One NC State professor and a record six students and alumni were recently awarded Fulbright scholar awards and grants for the 2015-16 academic year.
Education professor Patricia L. Marshall was selected for a Fulbright Scholar award and will teach in Ecuador next year. She is part of the curriculum, instruction and counselor education department. She will teach a two-semester seminar course on multicultural/comparative education to fourth-year education students at Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
“As part of my study I will be exploring how changing the dominant language of instruction in the second semester of the course affects students’ receptivity to and personal investment in critical study of race and economic class prejudice as significant factors in educational disparities in both the U.S. and Ecuador,” Marshall says. “I will also engage in study of my own cultural competency and my enactment of culturally relevant pedagogy in this South American context.”
She will also work on projects with Ecuador’s Ministry of Education.