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.
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.
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 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).
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.
Chapman University College of Educational Studies has formed a partnership with Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) to provide science content and teaching strategies over the next three years. A $1.4M grant secured by Dr. Frank Frisch, dual appointment with the College of Educational Studies and Schmid College of Science and Technology,
Nou Vang, Integrated Educational Studies class of 2013, was awarded in May 2013 a Fulbright Scholar – English Teaching Assistantship in Taiwan for 2013-2014. In addition to being an IES major, Nou also holds minors in women’s studies and psychology. While at Chapman, she was a first-generation Promising Futures student, a residential advisor and active in numerous clubs and honor societies, including the national Society of Collegiate Scholars and Mortar Board.
I recently visited the Chapman website and saw the new caption promoting Chapman as one family with many stories. I found it uncanny how this coincides with my recent involvement in planning a district-wide event for all Santa Ana Unified school district families. It was an affair where over 300 people came to share their stories- stories featuring their traditions, family treasures, and recipes.