Diversity and Inclusion

This page features resources for diversity and inclusion, collected by faculty and graduate student experts in the College of Education and Human Development. This page will be updated, so check back regularly.

For Educators

  • College of Education and Human Development Diversity Resources
    Our college is committed to creating and sustaining a caring environment that welcomes diverse learners and ideas. We strive to make continuous improvements in that environment by encouraging scholarly activity, thoughtful reflection and the courteous exchange of ideas and information leading to greater understanding of and appreciation for those things that make us different as well as alike. To encourage this research and dialog, the college Diversity and Difference Committee has compiled a reading list on diversity and inclusion. We’ve also compiled a list of useful websites at the link above that contain information on a variety of topics related to diversity.
  • Mary H. Gresham: On Diversity and Inclusion
    Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Development Mary Gresham on issues of inclusion and diversity in education and society. This video was produced for UMaine’s virtual 2020 Homecoming.
  • Teaching Tolerance
    Teaching Tolerance provides free resources that PreK-12 educators can use to supplement their curriculum, inform their practices, and create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants. The program emphasizes social justice and anti-bias.
  • EdChange
    A team of passionate, experienced educators dedicated to educational equity and justice. The website offers a variety of projects and resources, workshops and consulting services, and scholarships grounded in equity and social justice in schools and communities.
  • Teaching for Change
    By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.
  • Rethinking Schools
    A nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization dedicated to sustaining and strengthening public education through social justice teaching and education activism. Resources include a magazine, books, and other materials to promote equity and racial justice in the classroom.

PreK-12 Resources


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