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How do we know if we are making a difference?

October 15, 2013 by | College News

The CES faculty and staff are neither interested in simple compliance to standards nor the mere graduation of countless students.  The faculty and staff demand a meaningful and purposeful environment that supports our graduates to obtain the finest positions in order to have an immediate impact in realizing our mission of “Changing Education, Changing the

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Paulo Freire Democratic Project continues to be the home for the critical pedagogy movement and collection of archives

October 15, 2013 by | Education Issues

On September 28, 2013 the College of Educational Studies presented a special Paulo Freire Democratic Project event titled What Difference has Critical Pedagogy Made? in collaboration with the Leatherby Libraries on the campus of Chapman University. Professor Peter McLaren, who is Professor in the Division of Urban Schooling, at UCLA and Distinguished Fellow in Critical

Are You Ready for the Next Generation?

April 15, 2014 by Marisol Rexach, Ph.D. in Education Student | Student News

Completed in April 2013, the Next Generation Science Standards are the result of a collaborative effort between the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve. They began by developing the Framework for K-12 Science Education, which outlined the science concepts students in K-12 should know. Design teams were created in four areas: engineering, life science, earth/space science, and physical science. The draft they created was offered to the public for comment in 2010, and the revised, final version was released one year later.

Chapman University Kicks Off Autism Awareness Month

April 8, 2014 by | Student News

On April 2nd, 2014, students, faculty, and staff of the Communications Science and Disorders program and the College of Educational Studies handed out blue wrist bands in front of the Attallah Piazza at Chapman University. The goal of the volunteers was to create awareness about autism, its effect on families, and its growing prevalence in the United States, as part of Autism Awareness Month.

Meet Dany Espinoza, MA in School Counseling and PPS Credential Graduate

March 31, 2014 by Marisol Rexach, Dany Espinoza-Onofre | Student News

My name is Dany Espinoza. I was born and raised in Santa Ana and graduated from Century High School. I decided to become a counselor in high school as a result of the guidance and support I received from my high school counselor, Tomas Hernandez. I attended CSUF and graduated with a BA in Psychology and minor in Human Services. In 2012, I received my MA in Counseling and PPS credential from Chapman University.

Chapman Lights It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

March 31, 2014 by | College News

In support of autism awareness Chapman’s Attallah Piazza Fountain and Beckman Hall will be lit with blue lights for the month of April. On Wednesday April 2nd, wear blue to support World Autism Awareness Day, stop by the College of Educational Studies’ Communication and Sciences Disorders (CSD) and Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) hosted informational booth in the piazza, and at 12:00 p.m. join us in the Attallah Piazza for a group photograph so we can show the world how Chapman Lights It Up Blue!

Ph.D. Students Aja McKee and Audri Gomez to Participate in Disability Studies in Education Podcast on 3/20/14

March 17, 2014 by Aja McKee and Audri Gomez, | Student News

Tim Villegas of Think Inclusive approached us to be apart of his site by having us do the next podcast discussing the Disability Studies in Education website we developed for Chapman University. In this podcast we will be discussing the development of the website, the tenants of Disability Studies in Education (DSE), how we came to DSE as special educators, the application of DSE theory to practice in the special education field, and inclusion.

EL Sol Receives Award for Charter School of the Year, and is named to the Education Excellence Honor Roll

March 5, 2014 by | Student News

Each year the Hart Vision Award for the California Charter Schools of the Year is announced at the annual California Charter Schools Association Conference. The 2014 California Charter School of the year is El Sol Science and Arts Academy located in Santa Ana, CA. The College of Educational Studies relies on El Sol for bilingual student teaching assignments as well as teacher candidate fieldwork activities. El Sol, in turn, has used the College of Educational Studies faculty for teacher and staff training.

Meet Marie Nubia-Feliciano, Ph.D. Student, Emphasis in Cultural and Curricular Studies

February 28, 2014 by Marie Nubia-Feliciano, Ph.D. in education student | Student News

My name is Marie Nubia-Feliciano, and I am a student in the College of Educational Studies PhD program at Chapman University. am now in the final stages of my Ph.D. in Education, with an emphasis in Curricular and Cultural Studies at Chapman University. My dissertation focuses on the educational experiences of Afro-Borinqueñas (Puerto Rican women), and compares their experiences in the U.S. mainland and on the island of Puerto Rico. As an Afro-Borinqueña myself, having been born to Puerto Rican parents on the island of Vieques, the research is very personal and as such, I feel an obligation to provide a place and space where we can share our experiences in college.

Meet Rodney Hume-Dawson, Ph.D. Candidate at Chapman University

February 20, 2014 by Marisol Rexach, Ph.D. in Education Student | Student News

Rodney Hume-Dawson is an emerging scholar in Education and Disability Studies. Rodney’s research primarily focuses on improving our understanding of the perceptions and experiences of polio survivors as they move into old age and become more vulnerable to post-polio syndrome and other complications of aging. The phenomenological inquiry is important because we still need to deepen our knowledge base about those individuals who are dealing with the consequences of polio.

Ahmed S. Younis, JD to Present on Gender Justice and Education on Feb. 27, 2014

February 19, 2014 by Marisol Rexach, Ph.D. in Education Student | Student News

Ahmed S. Younis, JD will present: “Gender Justice: Girls’ Education and Women’s Work after the Arab Spring,” February 27, 2014 at the Religious Genderings Conference. Younis is author of Gender Justice: The Situation of Women and Girls After the Arab Spring and the author of American Muslims: Voir Dire[Speak the Truth] (MVI -2002), a post-Sept. 11 look at the reality of the debate surrounding American Muslims and their country. With his brother Mohamed, Younis is also a co-author of The Role of Entrepreneurship & Job Creation in US-Muslim Relations (Brookings, US Islamic World Forum 2011).

NCSE: Scientific Education in Evolution and Climate Change Is Worth Fighting For

February 19, 2014 by | Student News

On Friday, February 7, 2014, leading activist from the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) hosted a brief panel discussion on evolution and climate change at Chapman University. The discussion of topics included the reasons why educators should continue to teach and design curriculum based on the scientific findings, and why there is so much resistance toward the teaching of these two topics.