Thomas Wilson, an Associate Professor of Education at Chapman University, left his mark on many before his passing in late December 2018. Colleagues, friends, students, and mentees remain moved by his strong fellowship. At Chapman, Wilson also served as the Director of the Masters of Arts in Education Program (1992–1998) and was the Cofounder and
Professor Lilia Monzó, of the College of Educational Studies, hosted three key speakers of the International Marxist Humanist Organization (IMHO) in “Marx for Today,” a special session of her Freshman Foundations Course (FFC) Revolution and Education on October 20th. Speakers included Kevin Anderson from UC Santa Barbara, author of numerous Marxist texts, including Marx at
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.
On the eve of Wondercon at the nearby Anaheim Convention Center, the Paulo Freire Democratic Project, in conjunction with the College of Educational Studies, Graduate Studies and Leatherby Libraries, hosted “The Salon,” an evening of conversation on the topic, “Comics as Social Change.” Doctoral student Chandra Jenkins opened the evening asking: What is a comic
The Fellows of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project, in conjunction with the College of Educational Studies, are hosting The Salon on Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 6pm-8pm in Argyos Forum by the stage and in 119. The inaugural topic is Comics as Social Change, which will bring together creators, fans, and activists to discuss the
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.
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
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