Language and Literacy Education
Doctor of Philosophy
The Department of Language and Literacy Education is a community of educators committed to social justice in scholarship, teaching, and service. We are interested in the many ways that humans make meaning through language and other symbolic resources. In our courses and our research, we see language and literacy as activities that make consensus possible, but that may also lead to inequity and injustice. In addition, conscious of ever-changing technologies for knowledge mobilization and the need for multiple and malleable literacies, we study and teach communication as a multimodal activity.
|Asselin, Marlene||Language Acquisition and Development; International Development; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); early literacy; literacy and international development; libraries and education|
|Belliveau, George||Theatre; Arts-based research; Drama Education; Research-based Theatre; Interdisciplinary Arts|
|Bournot-Trites, Monique||Bilingualism and Multilingualism; Teaching and Learning Systems; bilingualism; French immersion; Language Assessment; Intercultural communication; reading|
|Bryson, Mary||technology, media, cultural studies, gender, queer theory, deviance studies, post-colonial pedagogies, Sociology, Women's Studies, Education, media and gender, media and education|
|Corella Morales, Meghan||Linguistic Variation and Society; Bilingualism and Multilingualism; Language Acquisition and Development; Children's language and literacy practices; Peer interactions in classrooms; Linguistic anthropology/ Sociocultural linguistics|
|Dobson, Teresa||Media and communications; Literary Education; Digital Literacy; Digital Humanities; Text Visualization|
|Duff, Patricia||Adolescent Issues; Adult Education Issues; English as a Second Language; French and Second Languages; International Perspectives; language education; Literacy; Multiple Literacies|
|Early, Margaret||Adolescent issues, English as a second Language, language education, literacy, teacher research|
|Galla, Candace||what types of technology initiatives (low-, mid-, or high) Indigenous language communities are using to revitalize, maintain, and promote their language|
|Gladwin, Derek||Cultural Studies; Digital & Media Literacy; Environmental & Energy Literacy; Environmental Humanities; Food Literacy; Literary Education; Sustainability Education; Writing & Rhetoric|
|Gunderson, Lee Paul||ESL, multiculturalism|
|Hare, Jan||Aboriginal youth mobility, Aboriginal family and community perspectives on early literacy, literature, identity construction and urban Aboriginal youth, Cultural studies, early childhood, first nations education|
|Henry, Annette||race, language, culture in education; equity and diversity, Cross-cultural education, feminist studies, gender, international perspectives, multiculturalism, policy studies|
|Jenson, Jennifer||Digital Cultures and Education; Digital Games; Game-based Learning; Gender; technology; Technology Implementation and integration; Online Learning|
|Kendrick, Maureen||literacy, digital literacy, Children and youth, ESL, international perspectives|
|Kubota, Ryuko||Language Rights and Policies; language education; multicultural education; culture and language; race and language teaching; language ideologies; critical applied linguistics|
|Li, Guofang||longitudinal studies of immigrant children|
|Norton, Bonny||education, ESL, international perspectives, literacy, teacher research|
|Rogers, Theresa||Educational Approaches; Education; Literacy; Youth Studies; Children's and Adolescent Literature; Digital Literacies|
|Shi, Ling||Academic Writing; Second Language Writing; Teaching English as a Second Language Writing|
|Talmy, Steven||Teacher Education|
|Wernicke-Heinrichs, Meike||Intercultural Education; Language Planning and Policy; Multi-/Plurilingualism; Second Language Education (French); teacher education|
|Zappa, Sandra||academic discourse socialization of (international) English language learners in higher education, examining the literacy socialization trajectories and the role their individual networks of practice (INoPs, a concept I coined) in becoming aware of the host culture values and expectations; projects examining the intercultural competence development of foreign language teachers studying abroad; foreign language-learning through peer exchange programs; academic English coaching for university-level English language learners; collaboration between language and subject specialists; and student perceptions of academic English language development in CBI courses.|
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM Venue: Online via Zoom Presenter: Dr. Meike Wernicke Zoom Link: 690 7699 3360 Password: 12345 Abstract Writing with Dr. Meike Wernicke Do you want to submit an abstract for a conference/journal? Do want to learn more about...
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Please join us in congratulating Richard Beaudry on being awarded the BCTLA President’s Award! It recognizes the commitment and achievement of teacher-librarians who have made outstanding contributions. Learn more about the award and criteria on the BCTLA website: https://bctla.ca/member-...