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LEADERSHIP, HIGHER &  ADULT EDUCATION

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Adult EducationEducational Leadership & Policy | Higher Education 

Adult Education Doctoral Students

2016

Abdulhamid Hathiyani, A Bridge to Where? An Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Bridging Programs for Internationally Trained Professionals in Toronto.

Ahmed Mohamed Hodan, The Activism of First Generation Somali Canadian Women Within a Neoliberal Multicultural State.

Andrea Chan, Understanding Supportive Employment and Job Training in Canadian Social Purpose Enterprises: Drawing from Theories of Social Support

Angela Nardozi, An Exploration of Teacher Candidate Willingness and Readiness to Incorporate Aboriginal Content into their Teaching Practice

Brenda Wastasecoot, Telling the story of Nikis (My Little House): An arts-based auto ethnographic journey of a Cree educator.

John Doran, A long way home: First Nations Adoptions and Repatriation.

Julia Gray, An Aesthetics of Relationality: Exploring the Intersection among Embodiment, Imagination, and Foolishness in Research-Informed Theatre.

Keita Demming, Making space for social innovation: What we can learn from the midwifery movement?

Ruth Koleszar-Green, Understanding your Education: Onkwehonwe and Guests Responsibilities to Peace, Friendship and Mutual Respect.

Soma Chatterjee, ‘Borders…. are no longer at the border’: High skilled labour migration, discourses of skill and contemporary Canadian nationalism.

Wendy Ingeborg Roth, Understanding the Use of Cost Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis in World Bank Education Proposals.

2015

Brenda Wastasecoot, Nikis (My Little House) Memory Mapping: An Indigenous Approach to Healing and Community Building.

Ramsey Affifi, Educating a Multispecies World.

Carole-Lynne D’Arcangelis, The Solidarity Encounter Between Indigenous Women and White Women in a Contemporary Canadian Context.

Bahar Biazar, English as Second Language Education for Social Transformation.

Susan Diane, Willful Women Creating the World: Life Stories of Feminist and Queer Activists.

Mandeep Kaur Mucina, Transgressing Boundaries of Izzat: Voices of Punjabi Women Surviving and Transgressing “Honour” Related Violence in the Canadian Context.

Joseph Adam Perry, Bunkhouse Drama: An Examination of Control and Agency Among Migrant Farm Workers in Ontario, Canada.

Adriana Berlingieri, Challenging Workplace Bullying: The Shaping of Organizational Practices Toward Systemic Change.

2014

Sheila Stewart, Poetic Inquiry Re-claiming Authority:Writing Through Grief and Silence.

Katherine Madjidi, The ecology of transformation: A relational study of the Ecology of Leadership Program at the Regenerative Design Institute.

Bethany Osborne, The Art of Remembering: Iranian Political Prisoners, Resistance and Community.

Zeenat Janmohamed, Getting beyond Equity and Inclusion: Queering Early Childhood Education.

Ilona Alex Abramovich, Young, Queer and Trans, Homeless, and Besieged: A Critical Action Research Study of How Policy and Culture Create Oppressive Conditions for LGBTQ Youth in Toronto's Shelter System.

Maliha Chisti, Post-Conflict Interventions in Afghanistan: A Post-Colonial Critique.

Malini Sivasubramaniam, Household Educational Decision-making In Low-fee Private Primary Schools in Kenya: An Exploratory Mixed-Methods Study.

Heather Anne Read, Earthenware: Intersections between Place and Pottery in the Lives of Newfoundland Southern New Zealand Ceramic Artists.

Agnes Santhosh Thomas, Immigrant Women and their Work in Informal Economy in Toronto: Impacts and the Potential for Critical Transformations.

Spencer Harrison,Not a Freak Show: An Arts-Informed Inquiry into Growing up Gay in Rural Ontario.

2013

Roula Kteily-Hwa, HIV Vulnerability amongst South Asian Immigrant Women in Toronto.

Sharon McCleave, Social Contexts in Postsecondary Pathophysiology Textbooks: How Type 2 Diabetes is Understood.

Tannis Atkinson, Negotiating Responsibilization: Power at the Threshold of Capable Literate Conduct in Ontario.

Sally Hooper, Small spaces for Meaningful Participation in Democratic Life? A Community's Perspectives of Their Involvement in an Early Childhood Education and Care Program.

Janice Tara La Rose, Reading YouTube for Social Work.

Lang Liu, Bimba's Rhythm is One, Two, Three: From Resistance to Transformation Through Brazilian Capoeira.

Bronwen Magrath, Advocacy as Political Strategy: The emergence of an "Education for all" campaign at ActionAid and The Asia South Pacific Association for Basic Adult Education.

Jeffrey Myers, The Institution of Becoming Canadian: A View from the Margins.

2012

Sheila Gruner, Learning Land and Life: An Institutional Ethnography of Land Use Planning and Development in a Northern Ontario First Nation.

2011

Sara Carpenter
, Theorizing Praxis in Citizenship Learning: Civic Engagement and the Democratic Management of Inequality in AmeriCorps.

Sheila Wilmot, The Social Organization of the Ontario Minimum Wage Campaign.

Clement Jumbe, Social Networks and Social Support in HIV Testing.

Rouf Kazi, The Impact of the Grameen Bank Upon the Patriarchal Family and Community Relations of Women Borrowers in Bangladesh.

Carole Lakshmi Chatalalsingh, Interprofessional Team Learning and Leaders in an Academic Health Care Organization.

Suzanne Lee Cook, Redirection: Using Career Development Theory to Interpret the
Volunteer Activities of Retirees.

Shama Dossa, Re(ART)iculating Empowerment: Cooperative Explorations with Community Development Workers in Pakistan.

Renee Linklater, Decolonising Trauma Work: Indigenous_Practitioners Share Stories and Strategies.

Srabani Maitra, Redefining ‘Enterprising Selves’: Exploring the ‘Negotiation’ of South Asian Immigrant Women as Home-based Enclave Entrepeneurs.

Christine McKenzie, Exploring Intersectionality, Unravelling Interlocking Oppressions: Feminist Non-credit Learning Processes.

Ajamu Akinbiyi Nangwaya, Race, Resistance and Co-optation in the Canadian Labour Movement: Effecting an Equity Agenda like Race Matters.

Soheila Pashang, Non-status Women: Invisible Residents and Underground Resilience.

Gertrude Rawlings, Innovation from Below: An Exploration of Contingent Workers’ Training and Access to Information and Communication Technology.

Lurong Wang, Immigration, Literacy, and Mobility: A Critical Ethnographic Study of Well-educated Chinese Immigrants’ Trajectories in Canada.

2010

Sheila Janet Batacharya
, Life in a Body: Counter hegemonic Understandings of Violence, Oppression, Healing and Embodiment among Young South Asian Women.

Howard Michael Bloom, To Live and Learn with Neurological Challenges: Life Histories of Two Teenagers in an Educative Community.

Ipsita Nita Chaudhuri, Participatory, Education and Action Research in Wastewater Use and Human Health using an Eco-system Health Framework in Peri-urban areas of Dakar, Senegal.

Mark Lewis Federman, From BAH to BA: Valence Theory and the Future of Organization.

Soosan Daghighi Latham, Life Histories of Culturally Diverse Canadian Leaders: A Study of Absence and Identity.

Amy Elizabeth McGee, Artwork/Streetlines: Street-involved Youth in Thunder Bay: A Community-based Arts-informed Inquiry.

Winnie Wun-Wun Ng, Racing Solidarity, Remaking Labour: Labour Renewal from a Decolonizing and Anti-racism Perspective.

Carol Felicity Polych, Exploring the Help-seeking/Helping Dynamic in Illegal Drug Use.

Karim Amirali Remtulla, Socio-cultural Inclusiveness and Workplace E-Learning: From Dominant Discourse to Democratized Discourses.

Jasjit Kaur Sangha, Meri Kahanee Sono (Listen to my Story): A (Step) mother's Journey of Healing and Renewal.

Barry Trentham, Old Coyotes: Life Histories of Aging Gay Men in Rural Canada.


Educational Leadership & Policy Doctoral Students

2016

Marie Lourdes Ssemanda, Equity Minded Principals: Leadership that Promotes Academic Achievement for Marginalized Students.

Sofya Malik, Knowledge Mobilization in Ontario: A Multi-case Study of Education Organizations.

Gary Joseph Swain, Duties as Assigned: How Principals' Leadership Practices Influence their Vice-principals' Leadership Self-efficacy.

Wendy Ingeborg Roth, Understanding the Use of Cost Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis in World Bank Education Proposals.

Jane Elizabeth MacPherson, Leading for equity: Principals' Strategies.

Eulite Lyn Davy, Culturally responsive leadership:How Principals Employ Culturally Responsive Leadership to Shape the School Experiences of Marginalized Students.

Yvan Brochu, Understanding how the student success program has developed and contributed to student outcomes in one Ontario district.

Peter Andrew Edwards, “The Preparation, Experiences and Challenges of Novice Principals in Ontario's Small Rural Schools.

Paul Alexander Smyth, School Leadership in the Provincial Philippines.

Clelia Della Rovere Proia, Creating inclusive schools for LGBTQ populations - A study exploring strategies school leaders employ for LGBTQ inclusion.

Xuefeng Huang, Teacher reciprocal learning in international professional communities between Ontario and Shanghai schools.

Sumeth Tanyaovalaksna, Exploring the Relationship between Individual Cultural Values and Employee Silence.

2015

Laura Crane, How is International Experience Considered during Local Teacher Hiring?

Stephanie Tuters, Teachers Doing Equity Work: Practices, Challenges and Facilitators.

Doron Yosef-Hassidim, K-12 Education as a Hermeneutic Adventurous Endeavour: Theorizing the Instrumental Approach, Education as a Sovereign Agent for Humanity and the Relationships with Philosophy.

Linda Smithies, A Comparison of the Academic Attitudes, Behaviours and Attainments of Three Groups of First-Generation Students at an Ontario College.

Joelle Rodway Macri, Mobilizing Knowledge Through Social Networks.

Naomi Lightman, The Secondary School Transnational Nexus: Student and Educator Reflection Beyond and Within the Nation.

Pamela Osmond-Johnson, Discourses of teacher professionalism: A study of union-active teachers.

Sarah Linda Patten, Secondary Educators Perceptions of Teacher-Parent Communication and the Relation to Student Achievement.

William David Jack, Hiring for Diversity: Changing the Face of Ontario's Workforce.

Vidya Shah, District Reform for Equity: The Case of the Model Schools for Inner Cities Program in the Toronto District School Board.

2014

Nathalie Carrier, What catches on? The role of evidence in the promotion and evaluation of educational innovations.

Gino Montanari, The Ontario Leadership Framework for Catholic Principals and Vice-Principals: Purpose vs. Practice.

Mary Anne Drinkwater, Democratizing and Decolonizing Education: A Role for the Arts: Lessons from Primary Schools in Maasailand, Southern Kenya.

John Lambersky, Understanding the Human Side of School Leadership: Improving Teacher Morale, Efficacy, Motivation and Commitment.

Andrew Campbell, Understanding the Teacher Performance Evaluation Process: Jamaican Public School Teachers' Perspectives.

Suzanne Molitor, Teacher Leaders: Understanding the role of School-Based Mentor teachers in the Educational change process.

Jennifer Elliot, The business of schooling: Marketing in Canadian independent schools.

Janice Tara LaRose, “Reading YouTube for Social Work.

2013

Mandira Raksit, Students' Heterogeneity and Multiple Worlds: Revisiting the Changin Student Populations in Ontario.

Lauren Segedin, Understanding how the Implementation of the Specialist High Skills Majors Programs in Ontario Schools Contributes to Student Outcomes.

Carolyn Carlson, Relationships in Three Elementary Ontario Public School Councils: Patterns of Interaction.

Cindy Sawyer, Making Sense of the First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework.

Brenton Faubert, The Fiscal Cost of Failure in Ontario, Canada Public Secondary Schools.

Marlene Ruck-Simmonds, Spiritual African and Africentric Educational Leadership for Social Justice: Understandings, Experiences and Spiritual Influences.

Eric Fredua-Kwarteng, Exploring School Principal Preparation and Development in Northern Canada: The Case of Nunavut's Educational Leadership Program (ELP).

Terence Sheridan, Building Trust in a Private School: Formal and Informal Practices of Principals.

John Scott Lowrey, Canada's Outstanding Principals: A Mixed-methods Investigation of Leadership Development, Principal Efficacy and Transformational Leadership.

Hilary Edelstein, Collaborative Research Partnerships for Knowledge Mobilization.

Vera N Azah, District Influence on Principals’ Efficacy and Sensemaking in the School Improvement Efforts.

2012

Amanda Mae Cooper: Knowledge Mobilization Intermediaries in Education: A Cross-Case Analysis of 44 Canadian Organizations.

Patricia Sevean: Learning to Transition: Nurses' Entry into Cancer Nursing Practice.

Krista Zupan: Values, Conflicts and Conflict Resolution: An Investigation of the Experiences of Educational Administrators.

Virginia Stead: Teacher Candidate Diversification through Equity-based Admission Policy.

John Malloy - Effects of Distributed Leadership on Teachers' Academic Optimism and Student Achievement.

Meera Mather - Internationally Trained Immigrants and Ontario Colleges.

Mark Robert Baxter - The Influence of Trust on Teachers' Inclination to Exercise Informal Leadership.

Laurelle Jno Baptiste - Stories of Racialized Internationally Trained Post-Secondary Educators Re-entering their Professions.

Peng Liu - Motivating Teachers' Commitment to Change by Transformational School Leadership in the Urban High Schools of Shenyang City, China.

Lok Fung Leung - A Study of Principals' and Teachers' Perceptions of the Effects of Collegial Approach to Implementing School Self-evaluation in Selected Hong King Schools.

2011

Katherine WitherowResearch Use and the Impact in Secondary Schools.

Joseph Wanyama MulongoThe Role of the Principal in the Micropolitical Context of Secondary Schools in Establishing and Maintaining School Community Partnerships.

Cynthia Rottmann, Organized Leadership for Equitable Change: Union-Active Teachers Dedicated to Social Justice.

Grant Armstrong, Leadership in Times of Change: An Examination of a Merger Experience.

Victoria Handford, Why Teachers Trust School Leaders.

Yvette Marie Debeer, Ideologically Informed: A Policy Archeology of Special Education in Ontario, 1965-1980.

Richard Williamson, Leadership Supports for First-Time Vice-Principals: How Coaching Shapes Leader Self-Efficacy.

Safdar Muhammad, Interorganizational Partnerships: A Study of Leadership, Structures and Processes.

Kelly Gallagher-Mackay, Schools, child welfare and well-being: Dimensions of collective responsibility for maltreated children living at home.
(the winner of the Leithwood Outstanding Thesis of the Year Award (OISE) and the T.B. Greenfield Doctoral Award (CASEA)

Jie Qi - The Role of Chinese Normal Universities in the Professional Development of Teachers.

Deborah Lynn Dunbar - Student Engagement: Views from Inside One Postsecondary Institution.

Fei Wang - Leading Diverse Schools:  Tempering Accountability Policy with Social Justice.

2010

Herveen Singh
, Leadership for Social Justice: An Examination of Leadership Roles.

Jingping Sun, A Review of Transformational Leadership Research: A Meta-Analytic Approach.

Nelson Paul Rogers, Campus in the Country: Community College Involvement in Rural Community Development.

Ganna Yashkina, Exploring the Nature and Extent of Leadership Distribution in Elementary Schools.

Valentyna Kushnarenko, International Collaboration in Higher Education: The Canadian-Ukrainian Curriculum Development.

Stephanie Sutherland, Teacher and Student Perceptions of Student Engagement.

Dianne Thomson, Teachers' Reflection on Practice: Selecting Teacher Candidates who are Prepared to Participate in School Reform.

Darrin Griffiths, Promoting Inclusion in Urban Contexts: Elementary Principal Leadership.

Eric Jabal, Being, Becoming and Belonging: Exploring Students’ Engagement of and Engagement within the International School of Hong Kong.

Caroline Chassels, Responses to Difference in Initial Teacher Education: A Case of Racial and Linguistic Minority Immigrant Teacher Candidates.

Erin E. Irish, The Deep Slumber of Decided Opinion: How Teachers and School Administrators Understand Controversial Issues Policy.


Higher Education Doctoral Students

2016

Mark Hanna, Exploring Student Entitlement at an Ontario College.

Laurie Harrison, eLearning in Ontario: Responding to the Winds of Change.

Grace Karram Stephenson, Exploring the Identities of Students at Western Branch Campuses in Malaysia and United Arab Emirates.

2015


Mary Catherine Lennon, In Search of Quality: Evaluating the Impact of Learning Outcomes Policies in Higher Education Regulation.

Qin Liu, The Impact of External Quality Assurance Policies and Processes on Curriculum Development in Ontario Post-secondary Education.

Gary Lima, Leading Change from the Middle: An Exploration of Leadership Competencies to Assist Ontario CAAT Associate Deans and/or Chairs be Successful in their Roles.

Maurine Parzen, Transformational Learning Experience of RPN to BScN Students: A Case Study of One BScN Program in Ontario.

Krista Vogt, Measuring Student Engagement Using Learning Management Systems.

Marilyn Teitelbaum, What factors become priorities in the decision making process that influence administrators of campus space to choose one type of general use classroom over another?

Wayne Poirier,  Deliberate Orientation and transition practices as part of a broader student success strategy: A comparative case study of three large urban colleges.

Paula Green, The Impact of Internationalization on the Regionalization of Higher Education in the English Speaking Caribbean: A Case Study of the University of the West Indies.

Diliana Peregrina-Kretz, The Experience of Students with Learning Disabilities in Summer Transition Programs in Ontario: A Multi-case Study of Six Summer Transitions Programs.

Andrea Lalonde, Impact of Embedded Remediation in Literacy Skills for First Semester Practical Nursing Students in One Ontario College Program.

Shingo Hanada, Assessing Intercultural Competence: A Comparative Study of Japanese Students Studying Abroad.

Christine Arnold Messacar, Transfer Literacy: Assessing Informational Symmetries and Asymmetries.

Xiaoxu (Sharon) Li, The Role of the Board of Trustees in Public Universities in China.

Jason Galea, Ontario Colleges and the Introduction of Degrees: Mission Drift or Sustaining Mission?

Andrew Kretz, Exploring the Effects of Higher Education Experiences of Male and Female STEM Majors’ Attitude Towards Entrepreneurship.


2014

Linda Vranic,  A Case Study of the Perceptions of Learning Outcomes of Student Participants in an Undergraduate Research Initiative at City University.

Christa Iacovino Hinds, Aboriginal Student Success and Persistence in Ontario Colleges.

Nancey Adamson,  Millennial Employees' Expecations of the Workplace: A Case Study of Humber College.

Rumeet Billan, Global Competence: Essential characteristics as perceived by Faculty and Program Heads in International Business Programs at Ontario's five Institutes of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Rena Borovilos,  The Impact of Dual Credit Programs on College Students: A Comparative Study of Dual Credit Participants and Non-dual Credit Participants in One Ontario College.

Nadia Prendergast, Identifying the Dialectic of the Ideal Type and Multiculturalism Policies Within the Practices of Canadian Nursing.

Jack Tsung-Ying Lee, Education Hubs in the Making: Policy Rationales and International Relations.

Jude Tate, A thin veil of inclusion: Sexual and gender minorities in Ontario Universities.

Suzanne Forgang Miller, Thesis Work: An Ethnography of the Writing and Text Production of Professional Graduate Education Students.

Darren Deering, Responsibility Center Budgeting and Responsibility Center Management: Implications for Internal Structure and Strategic Management of North American Universities.

Phirom Leng, International University Partnerships in Contemporary Cambodian Higher Education.

2013

Vivian Chan, Efficacy and Impact of Key Performance Indicators in Ontario Universities.

Danielle Nicole Gabay, Race, Gender and Interuniversity Athletics: Black Female Student-athletes in Canadian Higher Education.

Gary Lawrence Gannon, Human Resources Programming and Its Impact On Leadership Within Governing Boards of Ontario Community Colleges.

Olga Patricia Gaviria, Inuit Self Determination and Post Secondary Education: The Case of Nunavut and Greenland.

Jeannine Girard-Peariman, Between the Idea and Reality: An Intersectional Analysis of the Challenges of Teaching Health Advocacy as a Means to Achieve Social Responsibility in Medicine.

Kevin Joseph Hayes, An Investigation of Professional Development of the Apprenticeship and Trades Professoriate in Two Ontario Colleges.

Otte Arild Rosenkrantz, All in Good Time:The Evolving Role of Faculty in Ontario Colleges.

Linda Skilton, High School/College Transitions: A Case Study Examining the Impact of a Dual Credit Program at Fleming College.

Merli Tamtik, Expertise and Policy Learning - The Case of the European Union's Research Policy.

Alvina Lucy Tesa, The Impact of Degree-granting Requirements on Faculty Hiring Policies and Practices: A Case Study of Ontario ITALs.

2012

Marilyn West-Moynes - A Study of Organizational Culture in Ontario Colleges with High Student Satisfaction.

Leila Rachel Lax - Knowledge Building in Continuing Medical Education

Sharon Leonie Brown - Mosaic Paths to New Knowledge: Conceptualizing Cultural Wealth from Women of Colour as they Experience the Process of Becoming Doctoral Recipients.

Julian Weinrib - South-South-North Research Partnerships: A Transformative Development Modality?

Ching-Hsiao (Wes) Chiang - Commercialization of Higher Education: MBA Students' Experiences and Expectations.

Bryan Gopaul - The Practice of Doctoral Education: A Bourdieusian Analysis of the Socialization of Doctoral Students.

Laura Cauchi - The Drive to Innovation: The Privileging of Science and Technology Knowledge Production in Canada.

2011

Nona RobinsonValues of Canadian Student Affairs Practitioners.

David William GasteigerAn Automated Enrolment Projection System.

Elyse K. ChaplinThe Experience of Students with Learning Disabilities Transitioning to Postsecondary Education.

So-Yan SetoA “Tricky Business”- Knowledge Production in Children’s Environmental Health.

Pamela Gravestock, Does Teaching Matter? The Role of Teaching Evaluation in the Tenure Policies at Selected Canadian Universities.

Jeanette McDonald, Becoming an Educational Developer: A Canadian University Perspective.

Laurentiu David, The Managerial Roles of Academic Deans in Ontario.

Tracy RyderAccomodating The Ethno-Cultural Differences of Students: An Analysis of Ontario Community Colleges.

Nancy Mcnaughton, A Theoretical Analysis of the Field of Human Simulation and the Role of Emotion and Affect in the Work of Standardized Patients.

Meggan Madden, Exploring Higher Education Regionalization through a Study of the Asia Pacific Quality Network.

2010

Lindsay Kerr, The Educational Production of Students at Risk.

Mia Quint-Rapoport, Open Source in Higher Education: A Situational Analysis of the Open Journal Systems.

Jane Wonjiry Ngobia, Internationalization and the Undergraduate Student Experience: How Domestic Students Experience Interaction with International Students.

Yuxin Tu, A Chinese Civil Society in the Making: Civic Perceptions and Civic Participation of University Students in an Era of Massification.

Maria Athina Martimianakis, Discourse, Governance and Subjectivity: Interdisciplinarity and Knowledge-Making in Engineering and in Medicine.

Pamela Williamson, Assessing the Influence of First Nation Counsellors on First Nation Post-Secondary Students and their Program Choices.

Christopher Whitaker, The Nature of Dual Credit Programs in Ontario and their Contribution to Improved Transitions and Access to College: A Case Study Perspective.

Jian Liu, Expansion and Equality in Access to Chinese Higher Education: A Cultural Perspective.

Zahra Hojati, Ironic Acceptance – Present in Academia Discarded as Oriental: The Case of Iranian Female Graduate Student in Canadian Academia.

Klaus Schneider, Ontario Colleges in the Digital Age: Understanding the Student Experience, Perceptions and Attitudes of Online Learning at one Ontario College.

Sabrina Elzpeth Saunders, The State of First Nations Education: Two Conversations About Education Post-RCAP.

Marguerite Donohue, Transfer of Learning from the Classroom to the Cooperative Education Workplace in a Baccalaureate Program in an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Anne Caroline Charles, Policy Windows and Changing Arrangements: An Analysis of the Policy Process Leading to the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002.