Diversity and Equity

Diversity Mission Statement

“In an effort to educate the students of the Jersey Shore Area School District in a safe environment and to better prepare them for the world around us, we seek to celebrate a culture of tolerance and acceptance among all individuals.”

Definitions

Diversity (noun)
1. variety – a variety of something such as opinion, color, or style
2. social inclusiveness – ethnic variety, as well as socioeconomic and gender variety, in a group, society, or institution

Equity (noun)
1. fairness – actions, treatment of others, or a general condition characterized by justice, fairness, and impartiality
2. justice tempered by ethics – justice applied in conformity with the law, but influenced at the same time by principles of ethics and fair play(Encarta Dictionary)

Resources

Teaching Tolerance

A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.

http://www.tolerance.org/

National Association of School Psychologists – recommended websites

NASP lists suggested websites of organizations and resources that relate to diversity, equity, cultural competence, and multicultural knowledge.

NASPOnline