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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning



christine Connelly
Assistant Professor


email: christine.connelly@utoronto.ca  

Departments:
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Centre de Recherche en Education Franco-Ontarienne


Research Overview

Assistant Professor in Education and Francophone Minorities, graduate of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at OISE/UT (2006), alumni of Queen's University (1998) with a Master's in Cultural Studies in Education and Ontario-certified teacher (primary-junior) with a background in language pedagogy, my teaching and research is oriented towards linguistic, sociopolitical and cultural issues in education with particular emphasis on the francophone minority context in Ontario.

Curriculum Vitae

http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/Curriculum_Vitae/Christine_Connelly_CV.pdf

Academic History

Ph.D. OISE/UT SESE 2006
M.Ed. Queen’s University Faculty of Education 1998
B.Ed. University of Ottawa Faculty of Education 1996
B.A. (Hon). University of Ottawa Faculty of Arts 1995

Teaching Overview

AEC1405: Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education
CTL1000: Fondements de l’étude des programmes scolaires
CTL1000: Foundations of Curriculum Studies
CTL1011: L’éducation pour l’anti-oppression en milieu scolaire
CTL1304: Cultural studies et éducation
CTL1798: L'étude de la santé francophone des jeunes d'âge scolaire en milieu minoritaire en Ontario
CTL1798: Exploring the relationship between L2 learners' interlanguage and the language errors they make
CTL1798: Leadership et éducation en milieu francophone
CTL1798: Pédagogie critique et pédagogie culturelle en éducation francophone
CTL1798: Bilinguisme, classe sociale et perspectives sur l’équité et l’anti-discrimination
CTL1998: L’apprentissage des langues secondes chez les garçons
CTL3008: Critical pedagogy, language and culture
CTL3011: Bilinguisme et éducation
CTL3011: Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
CTL3018: Language Policy and Planning CTL3018: Politique et aménagement linguistique
SES1911: Sociologie de l’éducation spécialisée
Enseignement en milieu minoritaire (AQ course development overseen as Program Coordinator)

Research Grants and Contracts

Year: 2016
Group: Diane Farmer, Christine Connelly, Jeff Kugler, Gabrielle Breton-Carbonneau
Grantor: Ministère de l'éducation de l'Ontario
Purpose: Contract: Equity and Inclusive Education in Francophone Schools

Year: 2011
Individual: Christine Connelly
Grantor: Ministry of Education
Purpose: Research contract: Technologies et enseignement en français aux études supérieures à l'IEPO de l'Université de Toronto


Year: 2009
Individual or Group: Christine Connelly
Grantor: Ministry of Education
Purpose: Research contract: Étude sur le programme-cadre d'études sociales (1re-6e année) et d'histoire et géographie
(7e-8e année) [Study on the Curriculum for Social Studies (grades 1-6) and History and Geography (grades 7-8)]

Year: 2007
Individual or Group: Centre Francophone de Toronto
Grantor: Hötel de Ville
Purpose: Research contract: study regarding francophone youth health

Year: 2005
Grantor Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario
Purpose: Research contract: Projet douance : Entente Canada-Ontario [Project 'Giftedness': Canada-Ontario Transfer
Grant]


Honours and Awards

2003-2004: Ontario Graduate Scholarship


Professional Activities

Coordinator: French-language programming at OISE (CREFO)
Interim Centre Head, CREFO: July 1-31, 2012, Nov. 21-Dec 17, 2012; Dec 12-20, 2011.

Member of the OISE Research Standing Committee 2008-2012
Member of the CTL Awards Committee, Research Committee

Referee:
2013 Quality Education Forum, University of the West Indies
2012 Canadian Ethnic Studies, Revue des sciences de l'éducation
2010 Reflets
2009 Language in Society
2008 University of Ottawa conference proceedings, Produire et reproduire la francophonie en la nommant
2007 Canadian Journal of Education

Invited Speaker:
•Course: Special Education AQ: Inclusive Practices for Inner City Schools: Parts 1-2 (Jeff Kugler, course director)
Lecture : Models of Inclusion (February 5, 2008, 4:30-6:00 p.m.)


Other Information

Christine would like to recognize the hard work of her graduate students:

Ahmed, Tasneem (MA). (Co-supervision with Antoinette Gagné). Language Choices of Pakistani Canadians in the Peel Region. Collaboration beginning June 2013; completed in September 2016.

Almuhaish, Jamal (MA). (Co-supervision with Julie Kerekes). English Language and Identities in Qatari Educational Reform: Pedagogical and Social Implications. Collaboration beginning September 2012; completed in September 2016.

Jaimungal, Cristina (MA). Understanding race and power: A comparative education approach to language politics. M. A. Thesis. First registered in 2009; completed September 2013.

Lobo Molnar, Bixidu (MA). Entre nosotras: Women’s experiences and intergenerational concepts of leadership. Convocated November 2012.

McIntyre, Laura (MA). An analysis of the Ontario health & physical education curriculum. Completed in September 2012.

Shuraqui, Chantele (MA). Le monde social des enfants autistes: Un examen critique de l'histoire, du discours et de l'expérience quotidienne de l’autisme. First registered in April 2007; became inactive in 2008.

Smith, Emily (MT). Teachers’ Perspectives on Plurilingualism in the French Immersion Program. Completed in April 2015.

Vignarajah, Neerajah (MA). Code-Switching in Tamil-English Discourse: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Factors Affecting Language Use in a Tamil Language Classroom in Toronto. Collaboration beginning February 2013.

Committee Membership

Kipp-Ferguson, Sarah (MA). Attitudes towards native and non-native French speaking teachers in Ontario. Completed in September 2013.

Ramjattan, Vijay (MA). Excuse Me, Are You the Teacher?: The Experiences of Racialized ESOL Teachers in Private-Language Schools in Toronto. Completed in September 2014.




Other Information

Christine would like to recognize the hard work of her graduate students:

Ahmed, Tasneem (MA). (Co-supervision with Antoinette Gagné). Language Choices of Pakistani Canadians in the Peel Region. Collaboration beginning June 2013; completed in September 2016.

Almuhaish, Jamal (MA). (Co-supervision with Julie Kerekes). English Language and Identities in Qatari Educational Reform: Pedagogical and Social Implications. Collaboration beginning September 2012; completed in September 2016.

Jaimungal, Cristina (MA). Understanding race and power: A comparative education approach to language politics. M. A. Thesis. First registered in 2009; completed September 2013.

Lobo Molnar, Bixidu (MA). Entre nosotras: Women’s experiences and intergenerational concepts of leadership. Convocated November 2012.

McIntyre, Laura (MA). An analysis of the Ontario health & physical education curriculum. Completed in September 2012.

Shuraqui, Chantele (MA). Le monde social des enfants autistes: Un examen critique de l'histoire, du discours et de l'expérience quotidienne de l’autisme. First registered in April 2007; became inactive in 2008.

Smith, Emily (MT). Teachers’ Perspectives on Plurilingualism in the French Immersion Program. Completed in April 2015.

Vignarajah, Neerajah (MA). Code-Switching in Tamil-English Discourse: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Factors Affecting Language Use in a Tamil Language Classroom in Toronto. Collaboration beginning February 2013.

Committee Membership

Kipp-Ferguson, Sarah (MA). Attitudes towards native and non-native French speaking teachers in Ontario. Completed in September 2013.

Ramjattan, Vijay (MA). Excuse Me, Are You the Teacher?: The Experiences of Racialized ESOL Teachers in Private-Language Schools in Toronto. Completed in September 2014.