News Bites: Chair of Painting and MA:VCS Programs Publishes Article on Schizophrenia and Education

Posted February 16, 2016 in Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies, Faculty, Painting, News Bites

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) Professor and Chair of both the Painting and Masters in Visual and Critical Studies (MA:VCS) programs Diane Zeeuw recently published an article in Thought and Action, a prominent and highly selective peer-reviewed journal distributed by the National Education Association (NEA).

Diane Zeeuw

Titled “Schizophrenia: A Journey Through Higher Education,” Zeeuw’s article addresses the challenges educational systems face when trying to accommodate students with a variety of neurological conditions. Drawing from her own personal experiences with her son Alex, who lives with Schizophrenia, Zeeuw calls on educators to asses the treatment of all students and the standards we set for them that may restrict or marginalize opportunity rather than expanding opportunities for those students who need them most.

By applying educational theory to her own experiences, Zeeuw is able to make a compelling argument for the kind of diversity in education which creates the conditions for symbiotic learning that would benefit both students and teachers alike. Click here to read Professor Zeeuw’s article in its entirety.