Rethinking Bilingual Education is an exciting new collection of articles about bringing students’ home languages into our classrooms.
For almost two decades, teachers have looked to Reading, Writing, and Rising Up as a trusted text to integrate social justice teaching in language arts classrooms.
This new and expanded edition collects the best articles dealing with race and culture in the classroom that have appeared in Rethinking Schools magazine.
Journals for Global Justice
Many of the organizations listed earlier have their own newsletters or journals that may not be listed in this section. Unless otherwise indicated, the addresses below are editorial offices. We have not included subscription prices because these change frequently. Visit a particular journal's website to learn subscription information and address.
1322 Webster St., Suite 402, Oakland, CA 94612; tel.: 510-465-9577; fax: 510-465-4824.
Published quarterly by the Applied Research Center. An award-winning magazine that covers race, culture, and community organizing, with a particular focus on issues that affect communities of color. ARC's website is excellent - well worth a visit.
Dollars and Sense
740 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02141-1401; tel.: 617-876-2434; fax: 617-876-0008; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A vital resource for teachers, Dollars and Sense is a clearly written bi-monthly magazine that explains the workings of the U.S. and global economies to non-economists. Short articles are useful for classroom use. The website includes current articles and an archive of past issues. Dollars and Sense also publishes anthologies that repackage some of the most useful articles from back issues.
Subscriptions and back issues: P.O. Box 326, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8FA, U.K.; tel.: +44 -0-1795 414963; email@example.com.
Published monthly, this is an outstanding journal that challenges basic assumptions about "development," "progress," and "growth." The Ecologist features important articles that can help students and teachers consider the environmental consequences of globalization. Many past articles are archived on their website.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Fair/Extra! Subscription Service, P.O. Box 170, Congers, NY 10920; 800-847-3993. Editorial office: 130 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001; tel.: 212-633-6700; fax 212-727-7668; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An excellent magazine that "unmasks the lies, distortions, and omissions of the establishment media." Great for teaching ideas. Their website offers additional articles, reports, archives of back issues as well as FAIR's weekly radio show, CounterSpin.
In These Times
2040 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647; tel.: 773-772-0100; fax: 773-772-4180; e-mail: email@example.com.
A bi-weekly news magazine that promotes an anticorporate perspective on national and international issues and "opposes the tyranny of marketplace values over human values." An important source for alternative news and analysis on global issues. Its website is searchable.
7435 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48210; tel.: 313-842-6262; fax: 313-842-0227.
A monthly magazine of news and analysis dealing with on-going labor union and rank-and-file activities. It describes itself as "a place to learn about the struggles, strategies, and solutions within the labor movement today." Labor Notes also publishes books and sponsors forums. Its website is searchable.
Middle East Report
1500 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 119, Washington, DC 20005; tel: 202-223-3677; fax: 202-223-3604.
MERIP is a venerable organization that has been offering astute analyses of events in the Middle East since 1971. Its value was proved once again in the wake of September 11, 2001, when its journal and website were essential sources for making sense out of the global crisis.
122 W. 27th St., New York, NY 10001; tel: 212-691-2555; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thoughtful socialist monthly journal that looks at international issues from a Marxist point of view. Monthly Review regularly publishes important analyses of global issues. MR is also one of the most important U.S. publishers of progressive books.
1530 P St. NW, Washington, DC 20005; tel.: 202-387-8030; fax: 202-234-5176; e-mail: email@example.com.
Multinational Monitor tracks corporate activity, especially in the Third World, focusing on the export of hazardous substances, worker health and safety, labor union issues and the environment. The website announces that it is the internet's "most comprehensive database on the activities of multinational corporations."
NACLA Report on the Americas
NACLA (North American Congress on Latin America), 475 Riverside Dr., Suite 454, New York, NY 10115; tel: 212-870-3146; fax: 212-870-3305; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NACLA publishes a bimonthly magazine Report on the Americas, which is the most widely read English language publication on Latin America. Excellent, hard-to-find analyses.
33 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003; tel.: 212-209-5400; e-mail: email@example.com.
An important progressive weekly that covers a host of domestic and international issues. Excellent columnists include Alexander Cockburn, Katha Pollit and Patricia Williams. The website is comprehensive.
The New Internationalist
U.S. subscriptions: P.O. Box 1143, Lewiston, NY 14092; tel.: 800-661-8700.
A fine monthly magazine that deals with international issues from the perspective of the poor and oppressed. An essential journal for a classroom or school library. Their website includes a section on teaching global issues, and also includes lessons specifically written for learners of English as a second language.
Our Schools/Our Selves
Subscription info: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives; 410-75 Albert St., Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1P 5E7; tel.: 613-563-1341; fax: 613-233-1458.
Our Schools/Our Selves publishes valuable articles on an array of education issues, including: environmental activism; feminism; commercialism in schools; labor, education and the arts; stratification of schools; schools and social justice; and teaching for democratic citizenship. OS/OS is especially alert to the intersection of schools and global economic trends.
409 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703; tel.: 608-257-4626; fax: 608-257-3373.
The Progressive opposes "militarism, the concentration of power in corporate hands, the disenfranchisement of the citizenry, poverty, and prejudice in all its guises. We champion peace, social and economic justice, civil rights, civil liberties, human rights, a preserved environment, and a reinvigorated democracy." It's a monthly magazine that seems to have gotten better and better over the years - with columns by Howard Zinn, Barbara Ehrenreich, et al., analytical articles, interviews, reviews, and reports on activism.
Race & Class
Subscription info: Sage Publications (www.sagepub.co.uk), 6 Bonhill St., London, EC2A 4PU, UK; tel.: 44-0-20-7374-0645.
Race & Class describes itself as a "journal for black and Third World liberation," and is published quarterly by the Institute of Race Relations in Great Britain. This is a hard-to-find but extraordinary journal that uses race and class as lenses to analyze global issues of all kinds, from immigration to the Third World debt crisis to popular culture. The Institute of Race Relations website (www.irr.org.uk) is searchable and features a number of articles from back issues.
1001 E. Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53212; tel.: 414-964-9646; fax: 414-964-7220; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rethinking Schools is a quarterly journal produced largely by classroom teachers with a focus on social justice and equity. The journal regularly publishes articles on teaching global issues from a social justice perspective. The website contains this entire resource list with all addresses hot-linked, so all you need to do is click on them and you are taken to each site. The website also features a number of additional articles on teaching about globalization, including further resources and lesson plans that are mentioned in this book.
Third World Resurgence
Third World Network, 228 Macalister Rd., 10400 Penang, Malaysia; tel.: 60-4-226-6728; e-mail: email@example.com.
Third World Resurgence is a monthly magazine that features valuable articles on global economic issues from Third World perspectives. Its website is an online center for reports, books, and other resources on North/South issues.
Subscription info: 18 Millfield St., Woods Hole, MA 02543; tel: 508-548-9063; fax.: 508-457-0626; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published monthly, Z Magazine is an activist journal that features provocative in-depth articles on global and domestic issues. Z has been especially alert to the kinds of issues that we tackle in Rethinking Globalization. As indicated in the Organizations section, the Z-Net website is one of the best around.
Last Updated Spring 2002