3. B.4. The education offered by the institution recognizes the human and cultural diversity of the world in which students live and work.
The Miller College mission statement focuses particularly on the usefulness of curricula to students who live and work in a global, diverse, and technological society. This is demonstrated in the formal curriculum through course objectives that align with the mission. Research assignments, position papers, and oral presentations include thoughtful responses to global issues. This is further demonstrated in the informal curriculum, i.e. conversations around global issues both within and outside the classroom. Miller College Students come from broad differences in socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, and age groups. Points of view from these different perspectives become part of classroom discussion.
Global/foreign companies in Battle Creek provide internships for our students, and senior seminar agendas include conversation on issues of poverty, people with disabilities in the work place, and cultural variance in workplace ethics. In the School of Education conversations and subsequent instruction focus on effective approaches to teaching English language learners and how instruction addresses diverse learning styles. These conversations are further realized as students engage the highly diverse student population in Battle Creek and area schools. Examples of culturally diverse populations with which teacher candidates interact include Hispanic, Japanese, Burmese, and Chinese students.
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