About

About CRTED

The Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta has developed and maintained strong graduate studies and research programs that place it in the forefront of graduate programs and research at both the national and international level. CRTED plays an important role in the Faculty’s graduate studies and research by serving as a faculty wide centre for research for teacher education and development.

The Centre has several objectives including:

  • Conducting research for teacher education.
  • Providing a place to explore narrative inquiry and other research methodologies.
  • Discussing what it means to teach and be a teacher.
  • Collaborating with teachers, student teachers and faculty in the design and evaluation of pre-service teacher education.
  • Supporting research through ongoing weekly conversations into issues surrounding research and seminars for graduate students, faculty, and visiting professors to share and receive response to their research.
  • Assisting in developing funding proposals.
  • Sponsoring the Horowitz Institute.
  • Providing a supportive community for graduate students and faculty whose research interests include teacher education and curriculum studies.

Guiding Assumptions of the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development

Ideas, beliefs, and theories about teaching and teacher development, their nature and methods, are numerous, diverse, and often conflicting. The Centre intends to reflect this diversity by adopting a comparative, critical approach to research and development. This approach is embodied in the following beliefs about teaching and teachers:

  • "Teacher" and "teaching" refer to social and educational relations. There are many places where teachers work and teaching occurs.
  • Much can be learned from a comparison of images of " teacher" and "teaching" in a range of social settings and cultures.
  • Teachers are the single most important influence on the emotional, moral, aesthetic and intellectual qualities of education. Thus, school improvement is closely linked to teacher development.
  • Teaching is a reflective activity that requires continuous adaptation, invention, problem defining, and problem solving.
  • Teachers come to an understanding of students’ education when they have opportunities to think of themselves as reflective learners.
  • Professional growth is a career-long process and many factors influence teacher career development.
  • Wider social, organizational, and political contexts influence, and, in turn, are influenced by, the personal experiences of teachers.

The CRTED Community

Co-director

Janice Huber

633 Education South

780-492-7770

jhuber@ualberta.ca

Co-director

Bonnie Watt

633 Education South

780-492-7770

bwatt@ualberta.ca

Founding Director

Jean Clandinin

635 Education South

780-492-7770

jean.clandinin@ualberta.ca

Administrative Support

Mary Peace Effray

647 Education South

780-492-7770

mp2@ualberta.ca

Project Associates

Sue McKenzie-Roblee

Affiliated Faculty Members

Vera Caine, Nursing

Florence Glanfield, Secondary Education

Randy Wimmer, Educational Policy Studies

2016/2017 Horowitz Teacher Education Postdoctoral Fellow

Emma Quiles-Fernandez, PhD

eqf@ualberta.ca

Adjunct Professors

Claire Desrochers

Joy-Ruth Mickelson

Ted Paszek

Heather Raymond

Senior Advisors

Myer Horowitz (President Emeritus, University of Alberta)

Graduate Students

Yuanli Chen

645 Education South

yuanli1@ualberta.ca

Simmee Chung

635 Education South

simmee@ualberta.ca

Tarah Edgar

637 Education South

tarah@ualberta.ca

Joanne Farmer

645 Education South

jfarmer@ualberta.ca

Jinny Menon

637 Education South

sajani@ualberta.ca

Eliza Pinnegar

637 Education South

epinnega@ualberta.ca

Nathalie Reid

640 Education South

nreid@ualberta.ca

Muna Saleh

645 Education South

mhsaleh@ualberta.ca

Cindy Swanson

635 Education South

cpswanso@ualberta.ca

Hang Tran Thi Thuy

645 Education South

hangttt@hcmute.edu.vn

Visiting Scholars

Reva Joshee

639 Education South

rjoshee@ualberta.ca

Susan Burwash (July-August)

639 Education South

Sumer Seiki (October)

645 Education South

CRTED Visitors

 

The Centre has had the pleasure of hosting many visitors from other educational institutions and organizations. Visitors to the Centre often present guest lectures or seminars and are available for one on one or small group conversations. For your information, a list of current and previous visitors to the Centre is given below.

 

2016 – 2017

Ÿ Dr. Reva Joshee, University of Toronto/OISE (September-July)

Ÿ Dr. Stefinee Pinnegar, Brigham Young University (September)

Ÿ Dr. Sumer Seiki, University of San Francisco (October)

Ÿ Dr. Cindy Clarke, President, Prairie Spirit Teachers’ Association (November)

Ÿ Dr. Andrew Estefan, University of Calgary (March)

Ÿ Dr. Shaun Murphy, University of Saskatchewan (March)

Ÿ Viviane Bengezen, Doctoral Candidate, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil (March)

2015 - 2016

Ÿ Dr. Reva Joshee, University of Toronto/OISE (various times through the year)

Ÿ Sherry Duncan, University of Regina Masters Candidate (July)

Ÿ Gloria Antifaiff, Red Deer College & University of Regina Doctoral Candidate (July-August)

Ÿ Dr. Susan Burwash, Eastern Washington University (July-August)

Ÿ Dr. Sumer Seiki, University of San Francisco (July & November)

Ÿ Dr. Myer Horowitz, President Emeritus & University of Victoria (November & March)

Ÿ Dr. Sonia Houle, Parkland School Division (Monthly)

Ÿ Dr. Bosire Mwebi, St. Francis Xavier University (December & May)

Ÿ Dr. Yoshiya Tanaka, Tsuru University, Japan (February)

Ÿ Dr. Ji-Sook Yeom, Konkuk University, Korea (June)

Ÿ Dr. Ilich Silva-Pena, Universidad Católica Silva Henriquez, Chile (September-April)

Ÿ Dr. Xiaodong Wen, Beijing Normal University (September-April)

 

2014 -2015

Ÿ Dr. Ken Zeichner, University of Washington (September)

Ÿ Yuanli Chen, Guangdong Ocean University, China (September-May)

Ÿ Vanessa Crecci, University of Campinas, Brazil (October-February)

Ÿ Dr. Brigitte Smit, University of South Africa (October)

Ÿ Dr. Sean Lessard, University of Regina (October)

Ÿ Dr. Bosire Mwebi, St. Francis Xavier University & Kenyan Delegation (October) & Dr.

Mwebi as a visiting scholar (January-June)

Ÿ Dr. Ilich Silva-Pena, Universidad Católica Silva Henriquez, Chile (November-February)

Ÿ Dr. Craig Deed, La Trobe University, Australia (November)

Ÿ Drs. Sachiko Asai & Masaaki Katsuno, University of Tokyo, & Dr. Yuki Kuroda, Nihon University, Japan (March)

Ÿ Drs. Julius Jwan & David Njengere Kabita, Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development (March)

Ÿ Linda Bosman, University of Pretoria (May)

Ÿ Dr. Carien Lubbe-De Beer, South Africa (June)

 

2013 - 2014

Ÿ Dr. Sumer Seiki, San Jose State (July)

Ÿ Dr. Susan Burwash, Eastern Washington University (July)

Ÿ Dr. Aiden Downey, Emory University (November)

Ÿ Dr. Myer Horowitz, University of Victoria (November)

Ÿ Dr. Lee Schaefer, University of Regina (July)

Ÿ Dr. Jan Gray, Edith Cowan University (November-December)

Ÿ Dr. Stefinee Pinnegar, Brigham Young University (December)

Ÿ Dr. Ilich Silva-Pena, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (February)

Ÿ Dr. Sean Lessard, University of Regina (February)

Ÿ Dr. Janice Huber, University of Regina (May)

Ÿ Dr. Ji-Sook Yeom, Konkuk University (May)

 

2012 - 2013

Ÿ Reva Joshee, OISE/University of Toronto (July)

Ÿ Janice Huber, University of Regina (July)

Ÿ Dilma de Mello, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil (July-August)

Ÿ Stefinee Pinnegar, Brigham Young University (October)

Ÿ Bosire Mwebi, St. Francis Xavier (March)

Ÿ Georgina Martin, University of British Columbia (June)

Ÿ Sumer Seiki, San Jose State University (June)

 

2011 - 2012

Reva Joshee, OISE/University of Toronto (July)

Bosire Mwebi, St. Francis Xavier (July – June)

Dilma de Mello, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil (September – August)

C. Aiden Downey, Emory University, Atlanta (January)

Naomi Katsura, Toyo University, Japan (March)

Yoshiya Tanaka, Tsuru University, Tokyo (March)

Hirotoshi Mori, Tsuru Univeristy, Tokyo, Japan (March)

Yoshinobu Shoy, Hokkaido University of Education, Hokkaido, Japan (March)

Koshun Ueda, Mukogawa Women’s University, Hyogo, Japan (March)

Rina Suzuki, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia (March)

Janice Huber, University of Regina (March)

M. Shaun Murphy, University of Saskatchewan (March)

Jan Gray, Edith Cowan University, Australia (April)

 

 

2010 - 2011

Ÿ Reva Joshee, OISE/University of Toronto (July)

Ÿ Jan Gray, Edith Cowan University, Australia (November)

Ÿ Yoshiya Tanaka, Tsuru University, Tokyo, Japan (December)

Ÿ Ji-Sook Yeom, Konkuk University, Korea (January)

Ÿ Tony Ryan, University of Cork Medical School, Ireland (January)

Ÿ Dilma de Mello, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil (January)

Ÿ Myer Horowitz, University of Victoria (March)

Ÿ Aiden Downey, Emory University, Atlanta, USA (June)

 

2009 – 2010

Ÿ Lisa Hunter, University of Queensland, Australia (September – October)

Ÿ elke emerald, Griffith University, Australia (September – October)

Ÿ Andrew Estefan, University of Calgary (September)

Ÿ Martina Kelly, University of Cork Medical School, Ireland (April)

Ÿ William Schragge, Associated Medical Services (April)

Ÿ Tadashi Ryuzaki, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University, Japan (December)

Ÿ Yoshiya Tanaka, Hokkaido University of Education, Sapporo (December)

Ÿ Yasuhiro Ujiie, Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University, Japan (December)

Ÿ Seiro Yamauchi, Otani University, Japan (December)

Ÿ Professor Hirotoshi Mori, Tsuru University, Tokyo (December)

Ÿ Mary Lynn Hamilton, University of Kansas (October)

Ÿ Jennifer Rowe, University of Sunshine Coast, Australia (September)

Ÿ Myer Horowitz, University of Victoria (October)

Ÿ Ji-Sook Yeom, Konkuk University, Korea (October)

Ÿ Debbie Pushor, University of Saskatchewan

2008

Naildir Alves do Amaral Dias (Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil)

Janice Huber (St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia)

Yucui Ju (East China Normal University, People's Republic of China)

2007

Brigitte Smit (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

2006

Carmel Hinchion (University of Limerick, Ireland)

Ji-Sook Yeom (Konkuk University, South Korea)

2005

Clover Hamilton-Flowers (UWI)

Christine Roomes (UWI)

Eulalee Graham-Sangster (UWI)

Reva Joshee (OISE/University of Toronto)

Gladys de Sousa (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)

2004

Jamaican Scholars from the University of the West Indies

Christine Roomes

June Blythe-Livingston

Margaret Bailey

Lorna Gow-Morrison

Maureen Byfield

Hixwell Douglas

Denver Holt

Michael Brown

Sandra Annakie

2003

Min-Ling Tsai (national Taipei Teachers College, Taiwan)

2001 (Also included is titles of seminars presented by visitors)

Lynn Butler-Kisber (McGill University, Quebec)

  • Artful Portrayals in Qualitative Inquiry

Paula Gunn Allen (Distinguished Visitor, University of Alberta, Alberta)

  • Thinking about teacher education and issues for teachers of Aboriginal students in urban settings
  • Glyphic narrative: The pedagogy of whole-brain information systems

2000

Ya-Mei Chen (National Taipei Teachers College, Taiwan)

  • Some thoughts and directions for my future research journey into narrative inquiry: From kindergarten teachers' lives and their professional knowledge landscape to merging into the professional knowledge landscape of kindergarten student teachers and beginning teachers
  • My research journey from quantitative to qualitative approach: From order-managing skills to kindergarten group discussion time and the professional development of student teachers

Myer Horowtiz (University of Alberta/University of Victoria)

  • The Youth and Society Research Group, University of Victoria, British Columbia

Lynn Butler-Kisber (McGill University

  • Alternative representation in qualitative research

Jean McNiff (Action Researcher in Great Britain and Ireland

  • The problematics of action research and the knowledge base of professional education in Northern Ireland and the Republic

1998

Reva Joshee (OISE/UT)

  • Stopping to listen: Teacher understandings of multicultural policy and practice

Linda Lambert (California State University at Hayward)

  • The constructivist leader

Robert Stake (University of Illinois)

  • Teacher evaluation and case study methods

1997

Alisara Chuchat and Pimpan Dachakupt (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand) and Idrenne Lim-Alparague and Daniel Chowne (Praxis Research Seminars, Vancouver, British Columbia)

  • The teacher practitioner toward becoming a dynamic researcher

Jerry Craig (University of the West Indies)

  • Art and storytelling from an intercultural perspective

Tony Hepworth (Charles Sturt University, New South Wales

  • The first year field experience: Lessons from an Australian university

Jean McNiff (Action Researcher in Great Britain and Ireland)

  • A conversation on action research

Celia Oyler (Teachers College)

  • Challenging the dichotomies of progressive education

W.P. Rautenbach (South African College for Teacher Education)

  • Current trends in South African education

Betty Wilson (University of the West Indies, Jamaica)

  • A conversation on comparative Caribbean literature, francophone African literature, 20th century French literature, and women's writing

Ming Fang He (OISE/UT)

Janette Gray (Edith Cowan University, Australia)

Yatta Kanu (Aga Khan University, Pakistan)

1996

Shirley Freed (Andrews University, Michigan)

  • An action research into changes in undergraduate students beliefs about gender issues in math education

Shoshana Kieny (University of Haifa, Israel)

  • Teachers' professional development as related to school change

Sue Middleton (University of Waikato, New Zealand)

  • Schools at war: A life-history analysis of learning and teaching in New Zealand 1939 to 1949
  • Canes, beets and gangsta rap: Disciplining sexuality in school 1920 to 1995
  • Educating feminists: Life histories and pedagogy

Centre Visitors Prior to 1996

Joyce Bainbridge (University of Alberta)

David Best (Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, United Kingdom)

Laurie Bowers (Rocky Mountain School Division)

Carl Braun (University of Calgary, Alberta))

Sylvia Chard (University of Alberta,)

M. Chorney (University of Calgary, Alberta)

Chris Clark (Michigan State University)

Nophanet Dhamborvorn (Suandusit Teachers College, Bangkok)

Gary Fenstermacher (University of Arizona)

Jim Henderson (Kent State University, Ohio)

Sandra Hollingsworth (Michigan State University)

Joe Kirman (University of Alberta)

Pat Klinck (St. Albert Separate School Board, Alberta)

Nona Lyons (Brown University, Rhode Island)

Nel Noddings (Stanford University, California)

Margaret Olson (Queens University, Ontario)

John Osborne (University of Alberta)

Virginia Richardson (University of Arizona)

Anna Richert (Mills College, California)

Brian Stelk (University of British Columbia)

David Williams (Brigham Young University, Utah)

Jean McNiff (University of Limerick, Ireland)

  • An Action Research Update: Progress and other stories

Darlene Witte-Townsend (Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont and Anne E. Hill (Edmonton

Public Schools, Alberta)

  • The spiritual life of children in classrooms

Janice Huber (St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia)

 

Here are the annual reports for the respective year:

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010