Archives for Education

Broadening the Conversations in Education

While several Gordon professors spent this past weekend engaging in a variety of conversations with colleagues in education, both at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities national forum as well as the 33rd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, Priscilla Nelson, associate professor of education and chair of early childhood, elementary and special education, travelled to St. Louis for the Read full article »

New Frontiers: Faculty Expand Their Influence

Gordon has long recognized the impact and influence of its professors beyond the classroom and into the broader academic landscape. Recently, four professors took on new opportunities. While on sabbatical this semester, Tim Sherratt, professor of political science, was named as a Fellow at the Center for Public Justice in Washington, D.C. His role there will be to continue writing and Read full article »

Visiting the Land of Peter Rabbit and His Creator

Janis Flint-Ferguson in Ambleside, England. As many fans and scholars honor the 70th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's death, Janis Flint-Ferguson, professor of English and education, visited the author's home in June to see first hand the setting that launched such works as "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and "The Tale of Gloucester." A lecturer with Wisconsin Lutheran College for its "Best Read full article »

Faculty Kudos: Essays, Books and Professional Contributions

As the fall 2012 semester came to a close, there was much to celebrate with our faculty's many recent contributions in their respective fields. Here's a very brief overview: Provost Curry The Chronicle of Higher Education published an essay by Provost Janel Curry this week in its careers section. The essay entitled, "The Education of a Provost" chronicles Dr. Curry's path to Read full article »

Read On: One Teacher Educator’s Practice

As the school year gets underway, a teacher's job makes the difference. Priscilla Nelson, associate professor of early childhood and elementary education, says reading instruction is linked to all other learning and models it in her classes at Gordon. She outlined her experience in an article for the summer 2012 Action in Teacher Education issue of the Journal of the Read full article »

Young Adult Fiction on the Move with “The Hunger Games” and New Baseball Novels

Young adult fiction is moving these days. That is, story lines are including an interesting amount of sport and culture-related themes. From the archery in "The Hunger Games" to new books about baseball, Janis Flint-Ferguson, professor of English and Education who specializes in young adult literature, sees young readers gravitating toward books with which they can best identify. As part of her Read full article »

The Condition of America’s Public Schools

Janis Flint-Ferguson, professor of education and English, discusses the central issues in America's underachieving schools. Read full article »