We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching, Hip Hop Civics, & Creativity

Speaker Series: Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 4:00-6:00 East Carolina Heart Institute We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching, Hip Hop Civics, & Creativity The College of Education Diversity Committee and Office for Equity and Diversity invite you to a presentation by Dr. Bettina Love. Dr. Love’s talk will examine the struggles and the possibilities of committing ourselves to Hip Hop civics education and the abolitionist goal of educational freedom, as opposed to reform, and moving beyond what she Continue reading →

Strengthening Social and Emotional Development With Sanford

East Carolina University College of Education was invited to join the Sanford Education Collaborative (SEC), a network of universities committed to expanding a nationwide movement to create a new paradigm for Pre-K–6 teaching excellence and student achievement. Entrepreneur and Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has funded many different philanthropic causes and he noted that “few have been as satisfying as seeing the way Sanford Harmony brings people together on so many levels, from universities to schools, teachers and parents.” In partnership with ECU he is now Continue reading → Continue reading →

Dr. Ben Blaisdell gives keynote address at Sheffield Hallam University in England

On July 9, 2018, Dr. Ben Blaisdell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education, Foundations and Research, gave the invited keynote address at the launch of the Race Staff Network at Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, England. His talk, “Racial Spaces Analysis: Examining White Supremacy and Antiblackness in Daily Practice,” focused on how racial spaces analysis can be used in a collaborative research and professional approach called equity coaching. Racial spaces analysis examines the spatial and racial practices and discourses that normalize institutional forms Continue reading →

Counselor education program collaborates with AMEXCAN to provide college readiness tips

East Carolina University’s Counselor Education Program is collaborating with the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN) and this summer its students are working on a service learning project entitled, “Education Academy for Latino Parents and Students in North Carolina.” On May 19 and June 2, Dr. Syntia Santos-Dietz and her students visited the central office of AMEXCAN in Greenville and interacted with the local community. On May 19 students participated in a day with Latin American families in the region, observing and listening to Continue reading →

ECU Department of Educational Leadership hosts equity summit

Partnering with regional and national education leaders, the East Carolina University College of Education Department of Educational Leadership hosted a school equity summit on Feb. 19-20, at the Eastern Area Health Education Center.Partnering with regional and national education leaders, the East Carolina University College of Education Department of Educational Leadership hosted a school equity summit on Feb. 19-20, at the Eastern Area Health Education Center.   The summit was part of the FORCE: Focusing on Rural Challenges in Education initiative, which is a national collaborative Continue reading →

A Critical Analysis of Rural Poverty

Imagine being a child, having to stand at the bus stop in 5am darkness, take an hour and a half long bus ride on an empty stomach, and come to school having to fully focus in the classroom?  Where would the child focus his or her attention when in the classroom?  According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the most fundamental basis to attend to is one’s physiological needs, if not, the human body cannot function effectively.  Children living in rural poverty often face food and Continue reading →

ECU reading education faculty member works with veterans, families & WWII survivors in Saipan

Dr. Anne Ticknor, ECU associate professor in reading education, completed a second trip to Saipan to implement a second series of the discussion program, War in the Pacific: A Difficult Heritage. This program, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Standing Together initiative, is unique in that it targets a poorly represented and supported veteran community – Indigenous Pacific Islanders. According to the U.S. Census there are 27, 469 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander veterans living in the United States, and 685 in Saipan. Continue reading →

Join us for the Diversity Committee Fall Speaker Event

Diversity Committee Fall Speaker Event Brown Bag Session Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:30 – 1:30 Speight 203 The College of Education Diversity Committee invites you to the first session of our 2017-2018 Speaker Series. In our first session through a conversational format, Dr. Mikakka Overstreet will share her work and insights on cultural diversity and equity. There will be time for questions and discussion. This brown bag session is a chance for the college community to engage in dialogue and gain new insights on diversity Continue reading →

Blaisdell Elected to CRSEA Board

Dr. Ben Blaisdell, Ph.D., ECU College of Education Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education, Foundations, and Research, was elected treasurer of the Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA).CRSEA is an interdisciplinary consortium of experts who recognize global implications of race and education for minoritized people. Through scholarship, CRSEA works to identify and expose racial inequity for the ultimate eradication of white supremacy. CRSEA is an interdisciplinary consortium of experts who recognize global implications of race and education for minoritized people. Through scholarship, CRSEA Continue reading →

College of Education Announces Profiles in Diversity Honorees

Two members of the ECU College of Education faculty were named the annual honorees for the Profiles in Diversity award at the college’s convocation Friday, Aug. 18. Dr. Loni Crumb and Dr. Anne Ticknor were named the 2017-2018 honorees for Profiles in Diversity. Started in 2015, the Profiles in Diversity award recognizes faculty or staff from across the ECU College of Education for their commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and social justice in their life and work. Special attention is given to faculty and Continue reading →