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The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium (MAEC) offers the following publications for purchase or download. Items can be ordered online using the PayPal -- which handles VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. To purchase items, click on the shopping cart buttons below and instructions will follow. Items can also be ordered by mail and paid for by check or money order. Purchase orders are accepted for educational institutions. Click here for an order form and instructions.

As indicated below, several of our publications can also be downloaded for free in HTML or Adobe PDF (Portable Document File) format. Some publications are out-of-print and are only available in digital format.


BOOKS - PAMPHLETS - TRAINING MATERIALS


[annotated summary of title ix]

AN ANNOTATED SUMMARY OF THE REGULATIONS FOR TITLE IX, EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972

By the NOW Legal Defense Fund, the NETWORK, Inc., and the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.

This publication alerts educators to Title IX's requirements.

This publication is out-of-print, but its full text can be downloaded for free in HTML or format (46k).


[improving schools]

IMPROVING SCHOOLS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS - A READER FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERS

Edited by Sheryl Denbo and Lynson Beaulieu

This book examines the diversity of strengths that African American students bring with them to school and describes how to nurture these strengths to improve their achievement. Contributors to this volume include James Comer, A. Wade Boykin, Donna Y. Ford, Vinetta Jones, Gloria Ladson-Billings, William Tate, and other renowned experts in K-12 education.

This publication is not available for purchase from the MAEC web site. It is available in stores (including Amazon.com) and can be ordered directly from the publisher, Charles C. Thomas, Ltd.


Boys book

WHY BOYS DON'T TALK - AND WHY IT MATTERS

by Susan Shaffer and Linda Perlman Gordon

In Why Boys Don't Talk--and Why It Matters, Susan Morris Shaffer and Linda Perlman Gordon draw on their professional and personal experiences to provide answers to those common questions. You'll discover why adolescent boys often feel the need to protect themselves behind a wall of silence and why it's important to your son's emotional health to break through that wall. Most important, you'll gain the knowledge and tools you need to:

  • Recognize and understand the subtle ways boys communicate connection
  • Reopen the lines of communication with your adolescent son
  • Help him learn to express his feelings and experience a range of normal emotions
  • Maintain strong emotional bonds with your son in order to support his positive growth and development

Softcover: $15.00

 


girls book

WHY GIRLS TALK - AND WHAT THEY'RE REALLY SAYING

by Susan Shaffer and Linda Perlman Gordon

Because adolescent girls tend to talk so much, parents often assume that girls are easier to communicate with than boys. In reality, much of what teenage girls say is the opposite of a healthy expression of emotion--often taking the form of fighting, brooding hostility, or, at times, overinvolvement. While recent bestsellers such as Queen Bees and Odd Girl Out explore the social and psychological pressures that inform teenage girls' behavior, they provide little or no guidance on how to manage the communication problems that develop between parents and their daughters.

Why Girls Talk--and What They're Really Saying does that and much more. Based on the authors' years of clinical and research experience, it:

  • Deconstructs the ways girls communicate with their parents--especially mothers
  • Arms parents with tools for cutting through the chatter and drama and getting at what their daughters are really saying
  • Helps moms and dads to avoid becoming overinvolved in their daughters lives and to set healthy boundaries

Softcover: $15.00

 


Cultural Validity

CULTURAL VALIDITY IN ASSESSMENT:
ADDRESSING LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY (LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND TEACHING SERIES)

Edited by María del Rosario Basterra, Elise Trumbull adn Guillermo Solano-Flores

What is assessment and how is it a cultural practice? How does failure to account for linguistic and cultural variation among students jeopardize assessment validity? What is required to achieve cultural validity in assessment? This resource for practicing and prospective teachers – as well as others concerned with fair and valid assessment – provides a thorough grounding in relevant theory, research, and practice. The book lays out criteria for culturally valid assessment and recommends specific strategies that teachers can use to design and implement culturally valid classroom assessments.

Assessment plays a powerful role in the process of education in the US and has a disproportionately negative impact on students who do not come from mainstream, middle-class backgrounds. Given the significance of testing in education today, cultural validity in assessment is an urgent issue facing educators. This book is essential reading for addressing this important, relevant topic.

This publication is not available for purchase from the MAEC web site. It is available in stores (including Amazon.com).


[african american role models]

INTRODUCING AFRICAN AMERICAN ROLE MODELS INTO MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE LESSON PLANS: GRADES K-6

by the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc.

Counters the effect of bias found in textbooks and instructional materials due to the omission, isolation, or stereotyping of Black men and women by emphasizing African American contributions to the history of the United States. These lesson plans provide examples of how to incorporate Afrocentric objectives into mathematics and science lessons, and address the affective factors that both students and teachers bring into the classroom which contribute to student underachievement.


Print copy price: $6.75


[it's your right]

IT'S YOUR RIGHT!

by Joyce Kaser and Susan Shaffer

Alerts young women and men to their educational rights, especially those enrolled in courses nontraditional to their sex. Suggests what they should do if they think their rights have been violated.

Download a free copy of this publication in HTML or format (507K).


[colonial women]

WOMEN IN COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY AMERICA
Teacher's Guide and Poster

by Bonnie Eisenberg

Presents a curriculum unit on the history of women during colonial and revolutionary times from the perspectives of White, Native American, and Black women. Discussions on women's daily lives and portraits of famous women are integrated into the larger context of political and societal trends of the time.

Includes a poster that depicts famous women from Colonial times.

Price: $10.00



POSTERS


[academic achievement]

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT POSTER

The quote, by Benjamin Elijah Mays, reads: "It is not your environment, it is you -- the quality of your mind, the integrity of your soul, and the determination of your will -- that will decide your future and shape your life."

Dimensions: 24" by 18"
Price: $8.50


[buddy or bully]

"ARE YOUR A BUDDY OR A BULLY?"
ANTI-HARASSMENT POSTER

Designed for upper elementary students, this poster contrasts with questions and characters "bully" behavior versus "buddy" behavior.

Dimensions: 15" x 24"
Price: $8.50

"BE SOMEBODY! STAY IN SCHOOL"
(SEA ALGUIEN! QUEDATE EN LA ESCUELA) BILINGUAL POSTER

Dimensions: 22" x 36"
Price: $8.50


[climb stairway]
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"CLIMB THE STAIRWAY OF YOUR IMAGINATION" BILINGUAL POSTER

Original artwork by Heloisa Tigre.

The accompanying text, from a poem by Sandra Maria Esteves, reads in Spanish and in English:

"Sé todo lo que puedes ser, pero cree en ti mismo/a, sube por la escalera de tu imaginación, paso por paso."

"Be all that you can, but believe in yourself. Climb the stairway of your imagination, one step after another."

Dimensions: 33" x 21"
Price: $10.00


[multicultural education]

"EDUCATION IS A MULTICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: WE ARE PART OF ALL THAT WE MEET" POSTER


Dimensions: 22" x 36"
Price: $8.50



[rapunzel]

"RAPUNZEL DID LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER . . . SHE BECAME A BARBER" POSTER

Encourages girls to explorer nontraditional career paths.

Dimensions: 18" x 24"
Price: $8.50


[students build future]

"STUDENTS BUILD OUR FUTURE" POSTER

Dimensions: 18" x 24"
Price: $6.50


[today's students]

"TODAY'S STUDENTS ARE TOMORROW'S RESOURCE" POSTER

Dimensions: 18" x 24"
Price: $6.50


[who says you can't?]

"WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T?" POSTER

Encourages students to explore job opportunities which may not be traditional to their gender.

Dimensions: 18" x 24"
Price: $6.50


[you are your present]
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"YOU ARE YOUR PRESENT, YOUR OWN APPLE" BILINGUAL POSTER

Artwork by Heloisa Tigre. The accompanying text, from a poem by Pablo Neruda, reads in Spanish and in English:

"Tú eres tu presente, tu manzana; tómala de tu árbol, levántala en tu mano, brilla como una estrella, tócala, híncale el diente y ándate silbando por el camino."

"You are your present, your own apple. Pick it from your tree. Raise it in your hand. It's gleaming, rich with stars. Claim it. Take a luxurious bite out of the present, and whistle along the road of your destiny."

Dimensions: 21" x 33"
Price: $10.00


[you are a weaver]
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"YOU, TOO, ARE A WEAVER . . . YOUR LANGUAGE AND CULTURE ARE YOUR LOOM" BILINGUAL POSTER

Artwork by Jorge Luis Somarriba. The accompanying text, by C. Basterra and M. Sikes, reads in Spanish and in English:

"Y nunca dudes que tú también eres un/a artesano/a, que tu lengua y tu cultura son tu telar, y que con ellas estás creando el tapiz de este país."

"And never doubt that you, too, are a weaver, your language and culture are your loom, and you, too, are crafting the fabric of this country."

Dimensions: 21" x 33"
Price: $10.00

 

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