NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Native American/Multicultural Instructional Practices

EDUC 600




Instructor: Stacy Duffield

Grading: Letter

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - Friday, May 08, 2015

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $375 + textbook

Course Description:

History of North Dakota tribes and reservations. Traditional and modern Native American cultures and values. Issues in Native American education. Goals of multicultural education. Instructional strategies and resources for teaching students of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Acquaint students with the history, cultures, educational needs, and experiences of Native Americans in North Dakota and at least on additional culture other than their own. Explore the roles of Native American education and multicultural education. Identify, examine, and evaluate an array of teaching techniques, instructional models, approaches, and materials that can be used to develop culturally relevant curricula.


Students will:

1.  Consider racism, prejudice, stereotype, discrimination, and other terms related to culture and multiculturalism;

2.  Recognize attitudes towards personal racial/ethnic group(s) and towards people of other ethnic groups.

3.  Identify traditional and modern values, characteristics, and concerns of various ethnic groups, especially those in ND.

4.  List and identify goals of multicultural education;

5.  Recognize myths and stereotypes about different ethnic groups and identify examples of outdated, stereotyped, and culturally-biased teaching methods;

6.  Identify benefits and limitations of various instructional strategies for use with students of diverse backgrounds;

7.  Create curriculum plans and materials that support the learning styles and cultural values of students from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Required Text:

Banks, J.A. & Banks, C.A., (2009), Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives, Hoboken, NJ; John Wiley & Sons.

Textbook can be ordered from the NDSU Bookstore, 231-7761 or from http://www.amazon.com.

About The Instructor

Stacy Duffield
Stacy Duffield

Stacy Duffield earned her Ph.D. in Secondary/Higher Education from the University of North Dakota. Her M.Ed. In Reading Education was awarded from the University of North Dakota.  Dr. Stacy Duffield has been an Associate Professor at the School of Education at NDSU for 5 years and was an Assistant Professor at the NDSU School of Education for 6 years. Stacy teaches undergraduate and graduate level teacher preparation courses, coordinates the Teacher Education program, coordinates the School of Education assessment and accreditation efforts, supervises student teachers, and researches scholarly writing for publication. Stacy taught in public high schools schools for nine years before starting her career in higher education. Stacy's work has been published in numerous scholarly publications including the Journal of Chemical Education, Middle School Journal, Innovative Higher Education, The Journal of Social Studies Research, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Journal of Education for Business, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, The Encyclopedia of Rural America, Teacher Development, and Current Issues in Education.