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Information Dissemination

  • Class Web Sites Can Offer Enhanced Access to Information for Language Minority Parents and Students: Promising Practices
    Offers suggestions on how to add the power of a free online translator, links, and multicultural search engines to a teacher's classroom home page. Describes the Alta Vista Babelfish online translation service that can be used to translate Web pages on a variety of topics written in German, Spanish, Italian, French, or Portuguese.
  • Mentorships: Transferable Transactions among Teachers
    As dispensers of information, mentors can support teachers through career stages from recruitment to retirement. This article explores mentorships as transferable transactions.
  • The Power of Love? Global Science on a Shoestring
    Describes the Globally Oriented Approach to Local Science (GOALS) project which aims at encouraging children to look at their local community and identifying and discussing issues and problems, indicating to children and teachers that science does not necessarily require sophisticated and expensive equipment to be successful, and complementing some recent attempts to produce differentiated multicultural resources. (JRH).
  • Tribal Libraries: And Still They Rise
    Biggs studied tribal libraries through visits to libraries in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona. Tribal libraries serve as key information centers for the tribe's sovereign nation, and are almost always the education center of the community.