Sharon Chappell is an assistant professor in the department of Elementary and Bilingual Education. She specializes in social justice in curriculum, English language learning, bilingual education, and arts education. She also is interested in building communities of learners in online instruction.
She develops programs to support just, equitable and inclusive education in the pre-service and graduate teacher education. Her recent co-authored book is The Arts and Emergent Bilingual Youth: Building Culturally Responsive, Critical, Creative Education in School and Community Contexts.
Dr. Chappell earned her Ph.D. in curriculum studies from Arizona State University. Her research interests include arts-based, youth-centered, social justice education in school and community contexts, critical analysis of curricular texts, and arts-based research methods. She is a visual artist who specializes in collage and artist book-making. She is learning Spanish as her second language.
Her courses include:
EDEL 315 Foundations in Teaching
EDEL 325 Cultural Pluralism in Elementary Schools
EDEL 434 Inquiry and Methods in English Language Learning
EDEL 450 Visual and Performing Arts Methods
EDEL 492 Supervision of Student Teachers
EDEL 530 Graduate Seminar in Second Languages
EDEL 534 Graduate Seminar in Social Studies
EDEL 541 Culture and Education of Latino Students (conversion to online)
EDEL 542 Graduate Seminar in Current Issues in Bilingual Education
EDEL 594 Masters Thesis Project
Her scholarly work appears in the Arts Education Policy Review, Community Arts Network, Democracy and Education, Handbook of Public Pedagogy, International Journal of Education and the Arts, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Teaching Artist Journal, the UNESCO Observatory, and Youth Theatre Journal. Her art work appears on the cover of Children under Construction: Critical Essays on Play as Curriculum; on the web for the Conference of Narrative, Arts-based, and (Post) Social Research at Arizona State University; and in the Artist Book Special Collection at the John Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.