People of Color

People of Color

It is the policy of the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts to be representative of the increased cultural diversity of our schools and universities.  The recruitment, retention, and active leadership of people of color in OCTELA will contribute to the diversity of the organization’s membership.  A diverse membership will increase the effectiveness of OCTELA in a nation where the majority of students by the year 2000 will be people of color.

 

Be it resolved that

  • OCTELA and local affiliates will provide increased representation of people of color at all possible levels of the organization through recruitment, retention, and involvement;
  • OCTELA will provide its members with workshops and convention sessions that address the concerns of people of color presented by people of color;
  • OCTELA will link with the efforts of other organizations whose activities address the educational concerns of people of color;
  • OCTELA support the use of resources that are representative and inclusive of people of color and their contributions; and
  • OCTELA’s verbal and visual materials will reflect its inclusiveness.