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Executive Officers of the Board (2019-20)
Dr. Lynn Lemisko
Lynn Lemisko is a professor in the Department of Educational Foundations in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Her teaching experience includes seven years of work in Alberta public school systems where she taught students in grades four through nine, and many years of teaching post-secondary students courses in Canadian and European history, trends and issues in curriculum development, social studies curriculum and instruction and the history of education. Her research interests include investigations into issues in teacher education (past and present), social studies & citizenship education, and the history of education.
First Vice President
Dr. Jeannie Kerr
Jeannie Kerr is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. Her research is concerned with understanding the ways that programs of teacher education can prepare future educators to engage complexity, uncertainty and diversity so as to address local and global inequities that form part of working in education. Jeannie’s academic work is committed to decolonial theory and practice in teacher education, addressing inequalities in K-12 schooling, and collaboratively repairing and renewing relations in Canadian society.
Second Vice President
Dr. Shirley Van Nuland
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Dr. Sandra Kouritzin
Sandra Kouritzin is a Professor of Education with a specialty in second language education in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Kurt Clausen
Kurt Clausen is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and past Chair of Graduate Studies at Nipissing University. He has been a member of the CAFE executive since 2008: He first served as 2nd Vice-President and Program Chair for the 2009 (Montreal) and 2010 (Ottawa) congresses; then as a member-at-large (2011-13), Treasurer (2013-14), and 1st Vice-President (2014-15). Although he his primarily interested in the history of education, Kurt has also served as the editor of the Canadian Journal of Action Research since 2001. Most recently, he helped found the Canadian Association of Action Research in Education (CAARE), a SIG of the Canadian Association for Teacher Education.
Members of the Board
Caitlin Scharf-Way is a former English teacher, and is finishing an MA in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests are in the history of education and the history of childhood in Canada. Her thesis examines progressivism in the rhetoric and practice of the Girl Guides in British Columbia from 1910-1950.
Taylor Ellis is a PhD candidate in education at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on the history of education in the Western and Central Arctic. Her dissertation will examine the institution of school and its historical relationship with Indigenous languages in this region of the Arctic. This will be situated within the context of understanding that Nunavut has positioned school as a primary vector of Inuit language revitalisation and this reimagination of the decolonial potential of school is of particular interest.
Emerging Scholars Committee
Dr. Helen Raptis
University of Victoria
Dr. Ann Chinnery
Dr. Chinnery’s research addresses philosophical and ethical issues in teacher education, especially recent shifts in thinking about rights and responsibilities, the practical complexities of classroom dialogue in pluralist democracies, and preparing teachers for work in increasingly diverse classrooms.
Dr. David Mandzuk
Dr. David Mandzuk is an Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba and former president of CAFE from 2005 to 2010. He is also the Treasurer of the Association of Canadian Deans of Education (ACDE) and the Chair of the International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET). Along with Dr. Shelley Hasinoff, he is the author of Case Studies in Educational Foundations: Canadian Perspectives (Oxford, 2015) and Slices of Life: Managing Dilemmas in Middle Grades Teaching (National Middle School Association, 2010). His research interests include ethics in education, dilemmas of practice, the professional socialization process, internationalization in education, and teacher education reform.
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