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NAME’s Media Toolkit

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CLICK to download  NAME Media Toolkit on Evaluating Teachers 

NAME developed and offers this toolkit to assist NAME chapters, members, and other advocates of equity and social justice in education to collectivize and speak out through the media.

This toolkit includes:
• Tips for collectivizing and for speaking through the media, including links to many other resources
• A research brief with background information on this legislative trend, and where you can learn more

This toolkit was produced by the NAME Political Action Committee, the NAME Public Consciousness-Raising Committee, and in particular, research assistant Michael Barnes. We hope that, together, we can use this toolkit to speak collectively on the real dangers that rushed teacher-evaluation reforms can have on our schools and our children.

 

NAME Position on Anti-Immigration Policies

NAME has just issued the following Position Paper on the recent anti-immigration policies and laws…

The National Association for Multicultural Education expresses its deep opposition to recently passed state laws designed to drive out undocumented immigrants. We call for repeal of laws that punish immigrant children and their families, and for a campaign to educate U.S. citizens about the rights and contributions of immigrants, and about U.S. policies that have prompted people to come to the U.S. seeking work.

Georgia’s HB87, enacted in April 2011, requires private employers to verify the immigration status of employees, and to hire only documented residents. Alabama’s HB56, enacted in June 2011, took Georgia’s law several steps further. It prohibits undocumented immigrants from receiving any public benefits at either the state or local level. It requires every P-12 public school to report the immigration status of every student and every student’s parents, although it does not prohibit school attendance of undocumented students. Further, HB56 bars undocumented immigrants from attending public colleges or universities. Additional requirements are designed to discourage undocumented immigrants from being in Alabama. Among other things, in addition to prohibiting hiring undocumented immigrants, the law requires police to attempt to determine the immigration status of anyone they stop, and it prohibits landlords from renting to undocumented immigrants.

The Alabama law has created a hostile climate for Latino students, whether documented or not. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which implemented a hotline for people concerned about the law, reports between September and mid-November, receiving nearly 4,000 calls from terrified Latino immigrants – undocumented and documented alike. Children who are citizens are afraid to go to school, fearing their parents will be deported. Latino students (documented or not) are being bullied by classmates, and harassed by teachers who question their immigration status. Undocumented older students who came to the U.S. as very young children worry that they will not be able to continue their education regardless of the merits of their academic record. No one should have to fear going to school on the basis of identity, but this law is creating such fear.

We are also concerned that the laws in both states rest on inaccurate but largely uncorrected assumptions: 1) that undocumented immigrants do not pay taxes (at the very least, all immigrants pay sales tax on purchases in the U.S.); 2) that they contribute nothing (an assumption that ignores immigrant labor for very low wages); and 3) that the U.S. bears no complicity in the reasons why people are undergo major hardship to find work in the U.S. What most U.S. citizens do not realize is that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has enabled the U.S. to flood Mexico with cheap, subsidized produce that has shut down many Mexican farms and displaced millions of rural Mexican farmers, while turning profits for large agricultural corporations.

Because of the hostile education climate these laws create, and the inaccurate assumptions on which many people support them, we call for their repeal, and for an education campaign about the roots of immigration.

Click here to download NAME’s Position Paper on Anti-Immigration Policies

TDSi: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Dr. Geneva Gay, University of Washington

 

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Radio Interviews w/NAME Founder, President, Leaders

In honor of NAME’s 20th Anniversary Conference,
you can enjoy interviews with

NAME Founder Rose Duhon-Sells
NAME President Christine Sleeter, and
NAME Scholar Sonia Nieto.

The interviews were conducted by Karen Dade and can be found at

www.blogtalkradio.com/real-life

NAME Assails AZ’s New Education Policy

In response to the bill signed by Governor of Arizona on May 11, 2010 banning ethnic studies in the public schools of Arizona, NAME has issued a press release expressing the organization’s outrage that the bill passed. NAME believes the bill flies in the face of research on textbooks and multicultural curricula, research on U.S. history, and the track record of Tucson’s Mexican American/Raza Studies department to successfully educate Mexican American students.

The bill presumes that the standard curriculum is not biased and represents no ethnic point of view. However, those who study race/ethnicity point out that white people are also ethnic, making that presumption incorrect. . . . By attacking the work of the Mexican American/Raza Studies department in Tucson, the bill ignores the fact that its work has been substantially improving the academic achievement and graduation rates of Chicano/a students. . . . For these reasons, we condemn this new law. Further, because of the strong integrity of the work of the Mexican American/Raza Studies department in Tucson, and its proven track record successfully education Chicano/a students, we will be featuring its former director, Dr. Augustine Romero, as a keynote speaker at our Annual Conference, which will be held November 4-6, 2010 in Las Vegas.
Members of NAME and supporters of ethnic studies programs  are encouraged to download the complete press release for their continuing advocacy and educational efforts.
Click to download the complete NAME Press release on Arizona’s policy against ethnic studies.
For additional information contact Rose Duhon-Sells:  roseduhonsells@suddenlink.net
Phone: 504.286.1760/504.288.3118

NAME: Where Social Justice for All Means ALL

For twenty years, the National Association for Multicultural Education has been a productive network and think-tank of leading social justice and multicultural educators from across all levels and categories of education. NAME has served its members by incorporating every aspect of education and all spheres of diversity into its inclusive, activist definition of multicultural education. This expanded forum facilitates our ability to form coalitions, leverage resources and develop our professional capacities to advocate and educate
for excellence and equity for all in our schools and society.

Joining NAME and participating in NAME events provides access to a rich  professional network, opportunities to interact with noted scholars and researchers, exposure to cutting-edge work, and the support of the extended NAME collegial family.

Upcoming Internat’l, Local & Regional Events

Mark your calendars to learn with NAME in your local community

MARCH 8, 2014: National edTPA Conference/Live Stream

NAME Members are invited to participate in the NATIONAL edTPA Conference:
Click for the COMPLETE FLIER  for the National edTPA Conference –Mar 8, 2014– @ 
Barnard College. It will be live streamed at:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/edtpa-conference-2014

 Also people can discuss right on the livestream page. There will also be live tweets at #edtpacon2014
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Call for Papers EXTENDED

2014 International Conference

hosted by the Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME)

on May 8-10, 2014 at Hanyang University
Seoul, Korea

Theme: “Dreaming an Impossible Dream: An Empowering Education for All”

The conference will provide a platform for researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field of multicultural education from home and abroad to share ideas and research findings, and build up a worldwide network of scholarly discussions and friendship.

KAME invites submissions of manuscripts (or extended abstracts which are detailed enough for the organizers to judge the merits of the paper). Any presentation pertaining to the conference theme or related topics dealing with research agendas and policy issues in the field of multicultural education are welcome. Please submit the manuscript or extended abstract electronically with a short curricular vitae to kame2008@naver.com (or hamseunghwan@gmail.com or yunkyung@hanyang.ac.kr ) by December 10, 2013. The KAME will inform the authors of whether the submitted paper is accepted by December 31, 2013.

For those who are interested in attending the 2014 KAME conference, the KAME would greatly appreciate if you let us know about your (tentative) decision/intention as soon as possible.

Call for Submissions and Travel Awards:

Multicultural Education Review (MER), the peer-reviewed official international journal of the KAME, invites submissions of manuscripts. Any topics dealing with research agendas and policy issues in the field of multicultural education are welcome. Please submit the manuscript electronically to kame2008@naver.com (or hamseunghwan@gmail.com or yunkyung@hanyang.ac.kr). The Editor of MER guarantees an editorial decision within no more than six months, and the accepted articles will be published in MER within a year after the final decision is made.

Each year KAME will choose 10 accepted articles and offer travel awards to the authors, including airline ticket (maximum of US$800 reimbursement for scholars from North and South Americas, Europe, Oceania, and Africa and the Middle East; maximum of US$500 reimbursement for scholars from Asia) plus a hotel room for three nights during the any KAME annual international conference of the author’s choice. Please send any inquiry to the following addresses:

Professor Yun-Kyung Cha, President, Korean Association for Multicultural Education (yunkyung@hanyang.ac.kr) or

Professor Seung-Hwan Ham, hamseunghwan@gmail.com

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CALL for PAPERS: 

2015 International Conference
hosted by the Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME)

from April 30 to May 2, 2015
at

Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

The tentative theme of the 2015 KAME international conference is:
“For the Welfare of Humankind: Multicultural Citizenship Education in a Global Context”

The conference will provide a platform for researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field of multicultural education from home and abroad to share ideas and research findings, and build up a worldwide network of scholarly discussions and friendship.

KAME invites submissions of manuscripts (or extended abstracts which are detailed enough for the organizers to judge the merits of the paper). Any presentation pertaining to the conference theme or related topics dealing with research agendas and policy issues in the field of multicultural education are welcome. Please submit the manuscript or extended abstract electronically with a short curricular vitae to kame2008@naver.com (or hamseunghwan@gmail.com or yunkyung@hanyang.ac.kr ) by August 20, 2014. The KAME will inform the authors of whether the submitted paper is accepted by September 20, 2014.

For those who are interested in being considered as an invited presenter at the 2015 KAME conference, the KAME would greatly appreciate if you let us know about your (tentative) decision/intention and send us your CV as quickly as possible, hopefully on or before this SUNDAY, March 16, 2014.

Call for Submissions and Travel Awards:

Multicultural Education Review (MER), the peer-reviewed official international journal of the KAME, invites submissions of manuscripts. Any topics dealing with research agendas and policy issues in the field of multicultural education are welcome. Please submit the manuscript electronically to MER via the online submission system of MER (journals.sfu.ca/mer).  The Editor of MER guarantees an editorial decision within no more than six months, and the accepted articles will be published in MER within a year after the final decision is made.

Each year KAME will choose 10 accepted articles and offer travel awards to the authors, including airline ticket (maximum of US$800 reimbursement for scholars from North and South Americas, Europe, Oceania, and Africa and the Middle East; maximum of US$500 reimbursement for scholars from Asia) plus a hotel room for three nights during the any KAME annual international conference of the author’s choice.

Please send any inquiry to the following addresses:
• Professor Seung-Hwan Ham, hamseunghwan@gmail.com  or
• Professor Yun-Kyung Cha, President, Korean Association for Multicultural Education (yunkyung@hanyang.ac.kr)

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