CEIS students Elizabeth Mason and Arturo Basurto along with Assistant Professor Heather Wizikowski discuss the challenges and opportunities in meeting the needs of students with disabilities. They also describe the Special Educators of Excellence in Diverse Settings (SEEDS) program, which offers full-tuition scholarships to assist qualified students in earning both their credential and master’s degree in special education.
Associate Professor Anita Jain from the Department of Ethnic & Women's Studies shares details of her work with imprisoned women in Chino. She also discusses how she addresses issues of race, class and gender in her courses.
Assistant Professor Alvaro Huerta from the Department of Ethnic & Women’s Studies discusses the connections between urban planning and immigration issues and describes the unique journey that led him to become a professor in two different colleges at CPP. Click here to access his podcast.
Assistant Professor Teresa Lloro-Bidart from the Department of Liberal Studies shares findings from her ethnographic studies on how animals are utilized in educational programs in aquariums and zoos. She also discusses how she incorporates community projects in her courses on social and ecological justice.
Professor Gilbert Cadena from the Department of Ethnic & Women’s Studies shares the history and meaning of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, and how he incorporates the annual celebration as a community service project in his service learning courses. He also discusses his studies of labor leader and civil rights activist, César E. Chávez.
Professor Jocelyn Pacleb from the Department of Ethnic & Women Studies shares insights from her courses on contemporary Asian Pacific Islanders, Filipina/o Americans, militarism and immigration. She also provides an overview of her journey toward becoming an ethnic studies educator.
Associate Professor Eric Haas from the Department of Education shares various insights from his book, "Dumb Ideas Won’t Create Smart Kids." He also discusses the uniqueness of the doctoral program in CEIS.
Professor Giselle Navarro-Cruz from the Department of Education discusses her studies of student-parents and the obstacles that they face in balancing their education and raising their children. She also provides an overview of her journey toward becoming an early childhood studies educator.
Professor Aubrey Fine presents arguments for effectively integrating animals into classroom settings to help students learn. He also recounts his own journey to becoming an expert on human-animal interaction and animal assisted therapy.
Professor Joanne Van Boxtel from the Department of Education provides an overview of current trends in the special education field and presents information about a new undergraduate program in CEIS called the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP). ITEP offers a combined bachelor’s degree and credential program for students desiring an education specialist credential. Students can graduate with their degree and teaching credential in only four years.
Professor Dennis Quinn discusses Cal Poly Pomona’s unique Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program. Within IGE, students are exposed to different ways of thinking and complete their general education requirements in courses that minimize lecture and emphasize group projects and creativity.
Professor Nancy Hurlbut from the Department of Education summarizes how children’s early development can maximize their growth and potential and provides an overview of the Early Childhood Studies program in CEIS.
Professor Haiming Liu from the Department of Ethnic & Women’s Studies discusses how the history of Chinese food in America reflects the history of the Chinese immigrant experience. He includes other observations from his book, “From Canton Restaurant to Panda Express: A History of Chinese Food in the United States.” He also discusses his archive project devoted to preserving Chinese-American history.
Professor Richard Navarro from the Department of Education discusses a project he led to promote economic recovery in El Salvador by combating the country’s greatest barriers including shortage of investments in innovation and research, and the lack of skilled workers. He said many of the challenges that El Salvador faces are issues that higher education and private sector are struggling to address around the world, including in our own country.
Professor Jose Aguilar Hernandez from the Department of Ethnic & Women Studies shares details about preserving Chicano/Chicana history through his archive project and explains the historical development of ethnic studies.
Professor Doreen Gehry Nelson and second grade teacher Daphne Chase share classroom success stories about the innovative teaching strategies of Design Based Learning. The program has ignited students’ creativity in learning and assisted them with meeting California State Standards.
Professor Sandy Dixon from the Department of Ethnic & Women’s Studies discusses the portrayal of Native Americans and their cultures in society. She also shares what can be done to increase knowledge and understanding of Native cultures.