Inclusive Teaching Toolkit

Prepare - Getting Ready for Inclusive & Multicultural Teaching

Approaches to Inclusive & Multicultural Teaching

Challenging Assumptions about Students and Self

Power Dynamics

Self Examination


Cultural Awareness


Social Justice Focus

Understand - Getting to Know Your Students

Connecting with Students

Welcoming Differences

Age & Returning/Adult Students


Ethnicity (see Race & Ethnicity below)

First-Year Students

Gender and Sexuality

International Students (also see Non-Native Speakers)

Learning Ability Differences

Mental Health

Non-Native Speakers of English

Race & Ethnicity

Religion & Politics

Socio-Economic Class

STEM-Related Fields

Undocumented Students

Design - Designing Inclusive Courses


Curricular Choices

Designing Content that Represents and Includes Diverse Perspectives

Syllabus Statements

Standards for Discourse and Participation

Special Statements

Religious and Cultural Holidays

Universal Design for Instruction

Teach - Curricular Materials & Activities

Classroom Management

Bias and Stereotyping

Equity & Diversity

Exploring Cultural Difference

Gender & Sexuality


Power & Privilege


Curricular examples from the Innovative Teaching Showcase

Infusing Multicultural Perspectives into the Curriculum, 2014-2015 Innovative Teaching Showcase Theme, introduction written by Dr. Karen B. McLean Dade, Woodring College of Education, WWU

Teaching for Tolerance, 2010-2011 Innovative Teaching Showcase Theme, Introduction written by Dr. Jeff King, Director, Center for Cross-Cultural Research, Department of Psychology, WWU


Both CIIA and CEED have books available for check-out at WWU; also catalogued in Western Libraries. See also Journal of Educational Controversy in Western Cedar.

Multicultural Education

Social Justice


Texts & Readers


Cultural Issues in Education

  • Milem, J.F., Chang, M.J., & Antonio, A.L. 2005. "Making Diversity Work on Campus: A Research-Based Perspective," Making Excellence Inclusive, AACU.
  • Tuck, Eve, and k. Wayne Yang, 2012. "Decolonization is Not a Metaphor," Decolonization:  Indigeneity, Education & Society, 1(1),  1-40.

Equity Literacy

Racism, Power & Privilege

  • Kivel, P. 2004. "The Culture of Power," Conflict Management in Higher Education Report, (5)1, September.

Teaching Diversity


Inclusive Teaching Overview

Videos providing an overview of inclusive teaching and teacher experiences.


Designing Inclusive Courses

Student Perspectives

Student voices sharing details about how educators can support students using inclusive teaching practices.

TED Talks

TED Talks about various topics in inclusive teaching.

WWU Resources

Accessibility and Inclusion Resources

Associated Students

Centers and Offices