Dr. Angelyn Balodimas-Bartolomei incorporates North Park values into her courses. “All of my classes focus on multiculturalism and developing empathy. Plus understanding and respect for all individuals,” says Dr. Balodimas-Bartolomei.
Dr. Balodimas-Bartolomei finds that students in her Sociology-linguistics class engage these values through a “Sociology-linguistic Phenomena of North Park” project. In groups, they discover the multiculturalism and diversity of the campus and neighborhood.
As coordinator of the School of Education’s ESL teaching endorsement program, Dr. Balodimas-Bartolomei has seen many of her students have careers in teaching English abroad or working with English as a Second Language (ESL) programs throughout Chicago. Undergraduate alumni also often stay in the School of Education to pursue graduate programs.
Preparing future ESL teachers is truly rewarding to Dr. Balodimas-Bartolomei. “There is nothing more rewarding, fulfilling, and satisfying for me as a professor than when I see my students expand on their ideas and soar on the knowledge and experience that they have acquired from class instruction,” says Dr. Balodimas-Bartolomei.
As a School of Education faculty member, Balodimas-Bartolomei exclaims, “We (School of Education) do make a difference for students. We strive to help students achieve their fullest potential and live lives of significance and service, both within the educational arena and outside of it.”
Angelyn Balodimas-Bartolomei. “Comparative & International Education in Teacher Training Programs: The Case of North Park University inChicago“, FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016.
Balodimas-Bartolomei, Angelyn. Italianità American: “A Study of Ethnic Identity Among Second-Third-and Third-Plus-Generation Italian Americans“, Italian American Studies Association., 2015.
Balodimas-Bartolomei, Angelyn. “Greek American Identities in the 21st Century: A Generational Approach.” Journal of Hellenic Diaspora vol 38, #1 & 2 (2012): 71–97.
Balodimas-Bartolomei, Angelyn and Nicholas Alexiou. “Political & Pedagogical Dimensions in Holocaust Education: A Comparative Analysis of Greece Among Other Task Force Member Countries.” InChanging Educational Landscapes, edited by Dimitris Mattheou. New York: CESE, Springer Publications, 2010.
Balodimas-Bartolomei, Angelyn. Footsteps Through Athina. Park Ridge, Ill.: Palo Albums Inc., 2008.
CIES Conference 2016: Six Decades of Comparative & International Education: Taking Stock & Looking Forward – Comparative and International Education as a Stand Along Program or as an Integrated Approach? Experiences and Reflections by CIES 2016 Honorary Fellow Jack Schwille and a Panel of Discussants. Invited Guest and Chair of Panel along with presenter of Comparative and International Education in Teacher Training Programs: The Case of North Park University. My presentation focuses on the Comparative International Education class that I incorporated into our MALLC (Masters of Literacy, Language & Culture) Program at North Park University. It emphasizes the importance of having ESL & Bilingual Teachers trained in CIE. http://cies2016.org/cies-2016-honorary-fellow/, March 10, 2016
Comparative and International Education: Taking Stock & Looking Forward. Dichotomies Emerging from CIES Conference Presentations; Second Longitudinal Analysis: Presenters: Angelyn Balodimas Bartolomei & Kathleen Stone. The data CIES 2016 study compares and contrasts current and changing trends in Comparative International Educational presentation.