Open Minds to Equality

Nancy Schniedewind

Nancy Schniedewind is a professor in the Educational Studies Department at the State University of New York, New Paltz, where she coordinates and teaches in the master's program in Humanistic/Multicultural Education. She works with educators in professional development programs on diversity education in various school districts. In addition to a variety of articles, she and Ellen Davidson have co-authored Cooperative Learning, Cooperative Lives: Learning Activities for Building a Peaceful World. Nancy can be reached at

Ellen Davidson
Ellen Davidson is an assistant professor in the Department of Education at Simmons College in Boston. She also consults with Education Development Center in Newton, Mass., on projects for school administrators and mathematics reform. Ellen works with public schools to investigate and understand diversity and equity and also helps teachers explore their teaching of mathematics. Ellen can be reached at