Dr. Peter McLaren Assumes Co-Director Role with the Paulo Freire Democratic Project

December 17, 2014 by | Faculty News

In 2014 Professor Peter McLaren joined Chapman’s faculty at the College of Educational Studies where he serves as Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies and as Co-Director and International Ambassador of Global Ethics and Social Justice of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project.

The College of Educational Studies formalized the Paulo Freire Democratic Project in 1996 under the directorship of Dr. Suzanne Soohoo and Dr. Tom Wilson. Establishing abiding professional and grass roots relationships with school administrators, teachers, students and community and parent organizations in the cities of Orange, Santa Ana and Anaheim, the Paulo Freire Democratic Project undertook a series of progressive initiatives influenced by the philosophy of praxis developed by legendary Brazilian educator Paulo Freire. These included organizing workshops, conferences, collaborative action research projects, and establishing democratic cultures in both formal and informal educational contexts.

Libreria Martinez de Chapman University to host special book signing with Giselle Blondet

December 2, 2014 by Anaida Colon-Muniz, Ed.D. | College News

On December 11th from 6-8 pm, at Libreria Martinez de Chapman University we will be hosting a special book signing with Puerto Rican celebrity author, Giselle Blondet, who wrote her new book entitled, “Tengo 50, y qué?” (I’m 50, So What?). As a popular on-air personality, Giselle Blondet co-hosted “DESPIERTA AMERICA” (Wake up, America) a Spanish language morning news and entertainment program for the Univision Network for many years. Giselle Blondet has played the lead, co-starred or guest-starred in more than 22 well-known Spanish-language dramas series such as “Morelia,” “Pasión de Vivir” (Passion to Live) and “Pacto de Amor” (Pact of Love), among others.

Ahmed Younis: The Importance of Critical Pedagogy

November 17, 2014 by | Student News

Recently, there was a full house in the Henley Reading Room of the Leatherby Libraries to hear Chapman University adjunct professor in the College of Educational Studies and PhD student, Ahmed Younis. His topic: “Egypt: the Revolution Continues.” It was the keynote address to mark the opening of a new exhibit in the library, featuring

Cristina Saralegui, International Celebrity, at Librería Martinez de Chapman University

November 11, 2014 by | Events

This Friday, November 14th from 6:00-8:00 p.m., The College of Educational Studies, through Librería Martinez de Chapman University, is hosting one of Spanish televisions most popular talk show hosts and journalist, Cristina Saralegui. Cristina was on Univision, broadcasted throughout all of the United States and Latin America, on a show that captured the interests of

A Message from Dean Don Cardinal: A Thank You for the Freire Events

November 3, 2014 by Dean Donald N. Cardinal, Ph.D. | Student News

Every once in a while, dreams come true. And sometimes they pass without full acknowledgement–we are off to the next big thing. Recently, one of our dreams was realized and thus it is worth pausing, just for a minute, to celebrate this special moment in time. Many years ago, led by Tom Wilson, a small

A Day of Hope: Honoring the Life and Teachings of Paulo Freire

October 30, 2014 by | College News

by Pamela Ezell and Chandra Jenkins, Ph.D. students Can this world be saved? That’s the question Dean Don Cardinal pondered aloud when he welcomed a full house to the symposium, “Teaching Critically and Democratically in Times of Crisis,” in the Bush Conference Center on Saturday morning. His answer, as he surveyed the nearly 300 students,

Critical Scholars Visit Chapman University

October 6, 2014 by | Education Issues

Paulo Freire Critical Pedagogy Archives Saturday, October 25, 2014 Bush Conference Center, Beckman Hall, Room 404 8 am – 3: 30 pm Symposium: Teaching Critically and Democratically 4 – 6 pm Celebration of the Paulo Freire Critical Pedagogy Archives Please join Chapman University’s College of Educational Studies and Leatherby Libraries for a one-day symposium hosted

Full House for Dawn Hunter’s APA Workshop

September 16, 2014 by Pamela Ezell, Ph.D. candidate, Leadership Studies, and APA newbie | Student News

  What did you do last Saturday morning? Go to the beach? Run errands? Sleep in? For more than 60 students in the College of Educational Studies, the day began with a workshop presented by Dr. Dawn Hunter titled, “Everything you ever wanted to know about APA style, but were afraid to ask.” APA stands for

KAPPA DELTA PI International Honor Society in Education Returns to Chapman University

September 12, 2014 by Roxanne Miller, Ph.D. | Student News

This fall, Chapman University’s College of Educational Studies reestablished the Chi Beta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. This honor society is designed for students in all majors and minors who are pursuing careers in education. Kappa Delta Pi gives students opportunities to collaborate and establish relationships that better prepare themselves