MSU-Billings

College of Education & Human Services

EDUCATIONAL THEORY AND PRACTICE

SPRING 2009

 

EDCI 441 MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION

 

DR. SUSAN C. BARFIELD†††††††††††††††††††††††† PHONE:(406) 657-2316

E-MAIL:scbarfield@msubillings.edu

OFFICE:ED271†††††† OFFICE HOURS:††††† Wednesdays, 9:00-12:00 p.m.,†††††††††††††

†† Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 a.m.†††††††† (also by appointment)

 

REQUIRED TEXTS:Gollnick, D. & Chinn, P. (2009, 8th Ed.) Multicultural Education in a Pluralistic Society. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Acquaints students with the history, philosophy, goals, teaching strategies, curricula, and practices of multicultural education in order to prepare teachers for dealing with and affirming the diversity of Americaís increasingly pluralistic classrooms.Deals with racial, cultural, and other forms of diversity in the United States and Montana.

 

COURSE CONTENT GOALS

1.      Attain higher levels of personal achievement in understanding multicultural students

2.      Learn and practice on-line small group facilitation

3.      Provide limited direct experience as a non-member of a cultural group.

4.      Research, collect and organize instructional resources, ideas and activities pertinent to teaching multicultural students

5.      Develop an understanding and appreciation for the importance of individualization in the development of the whole person.

 

Student Objectives

 

1.                  TSW understand the basic vocabulary and current critical issues of multicultural education as evidenced by weekly assignments, threaded discussion responses and PowerPoint presentations. (INTASC #1 & #3)

2.                  TSW be able to facilitate small group discussions as evidenced by being a facilitator for one of the course threaded discussions. (INTASC #4)

3.                  TSW experience being a non-member of a group by participating in a multicultural experience and writing a self-reflection of that experience. (INTASC #9)

4.                  TSW identify at least five teaching strategies and/or classroom management strategies for working with multicultural students as measured by their response to a weekly assignment question. (INTASC #4 & #5)

5.                  TSW work individually and with support from colleagues to produce lesson plans for classes with multicultural students. (INTASC #4, #7 & #8)

6.                  TSW use computer technology (sending files, threaded discussions, internet exploration and research, and PowerPoint) and how to relate these to classrooms as evidenced by class assignments and threaded discussions. (INTASC #6)

 

 

Coe Initial CONCEPTUAL Framework

Professional and Pedagogical Development

MSU BILLINGS-INTASC STANDARDS

 

STANDARD 1: CONTENT PEDAGOGY

††††††††††† The teacher understands the historical-legal-philosophical foundations of education, as well as the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline he or she teaches.The teacher creates learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.

 

STANDARD 2: STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

††††††††††† The teacher understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support a childís intellectual, social, and personal development.MSU Billings teacher education candidates understand differences among groups of people and individuals.In the context of human similarity, candidates are aware of United States and global diversity, respect and value differences, recognize that students and their families may hold different perspectives and strive to meet individual student needs. (MSU Billings definition of diversity, 2001)

 

STANDARD 3: DIVERSE LEARNERS

††††††††††† The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.Montana educators understand and teach with attention to the cultures of Montana Indian nations.

 

STANDARD 4: MULTIPLE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

††††††††††† The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student development of critical thinking, problem solving.

 

STANDARD 5: MOTIVATION AND MANAGEMENT

††††††††††† The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

 

STANDARD 6: COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGY

††††††††††† The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

 

STANDARD 7: PLANNING

††††††††††† The teacher plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.

 

STANDARD 8: ASSESSMENT

††††††††††† The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner.

 

STANDARD 9: REFLECTIVE PRACTICE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

††††††††††† The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his or her choices and actions on others and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.MSU Billings teacher candidates demonstrate professional dispositions both on and off campus.

 

STANDARD 10: SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

††††††††††† The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support studentsí learning and well-being.

 

COURSE POLICIES:

 

Accommodations:Please contact me to discuss any special needs and to agree upon necessary accommodations, including any cultural considerations

 

Students with disabilities, whether physical, learning, or psychological, who believe that they may need accommodations in this class, are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services (DSS) as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion. Please meet with DSS staff to verify your eligibility for any classroom accommodations and for academic assistance related to your disability. Disability Support Services is located in the Academic Support Center.

  • Main Campus, 657-2283 (voice/tty) and 657-2159 (voice/tty/video phone) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Late assignments will have 5 points per week deducted from the total score received on that assignment (drafts will lose 3 points if late).Threaded discussions cannot be made up; you will only receive the number of points accumulated during the threaded discussion time windows.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1.†††††† (130 pts.) Chapter Assignments/Activities-10 pts. per assignment

2.†††††††† (30 pts.)†† Critical Issue PowerPoint Presentation††

3.†††††††† (10 pts.)†† Lesson Plan

4.†††††††† (100 pts.) Threaded Discussions-10 pts. per discussion

5.†††††††† (10 pts.)†† Threaded Discussion Facilitation

8.†††††††† (20 pts.)††† Multicultural Experience Self-Reflection

 

 

GRADING†††††††††††††††† A ††††††† 276-300 pts.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† B†††††††† 252-275 pts.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C†††††††† 228-251 pts.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D†††††††† 204-227 pts.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

Week 1††††††††††† Jan 14-20†††††††††††††††††††† Text Introduction & My Education Lab

 

Week 2 †††††††††† Jan 21-27†††††††††††††††††††† Foundations of Multicultural Education - Chap. 1

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Facilitation Tips site

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Practice Threaded Discussion starts Jan. 21st

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jan. 27th last day for Practice Threaded Discussion

 

Week 3††††††††††† Jan 28-Feb 3††††††††††††††† Ethnicity and Race - Chap. 2

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Threaded Discussion #1 starts Jan. 28th

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Feb 3rd last day for Threaded Discussion #1

 

Week 4††††††††††† Feb. 4-10†††††††††††††††††††† American Indian Education††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Threaded Discussion #2 starts Feb. 4th

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Feb 10th last day for Threaded Discussion #2

 

Week 5††††††††††† Feb. 11-17†††††††††††††††††† Indian Education for All (Montana)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Threaded Discussion #3 starts Feb 11th

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Feb 17th last day for Threaded Discussion #3

 

Week 6††††††††††† Feb. 18-24†††††††††††††††††† Class and Socioeconomic Status - Chap. 3

Self-Reflection of MC Experience due Feb .25th

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Threaded Discussion #4 starts Feb 18th

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Feb 24th last day for Threaded Discussion #4

 

Week 7††††††††††† Feb. 25-Mar.10†††††††††† Gender and Sexual Orientation - Chap. 4

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Threaded Discussion #5 starts Feb 25th

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mar 10th last day for Threaded Discussion #3

 

Week 8††††††††††† Mar. 11-17††††††††††††††††† Exceptionality - Chap. 5

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Draft Critical Issue PowerPoint due March 17th

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Threaded Discussion #6 starts Mar 11th

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mar 17th last day for Threaded Discussion #6

 

Week 9††††††††††† Mar. 18-24††††††††††††††††† Language - Chap. 6

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Threaded Discussion #7 starts Mar 18th

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mar 24th last day for Threaded Discussion #7

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Draft Lesson Plan due on D2L Mar. 24th

 

Week 10††††††††† Mar. 25-31††††††††††††††††† Religion - Chap. 7††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Threaded Discussion #8 starts Mar 25th

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mar 31st last day for Threaded Discussion #8

 

Week 11††††††††† Apr. 1-7†††††††††† ††††††††††† Geography - Chap. 8

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Final Critical Issue PowerPoint due Apr 7th

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Threaded Discussion #9 starts Apr 1st

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Apr 7th last day for Threaded Discussion #9

 

Week 12††††††††† Apr. 8-14†††††††††††††††††††† Age - Chap. 9

Final Lesson Plan due on DocShare April 14th

Threaded Discussion #10 starts Apr 8th

Apr 14th last day for Threaded Discussion #10

 

Week 13††††††††† Apr. 22-30†††††††††††††††††† Education That Is Multicultural - Chap. 10

 

 

 

ALL COURSEWORK WORK MUST BE HANDED IN BY APRIL 24th TO RECEIVE ANY CREDIT!

Updated 1/14/08