ERIC Number: ED396639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: 0
"Looking Back, Looking Forward, and Pulling It Together: A Celebration of Teaching Excellence in the Minnesota State Universities." Proceedings of the Bush Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Conference (Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, April 27-28, 1995).
Bemidji State Univ., Minn.
This conference proceedings consists of three keynote addresses and four representative papers. Keynote addresses include: "Impediments to Critical Thinking: Cultural Forces and Our Own 'Stuckness'" by Chet Meyers (which identifies social and cultural elements which make educational change difficult but critically important); "Cultural Diversity in Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum" by Maudie Williams (which addresses multicultural issues in the curriculum and educational community); and "The Perpetual Dilemmas of General Education" by Michael Field (which discusses ongoing reports critical of the state of education and the author's involvement in one such project). Additional papers included as representative of workshop sessions are: "Teaching White Students About American Indian Nations Through Direct and Indirect Intercultural Learning Opportunities" (Laurinda Porter); "Critical Thinking: An American Indian Teaching Model for Cooperative Learning" (Sheryl Dowlin); "Workshop in Global Social Science" (Thomas O'Toole); and "Students' Perceptions of General Education Courses: Giving Students a Voice" (Angie B. Bomier, Jeffrey Pribyl). (Some papers contain references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: American Indians, College Curriculum, College Instruction, Critical Thinking, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Excellence in Education, General Education, Higher Education, Role of Education, Social Sciences, State Universities, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bemidji State Univ., Minn.
Identifiers: Diversity Concept; Minnesota
Note: Foreword by Michael Field.