Arcadia University News


February 12, 2016

'Potter' Scholar Dr. Appelbaum Speaks with Sparknotes.com

For Dr. Peter Appelbaum , professor in the School of Education, reading the Harry Potter books is more than indulging in the magical escapism that made it the bestselling book series of all time—it's scholarly research. In addition to teaching curriculum studies and education, Dr. Appelbaum studies...

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February 11, 2016

Dr. Brasof’s Book Reviewed in Journal of Education Policy, Planning, and Administration

Student Voice and School Governance: Distributing Leadership to Youth and Adults , a book by School of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Marc Brasof , was reviewed in The Journal of Education Policy, Planning, and Administration in January. "Marc Brasof brings to this book a background rich in...

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January 15, 2016

'Harry Potter' and Rickman's Snape Slytherin to Research at Arcadia

Beloved actor Alan Rickman, known for his languid voice and frequent portrayal of villains, died yesterday at the age of 69. For many, his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films brought to life a complex character and imbued him with a tragic humanity. In this 2008 article in the...

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October 13, 2015

At Conference, Educators Discuss Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools

Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine speaks at the School of Education ’s Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference on Sep. 30. Each year, the conference offers educators, community leaders, families, and students the opportunity to collaborate and learn to create safe, affirming...

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October 5, 2015

Four Arcadia Alumni Join Teach for America

Beginning this academic year, four Arcadia University alumni are teaching in underserved communities through Teach for America , a nonprofit that aims to “enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for...

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September 14, 2015

PA Physician General Is Keynote Speaker at Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference, Sept. 30

Newly appointed Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine will deliver the keynote address at the School of Education ’s third annual Creating Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Castle. A performance and...

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July 9, 2015

Santangelo Publishes on Teaching to Common Core

Tanya E. Santangelo , assistant professor of education, along with two co-authors from Arizona State University, published “Research-Based Writing Practices and the Common Core: Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis” in the June issue of The Elementary School (University of Chicago Press). The paper...

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June 23, 2015

Dr. Brasof’s New Book Seeks to Amplify Student Voices

Student Voice and School Governance: Distributing Leadership to Youth and Adults (Routledge), a new book by Assistant Professor of Education Marc Brasof , details Dr. Brasof’s proposed process of creating school governance structures that produce active, informed students. From the publisher: While...

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April 17, 2015

School of Education Faculty Present at Multicultural Education Conference

Five faculty and staff from the School of Education presented at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (PA-NAME) Annual Conference earlier this month at Keystone College in La Plume, Pa. The conference featured 35 workshops on the theme “Inclusive...

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April 3, 2015

Dr. Papay Elected as Exceptional Children’s Representative

Director of Special Education Certification Programs Dr. Clare Papay has been elected Northeast Regional Representative for the Council of Exceptional Children’s Division on Career Development and Transition. Dr. Papay, who has been a part of the Arcadia faculty since 2011, is co-director of...

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March 26, 2015

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle Quoted on Philly Voice

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , assistant professor of education and director of the Literacies, Technologies, and Citizenship Studies program, was quoted on PhillyVoice.com in “Concerns rising over Pearson, the company behind PARCC and other tests,” an article that discusses the growing concern about US...

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March 4, 2015

Macalalag Helps Develop Professional Development Standards for K-12 Teachers of Engineering

Dr. Augusto Macalalag Jr. , assistant professor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, joined researchers and educators from selected universities in the U.S. to develop rubrics for the Professional Development Standards for K-12 Teachers of Engineering. The rubrics...

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March 4, 2015

Brasof Develops Sessions on Civic Learning

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of education, worked with the Rendell Center to bring democracy and civic learning to the School District of Philadelphia’s Stanton Elementary. Under the leadership of Beth Specker, Dr. Brasof, Anne Spector, and Elaine Scarpino facilitated multiple professional...

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February 26, 2015

Baker-Doyle Facilitates Webinars, Publishes Work in the ‘International Journal of Research and Method in Education’

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , director of literacies, technologies and citizenship studies programs, facilitated two webinars for the Connected Courses program, a professional development forum for Higher Education faculty interested in the use of connected technologies . The first webinar, which occurred...

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February 26, 2015

Skilton-Sylvester and Shultz Lead Workshop at the AAC&U Meeting

Drs. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester and Jeff Shultz , professor of Education, presented a pre-conference workshop titled “Rethinking Reflection to Enhance Global Learning” at the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. on Oct. 16.

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February 26, 2015

Mesner Publishes in ‘Arts-based and Contemplative Practices’ and ‘Out Proud’

Dr. Kerri Mesner , visiting professor in the School of Education, co-authored two chapters in a Routledge published book titled Arts-based and Contemplative practices in research and teaching: Honoring presence . She contributed to the chapters “Wrestling with the Angels of Ambiguity: Queer Paths...

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February 26, 2015

Rosen Publishes Her Research in the ‘International Journal of Leadership in Education’ and ‘Education 3-13’

Dr. Sonia M. Rosen , visiting assistant professor, recently published two pieces of research. Her article, “Identity Performance and Collectivist Leadership in the Philadelphia Student Union,” published in the International Journal of Leadership in Education , explores youth leadership from a...

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February 26, 2015

Arcadia University and the School of Education Hosts HigherEdCamp, a Participant-led Conversation About Higher Education

On Nov. 2, Arcadia University and the School of Education hosted HigherEdCamp, an unconference dedicated to exploring how to design meaningful learning in higher education. Seventy-five administrators, faculty, and students came together from 11 different colleges and universities to engage in...

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February 20, 2015

Dr. Brasof Pens Column on Civics Education

In a guest column in Citizenship Matters , Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Marc Brasof discussed how schools fail to improve despite constant changes, citing a lack of student input in decision making. “Evidence indicates school change processes improve, as do important student and...

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February 19, 2015

Drs. Slesaransky-Poe and Rosen Sign Petition to End Test-based Policies

As Congress revises and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind, many professors and researchers are calling for an end to test-based education policies. In an open letter to Congress and the Obama Administration, Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe and...

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October 8, 2014

CNN, Inquirer: Slesaransky-Poe Discusses Embracing Gender Differences in Schools

CNN.com blog Schools of Thought posted a story Oct. 3 quoting Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , professor of education and founding dean of the School of Education at Arcadia University. “This is the reality in which we live: Gender is a continuum, not a box,” said Slesaransky-Poe in “6 ways to...

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