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Dr. Brenda K Page

Dr. Brenda K Page


Office: 2144 - Buzzard Hall
Phone: 309-824-0051 IPhone
Fax: 217-581-7147
Email: bkpage@eiu.edu

Brenda Page's Vita

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 1:15-2:15; Wednesday 1:30-3:30

Dr. Brenda Page teaches Diversity classes.  Before moving to Charleston, she taught full-time many years in the Special Education Department at Illinois State University.  Growing up on a farm in the small rural community of Toledo, Illinois, she had few thoughts about disabilities. That all changed when her son, Jim, was born with cerebral palsy. That event has since deepened her understanding about the complexity of being human across a range of diverse life situations, as well as, guide her life choices.  Over the next few years, she earned degrees at 3 different central Illinois universities. Her best teacher has been her son, Jim, as well as her many students over the years, whether they were elementary age or at the university level. Currently, these wonderful EIU student helpers that hang out with Jim on campus deeply enrich her family's lives, as well as, keep her grounded as to what is important for students to learn as future teachers. She continues to strive to be the ordinary person interpretating her exceptional lived experience in concept-free discourse.


Frequently Taught Courses

EDF 2555 - Education in a Diverse Society: The Multilingual/Multicultural Classroom

Other Courses Taught:
EDF 4450 Philosophy and History of Education
SPE 4700 Individualized General Curriculum and Materials
SPE 4730 Curriculum Adaptation and Consultation for Individuals With Exceptional Learning Needs
SPE 3600 Behavioral Principles in Special Education
SPE 3201 Observation of Individuals with Severe to Mild/Moderate Exceptional Learning Needs Across Severity Levels


University of Illinois, PhD Education
Illinois State University, MS Education
Eastern Illinois University, BS Education

Professional Organizations

2014 Order of Omega award in recognition of outstanding services to individuals with disabilities from Sigma Rho Epsilon Alpha Chapter EIU

1990 IL-TASH Outstanding Parent Award

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