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Dr. Kathleen Gallagher

Questioning pedagogy, the social contexts and relations of schooling.
 

Research Overview

Dr. Gallagher's research in drama and urban schools continues to focus on questions of pedagogy and the social contexts and relations of schooling. She continues to focus on questions of youth civic engagement and artistic practice, and the pedagogical and methodological possibilities of theatre.

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Teaching Overview

Dr. Gallagher teaches in both the pre-service teacher education and graduate education programs, specializing in drama/theatre education and pedagogy, urban school research, school-based ethnographic research, applied theatre research, anti-discriminatory education policy and practice, gender and identity construction.  Her graduate courses include “Qualitative Methodology: Challenges and Innovations” and "Applied Theatre and Performance in Sites of Learning". Dr. Gallagher holds a cross-appointment with the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance    studies at the University of Toronto.

Academic History

Ph.D "Drama and Self-Construction in a Single-Sex School for Girls". CTL, OISE, University of Toronto, 1998
M.Ed. "Arts Education: The Living Curriculum". CTL, OISE, University of Toronto, 1995
B.Ed. Faculty of Education, Intermediate/Senior Division, Dramatic Arts and French, University of Toronto, 1989
B.A.(Honours) French Literature (with a specialization in French Theatre), University of Toronto, St. Michael's College, 1988

 

Fellowships and Honours

May 2009 Winner of the Canadian Association of Women in Education (CASWE) CRC Lecture Award, Gender, Race and Security in Schools.

April 2008 Outstanding Books in Curriculum Studies Finalist for The Theatre of Urban: Youth and Schooling in Dangerous Times. (University of Toronto Press, 2007). Division B. American Education Research Association. Presented in New York City, New York, USA.     

April 2004 Nominated for Professor of the Year in the Initial Teacher Education Program.

April 2003 Salzburg Seminar Fellowship.   A think-tank on Leadership Across Cultural Boundaries and Geographic Borders, convened at Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria. Funded by Harvard Graduate School and Kellogg Foundation.

April 2001 Outstanding Books in Curriculum Studies Winner for Drama Education in the Lives of Girls: Imagining Possibilities. (University of Toronto Press, 2000). Division B. American Education Research Association. Award presented in Seattle, Washington, USA.

July 2000 The Barbara McIntyre Distinguished Research Award.  Awarded at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

April 1999 Professor of the Year in the Initial Teacher Education Program.

July 1999 American Alliance for Theatre and Education Most Distinguished Dissertation Research Award.

Research Grants and Funding

Dr. Gallagher has received funding from a variety of internal and external funders since 1999. She has received significant funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) , the Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund and Ontario Innovation Trust, The Canada Research Chair Program, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation, the Provost’s Office University of Toronto, the University of Toronto Connaught Grant, the Council of Ontario Directors of Educators, and from OISE/UT. A detailed account of the Grants and Funding projects can be found in the attached pdf of Dr. Gallagher's current Curriculum Vitae (see below).


Curriculum Vitae

http://c2c-dev.oise.utoronto.ca/oiserepo/DR/download.php?oid=18407&fileType=1

 

 

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