Chapman University’s College of Educational Studies invite you and your teachers to the very first celebration of the Day of the Teacher / Dia del Maestro on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 5-7pm. Doors to the Sandhu Residence and Conference Center open at 4:30pm. Los Amigos of Orange County and the Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center are joining us in celebrating you! We want to honor teachers because of the wonderful work that teachers do with students every single day. There will be lots of fun activities to honor teachers, and light refreshments. Veteran teachers, school administrators, community representatives, new teachers, and students will share their most memorable teacher stories. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear live performers and an open microphone period to share your stories too!
The topic this evening is more than just another talk for me. The purpose of education, the aims of education, is something I have thought about deeply over these years. So when I say to you that this topic has never been more important to us as a society than it is today, I do so thoughtfully, critically and with the passion and confidence that by understanding the aims of education we can create a better society, a better world.
On June 24th, Dr. Anaida Colon -Muniz, Dr. and Dr. Suzanne SooHoo, of the College of Educational Studies Faculty, visited the National University for Distance Education in Madrid, Spain (Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia- no affiliation with National Univ. in U.S. ) on a wonderful field trip arranged by Lidia Losada. Lidia is a faculty member at that university who had a courtesy international appointment at Chapman last fall and wanted to welcome us to her campus, introduce us to her deans and colleagues and give Chapman faculty and students on our travel course a tour to several of their facilities.
Ann Burroughs, Chair of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International and Executive Director of the Taproot Foundation of Los Angeles, spoke to the IES 315 (Non-Governmental Organizations: Policy and Practice) class on Tuesday, July 1. Ann shared her story of involvement with Amnesty International, which goes back over 30 years to when she was 17 and began protesting against apartheid in South Africa. She was imprisoned several times, and at the age of 22 and was arrested and charged with treason. She was freed through the efforts of Amnesty International,
24 graduate students in School Counseling and School Psychology are traveling to Siem Reap, Cambodia and Ha Noi, Vietnam this summer with Dr. Michael Hass, Dr. Dawn Hunter and Dr. Jeanee A. Carriere. As preparation for the trip, they collected over 4,000 pieces of school supplies and play equipment for two NGOs in Siem Reap, Teach Cambodia and