Resources for Research: Education, Gender and Sexuality, Anti-racism, multi-culturalism & Critical PedagogyCGME
Subaltern Voices, Indigenous Knowledge & Liberatory Pedagogy
Education Journals, and Magazines
Green Teacher: A magazine that explores environmental issues and global awareness
Win is the magazine published by the War Resistance League. The articles in this magazine cover issues such as resistance to violence and militarism by promoting social justice: www.warresisters.org/win
Multicultural Review: a very useful source of information on various issues that affect culturally divergent societies
Social Analysis: The International Journal of Cultural and Social Practices
Rethinking Schools: One of the best websites for resources dealing with educational issues.
IndyKids: "IndyKids is a free newspaper, website and teaching tool that aims to inform children on current news and world events from a progressive perspective and to inspire a passion for social justice and learning. It is geared toward kids in grades 4 to 7. IndyKids produces content monthly during the school year (September through May) with five print editions and four online editions.IndyKids currently produces 10,000 copies of every print issue – and reaches kids in 36 states across the nation through nearly 200 classroom and individual subscriptions. On average, about 1,000 people download the PDF of each print issue. The search-able website receives over 7,000 unique visitors each month." http://indykids.net/main/
The Canadian Society for the Study of Education
Victoria International Development Association:"VIDEA is one of Canada's oldest global education centres. We facilitate communication, cooperation and strategic networking among Canadian groups working for global justice, peace and sustainable development, linking local and international issues with community initiatives."
Rethinking Schools: "Rethinking Schools began as a local effort to address problems such as basal readers, standardized testing, and textbook-dominated curriculum. Since its founding, it has grown into a nationally prominent publisher of educational materials, with subscribers in all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries. While the scope and influence of Rethinking Schools has changed, its basic orientation has not. Most importantly, it remains firmly committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy. While writing for a broad audience, Rethinking Schools emphasizes problems facing urban schools, particularly issues of race."http://www.rethinkingschools.org/index.shtml
Centre for Culture, Identity & Education @ UBC
TRUCE: "TRUCE is an organization of educators who work to counteract the harmful impact of media and marketing on children." http://truceteachers.org/
Education for Liberation Network: "The Education for Liberation Network is a national coalition of teachers, community activists, researchers, youth and parents who believe a good education should teach people—particularly low-income youth and youth of color—how to understand and challenge the injustices their communities face." http://www.edliberation.org/
Human Security Report Project:
"The Human Security Report Project (HSRP) is an independent research centre affiliated with Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, Canada. Formerly located at the University of British Columbia and known as the Human Security Centre, the HSRP joined SFU in May of 2007. The HSRP tracks global and regional trends in organized violence, their causes and consequences. Research findings and analyses are published in the Human Security Report, Human Security Briefseries, and the miniAtlas of Human Security. HSRP publications have received major coverage in the international media and are regularly cited by national governments, international agencies, and NGOs, as well as the research community." http://www.hsrgroup.org/
The Zinn Project: "The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across the country. The website offers more than 85 free, downloadable lessons and articles organized by theme, time period, and reading level. The Zinn Education Project is coordinated by two non-profit organizations, Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change." http://zinnedproject.org/
Teaching For Change: "Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to transform schools into centers of justice where students learn to read, write and change the world." http://www.teachingforchange.org/
Waging Nonviolence: "We consider nonviolence to be an active struggle for peace and justice by the only means worthy of the goal. We reject the use of force that injures an opponent physically, mentally, or spiritually because, as Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote shortly before his death, “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.”" http://wagingnonviolence.org/
Rogers Park Young Women’s Action Team (YWAT) "strives daily to end violence against women and girls. YWAT came together in 2003 to respond to the problem of street harassment in Rogers Park. The core team of high-school aged young women is determined to hold the community accountable for violence against women and girls. YWAT first took action against street harassment and then teen dating violence by conducting in-depth community-based research projects. These studies were published into reports that are used to raise awareness among community members and elected officials. In 2004, the YWAT forced broader attention to the issue of street harassment through its RESPECT campaign. The team cooperated with over 125 local businesses and other public spaces to blanket the community with signs demanding a stop to street harassment. Through this campaign, the YWAT successfully advocated for better lighting on two main streets in the Rogers Park community." http://www.rogersparkywat.org/
Project NIA: "Project NIA offers a new way of thinking about crime and violence. We use the principles of participatory community justice – often called restorative or transformative justice – which has been shown to meet the needs of victims, reduce recidivism, and improve satisfaction with the legal system. Community-based justice models redefine the goals of the criminal legal system to include the prevention of crime as well as community member involvement in addressing crime. We believe that communities are strengthened when local citizens participate in responding to crime, delinquency and violence because they are more likely to tailor responses to the preferences and needs of victims, perpetrators, and their neighbors."
Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition: Useful information and articles on topics such Social Justivce, End of the Wars; Immigrant Rights http://www.gapeace.org/
R.A.C.E: "The Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality/Equity (R.A.C.E.) Network is a nonprofit association of First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Non-status Indians and people of colour who, in collaboration with allies, are engaged in critical anti-racist, anti-colonial and feminist scholarship and praxis in the academy, nongovernmental organizations and the wider society. The Vancouver based Race And Gender Teaching and Advocacy Group (RAGTAG) organized a National Conference and Consultation on furthering Race and Gender studies in Canada in May, 2001. RAGTAG is a voluntary group of anti-racist activists from various academic institutions and community organizations committed to contesting dominant race and gender relations in our teaching and learning." Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=45951593389;
R.A.C.E Links: "Welcome to R.A.C.E.Link. More than a newsletter but not quite a journal, RACELink currently constitues an open access quasi-journal. Our aim is to transform it into a Critical Race Feminist Studies journal."
R.A.C.E: useful video links on topics such as race, racism, white privilege, racialization:
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol: "The Brotherhood/Sister Sol addresses the dire need for supportive programs for Black and Latino youth who are surrounded by the poverty, drugs, violence, racism and mis-education which plague America's cities. The Brotherhood/Sister Sol provides these youth with the knowledge, resources, opportunities, and love necessary in order to understand and overcome these negative pressures, as well as the skills to combat them." http://www.brotherhood-sistersol.org/index.shtml
Chicago Freedom School: "The Chicago Freedom School provides a space where young people and adult allies can study the work of past movements, deepen their understanding of current social problems, build new coalitions and develop strategies for change. We support new generations of critical and independent thinking young people who use their unique experiences and power to create a just world." http://chicagofreedomschool.org/
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (Culture, Politics, and Economy): "The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates."http://www. policyalternatives.ca/
Our Schools, Our Selves (Critical Approaches and Analyses of Schooling and Education in Canada): "Our Schools / Our Selves is the CCPA's quarterly journal on education. It is a lively forum for debates and discussion on a number of topics such as Aboriginal education, anti-racism classroom programs, sex education, peace studies, commercialism, environmental education, child care, and authentic classroom assessment."http://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/ourschools-ourselves
The Fraser Institute (A Right-Wing Think-Tank: School Perfomance and Report Card): "The Fraser Institute is an independent non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada." http://www.fraserinstitute.org/
The Freire Project: "The Freire Project is dedicated to building an international critical community which works to promote social justice in a variety of cultural contexts. We are committed to conducting and sharing critical research in social, political, and educational locations." http://www.freireproject.org/
Center for Multicultural Education: "The Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle WA, focuses on research projects and activities designed to improve practice related to equity issues, intergroup relations, and the achievement of all students. The Center also engages in services and teaching related to its research mission." http://education.washington.edu/cme/
Influential Scholars: Critical Pedagogy and Anti-oppression Education
Sonia Nieto (Multicultural Education)
Educational and Curricular Restructuring and the Neo-liberal and Neo-conservative Agendas: Interview with Michael Apple
Anti-racism education and inclusive schooling by George Dei
James A. Banks
OISE, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
Interesting and useful resources and collection of articles and journals about the effects of TV and media on society and children
White Dot, The international campaign against television: "White Dot was started in 1996 by Jean Lotus as a newsletter for people who don't watch television. In the same year David Burke launched the British edition by standing on a busted TV set in front of a sign saying "Get A Life" near Westminster Abbey and reading out a letter to Prince Charles asking him not to televise his coronation." www.whitedot.org
Adbusters: "We are a global network of culture jammers and creatives working to change the way information flows, the way corporations wield power, and the way meaning is produced in our society." www.adbusters.org
Media Awareness Network: "MNet is a Canadian non-profit organization that has been pioneering the development of media literacy and digital literacy programs since its incorporation in 1996. Members of our team have backgrounds in education, journalism, mass communications and cultural policy. Working out of Ottawa, we promote media literacy and digital literacy by producing education and awareness programs and resources, working in partnership with Canadian and international organizations, and speaking to audiences across Canada and around the world." http://media-awareness.ca/english/index.cfm
Commercial Free Childhood: 'Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is a national coalition of health care professionals, educators, advocacy groups, parents, and individuals who care about children. A project of Third Sector New England in Boston, CCFC is the only national organization devoted to limiting the impact of commercial culture on children. CCFC’s staff and Steering Committee are activists, authors, and leading experts on the impact of media and marketing on children. Most of us are also parents."http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/
Multicultural and Anti-Racist Resources
Anti-racism Resource Centre
Resources for Anti-Racism Education. By Members of the Boston Anti-Racism Study Circle.
Anti-racism and postcolonialism in Early Childhood Education. A focus discussion.
http://www.cyc.uvic. ca/uccr/documents/12.Pacini_ Anti_racism.pdf
A Kit. A Manual By Youth to Combat Racism Through Education.
United Nations Association in Canada
Association canadienne pour les Nations Unies
Annual Anti-Racist/Anti-Bias Teaching Conference: www.enjs.org
Free Minds, Free People is an annual conference that promotes liberatory educational practices and policies: www.freemindsfreepeople.org