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Meet and learn from preeminent scholars in their respective education-related fields through Chapman University’s College of Educational Studies Ph.D. Forum. These presentations provide an opportunity for students, faculty and interested individuals to engage in lectures and “fireside chats” with visiting scholars in an intimate setting.

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Meet and learn from preeminent scholars in their respective education-related fields through Chapman University’s College of Educational Studies Ph.D. Forum. These presentations provide an opportunity for students, faculty and interested individuals to engage in lectures and “fireside chats” with visiting scholars in an intimate setting.

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    Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools

    Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools

    Tyrone Howard, Professor at University of California, Los Angeles, presents his curiosity about how race and culture plays in one's education in this lecture. Howard raises the question of why race is an important variable of schooling and why does the population ignore it and explains that by refusing to talk about race and culture mystifies it even further, thus causing the lack of understanding to be problematic. The boundaries of racial lies need to be broken in order to ensure better education and further learning in students through the greater understanding of race and culture.

    • 1 Std. 5 Min.
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    Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete

    Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete

    This session focuses on developing educators that are better equipped to create educational environments that understand and respond to the social toxins that emerge from racism and poverty. Dr. Duncan-Andrade discusses the impact of these conditions on student identities and the role hope plays in this framework. Dr. Duncan-Andrade draws from his 18 years as an urban educator to explore the concept of hope, as essential for nurturing urban youth. Through the voices of young people and their teachers, and the invocation of powerful metaphor and imagery, Duncan-Andrade proclaims critical hope’s significance for an education that relieves undeserved suffering in communities.

    • 1 Std. 39 Min.
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    Creationism: Education, Law Education, and Politics

    Creationism: Education, Law Education, and Politics

    Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education Eugenie Scott discusses evolution and intelligent design. Dr. Scott focuses on court cases and fossils to examine the issue. In closing, she explores the efforts to get creation science into schools.

    • 15 Min.
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    Emerging Scholars: Wretches and Jabberers

    Emerging Scholars: Wretches and Jabberers

    Autism and Down Syndrome is discussed in this event, starting with a presentation by Rex and Jennifer Hudler of Team Up for Down Syndrome. Rex, the famous professional baseball player, details how he and his wife’s lives changed after having a child with Down Syndrome. Following their emotional tale, the two autistic stars of the film “Wretches and Jabberers,” Larry Bissonnette and Tracy Thresher partake in a question and answer session. With the help of computers acting as their voices, the men reveal what it is like to live with a disability.

    • 19 Min.
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    Emerging Scholars- Alfredo Artiles

    Emerging Scholars- Alfredo Artiles

    Intersectionality’s Complexity is the theme of Alfredo Artiles presentation at the Emerging Scholars Conference on Exploring Difference: Disability and Diversity in Education, Law and Society. He reflects on past and future research on the racialization of disabilities, detailing how student social identities are constructed along racial lines. Alfredo Artiles has published extensively for audiences in education, psychology, and related disciplines.
 He is Editor (with T. Wiley) of the International Multilingual Research Journal (Taylor & Francis), and
 edits (with E. Kozleski) the book series Disability, Culture, & Equity (Teachers College Press). Dr. Artiles’s interdisciplinary scholarship examines the ways cultural practices and ideologies of difference mediate school responses to students’ needs. His research also focuses on teacher learning for social justice.

    • 45 Min.
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    Emerging Scholars: Laura Rothstein

    Emerging Scholars: Laura Rothstein

    Keynote speaker at the Emerging Scholars Conference on Exploring Difference: Disability and Diversity in Education, Law and Society, Laura Rothstein lectures on Disability Policy in Education Settings. She details the relationship between the Eisenhower Highway System as it relates to the history of disability policy in the United States. Rothstein has written extensively on disability discrimination in education. She chaired the AALS Special Committee on Disability Issues (1988-1990). She has served
as co-chair of the AALS Section on Disability Law, Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education Diversity Committee, a member of the LSAC Minority Affairs Committee, and a member of the AALS Membership Committee.

    • 48 Min.

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