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.
Jean Moule was a faculty member in Teacher and Counseler Education in the Oregon State University (OSU) College of Education from 1998 until her retirement as Associate Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood and Elementry Education in 2011. Moule specialized in multicultural issues in education, especially regarding teaching training; she wrote the book, Cultural Competence: A Primer for Educators.
From 2003 to 2009, Moule served as director of OSU's Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education Immersion Program, which she had initiated. She taught Multicultural Issues in Education (ED 419/519) and Multicultural Issues in Educational Settings (TCE 219).
Moule earned a Ph.D. in Education from Oregon State University in 1998. Prior to her appointment at Oregon State University, Moule worked as a teacher and talented-and-gifted program coordintor in several Oregon public schools. She earned a B.A. in Art from the University of California at Berkeley in 1965; an elementary teaching license from Mt. Angel College in 1972; and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon in 1990.
Jean Moule Papers, Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.