Diversity & Equity Technical Assistance Training

During the academic year 2015-16 PESB developed and facilitated seven days of training for faculty in Washington's education programs. The trainings centered on issues of equity in education, historical and societal oppression, PESB standards, and moving programs forward in their work to recruit and support diverse student population. Eight universities participated in the series of trainings. New and innovative approaches to developing cultural competence, recruiting under-served populations, and tailoring programs for specific emphases are now underway as a result of these trainings. Some resources from those trainings and recommended readings from facilitators are below.

Teaching Resources

Reading Resources
(Social Justice and Equity in Education)

Excellence Through Equity (Alan M Blankstein and Pedro Noguera)

Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates) 

Multiplication is for White People (Lisa Delpit)

Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation (Christopher Emdin)

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education (Christopher Emdin)

Black Like Me (John Howard Griffin)

Teaching to Transgress (bell hooks)

The Dream Keepers (Gloria Ladson-Billings)

The Trouble with Black Boys: And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education (Pedro A. Noguera)

Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez (Richard Rodriguez)

“Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”: A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity. (Beverly Daniel Tatum)

(Perspectives on the past)


Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West (Dee Brown)

A People’s History of the United States (Howard Zinn)

Viewing Resources

The Danger of a Single Story (TED Talk)