Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Jean Moule Papers, 1984-2011

Scope and Content Note

The Jean Moule Papers document Moule's teaching, research, and writing in the field of multicultural education, especially in the context of teacher training. The papers include books, a certificate, conference papers, correspondence, course materials, family Christmas letters, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, publications, and a doctoral thesis.

Publications in the collection include journal articles written by Moule on multicultural education and other topics; issues of Skipping Stones multicultural magazine; two book chapters; and the book, Cultural Competence: A Primer for Educators. Moule's dissertation, My Journey with Preservice Teachers: Reflecting on Teacher Characteristics that Bridge Multicultural Education Theory and Classroom Practice, is included as well as a portfolio with information on her career as an instructor and researcher. Publications reflecting Moule's work as a teacher in the Mills City/Gates School District are also included.

Course materials comprise about half of the collection and include class outlines, student work, and course evaluations and feedback for Multicultural Issues in Education (ED 419/519) and Multicultural Issues in Educational Settings (TCE 219). The examples of student work are not identified by name and primarily contain thoughts about films shown in class. These assignments contain passages highlighted by Moule which she shared in class.

The Papers include materials documenting Moule's development of the Alternative Placement and Math/Science Curriculum Development for Preservice Teachers of Minority Students Program for graduate students in the College of Education Master of Arts in Teaching Program. These materials include correspondence, grant proposals, notes, reports, students essays and narratives, and survey forms. The student essays and narratives reflect upon the participants' placement experiences; student names have been redacted from the materials. The grant proposals document funding provided by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program.

The photographs depict Moule with her family as well as group shots of students in her Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education Immersion Program.

An addition to the Moule Papers (Accession 2012:038) is made up of employment records, photographs, student assignments, and a VHS videotape. Focused on the topic of Oregon towns with "sundown" laws designed to exclude African-Americans from settlement, the student assignments were generated for three of Moule's courses: TCE 219/519 (Multicultural Issues in Education), TCE 408 (Sundown Towns in Oregon), and TCE 522 (Racial and Cultural Harmony). In addition to essays summarizing research findings, the student work includes photocopies of archival resources, reflective self-assessment statements of what was learned in the course, and demographic data compiled about the racial makeup of the various Oregon municipalities examined. The materials about Moule's employment mostly pertain to the promotion and tenure process and sabbatical research plan. The six photographs depict Moule with various members of family and students visiting an unidentified museum/archives to do historical research. Produced by KBVR-TV, the videotape documents a 1996 student boycott and march at OSU organized by the OSU Black Student Union in response to incidents of racial harassment on campus.

A second addition to the Moule Papers (Accession 2013:018) contains materials that reflect Moule's instruction of Classroom Management (ED and TCE 520) courses. This documentation includes assignments, sylabi, course outlines, metacognitive journal entries, and completed teacher evaluation forms. This transfer also includes reference materials primarily pertaining to classroom management but also touching upon the topics of student discipline, culturally responsive teaching, and educational philosophies. The reference materials include conference papers, articles, book chapters, checklists, presentations, and handbooks. Interfiled amongst the reference materials are notes and papers reflecting Moule's student work.


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