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.