Dr. Peter McLaren was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Critical Media Literary presented by the Critical Media Literacy Conference at Georgia Southern University in Savannah, GA on Saturday, February 25. This multidisciplinary conference aimed to assist current educational leaders, future teachers, youth, and other concerned citizens in their understanding of the mass media
Two programs at Chapman University are working to bring social justice to the world — one neighborhood at a time. The Paulo Freire Democratic Project and Padres Unidos, programs centered at Chapman’s College of Educational Studies, provide residents in nearby neighborhoods with continuing education and training in social justice and civic involvement.
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.
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,
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
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
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Sept 28, 3-6pm. Dr. Peter McLaren, Dr. Shirley Steinberg, and Dr. Tom Wilson will present their perspectives on “What Difference Does Critical Pedagogy Make?” All students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend this event with a reception following at the library for a formal