Professor of Music and Multicultural/Bilingual Studies
Departments of Music and Educational Theory and Practice





Big Sky Teachers Project

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Educational Theory and Practice Dept.

Music Dept.


Big Horn Teacher and Personnel/Career Ladder Projects:

   Dr. Barfield worked with two Title VII teacher training grants funded through the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) in the U.S. Department of Education. These grants included collaboration between Montana State University Billings (MSUB), Little Big Horn College (LBHC), and five school districts on or near the Crow Reservation. The major goals of these grants were to increase the number of Native American certified teachers, provide services on multiculturalism/bilingualism/Crow culture to staff in the five school districts, provide week-long Native American Summer Institutes in July, and integrate multiculturalism/bilingualism/Crow culture into general and teacher education courses at MSUB and LBHC.

Big Sky Teacher Projects:

   Dr. Barfield has been the Project Advisor to two teacher training grants funded through the U.S. Department of Education Office of Indian Education (OIE).  The goals, similar to the OELA grants, were to increase American Indian (AI) certified teachers, develop AI Cultural Trunks, and offer Fellows first-year teaching support.  These grants expanded the above grants to include all Montana tribes.

U.S. Fulbright in Chile, South America

   Dr. Barfield spent 4 months in Chile with the Chilean Ministry of Education visiting schools and working with teachers of English.  Her primary focus was to integrate indigenous culture into English language learning.

Middelburg Center for Transatlantic Studies

  Dr. Barfield taught Global Issues in Education at the Middelburg Center for Transatlantic Studies in the Netherlands for Fall 09.

U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Presov, Slovakia

   Dr. Barfield will spend 4 months teaching at the University of Presov in Slovakia.  In addition, she will conduct workshops for teachers of English, including students of Roma and Ruthenian ethnicities. Her primary focus is to preserve indigenous culture and integrate culture and content into English language learning.