Eric.ed.gov – Weaving Gender Equity into Math Reform: Equity Resource Guide. [2001 Edition].

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Many of the National Science Foundation-funded math curricula offer (or will be offering) staff development workshops to accompany the adoption of the curricula in schools and districts. While much of this staff development focuses on providing teachers with a solid grounding in the mathematical content of the curricula, an opportunity exists within these efforts to incorporate equity in a substantive way. As part of the Weaving Gender Equity into Math Reform project, we hope to provide teachers, administrators, staff developers, and others with the tools to implement themes and practices related to equity in their professions. Our project is focusing on how issues of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and language play out in the elementary reform math classroom. We plan to capitalize on staff development geared toward teachers new to these curricula by “weaving” equity into the workshops and print materials. Other organizations have tackled equity in education through their research, writing, and activism. With all of the interest in the last ten years on equity in education, there exists a plethora of books, articles, and organizations devoted to the goal of a quality education for all. In an attempt to sort through all this information, several resource lists have been compiled that highlight some of the available materials. While many of these lists provide a lot of information on the broader themes of equity in education, few speak directly and pointedly to the issue as it relates to the elementary reform math classroom. With this in mind, we have created a resource guide slanted toward both staff developers and teachers that will provide information specific to equity not only in general terms but also in areas related to reform math. The Equity Resource Guide currently consists of five components: (1) an annotated list of relevant research articles and books; (2) an annotated list of organizations and projects of interest; (3) an annotated list of relevant Web sites and other electronic sources; (4) equity tools; and (5) a listing of equity workshops around the country. This guide is a work-in-progress. (Author/MM)

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