Online Resources for Diversity & Multicultural Education
(listed in alphabetical order)
American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) – Education Pages
The ADC provides materials, lesson plans, and resources for educators and the general community related to Arab cultures, histories, and religion. One of the ADC programs, Reaching the Teachers Campaign, works to connect teachers directly with Arab communities around the U.S.
Anti-Defamation League – Education Pages
The ADL provides materials, curricula, and training for educators from early childhood through higher education. The ADL focuses on addressing issues of anti-Semitism, but also provides general anti-bias materials through a variety of educational programs, including A World of Difference and Echoes and Reflections.
The Center for Multicultural Education
This is the website of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, and an excellent resource for research on diversity and multicultural education.
The Civil Rights Project
The Civil Rights Project at UCLA provides news and research through a civil rights lens. Current issues in education are researched and addressed with attention to social justice. The website also includes resources like the Civil Rights Action Kits which provide “information for understanding, detecting and fighting discriminatory attitudes and actions in your school’s policies and practices.”
Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History offers professional development, research and curricular resources for educators and students in the areas of history, social studies, and language arts on issues of racism, general prejudice, and anti-Semitism.
The Gay and Lesbian Student Education Network (GLSEN)
GLSEN is the premier organization focused on providing educational research and resources for students and educators on LGBTQI issues.
iAbolish – American Anti-Slavery Group – Educator Resources
The American Anti-Slavery Group provides schools with profiles of modern abolitionists, speakers including individuals that have escaped slavery in modern times, and teacher resources for the classroom to address historic as well as modern slavery.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
The Clerc Center provides information about deafness and deaf education, as well as resources, materials, and training opportunities for educators.
MAVIN is the leading organization for building “healthy communities that celebrate and empower mixed heritage people and families.” The MAVIN education projects focus on supporting mixed heritage and transracially adopted students through a variety of education and advocacy programs.
The Multicultural Pavilion
The Multicultural Pavilion is a resource provided by Paul Gorski and the EdChange organization. This website is the best available resource on the internet for multicultural educators.
National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
NAME is the premier association of multicultural theorists, researchers, and educators. The organization is dedicated to the advancement of equity and excellence in education. NAME is where leaders in the field come together with the new generation of critical multicultural educators.
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) – Equity & Justice Pages
NAIS provides numerous resources related to equity and justice for member schools which are outlined in these pages.
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR)
The NNIRR provides a wide range of resources and information regarding immigrant and refugee rights. The Building a Race and Immigration Dialogue in the Global Economy (BRIDGE) Project curriculum brings issues related to immigrant and refugee rights to the classroom.
The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond
The People¹s Institute is an international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation.
The Race & Pedagogy Project
The Race & Pedagogy Project is an initiative of the
University of California – Santa Barbara and includes practical lesson
plans and a research archive that focuses on the intersections of race
with other dimensions of diversity. This research is useful to both
educators and students.
The REACH Center
The REACH (Respecting Ethnic & Cultural Heritage) Center provides cultural diversity services through workshops and classroom materials, and is committed to systemic social change and the development of schools and communities which honor and value human diversity.
SoJust.net - A Document History of Social Justice
SoJust.net provides a collection of critical source documentation related to social justice. Historic records related to anti-racism, suffrage, gay rights, labor activism, and other movements including speeches, declarations, acts, poems, literature, letters, songs and essays are available on this website.
The Wellesley Centers for Women
The Wellesley Centers for Women addresses the the social and economic status of women and girls and the advancement of their human rights both in the United States and around the globe; the education, care, and development of children and youth; and the emotional well-being of families and individuals.
The Yes Institute
The mission of the YES institute is "to prevent and ensure the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation," with an emphasis on suicide prevention.