the United States.
The Iowa Division of Latino Affairs Provides a broad spectrum of training and technical assistance to schools, community organizations, social service agencies, businesses, health organizations and government agencies.
IRIS Media IRIS Media develops and distributes research-based educational materials on videotape, DVD, and DVD ROM for schools and for youth and adults with developmental disabilities
Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Cooperation Center for Adult Education /Centro de Cooperación Regional para la Educación de Adultos en América Latina y El Caribe (CREFAL) In Spanish
Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) Founded in 1979, LACC is a federally funded, Title VI National Resource Center for Latin America and the Caribbean area and language studies, in partnership with the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies.
Latino Education Institute  
Latino Issues Forum (LIF) A nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to address major statewide and national issues of concern to Hispanics. Its primary focus is on broader immigration issues, education, citizenship, and integration of Hispanics into the economic, educational, and political fabric of the nation.
Latino USA A radio journal of news and culture from a Latino perspective.
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) A nonprofit organization whose primary goals are to improve the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans.
MANA A National Latina Organization whose mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development and community action.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) A national nonprofit organization whose principal objective is to protect and promote the civil rights of U.S. Latinos through litigation, advocacy, educational outreach, and the awarding of law school scholarships.
Mexico-North Research Network A non-profit working in Northern Mexican and the American Southwest. It also maintains a formal relationship with IUPLR.
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (COSSMHO) The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) is the Nation’s oldest and largest network of Hispanic health and human services providers. Alliance members deliver quality services to over 12 million persons annually making a daily difference in the lives of Hispanic communities.
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies is the academic organization that serves academic programs, departments and research centers that focus on issues pertaining to Mexican Americans, Chicana/os, and Latina/os.

National Association for Multicultural Education

The Founders of NAME envisioned an organization that would bring together individuals and groups with an interest in multicultural education from all levels of education, different academic disciplines and from diverse educational institutions and occupations
National Association of Bilingual Education The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only professional organization at the national level wholly devoted to representing both English language learners and bilingual education professionals.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) An association dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry.
National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP)

An association whose primary goal is to promote Hispanic media.
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) and NALEO Educational Fund An association that promotes the participation of Latinos in the nation's civic life.
National Center for Cultural Competence The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs OELA's National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) collects, analyzes, synthesizes and disseminates information about language instruction educational programs for English language learners and related programs.
National Coalition of Hispanic Health & Human Services Organizations (COSSMHO) An organization committed to improving the health and psychological well-being of all Hispanics.
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)

A private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created to address issues of inequality and discrimination among Hispanic Americans as well as to improve life opportunities for that group.
National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) Participants are taught to reflect on themselves so that they may look ahead with renewed and expanded perspectives. By examining how as Hispanics and women they have historically looked at community issues, they prepare to reach out and build bridges with other groups of society.
National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) An organization comprised of Fortune 500 companies that concentrates on the business interests of corporate America and the Hispanic community.
National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) was established in 1979 as an advocate organization with the primary purpose of improving the quality of life for Latino elderly, families and communities
National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Established in 1994 in Washington, DC, the National Hispanic Medical Association is a non-profit association representing 36,000 licensed Hispanic physicians in the United States. The mission of the organization is to improve the health of Hispanics and other underserved populations.
National Latino Children's Institute. Focuses the nation's attention on policies, programs, and community initiatives that lead to the full and healthy development of Latino children.
National Puerto Rican Coalition, Inc. (NPRC)

An organization whose primary mission is to strengthen and enhance the social, economic, and political well-being of all Puerto Ricans throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Office of Minority Health Resource Center The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.
Pew Hispanic Center Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Its mission is to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the entire nation.
Project 1000 A national program created to assist underrepresented students applying to graduate school.
Puerto Rican Legal Defense And Education Fund Through Litigation, policy analysis and education, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund works to secure, promote and protect the civil and human rights of the Puerto Rican and wider Latino community.
Smithsonian Institution James Smithson's Gift
"I then bequeath the whole of my the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an Establishment for the increase & diffusion of knowledge..."
James Smithson (1765-1829)
Southwest Hispanic Research Institute Located in the geographic center of the Southwest, the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute at the University of New Mexico was established in 1980 to serve as the interdisciplinary center for the study of the Hispanic experience within the context of the southwestern region.
Stanford Center for Chicano Research  
State of Connecticut
Latino & Puerto Rican Affairs Commission
Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) An independent, nonprofit, nonadvocacy policy research organization that fosters sound public policies and programs relevant to the nation's Latino community.
University of Iowa Latino Institute - Institute for the Support of Latino/a Families and Communities (ISLFC). An effort to create an organizing framework for our current and future projects that focus on working with Latino/a families and communities.

US Census Bureau  
US Census Hispanic Information  
United Farm Workers  
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) The leading organized business group whose goal is to promote Hispanic economic interests.
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans On October 12, 2001, President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13230 to establish the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. The Commission is charged with strengthening the nation's capacity to provide high quality education while increasing opportunities for Hispanic American participation in federal education programs.


AAAS Special Project This project works toward fairness for girls and women in science and mathematics education.
Addressing a Gendered Digital Divide. This article from the Harvard Graduate School of Education provides information about a website co-developed by Julie Wood called “Exploring Gender and Technology in Learning Environments.
American Association of University Women This national organization promotes education and equity for women.
The Bibliography on Gender and Technology in Education Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT)
Celebrating Women Theme Page This is a good source of materials for teachers looking to provide gender education. It has suggestions for "girl-friendly" sites, lesson plan ideas, and information on minimizing gender bias.
An Educator's Guide to Gender Bias Issues  
Gender and Digital Media in the Context of a Middle School Science Project This paper reports on a two year ethnographic study focusing on gender, science education , and the introduction of networked digital media for learning in middle schools.
Gender-based Preferences toward Technology Education Content, Activities, and Instructional Methods The purpose of this study was to identify the types of learning activities, topics, and instructional methods in technology education that are preferred by middle and high school females and males. [Archived PDF]

Gender Equity Links Jo Sauders links to Gender equity
GirlGeeks Site  
Informing Reform: Research on Gender and Technology Offers Lessons for Educational Reform By Kirsten Johnson, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)  
Miller, Leslie, Chaika, Melissa, Groppe, Laura. “Girls' Preferences in Software Design: Insights from a Focus Group.” Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning and Center for Research on Parallel Computations, Interpersonal Computing and Technology: An Electronic Journal for the 21st Century, 1996.  
“Tech-Savvy” American Association of University Women  
WEEA Equity Resource Center The national WEEA (Women's Educational Equity Act) Equity Resource Center works with schools, community organizations, businesses, and individuals to publish and disseminate resources for multi-cultural, gender-fair education
Women's College Coalition The Coalition provides information to parents and teachers about role models, ways to support mathematics and science in the home, and resources about programs for girls.

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