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Seton Hall University

James K Daly

College of Human Development Culture and Media

As a co-convener of the Perils and Possibilities of Diversity in Education Initiative (along with the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University) I invited and worked with Seton Hall students while editing a special edition of The Humanist.

With a colleague from the Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University in Ukraine, I co-founded, and co-edited two editions of a new e-zine: The Young Scientists Grinchenko Seton International Journal. The first edition featured articles from six Seton Hall students, the second edition included five (including three alums). The launch of the e-zine took place at an international conference hosted by the Ukrainian university. The session took place on March 31.

A seminar panel discussion was held for all second-year students in the Secondary Education program. Students and for scholars, teachers, and administrators in the East Orange Public Schools in April. Titled A Meeting of Young Minds: A Paradigm Shift, the event included all reading the work by James Baldwin, A Talk to Teachers, and discussing what has changed, what has not changed, what needs to change. There were four panelists from Seton Hall, three from the Secondary Education Program, one from the Elementary Education program.

A high school student and a member of the Education Committee for the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking shared her experiences as a modern-day abolitionist. In the session the class was presented with information about the nature and extent of Human Trafficking (locally and globally). She shared were own website and described efforts in this area by high school students in New Jersey can across the country . The session was presented in part as a response to recent additions to State rules that were approved in April 2019- see Schools must provide awareness of child trafficking.

A second Holocaust Remembrance event was conducted. Presenters from last Spring were invited once again. Dean Maureen Gillette welcomed the participants, and Survivor Fran Malkin was joined by a Secondary Education student who shared her grandfather’s experience as a Survivor. A Panel (myself; Dr Joe Fazari, Department of Sociology Anthropology Social Work and Criminal Justice; and Igor A. Kotler, President and Executive Director, Museum of Human Rights, Freedom, and Tolerance provided comments and directed questions to the presenters. See event announcement under Teaching Attachments.

As a Board Member of the New Jersey Center for Civic Education contributed to the emerging middle school civic education curriculum being developed by The Center to meet the new NJ middle school civics curriculum mandate.

Small College and University Faculty Forum:

  • A forum within the College and University Faculty Forum of the National Council for the Social Studies.
  • Member and served as Chair elect during 2012 and as Chair in 2013.

The Center for Global Education at Seton Hall University:

  • Co-founder (summer 2007) and currently co-director of the Center for Global Education at Seton Hall University. Partner with Street Law, and the Constitutional Rights Foundation (Chicago and LA) on Deliberations in a Democracy (DID) Program. Seton Hall served as New Jersey site for Deliberating in a Democracy Program with high school students and teachers in both New Jersey and Ukraine. For three years sponsored professional development training and travel to Ukraine for New Jersey teachers, and hosted Ukrainian educators in New Jersey.
  • Initiated a university DID program currently involving Seton Hall students and students and teachers at the Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University in Ukraine and the University of Educational Sciences in Vilnius. Seton Hall students work each year with high school and university students from New Jersey, Ukraine and Lithuania.

The Collegiate Alliance for Social Education (CASE):

  • Founding member of a statewide network of college professors and other professionals interested in social studies education (2005-present).

The New Jersey Social Studies Supervisors Association:

  • Founding member of the statewide organization of supervisors of social studies (2002).Co-founder (1989) and currently member of the Advisory Board of The New Jersey Center for Civic Education. Originally housed at Seton Hall, currently at Rutgers University. This statewide center provides conferences and training in law-related education (LRE) for teachers grades pre K-twelve; summer leadership training institutes; preservice civic initiatives; and in-service workshops.