The National Council of Teachers of English is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. Throughout the years, NCTE has developed, supported, and maintained policies, procedures, and programming
to ensure that that council maintains a culture that embraces diversity, leverages diverse talents, ensures equitable opportunities for all, and is representative of all
individuals who contribute to the field of literacy education.
It is the policy of the National Council of Teachers of English that it demonstrate sensitivity to the concerns of people of color and they be represented on all Council-sponsored programs. People of color refers to historically underrepresented groups--African American, Pacific Islanders, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Latinos.
As we continue to increase awareness and participation of individuals and groups that represent cultural diversity, we remain committed to the development and ongoing support of policies, programs, groups, and special initiatives that address diversity.
National African American Read-In (AARI)
Sponsored by the Black Caucus and NCTE
Join over a million readers and host your very own African American Read-In. Bring together friends to share a book, or arrange a public reading that features professional African American writers. Annual Event: February
Cultural Celebration and Social Event
Hosted by the Black and Latino Caucuses Social Event Sponsored by Michigan State University's Center for Applied Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities.
Friday, November 16, 2012
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Cultural Celebration
8:15 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Social Event
MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Grand Ballroom Room 113, Level One
Hear the call of drums, la música, festive colors, hip hop style, and talented students, as the Black and Latino Caucuses celebrate the children of Las Vegas. Spoken word poetry, mariachis, a drum line, dramatic monologues, and various dance groups, all performed by youth from Las Vegas schools. These young people will delight you and make you proud to live in our diverse world. After the performances, stay and relax with us, as we continue our celebration with a wine and cheese reception topped off with dancing and head bopping to the rhythms of a DJ. Remember, Las Vegas is a town that never sleeps! So you will still have time to go out and enjoy after this amazing evening presented collectively by the Black and Latino Caucuses for all NCTE members and guests.El dìa de los niños/El dìa de los libros,
A Day of Celebrating Children and Books
NCTE Resolution in support of El dìa de los niños/El dìa de los libros,
El día de los niños/El día de los libros is a celebration of childhood and multilingual literacy under the leadership of author Pat Mora.This celebration serves as a nationwide effort to observe a special day for promoting literacy for children of all ages and cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Host your very own celebration that focuses on linking children to books, languages, and cultures. Annual: April 30
Awards & Grants
NCTE Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award
This award is given to an NCTE member of color who has made a significant contribution to NCTE and the development of our professional community. Deadline March 18, 2013.
NCTE Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Awards
This award supports early career teachers of color who take part in a three-day summer leadership development conference that helps prepare them to carry out a leadership project in literacy education. Deadline March 18, 2013.
NCTE Early Career Teacher of Color Award of Distinction
This award provides early career teachers of color a national forum at the NCTE Annual Convention for professional collaboration and development as they build accomplished teaching careers as active NCTE members. Deadline March 18, 2013.
Cultivating New Voices Among Scholars of Color
Administered by the Research Foundation.
The Cultivating New Voices program is designed to provide support, mentoring, and networking opportunities for early career scholars of color. The program aims to work with graduate students of color as they conceptualize, plan, conduct, and write their research. Deadline March 15, 2013.
CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award
Administered by the Conference on College Composition and Communication
This travel award is given to ten first-time CCCC Convention presenters who are members of a historically underrepresented group. Deadline October 10, 2012.
CEE Cultural Diversity Grant
This grant offers up to two $500 awards for first-time NCTE Conference presenters who are members of groups historically underrepresented in NCTE and CEE. Eligible NCTE members must indicate their desire to be considered for the Cultural Diversity Grant on their NCTE Conference Proposal Form and submit an application by the extended deadline
of May 31, 2012. Please click here for additional information. Deadline January 1, 2013.
Policy on the Involvement of People of Color History of NCTE's Policy on Involvement of People of Color Election Policy on the Involvement of People of Color1996 Report from the Task Force on Involving People of Color in the Council1996 Staff Recommendations Regarding Implementation of the 1996 Report on Involving People of Color in the CouncilNCTE Executive Committee Motions Related to Implementation of the 1996 Report on Involving People of Color in the Council2001 Audit of Implementation of Recommendations from the 1996 Report on Involving People of Color in the Council NCTE Resolution on El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros