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CO L L E G E O F E D U CAT I O N news SPRING 2011 EdTech forms Taiwan partnership to offer students dual degrees E ducational technology students will soon have the unique ability to earn master’s degrees from professional development for many virtual programs. Students enrolled in the dual universities in two countries at the degree program will spend a year same time at a significantly reduced studying in Taiwan and a year with cost. Boise State. The dual-degree program is the Taiwan students earn a master’s result of a partnership between Boise degree in technology development State and the National University of communication from NUTN. They Tainan (NUTN) in Taiwan. Courses also earn a master’s degree in educa- The National University of Tainan is located in southern Taiwan. It is will be offered through Boise tional technology from Boise State. a major national trainer of teachers State’s Department of Educational EdTech’s graduate students and has about 10,000 students. The Technology (EdTech) and NUTN’s can take NUTN courses as electives College of Education is the largest Department of Education, Technology or complete a master’s degree in college at the university and offers Development and Communication. curriculum and instruction or in tech- five undergraduate, nine masters’ and “NUTN is a leading university nology development communication two doctoral programs. in mobile learning,” said Jui-Long at NUTN. They also earn a master’s “Andy” Hung, an assistant professor of degree from Boise State. International study EdTech and the driving force behind The requirements for both adds value to degree the partnership. “This collaboration degrees are similar, 33 credits for the ™ Students receive international can benefit students and faculty at Boise State degree and 32 credits for exposure. They live and study both programs.” the NUTN degree. The programs have in a different culture and EdTech is one of the largest 15 credits in common, so students education system. university-based providers of can apply those credits to both sets ™ Students link to international training for K-12 online teachers of degree requirements. networks of contacts and in the United States and provides –continued on page 3 colleagues. ™ Students can explore potential jobs. Advisory Council Profile ™ Students earn two degrees faster and at less cost than Beverly Hills Principal pursuing two degrees in sequence. offers lessons on leadership ™ Students can tailor their education path in order to EDITOR’S NOTE: College of Education Advisory Council add value to their degree and member F. Willard “Robbie” Robinson worked in public education reach career goals. for 30 years as a teacher and secondary school administrator. He served as principal of Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California, for 17 years. There he directed the creation of an educational program that received national recognition for excellence. He also aided improvement of education nation- ally by serving as one of the directors on the College Entrance Examination Board and chairing numerous accreditation teams for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Idaho high school principals who have had to deal with student protests this year can find solace and support from F. Willard Robinson’s book, Beverly Hills Principal, Inspirational Leadership. Robinson led Beverly Hills High School through the turbulent years of the 1960s and ‘70s. Robinson’s book is the story of his professional and spiritual crisis as he faced student revolts and their demands for control of the school. It is also the story of his conflicts with the school board over his leadership Sculpture on the campus of the through the turmoil. National University of Tainan From the Dean’s Desk Beverly Hills Principal continued “The drama of the demonstrations was big because so many of the College’s programs parents of our students were in the movie business,” Robinson said. His connect students students included such future show business personalities as Richard Dreyfus, Bonnie Franklin, Rob Reiner and Shaun Cassidy. with the world There was also more drama because college students at the University Boise State and the of California, Los Angeles, aided rebels at Beverly High. “The student union at UCLA “Then the winds of College of Education change swept across campus primarily serve students planned to take over the school,” Robinson said. “’Control Beverly,’ they said, ‘and we can and I slipped from an apparent from Idaho and the Northwest. But we control any high school in the state.’” life of total self-control to perform on a global School board members and others a dismal, disturbing world stage. Even if our gradu- demanded that Robinson bring Beverly of self-doubt . . . My style of ates never roam far from High students under control or face the loss leadership was being seriously this region, they are of his principal post. Robinson had reached challenged and my position increasingly connected a low point in his life that also brought on a as principal was in immediate through the Internet and personal spiritual crisis. danger.” electronic devices to Through the support of his wife Joan --F. Willard Robinson in other parts of the world and friends, Robinson undertook a deeper Beverly Hills Principal at their schools, offices, markets, and homes. commitment to his Christian faith. With it Providing our students an international perspec- “came fresh and more flexible approaches to a creative leadership style,” tive is an important educational priority. The college he wrote in Beverly Hills Principal. Robinson credits this new style with continues to expand its global footprint and has allowing him to overcome the challenges with the school board and build been strengthening its international educational stronger relationships with Beverly High’s faculty, students and parents. relations with Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan and other countries. This leadership provides students Even as he dealt with turmoil at Beverly High, Robinson introduced with opportunities that can’t be matched anywhere new programs and improved the educational structure of the school. “We else. piloted the first advance placement program in America,” he said. Other The stories in this newsletter showcase some innovations included team teaching, independent study and community of our international programs as part of a dynamic work programs. metropolitan research university of distinction. Robinson offered some advice to current principals. “Identify the gifts Among its goals, the college seeks to: of others and affirm them along the way,” he said. “Remember that you are • Advance academic excellence through a course building a team.” of study that extends to other parts of the world. • Increase the faculty’s international expertise in order to advance students’ ability to succeed on Book recalls adventurous life a global stage. in peace and war • Promote exceptional research through inter- During World War II, Lt. F. Willard Robinson piloted national scholarship, creative activities and a torpedo bomber aircraft. His missions engaged him graduate programs. in epic Pacific air battles as the Allies island-hopped • Enhance diversity on campus by increasing the toward retaking the Philippines. One event nearly took enrollment of international students. his life. • Foster public engagement by reaching out to the community on international topics and In late January 1944, Robinson and his two-man air crew were by tapping into international expertise in the returning to the U.S.S. Manila Bay from a mostly routine flight when community. their torpedo bomber went out of control and crashed into the sea. The stories on these pages illustrate how the The crash and explosions from the plane’s bomb load killed the two college’s outstanding faculty members, students and crewmen instantly and blasted Robinson from the aircraft. graduates are achieving these goals. The result is a “I saw the plane explode four times,” Robinson said. culture of constant innovation and leadership that U.S.S. Caldwell crew members tossed Robinson a life preserver. As positively impacts people’s lives, not just in Idaho, he tightly hugged the preserver, the suction from but across the nation and around the world. the ship’s propellers nearly pulled him to his death. In this newsletter you also can read about F. Plucked from the ocean, Robinson was alive but Willard “Robbie” Robinson’s amazing story as both his left foot nearly had been torn off. He also had a Navy aviator and as a principal. As a principal, shrapnel at the base of his spine and suffered count- Robinson guided Beverley Hills High School during less jagged wounds and blast injuries. the turbulent 1960s and ‘70s. You will discover why The story of Robinson’s crash is one small part we value his advice on the college’s Advisory Council in his engaging book, Navy Wings of Gold. The book as an educational leader and innovator. As educators also chronicles Robinson’s life as an adventurous and Americans living and working in freedom, we youth before the war, his training as a pilot and his role in the war from owe Robinson and other members of his generation the cockpit of Navy war birds. The book also tells the stories of seven a deep debt of gratitude. other men Robinson met in the Navy. Joan, Robinson’s wife of 68 years, Diane Boothe, Professor and Dean College of Education wrote the final chapter on her reflections as a Navy pilot’s bride. Counselor education students equip refugees to care for selves Boise State counselor education students are helping refugee meals at the families find a sound footing in the Treasure Valley. They do so by refugee family’s equipping refugees with the skills needed to find jobs and care for home. Students themselves in their new communities. also traveled by The students coach refugees as a service learning project of bus with their their career guidance and vocational counseling course. The project families to show allows students to gain practical knowledge and also perform a them how to get valuable community service. to the grocery “Our counselor students benefit from a profound learning store, park and experience when given the chance to connect what we teach in the library. classroom with what they see in real life,” said Aida Hutz, assistant “At the end of professor in the Department of Counselor Education. “Students the semester most gain invaluable experience that could not have been attained in a students reported Student David Horras, right, talks with a refuee from the Congo. traditional classroom setting.” amazement at Students gained the trust of refugees with activities not their ability to overcome language barriers and make a significant usually a part of a counselor’s tool box. For example, they shared connection with their families,” Hutz said. Project advances literacy in Ecuador communities Faculty members and graduates of the Department of Literacy Mary Ann Cahill, assistant professor in the Literacy department have extended an international helping hand to provide books, a and vice president of the Idaho Council, noted that “The Rotarians mobile library and better prepared teachers to children in Ecuador. of Ecuador constructed a colorful mobile library from a donated They were able to do so through a joint project of the Idaho trailer. The library is currently circulating among the schools of Council of the International Reading Association and International Santa Marta.” Rotary Clubs in Ecuador, Canada, California In Bahia de Caraquez, most teachers did and Idaho. The project focused on the not know how to use new computers they had communities of Santa Marta and Bahia de just received through Rotary International. Caraquez. Bev Pressman, a 1999 Literacy graduate “Our literacy project motivates students who chairs the Idaho Council’s international to stay in school,” said Lee Dubert, associate project, and her colleagues showed them. professor in the Literacy department. “It “We were able to show teachers how to use also provides effective teaching tools and the computers to write stories,” Pressman motivates teachers.” Dubert is membership said. Although the computers were not director of the Idaho Council. connected to the Internet, “We were able to “My undergraduate students worked show the teachers how to download books with Spanish translators to write teaching and other reading instructional materials tips for each children’s book,” said Maggie Ecuador students page through new books. online when they do have Internet access,” Chase, associate professor in the Literacy department. Chase, who she said. is also president-elect of the Idaho Council, said “The tips had to Boise State’s literacy experts, the Idaho Council and Rotary are be something teachers or parents could easily do. Our tips included now expanding their volunteer efforts into neighboring Peru. If you things such as singing songs, word play or even drawing in the dirt would like to help or would like more information about the Peru with a stick.” literacy projects, contact Pressman at email@example.com. EdTech forms Taiwan partnership continued will provide visiting Taiwanese students regular activities such This means that a student needs to as field trips so that they get a chance to experience American complete 50 credits instead of 65 credits to culture,” Hung said. U.S. students in Taiwan will have similar obtain both degrees. In addition to the benefit activities. of receiving two master’s degrees, Boise State “This partnership offers students and faculty from two students will receive free housing and have outstanding universities a chance to connect and to enrich their the possibility of a graduate assistantship lives, professions and programs,” Hung said. during the year at NUTN. These arrangements greatly reduce the cost of earning the two For more information about the EdTech degrees. dual degree program contact: All courses are in English. But students Jui-Long “Andy” Hung Jui-Long “Andy” Hung, assistant professor who study at NUTN can take additional language training in Mandarin. Technology requirements for 208-426-5542, firstname.lastname@example.org online learning are provided on a dual-degree website that Hung Jerry Foster, program admissions coordinator is creating. 208-426-1966, email@example.com Both sets of students do more than just go to class. “EdTech COLLEGE OF EDUCATION NEWS 3 Alumni in the News 1970s degree in superintendency and special AARON DEAN MCKINNON, bachelor’s education directorship through Northwest degree in earth science education, ’96; RONALD K. HILL, master’s degree in Nazarene University. In 2009, she became master’s degree in curriculum and instruc- elementary education, ’74, retired after a the director of federal programs for tion, ’02, was honored with a $25,000 24-year run as principal and superinten- the Mountain View School District in Milken Educator Award in 2009. The dent in the Kootenai School District. Now Grangeville, Idaho. Milken Family Foundation presents these living in St. Maries, he started his teaching career in Council, where he also served as ANN KEPPLER, National Educator Awards each year. head basketball coach, assistant football physical education, ’85, McKinnon lives in Boise and teachers coach, track coach and bus driver. was featured in the fall at South Junior High School. McKinnon 2010 Focus on Boise appears in the College of Education video, JACQUE SCOT T, elementary education, State alumni magazine. “Innovators. Educators. Leaders.” available ’74, has retired to Caldwell after teaching She is retired in Seattle, on the college’s website (http://education. 26 years in the Vallivue School District. does a little substitute boisestate.edu). She began her career in the Magic Valley. teaching and is back EILEEN BEAT TY, 1980s at school working on elementary education, WENDY FRENCH, a degree in horticulture to augment the ’98, earned National elementary education garden design company she started. Board Certification in and special educa- 1990s 2010. National Board tion, ’82, completed a master’s in school at the downtown Boise YMCA, and a student did more than JOHN BROOMHEAD, Certification recognizes encourage her to take her skills to the next level. administration and athletic training, effective and accom- supervision from the ’90, take everything.” says. “I wanted toaccepted plished teachers who University of Phoenix, In addition commandaof the job and a heavy course to maintaining work-study meet high standards Idaho, in January based 11th laps with history professor Pat Bieter in on what teachers should know and load, Keppler swamTransportation the campus pool every morning. But it was another venerable 2009. The University Battalion at Fort Story, Basque professor who changed her life. be able to do. Beatty teaches 4th grade of Phoenix and Idaho Business Review Broomhead at North Star Public Charter School in the Va. Lt. Col. State was Education of the Excep- “My very last class at Boise presented her the Woman of the Year previously was Meridian School District. At Eagle Hills tional School Child with John Beitia,” says Keppler. “I had worked with special needs students through work-study, but to scholarship award. French is currently stationed in — I suddenly knew it was what I do that every day as a teacher Colorado Elementary School, she was selected as the working toward an education specialist Springs, wanted to do forever.” Colo. school’s Teacher of the Year in 2003. special education. Over the next 20 years she wove her passion for it with her love of physical education, teaching adaptive PE in Florida and coaching Special Olympians. “There was only one good teaching job in Miami, and I had it,” she says. “Special needs students are the total example of unconditional love. They live in the now and love whatever you Scholarship fund honors memory do for them. What could be more rewarding?” Three decades after enrolling as a Boise State freshman, of school counselor Angela Hoops Keppler is retired in Seattle. She does a little substitute teaching for fun and is back at school herself, this time for a degree in horticulture to augment the garden design company A new $10,000 counseling scholarship she recently started. fund in the College of Keppler insists that at whatever memory of Angela Education honors the age, students need to be openHoops, a counselor at Buhl High School in Buhl, Idaho, at the time of her death in 2009. She also had to the unexpected. a counselor at Vallivue High served as explore,” she says. “Discover something that School in Caldwell, Idaho. “Let yourself really gets you going.” Marge Hoops, a retired probation officer from Twin Falls, Idaho, created the fund in memory of her daughter. She wanted to help ensure that the College of Education continued to train caring and compassionate professionals such as Angela. A scholarship fund and a memorial courtyard at Buhl High School also honor Angela Hoops’ legacy. Moreover, Marge Hoops created a $10,000 scholarship fund in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy for students majoring in criminal justice. In her 35-year career in the Magic Valley juvenile justice system, she was credited with turning around the lives of hundreds of youth. As an added generous commitment, Marge Hoops has made the two Boise State funds the beneficiary of her retirement fund. In doing so, the endowments will be significantly increased, providing additional scholar- ship awards to deserving students in the two colleges. Marge Hoops (seated) created scholarships in her daughter Angela’s name. 4 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION NEWS Curtis Hayes 2000s JANICE STEVENOR DALE, educational remembered technology, ’06, is an interior designer Curtis Hayes, TODD SCHWARZ, ,’02, and president of Janice Stevenor Dale 73, former depart- educational tech- + Associates Inc. The firm specializes in ment chair and nology, ’02, completed corporate interior design with offices in Los faculty member in the a Ph.D. in education Angeles, Chicago, and Boise. College of Education, from University of died of complica- Idaho. In 2007, he was ROBYNN CRAWFORD, elementary educa- tion, ’05, has been named Mountain Home tions from pneumonia appointed instructional on Feb. 6. Hayes dean at the College of School District’s top educator. She teaches second grade at East Elementary School. served as chair of the Southern Idaho, where Department of Elementary Education and he has worked since 1988. Schwarz is JASON ROEBER, physical education, ’07, Specialized Studies from 1995 to 1997. involved in campus initiatives related to was appointed to the City Council of Idaho He was a member of the faculty until instructional technology and professional City. He teaches high school health, phys- retirement in 2000. He was a specialist in technical education. One of his administra- ical education, weight lifting and outdoor linguistics and literacy. tive responsibilities is for CSI Education recreation in Idaho City. During his tenure, Hayes initiated the Department. College of Education’s move to a field- CHRISTINA THRASHER WOMBACHER, based program, played a significant role in We want to hear from you. Please send starting the most successful charter school ‘02, physical educa- tion, is the director of us updates about your career and your in Idaho, ANSER Public Charter School, women’s basketball achievements and we will include them worked in the Boise Public Schools and operations at Arizona in Alumni news. Be sure to include your served on the development of the Idaho State University and name and the year you graduated. Send Direct Writing Assessment. He initiated a is in her 10th season along a current photo (300 dpi resolu- tradition of collaboration between univer- with ASU women’s tion) and we will include that with your sity professors and school teachers that ran basketball. She and update. Send your updates to Ralph Poore throughout his career. her husband Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org. He is survived by his wife, Marialice, a Wombacher have two retired school teacher of 30 years, a son, children Ella, 4, and Grace, 2. Michael, an attorney in Texas, a daughter, Katie, who also is a teacher in Texas, and five grandchildren. Awards to recognize outstanding teachers who mentor Boise State University is who mentor for the awards. rolling out a new program called Educators, school administrators, university supervisors, Celebration of Teaching—Mentors students and pre-service teachers from the more than 50 public of the Year Awards to recognize school districts in southwest Idaho may nominate one or more excellent teachers in southwest teachers for a Mentor of the Year Award. Idaho public schools. The awards To make a nomination, please submit: program will honor teachers who · A completed nomination form guide, support and encourage · A nomination narrative explaining how the teacher fellow educators in their pursuit serves as an outstanding mentor. of effective teaching and profes- · A letter in support of the nomination from a sional growth. superintendent, principal, administrator, colleague, Teachers selected for the pre-service teacher, parent or student. awards will be honored at a Nominations will be accepted from May 2 to June 17. Send nomi- Sept. 8 Celebration of Teaching nations to: dinner and awards ceremony Mentor Awards Committee Barbara Morgan at Boise State. Celebration of Teaching “By bringing mentors College of Education together, we will highlight their quality teaching practices, Boise State University mentoring skills, and abilities to build positive relationships and 1910 University Drive, Mail Stop 1700 provide encouragement,” said Barbara Morgan, Distinguished Boise, Idaho 83725 Educator in Residence at Boise State. For a list of eligible school districts, nomination forms, The awards program is a joint project of Boise State, the nomination criteria and other information, please visit Idaho State Department of Education, Idaho Education Association http://education.boisestate.edu/celebrationofteaching. and Meridian School District. A distinguished panel of area educa- You may also request nomination forms the Boise State College tors and Boise State representatives will select up to 25 teachers of Education by phone at 208-426-4857 or 208-426-1611. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION NEWS 5 Summer Literacy course to explore Korean culture Boise State’s partnership with Chonbuk deposit of $200 is required by June 1 in National University in Korea has opened order to reserve a place in the course. opportunities for educators to learn and For more information, contact Steiner work in the Land of the Morning Calm. at 208-426-3962 or stansteiner@boises- A Literacy course this summer, for tate.edu. example, takes participants to Korea to explore its culture through interactive Partnership boosts mini-lectures. “This unique opportunity immerses educational exchanges participants into Korean culture through Benefits from Boise State’s partner- the arts, historical site visits, museums, ship with Chonbuk National University community festivals, food, and kind people,” include: said Stan Steiner, chair of the Department of Literacy. • Sharing scholarship. Steiner and faculty members at • Placing teachers of English as a Chonbuk teach the course. Chonbuk is second language in Korea. located in the heart of Jeonju, a city about 2½ hours south of Seoul. Jeonju is famous • Enrolling Korean graduate and for its cooking, festivals, historic structures, undergraduate students at Boise and sports. This is the fourth year for the State. summer course. • Exchanging professors. Course activities include Korean • Presenting guest speakers and cooking, taekwondo, calligraphy, paper Geumsana temple workshops in Korea and by video craft, traditional wedding ceremony, pottery, jungu drumming and much more. undergraduate or graduate students, conferences. Participants also have free time to explore faculty, alumni and others interested in • Deploying the first international the beauty of Jeonju and the surrounding the course. But enrollment is limited to student teacher to Korea (see area. the first 20 people. Participants leave the additional story below). Enrollment is open to Boise State United States June 25 and return July 9. A DeShazo blazes international student teaching trail in Seoul Boise State senior Kip DeShazo is The professional trail DeShazo is beyond the borders of Idaho,” said Stan blazing a trail as the College of Education’s marking may eventually point the way for Steiner, chair of the Department of Literacy. first international student teacher. An other teacher candidates to follow. But the “Kip approached me with the idea of elementary education major, DeShazo Oregon native’s own path to the classroom student teaching in Seoul, and of course, is teaching 6th grade math at the Seoul was not a direct one. I thought it was a good idea.” International School in Korea. “I had worked in Asia for 25 years in The Seoul International School the hotel industry, a number of those years provides a challenging U.S. curriculum to in Korea,” DeShazo said. meet the primary and secondary educa- DeShazo moved his family to Boise in tional needs of international students 2002 so his daughter could attend high living in Seoul. Steiner observes DeShazo’s school in the United States. He went to classroom using Internet video conference work for Micron while his wife taught at connections. Les Bois Junior High. “That is real exciting for everyone, “When the market downturn hit including the kids in my classes,” DeShazo Micron, my daughter had just graduated said. from the U.S. Air Force Academy,” DeShazo “The only problems so far have been said. “So my wife and I decided to venture the differences in time zones,” Steiner said. out again.” “I do the video supervision in the evenings Rather than return to the hotel busi- in Boise, while Kip is just starting the ness, DeShazo decided he wanted to teach. school day.” “Embarking on this new career and adven- DeShazo’s initiative has also resulted ture seemed like a good fit for me, and this in a job offer. “After I receive my degree was a great opportunity,” he said. this spring, the Seoul school has asked me “I feel strongly about Boise State to return to teach 7th grade math here in Kip DeShazo students getting opportunities to teach the fall.” 6 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION NEWS Schools and communities in Belize Bahruth influences subject of summer field study Taiwan education Schools and their relationships to communities in Belize, one of Central America’s most culturally methods and linguistically diverse countries, is the subject of Faculty members from a new Boise State field study this summer. Boise State’s College of The College of Education’s Center for School Education often have a Improvement and Policy Studies (CSIPS) is chance to influence the conducting the field study from June 4 to June 15. art of teaching in other Participants will visit local schools and meet countries by working with with teachers and principals about how schools colleagues on the other side and the curriculum reflect and respond to their of the globe. communities. It is this reasoning For half of the 10 day trip, participants will that brought Roberto Roberto Bahruth visit an elementary school and meet with commu- Bahruth to Taiwan in 1998 nity members in the inland village of Bullet Tree at the invitation of Sun Yat-sen University in Falls. Here they will also get to climb the Mayan Kaohsiung. Since then, Bahruth, chair of Boise temples of Caracol and explore the famous Mayan Belize students hold a State’s Department of Bilingual Education and parade. English as a Second Language, has worked with cave, Actun Tunichil Muknal. In the second half of the trip, participants will learn about a high school on seven different universities in Taiwan on projects Caye Caulker. Participants will study the school’s teaching philosophy and how dealing with language mastery, theory and envi- teachers integrate issues of tourism and conservation into the curriculum. In ronmental issues. conjunction with this focus, participants will set sail to explore and snorkel along “I don’t believe in just teaching a language,” the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Bahruth said. “People use language as a tool to The deadline for applications is April 30. Late applicants will be accepted if communicate things that are meaningful. I look at there is space. the environment and human relations.” For more information on the trip and costs, visit http://csi.boisestate. Bahruth has worked with officials from edu/belize, or to register contact Diana Esbensen, CSIPS business manager, at Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, as well as with email@example.com, or Bevin Etheridge, graduate assistant and field study university faculty, to develop a meaningful and co-coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. environmentally based curriculum for teaching English as a second language. A recent project Reviewing Malaysian dissertation focused on the conservation of green sea turtles, an endangered species that nests in the islands provides cultural insights around Taiwan. As the College of Education earns an international His Taiwanese partners contacted him reputation for innovation and leadership, its faculty members because they were intrigued by his language are sought out by educators in other countries for their pedagogy. Bahruth’s communicative approach expertise. differs from the general Chinese model based Such has been the case with Jack Hourcade, a professor heavily on memorization and rote learning of in the Department of Special Education and Early Childhood grammar. Bahruth asks his students to look at the Studies. He served as an external reviewer for a doctoral big picture, and often has them work in coopera- dissertation in early childhood special education at the tive groups—a new concept for many participants. request of the University of Malaysia. “In Taiwan, critical educators call the system As a result of this service, Hourcade gained new insights Jack Hourcade of education duckling stuffing,” Bahruth said. into different cultural attitudes about children. “I was “It’s very much a banking system of education, reminded that I, and probably most others, carry cultural expectations that are not good for passing standardized tests, but not for universal,” Hourcade said. “This includes expectations about the proper manage- measuring communicative competence.” ment of children with behavioral issues, and the nature of basic relationships Because of his travels and background in between teachers, students and parents.” anthropological linguistics, Bahruth is able to For example, the doctoral student Hourcade reviewed was investigating share valuable insights with his Boise State the quality of early intervention programs for young children with disabilities. It students. These insights include valuable obser- became apparent that for this scholar an orderly and teacher-directed classroom vations of the cultural influences on human was the primary goal for such programs. communication that reflect wisdom. “But many professionals in the United States and Western Europe would “In every class I teach,” Bahruth said, “I instead argue that children develop better skills in thinking and solving problems explain that the Chinese symbol for the verb when they have to make more decisions and operate more autonomously,” he said. ‘to listen’ is a composite of four symbols repre- “I think this has made me more sensitive to interacting with my students, senting the eyes, the ears, the mind and the heart. some of whom come from backgrounds different from my own,” Hourcade said. “As I explain to my students that our discussion a result of my work with my Malaysian colleague I am in a better position to help groups and cultural circles require the complete my students understand the potential impact of culture on communication with attention of every student while any one student parents and children from backgrounds other than their own.” is speaking.” COLLEGE OF EDUCATION NEWS 7 Non-Profit Organ. College of Education U.S. POSTAGE 1910 University Drive PAID Boise, Idaho 83725-1700 Boise, Idaho 101A100001 Permit No. 1 College of Education Dean: DIANE BOOTHE 208-426-1611 email@example.com International cycling research began Associate Dean of Administration ROSS VAUGHN with Idaho Women’s Challenge 208-426-3399 Spectators at women’s cycling events at the in Britain and women’s racing worldwide are firstname.lastname@example.org 2012 Olympic Games in London may not know evident by virtue of the numerous honors she Associate Dean of Teacher Education it, but women were not allowed to compete has received,” Lucas said. “The women cyclists & Accreditation until 1984. Men’s cycling had been part of the who will be competing in the 2012 Olympics are KEN COLL Olympics since the modern games resumed in able to do so because of pioneers like Gray.” 208-426-1991 1896. email@example.com Telling the story of women cyclists’ successful Bilingual Education struggle to be accepted by international sport Pedaling into Chair: ROBERTO BAHRUTH 208-426-2846 governing bodies has been a passion of Shelley Lucas, associate professor in the Department of sports history RobertoBahruth@boisestate.edu Kinesiology. Visitors to the 2012 Counselor Education Her interest in women’s international bicycle Interim Chair: DIANA DOUMAS Olympic Games may get racing history began not with the Olympics, but a chance to learn much 208-426-1821 DianaDoumas@boisestate.edu with a race much closer to Boise State. more about women’s “I began by looking into the history of the struggle to compete in Curriculum, Instruction & Women’s Challenge, an international cycling Shelly Lucas Foundational Studies world cycling champion- Chair: JENNIFER SNOW stage race that took place in Idaho from 1984- ships, thanks to Shelly Lucas, associate 208-426-2260 2002,” Lucas said. “The race brought the world to professor in the Department of Kinesiology. firstname.lastname@example.org Idaho, attracting elite athletes from 29 countries.” She is writing an article on women’s Educational Technology She discovered that she needed to learn more about women’s racing history in order to cycling history for possible publication by Chair: LISA DAWLEY 208-426-5430 understand the significance of the Idaho race. Sport in History. The British journal will email@example.com “I soon learned that this topic has not received issue a special edition on Great Britain much attention by historians,” Lucas said. and the Olympics during the London Kinesiology Chair: RON PFEIFFER In Lausanne, Switzerland, Lucas dug into the summer games. 208-426-1791 archives of the International Olympic Committee, Lucas has already presented her firstname.lastname@example.org the Union Cycliste Internationale and working research to regional and national scholarly Literacy groups for women’s sports. Lucas also poured gatherings. Her article “Women’s Cycle Chair: STAN STEINER over old cycling rule books, program planning Racing: Enduring Meanings” will appear 208-426-3962 documents and other materials. in a special issue of the Journal of Sport StanSteiner@boisestate.edu In London, she interviewed Eileen Gray, who History. The article explores the chal- Special Education & Early Childhood almost single handedly turned women’s cycling lenges of long distance women’s road cycle Studies into a high-quality international sport. Lucas also racing from the perspectives of athletes, Chair: KEITH ALLRED reviewed Gray’s extensive personal archives. 208-426-1548 promoters and governing bodies. email@example.com “Gray’s contributions to the sport of cycling
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