"Well, I'm thinking about horse poverty": Teaching and Learning about Social Justice and the Arts with Elementary School Students
This paper analyzes a social justice arts program that I developed and taught to third, fourth, and fifth grade students at one school in the Poughkeepsie, NY area. I begin this project by considering my own experiences in art class...
A Case for Culturally Relevant Education in Rural Schools
A Gamers Thoughts: An Exploration Into Marginalization in Video Games
Beyond the margins: invisibility and violence against Middle Eastern and North African American students in the orientalist, post-9/11 world
Creative Literacy: Reading Workshops at Poughkeepsie High School
Creativity In Question: The Infiltration Of The Common Core State Standards Into The Realm of Visual Arts After School Programs
Deconstructing the Asian-American Student: Storytelling through Portraiture
The model minority stereotype was coined in 1966 to describe the Japanese and their post-World War II success, but it quickly generalized across all Asian ethnic groups. Today, although many Asians resist this stereotype, many Americans—both Asian and non-Asian—embrace it...
Differentiating the Common Core: Establishing the importance of place, population, and politics in creating a relevant and valuable curriculum
This thesis explores the importance of incorporating students' surrounding place, population, and politics into a relevant and valuable curriculum. I frame this analysis with an overview of the benefits and detriments of the recent Educational reform initiative known as the...
Easier said than done: collaborative pedagogy and its challenges in the Vassar College Writing Center
Education for Abolition: A Prison Abolitionist Curriculum for a Youth After-School Program
Empowering Art and Transforming Spaces: Museums, Community, and Social Justice
Food fight: the communal struggle for food justice in Poughkeepsie city schools
From Public to Private Space: The Territorialization of the Poughkeepsie City School District And the Four Pillars Charter School
Within the contemporary landscape of public education reform, educational actors are re- directing their hopes and visions for equitable and collaborative change outside of public space and into private territories, such as charter schools. The effort to establish the Four...
Inclusive STEM Education at Vassar College: Perceptions, Practices, and Lessons Learned from Teaching Under COVID-19
The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has distributed our lives in every aspect. After a year of living under the 'new normal, we are finally seeing vaccinations becoming available, which greatly benefits everyone at risk. This pandemic uncovered the...
Inviting Inquiry: A Pattern Language for Learning Spaces
Korean International Students (yuhaksaengs) in New York City: A phenomenological study on the US college experiences of Korean international students in relation to privilege, class, and race
This study examines the college experiences of Korean international (KI) students who are currently enrolled in U.S. colleges located in New York City (NYC); it attempts to understand and humanize their personal experiences and struggles in the educational sphere before...
Making (sense of) history after apartheid: neoliberal education in the 'new' South Africa
Making Knowledge, Making Power: The Impact of Restorative Discipline Practices in Three New York City Schools
The rise of standardized testing and zerotolerance discipline measures in the United States over the last decade has resulted in public schools that prioritize order and obedience over deep learning and interpersonal relationships. While detrimental across the board, these austere...