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  • June 2016


    SooHoo and McLaren honored as Consultants to Dong an Experimental School

    Faculty Members: Peter McLaren & Suzanne SooHoo

    SooHoo and McLaren honored as Consultants to Dong an Experimental School


    Professor McLaren to speak in Siping, Jilin Normal UniversityProfessors SooHoo and McLaren speaking in Siping, Jilin Normal University

    Faculty Members: Peter McLaren & Suzanne SooHoo

    Suzanne SooHoo and Peter McLaren speaking in Siping, Jilin Normal University


    April 2016

    CES professor Kris De Pedro

    Faculty Member: Kris De Pedro

    Congratulations!

    Dr. Kris De Pedro, Assistant Professor in the College of Educational Studies, visited the White House on April 13, 2016, to share his research about Educational Reform.  Dr. De Pedro is part of a group of educational researchers who are dedicated to making schools safe and inclusive spaces for children experiencing tremendous trauma related to war and violence. Joining Forces, an initiative led by First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, and Second Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, seeks to ensure that all service members, veterans, and their families have the tools needed to succeed throughout their lives.


    January 2016

    Margaret Grogan, Dean of College of Educational Studies

    Faculty Member: Margaret Grogan, Dean

    You Better Recognize!

    The College of Educational Studies’ dean, Dr. Margaret Grogan, has been honored by the prestigious Edu-Scholar’s Public Influence Rankings. Dean Grogan was listed as number 116 of 200 scholars nationwide from more than 20,000 university-based faculty tackling educational questions in the United States. Published in Education Week, the rankings recognize scholars who had the biggest influence on the nation’s education discourse last year. More than 50 universities were represented, including faculty at Harvard, Stanford and Columbia.

    Dean Grogan Recognized as Influential National Education Leader


    Cover of Chapman journal The Radical Image-Nation

    An Innovative and Iconoclastic Chapman Journal

    Editorial collective include Senior Editors: Peter McLaren and Suzanne SooHoo

    Associate Editors: Anaida Colon-Muniz, Lilia Monzo, Miguel Zavala, and all faculty in the College of Educational Studies

    At a time when the political future of public education and society in general is in grave doubt, we are pleased to announce an innovative and iconoclastic Chapman journal that has been designed to participate in shaping this future in the direction of social justice: The Radical Imagine-Nation. While historical amnesia runs deep among the educational establishment and teachers are often too bogged down in the myopia of everyday classroom life or buried under the mandates of a bureaucracy overwhelmingly shaped by conservative policymakers and white-collar elites defending their race and class privileges to make much headway along the path to serious educational reform, The Radical Imagine-Nation is a place to convene a gathering to look at the big picture and engage in serious conversations about strategy. We believe it is time to take our pedagogical vision to the national stage.

    2015 Reflection of Book Releases

    CES Celebrates Faculty New Book Releases

    Faculty Members:

    Anaida Colon-Muniz, Scot Danforth, Peter McLaren, Suzanne SooHoo
    Book cover image Foundations of Inclusive Education Research

    Foundations of Inclusive Education Research

    Co-edited by Phyllis Jones and Scot Danforth

    December 2015
    Book Cover image Latino Civil Rights in Education

    Latino Civil Rights in Education:
    La Lucha Sigue

    Anaida Colon-Muniz and Magaly Lavadenz

    October 2015

    Book cover image Pedagogy of Insurrection

    In Pedagogy of Insurrection

    Author: Peter McLaren

    November 2015

    Book Cover image Relational and Responsive Inclusion

    Relational and Responsive Inclusion: Contexts for Becoming and Belonging

    Authors:Mere Berryman, Ann Nevin, Suzanne SooHoo and Therese Ford

    June 2015



    November 2015

    Scot Danforth

    Faculty Member: Brian Alters

    Guess What?

    Brian Alters, Professor and lifelong fan of the classic water ride at Disneyland, and a few dozen other die-hard Jungle Cruise devotees got the chance to skipper a steamer tramp on a recent chilly morning following breakfast surrounded by audio-animatronic wild animals in the African veld area of the riverboat ride.

    “Ever since I was a little kid I’ve loved the Jungle Cruise,” says Alters, who teaches a class at Chapman called The Pursuit of Happiness and Knowledge: Charles Darwin and Walt Disney. “To finally be able to do this is amazing.”

    (Image and article content provided by Los Angeles Times, November 30, 2015)

    Read the Los Angeles Times Article

    Faculty Member Lilia Monzo

    Faculty Member Peter McLaren

    Faculty Members: Peter McLaren and Lilia Monzo

    Gather Round!

    Our colleagues Peter and Lilia were named Honorary Member/President and Vice President for the US, respectively for the Center for the Study of Pedagogical Epistemology.  The center brings academics together from across Latin America and is based in Cuba.

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    Faculty member Miguel Zavala

    Faculty Member: Miguel Zavala

    Hear Ye!

    Miguel Zavala, Associate Professor, was recently not only the keynote speaker at CSUF’s Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association, a campus-wide organization, presidential reception and banquet, but was also recognized as scholar-activist of the year by the organization!

    And Miguel recently had his manuscript, Design, Participation, and Social Change: What Design in Grassroots Spaces Can Teach Learning Scientists, accepted by the Journal of Cognition & Instruction.

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    Dr. Peter McLaren

    Faculty Member: Peter McLaren

    Dates: November 3, 2015

    Where: Los Sarmientos, Chilecito, La Rioja (Argentina)

    Overview:

    Dr. Peter McLaren, Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project from the College of Educational Studies will receive an Doctor Honoris Causa from the National University of Chilecito on November 32015 in Los Sarmientos, Chilecito, La Rioja (Argentina).  This is Dr. McLaren’s third honorary doctor degree with the others being the Universidad del Salvador, also in Argentina and the University of Lapland (Finland).

    View Blog Here (Blog includes Letter of Invitation and Flyer for ceremony)


    October 2015

    Faculty Member Kimberly White-Smith

    Faculty Member: Kimberly White-Smith

    Effective Date: March 1, 2016

    Congratulations!

    Associate Dean of College of Educational Studies, Kimberly White Smith was nominated and selected as a member of American  Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Meetings and Professional Development Committee. AACTE is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to high-quality, evidence-based preparation that assures educators are ready to teach all learners on Day 1. The term of Dr. White-Smith’s service will run from March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2019. The charge of the Committee is to recommend professional development and technical assistance activities to strengthen member programs and build their capacity to prepare educators who can teach every child effectively.


    Peter McLaren's book cover for Pedagogy of Insurrection

    Faculty Member: Peter McLaren

    Book Title: Pedagogy of Insurrection: From Resurrection to Revolution

    Overview:

    Peter McLaren, named Outstanding Educator in America by the Association of Educators of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013 and winner of numerous awards for his scholarship and international political activism, has penned another classic work with Pedagogy of Insurrection. One of the educators that Ana Maria (Nita) Araújo Freire credits as an architect of what has come to be known worldwide as critical pedagogy, and who Paulo Freire named his ‘intellectual cousin,’ McLaren has consistently produced iconoclastic work that has been heralded by educators worldwide as among some of the most significant commentary on the state of education. He is Honorary President of the Instituto McLaren de Pedagogía Crítica y Educación Popular in Ensenada, México, and Honorary Director of the Center for Critical Pedagogy Research at Northeast Normal University in China.


  • McLaren speaking at The Education University of Hong Kong

    McLaren speaking at the Education University of Hong Kong

    McLaren speaking at The Education University of Hong Kong

    Faculty Member: Peter McLaren

    Date: June 17, 2016

    Where: The Education University of Hong Kong


    Scot Danforth will be a Keynote Speaker in Lahore, Pakistan!

    Scot Danforth

    Scot Danforth will be a Keynote Speaker in Lahore, Pakistan!

    Faculty Member: Scot Danforth

    Dates: November 3, 2015 - November 4, 2015

    Where: The International Conference on Inclusive Educationi Lahore, Pakistan

    Event Info: 

    There is a worldwide movement supported by the United Nations to educate all disabled children with their nondisabled peers. This efforts takes on the local political and cultural flavor of different regions of the world. Pakistan and the surroounding Asian countries are working to bring disabled people out of the shadows and into the community. Professor Danforth is a disability studies and inclusive education scholar known around the world. His 2014 book becoming a Great Inclusive Educator is about how teachers and schools can embrace this ethical mission.

    Chapman faculty are engaged in the social problems and solutions around the world.

    Click here for more information about the event.


    McLaren Receives Doctor Honoris Causa

    Professor Peter McLaren

    Faculty Member: Peter McLaren

    Dates: November 3, 2015

    Where: Los Sarmientos, Chilecito, La Rioja (Argentina)

    Overview:

    Dr. Peter McLaren, Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project from the College of Educational Studies will receive an Doctor Honoris Causa from the National University of Chilecito on November 32015 in Los Sarmientos, Chilecito, La Rioja (Argentina).  This is Dr. McLaren’s third honorary doctor degree with the others being the Universidad del Salvador, also in Argentina and the University of Lapland (Finland).

    View Blog Here (Blog includes Letter of Invitation and Flyer for ceremony)


    Upcoming faculty event for faculty member Peter McLaren

    Peter McLaren goes to China!

    Faculty Member: Peter McLaren

    Dates: October 10th and October 11th

    Click the image below for a larger flyer or Click Here.