Rebecca Eunmi Haslam Assistant Professor of Education

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Bio

Ph.D. University of Vermont
M.Ed. Saint Michael’s College
B.A. Saint Michael’s College

Areas of Expertise:

  • Elementary Education
  • Anti-Bias, Anti Racist (ABAR) Education
  • Social Justice Education
  • Education and the Arts
  • Curriculum
  • Pre-K-6 Social Studies

Courses I Teach:

  • ED 231 Inquiry and Innovation: Education in the 21st Century
  • ED 300 Teaching Social Studies and the Arts
  • GED 509 Integrative Curriculum
  • GED 678 Heroes, Arts, and Social Justice: Aesthetic Perspectives
  • GED 693 Integrating Art, Social Studies, and Language Arts Pre-K-8
  • GED 526 Addressing Inequity and Bias in the Classroom

Research

Manuscripts in Progress:
Countering the Effects of Internalized Racism in Elementary School: A Social Determinants Perspective
Examining Outness Among Undergraduate Student Athletes and Non-Athletes Across Gender Identities: An Analysis of Covariance
Exploring Perceptions of Campus Climate among Queer and Trans Undergraduate Students Using Structural Equation Modeling
The “Lifegraph Journal”: Understanding How Students Engage Self-Reflection in a Diversity-Required Undergraduate University Course

In the Popular Press
“Changing Perceptions about Equity” Teacher to Teacher Network (2019)
“Someone Like Me: How One State Teacher of the Year Moved From Bias to Equity Literacy” Education Week (2018)
“Checking our Bias at the Door: Centering Our Core Values in the Classroom” Literacy Today, International Literacy Association (2018)

Awards & Recognition

2020 SMC Senior Class Appreciation Award
2018 Vermont NEA Human and Civil Rights Award
2015 Vermont State Teacher of the Year

Memberships

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
AERA SIG Research on Women and Education
AERA SIG Postcolonial Studies and Education
AERA SIG Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Education
National Network of State Teachers of the Year

Recent News

Rebecca Haslam of the Education faculty in April of 2021 achieved approval from the College’s Art Committee for her request to mat and frame a set of ten prints called We the Future for display on the third floor of St. Edmund’s Hall. This series features young change makers from diverse backgrounds who are working for racial justice, climate justice, criminal justice reform, immigrant rights, disability justice, gun reform, and queer and trans rights. The campaign is an offshoot of the 2017 We The People campaign, launched after the divisive 2016 presidential election and aimed at “rejecting hate and fear with new symbols of hope, images that capture the shared humanity of our diverse America.” Together these images represent a broad, intersectional movement toward social justice, led by young people full of hope and determination for a better world.
(posted February 2022)

Claudine Bedell, Amy Saks Pavese and Becky Wigglesworth of the Education faculty organized a fall Workshop Series through the College’s Master of Arts in Teaching program fall semester, including a well-attended December 1 session with five panelists, all local educators with relevant experiences, on the topic “Antiracist Pedagogies: Justice and Healing at the Center.” Among the panelists was Rebecca Haslam ’03 of the Saint Michael’s Education faculty. Said Amy Saks Pavese, “We began the Fall Workshop Series with our first MAT cohort in 2018 as a way to extend our teacher candidates’ understanding of timely and relevant topics in the field, with a particular focus on social-emotional learning.”
(posted February 2022)

Claudine Bedell, Rebecca Haslam, Amy Knight, Amy Saks Pavese, and Becky Wigglesworth of the education faculty shared at the Teaching Professor Conference in June their experiences designing and coordinating the new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program launched in May 2019. The conference included both a virtual component and an in-person presentation in New Orleans. The team’s presentation, “Fostering Engaged Participation to Promote Relevant and Rigorous Learning,” highlighted the mission-driven design of the MAT and the program’s focus on emotional, behavioral, and cognitive engagement of students as significant factors contributing to the program’s success.
(posted July 2021)