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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning
Elizabeth Campbell

Elizabeth Campbell

phone: (416) 978-0232
email: elizabethc.campbell@utoronto.ca  
email: ecampbell@oise.utoronto.ca  

Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Research Overview

Dr. Elizabeth Campbell is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. She teaches in the Master of Teaching pre-service teacher education program (CTL7001: Educational Professionalism, Ethics and the Law) and in the Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development graduate program (CTL1812: Professional Ethics in Teaching and Schooling). She is a former Editor of the internationally refereed journal Curriculum Inquiry.

Dr. Campbell’s scholarship and research focus on the areas of professional ethics in education and the moral and ethical dimensions of teaching. Her book, The Ethical Teacher, was published by the Open University Press, McGraw-Hill, U. K. in 2003, and was translated into Chinese in 2010. Her current research project, entitled “The Ethical Curriculum,” and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), is investigating the ethical dimensions of curriculum and its interpretation and implementation by secondary school Arts, English, History, and Science teachers in Ontario. Using interview and observation methods, the study seeks to explore the things that teachers do to respond to a formal curriculum that increasingly identifies objectives of a values-laden orientation. The purpose of this study is to probe teachers’ interpretations of not only the principles embedded in the curriculum, but also more significantly their own classroom practices, their orientations to enacting the curriculum, and their intended influence on students.

Curriculum Vitae


Academic History

Ph.D. OISE, Department of Educational Administration, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1992
M.Ed. OISE, Department of Educational Administration, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1988
B.Ed. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1984
B.A. (Honours English), Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, 1982

Representative Publications

Campbell, E. (2014). Teaching Ethically as a Moral Condition of

   Professionalism. In The International Handbook of Moral and Character Education,

   Second Edition. L. Nucci, D. Narváez, and T. Krettenauer (Eds.). New York:  

   Routledge, Chapter 7, pages 101-117.


Campbell, E. (2013). Ethical Teaching and the Social Justice Distraction. In A

   Moral Critique of Contemporary Education, H. Sockett and R. Boostrom (Eds.).

   Washington: National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook, Chapter 12,  

   and New York: Teachers College Record, v. 112, n. 1, pp. 216-237.


Campbell, E. (2013). Cultivating Moral and Ethical Professional Practice:  

   Interdisciplinary Lessons and Teacher Education. In The Moral Work of Teaching

   and Teacher Education: Preparing and Supporting Practitioners, M. Sanger and R.

   Osguthorpe (Eds.). New York: Teachers College Press, Chapter 3, pages 29-43.


Campbell, E. (2013). Ethical Intentions and the Moral Motivation of

   Teachers. In Handbook of Moral Motivation: Theories, Models, Applications, K. 

   Heinrichs, F. Oser, and T. Lovat (Eds.). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, Chapter III,

   Part 6, pages 517-532.


Campbell, E. (2013). The Virtuous, Wise, and Knowledgeable Teacher: Living

   the Good Life as a Professional Practitioner. Educational Theory, 63(4): 413-430.


Campbell, E. (2011). Teacher Education as a Missed Opportunity in the

   Professional Preparation of Ethical Practitioners. In Towards Professional Wisdom:

   Practical Deliberation in the ‘People Professions’, L. Bondi, D. Carr, C. Clark, and C.

   Clegg (Eds.). Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate  Publishing Ltd., Chapter 5, pages 81-93.