The process of education is critical to a society still moving toward its democratic ideals.
Dr. Derek Ford and students present at the Equity and Social Justice Conference
Trishaunna John, Anneliese Waalkes, and Kassidy Mattson presented with Dr. Ford at the 10th Annual Equity and Social Justice Conference at Virginia Commonwealth University. Their panel, "We can't breathe: Space, politics, and air," was the only undergraduate student presentation.
Kandyce Anderson ('15) awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Fellowship
Kandyce will travel to New Zealand in the fall of 2015 to conduct research in a project she's titled "Positive Affirming Spaces: Tools to Cultivate Sense of Self in Maori Youth."
Rachel Hanebutt ('15) interns at Dept. of Education
"[I] was presenting to a group of 40 high-level people, and they asked 'What consulting firm do you work for? Oh, you're still in school? What PhD are you going for currently?' That's when I knew I'd been well prepared by DePauw."
While exploring the relationship between colonization and religion, DePauw students produced locally relevant literary resources for local schools in Uganda.
Education Studies students engage with the local community in participatory research
Ed Studies students completed the Getting Ahead curriculum (part of the Transformers Initiative), as part of their long-term research project led by Professor Alexander aimed at understanding the structure of poverty in Greencastle and the limits and possibilities of community-based anti-poverty initiatives.
The four-year non-licensure education studies program focuses on education as a discipline within the liberal arts. Students investigate topics such as the sociology of education, the political economy of education systems, and theories (critical and traditional) of learning and development as well as engage in cultural, historical and philosophical studies of education.
The major culminates with students conducting authentic research via a two-semester capstone experience.
Comparative Education, Education and Social Change, The American High School, American Public School Law, Women in Education, Exploring P-12 Institutes as Equitable Teaching and Learning Environments
Rachel Hanebutt ('16)
Rachel, an Education Studies and Political Science double major and Chemistry minor, went on to study at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She completed the Mind, Brain, and Education program and is now earning her Master of Arts in Civic Media, Art and Practice at Emerson College.