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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning



Diane Gerin-Lajoie
Professor

email: diane.gerin.lajoie@utoronto.ca  

Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning



Research Overview

Dr. Diane Gérin-Lajoie is a Professor with the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning as OISE. Her research interests focus primarily on minority education, French minority language education and English minority language education in Canada, educational policy, school and society, the process of identity construction, and teaching in minority settings.

The funded research that Dr. Gérin-Lajoie is engaged in examines the process of identity construction. She is presently working on a fifth program of research funded by SSHRC on Anglophones high school students living outside of Montréal in the province of Québec and their rapport to identity. This follows a similar program of research conducted with a group of Anglophone high school students in Montréal and another study on Francophones high school students in Ontario. She recently completed a program of research on the life histories of teachers working in Anglophone minority language schools in Québec, which followed a similar program of research conducted in Ontario on the identity of teachers working in minority settings. Dr. Gérin-Lajoie was also the co-director of a national longitudinal study on the evolution of school personnel in Canada since 1990.
Dr. Gérin-Lajoie was ranked first in 2005 in the SSHRC competition (D3-year program of research -Committee 17). She is an active lecturer has authored several books and book chapters in English and French on linguistic minority education, student discourses on identity in minority settings, as well as in the area of teachers' work and identity in minority settings.

Curriculum Vitae

http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/Curriculum_Vitae/Diane_Gerin-Lajoie_CV.pdf

Academic History

Ph.D. University of Toronto, Education, 1987
M.A. Mc Gill University, Sociology, 1981
B.A. Spec.Hon. Université de Montréal, Sociology, 1978

Teaching Overview

Dr. Gérin-Lajoie has taught the following courses at OISE:

• CTL 1306S Qualitative Research Methods in Education: Concepts and Methods (2014)
. CTL1816F Minority Education and Inclusion: Policies in Practice
• CTL 1307S Identité collective et éducation minoritaire de langue française (2013)
• CTL 1307 Identity Construction and Education of Minorities (2013)
• CTL 1306S La recherche qualitative en éducation : bases théoriques et pratiques - distance education, computer course - (2013)

Representative Publications

 BOOKS AUTHORED

Gérin-Lajoie, D. (forthcoming - Spring 2016).Negotiating Identities: Anglophones Teaching and Living in Québec.  Toronto: University f Toronto Press.

Gérin-Lajoie, D. (2011) Youth, Language and Identity: Portraits of Students from English-language High Schools in the Montreal Area.  Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 212 pages.

Gérin-Lajoie, D. 2008. Educators’ Discourses on Student Diversity in Canada : Context, Policy and Practice. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’Press, 195 pages.

Gérin-Lajoie, D. 2003. Parcours identitaires de jeunes francophones en milieu minoritaire. Sudbury : Les Éditions Prise de parole, 190 pages.

RECENT CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Gérin-Lajoie, D. (on invitation - accepted). “Vivre dans deux mondes à la fois”, in R. Landry and J. Wedjab Life After Forty : Official Languages in Canada, Montreal: McGill-Queen University Press – Queen’s Policy Series, Fall 2010

Gérin-Lajoie, D. and C. Lenouvel (accepted). “Le rapport à l’identité chez les jeunes des minorités de langue officielle au Québec et en Ontario” in N. Gallant (ed.) Vues d’ici et d’ailleurs, Quebec: Presses de l’Université Laval.

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Research Grants and Contracts

Year: 2009-2012
Individual or Group: Individual
Grantor: SSHRC
Purpose: Research
Amount: $126,651

Year: 2005-2008
Individual or Group: Individual
Grantor: SSHRC
Purpose: Research
Amount: $112,115

Year: 2004
Individual or Group: Individual
Grantor: Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française
Purpose: Contract
Amount: $33,943

Year: 2002-2007
Individual or Group: Group
Grantor: SSHRC - Major Coll. Res.Initiatives
Purpose: Research
Amount: $2.5millions ($270,000)

Honours and Awards

Dr. invited by the CTL department to submit my candidacy for the prestigious Killam Fellowships (Arts Council of Canada), 2008.
Ranked 1st in the country - Committee 17 SSHRC Research Grants, 2005

Professional Activities

Editorial positions on scholarly journals:

Gérin-Lajoie, D. (2006) Guest Editor of a special issue called “La contribution de l’école au processus de construction identitaire des élèves dans une société pluraliste”, Éducation et Francophonie (refereed academic journal), Volume XXIV, number 1, Spring 2006.

Invited Lectures:

• Gérin-Lajoie, D. 2009. Histoire et mémoire collective dans les écoles des minorités francophones. Canadian Ethnic Studies Conference, Moncton, November 5.
• Gérin-Lajoie, D. 2009. Appartenir à deux mondes à la fois, Symposium on the 40th Anniversary of the Official Languages Act, Ottawa, September 6.
• Gérin-Lajoie, D. 2008. Le discours du personnel enseignant sur leur travail en milieu francophone minoritaire, Round Table Éducation, diversité et enjeux sociaux, CREFO, University of Toronto, Toronto, June 6.
• Gérin-Lajoie, D. 2008. L’école située en milieu minoritaire et la transmission de la culture : de quoi est-il question au juste?
Symposium on language planning, Ontario Ministry of Education, April 25.
• Gérin-Lajoie, D. 2008. Les francophones et l’école. CIRCEM 8th Conference, University of Ottawa, March 11.
• Gérin-Lajoie, D. 2008. Le rapport à l’identité des jeunes au sein des minorités linguistiques. HEP-BEJUNE, Bienne, January 31.
• Gérin-Lajoie, D. 2008. La recherche qualitative en éducation : bases théoriques et pratiques. HEP-BEJUNE, Bienne, January 31.
• Gérin-Lajoie, D. 2008. La recherche qualitative en éducation : l’approche ethnographique, HEP-BEJUNE, Bienne, January 30.
• Gérin-Lajoie, D. 2008. L’utilisation de l’ethnographie critique dans l’étude des rapports de pouvoir. INRP, Université de Lyon, January 17.