Manka M. Varghese
Seminar on advanced topics in curriculum and instruction. Critical examination of current research and practice. Content varies. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
What constitutes effective teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse students? How can we study the effectiveness of these teachers? Who are these teachers? Over the last decade, the topics of teacher education and teacher identity in the disciplines of English as a second or foreign language, Bilingual Education, and Foreign Language Education, have become rich sources of educational inquiry. In this seminar, we will analyze the research methodologies used to study these topics as well as understand how these topics have developed into a field of study. Students will develop and carry out a study related to these topics as their major assignment for this class. This class is especially useful for doctoral and advanced Masters students who are interested in the topics of teacher education and identity in general education as well as language education.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The class will be a seminar style based on interactive discussion.
Class assignments and grading
The course assignments will have students engage in a project of their own choice but related to the class.