|Barbara Bromley spoke about new trends in teacher education and the opportunities in special education.|
|Zuoyue Wang discussed the 50th anniversary of Sputnik and the beginning of the Space Age.|
Time Warner Cable has created and aired two new video interviews featuring university experts discussing special education and Sputnik's 50th anniversary.
Associate professor and history of science expert Dr. Zuoyue Wang discussed the 50th anniversary of Sputnik and the beginning of the Space Age. When the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite on Oct. 4, 1957, it also launched a race to space between the Soviet Union and the United States. While many people are familiar with the Sputnik launch, they may not know U.S. officials may have been quietly pleased with the event.
Professor and education expert Dr. Barbara Bromley spoke about new trends in teacher education and the opportunities in special education. Changing student enrollments has led to a decrease in demand for elementary school teachers, while there is an increased need for special education teachers. Many teachers, however, don't realize they are only a few courses away from a special education credential.
The five-minute interview is shown in conjunction with the local edition of the Time Warner Cable broadcast of CNN Headline News. The interviews are recorded each month in the company's studios in Ontario and Claremont and are featured throughout Southern California. Time Warner Cable Inc. is the second-largest cable operator in the United States.
Instructional & Information Technology has made the video interviews available to the entire campus community.