Dr. Selina Mushi, Early Childhood Program Coordinator
Coordinator of the Early Childhood Program. Advisor for the MAT program in Early Childhood and for the Early Childhood Focus Program.
Teacher Education
College of Education
(773) 442-5382
Measurement and evaluation in Curriculum & Instruction. Second language learning. Early Childhood Education.
Courses Taught
ECED 301: Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education
ECED 313: WIP: Language Development and Education Implications
ECED 338: Developmental Assessment of Preschool Children
ECED 412: Research Seminar in Early Childhood Education
EDFN 303: Early Childhood Development
ECED 402: Application of Learning Theories to Early Childhood Education
ECED 403: Early Childhood Assessment
ECED 408: Language Acquisition and Intervention Strategies for Teachers of Young Children
ECED 455: Methods of Teaching Math Science and Social Studies in Early Childhood Education
Research Interests
Multiple Languages and Learning: Assessment

University of Toronto, Education. Ph.D.

University of Dar es Salaam, M.A. Education; B.Educ.

Teaching Certificate (Grade A), Marangu Teachers' College.

Selected Publications

Mushi, S. L. P. (2015). Global Analysis of Education in the 21st Century: What Kinds of Schools Do We Need Today? New York: Edwin Mellen Press (ISBN13:978-1495503573; 10:145503577) http://mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=9177&pc=9

Mushi, Selina (2012). Multiple Languages and the School Curriculum: Experiences from Tanzania Online submission (ERIC) 2012 65 pp. (ED537709) http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED537709.pdf

Mushi, Selina, (2011). Book Review: The SIOP® Model for Teaching Mathematics to English Language Learners' Intercultural Education, 22:1, 123 – 125. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14675986.2011.549653

Mushi, S. L P. (2008). “Information Technology and the Curriculum Process: Student Participation and the Changed Role of the Teacher” In S. Nombuso Dlamini (Ed.) New Directions in African Education: Challenges and Possibilities. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, pp 121-145. https://books.google.com/books?id=DdjELzqfx3sC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Mushi, S. L. P. (2008).  Supporting English Language Learners Across the College Curriculum. A Teaching Module developed as part of the Higher Education Cooperative Act (HECA) Grant (Illinois State University and Northeastern Illinois University), June 2008. http://www. centereducationpolicy.ilstu.edu/initiatives/ell/collegecurriculum.pdf.

Mushi, S. L. P. (2008).  Collaborative Guided Games for Young ELLs. A Teaching Module developed as part of the Higher Education Cooperative Act (HECA) Grant (Illinois State University and Northeastern Illinois University), June 2008.  http://people.coe.ilstu.edu/gapadavi/englishlanguagelearners/

Mushi, S. L. P. (2008). Strengthening Middle School ELLs’ Formal Conversation Skills: The Role of Guided Class Debates. A Teaching Module developed as part of the Higher Education Cooperative Act (HECA) Grant (Illinois State University and Northeastern Illinois University), June 2008.    http://people.coe.ilstu.edu/gapadavi/englishlanguagelearners/

Mushi, S. L. P. (2003). Teaching and Learning Strategies That Promote Access, Equity and Excellence in University Education. In K. S. Brathwaite (Ed.) Access & Equity in the University: A Collection of Papers from the 30th Anniversary Conference of the Transitional Year Programme, Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press (pp 207-230). http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED449760

Mushi, S. L. P. (2002). Simultaneous and Successive Second Language Learning: Integral Ingredients of the Human Development Process, Early Child Development and care, Vol. 172 No. 4 pp.349-358. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03004430212717

Mushi, S. L. P. (2002). Acquisition of Multiple Languages among Children of Immigrant Families: Parents' role in the Home-School Pendulum" Early Child Development and Care, Vol. 172 no. 5 pp.517-530. http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED459622



Selected Performances

Unleashing Natural Capital Through Nurturing Human Development - International presentation at the DICOTA Convention, Chicago Marriott O'Hare, Augus 30th to Sept 2nd, 2012.

Authentic Assessment of Learning Among English Language Learners.  Presentation to college faculty and teachers in District 158 on October 30, 2013. Juried. Invitation by Lulia Sarmiento LSarmiento@distric158.org.

Authentic Assessment of Student Learning at the Course Level -presented at the 9th annual Texas A & M University Assessment Conference:  Using Assessment to Drive Improvement, College Station, Texas, February 22-24, 2009.  Juried.



Dr. Mushi has 15 years of teaching experience at Northeastern Illinois University.  In addition, she has taught and done research at Cameron University, Pace University, University of Toronto, University of Dar es Salaam.

Prior to her University experiences, Dr. Mushi spent nine years teaching in primary schools, grades 1-7, English, math, Kiswahili, georgraphy and science.

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