In autumn, 2016, Marlen re-designed Tiffin University’s “Diversity in Education” course. Marlen had previously taught the course in summer, 2016, as part of Tiffin’s online M.Ed. program. Acting as a subject matter expert, Marlen selected Banks & Banks’ Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives as the new course text, for example, and expanded the units on Multilingual and LGBTQ students. Additionally, the documentary films People Like Us and An Unquiet Mind are now included in the curriculum along with updated PSEL Standards (formerly ISLLC). These are just a few highlights of the newly designed course that will be delivered starting January, 2017.
“This course provides understanding of cultural, ethnic, economic, gender, and racial differences and similarities in American society; it focuses on educational organizations implementing successful strategies of working successfully with the needs of diverse students to ensure high quality educational outcomes.”