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b. Qualifications

DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES:
  • Ed.D.,      Curriculum, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Ontario, 1991. Doctoral Dissertation: Beattie, M. (1991). The Making of Relations: A narrative Study of the Construction and Reconstruction of Teachers' Personal Practical Knowledge. Unpublished Ed.D dissertation, University of Toronto, 297 pages.
  • M.Ed.,     Curriculum, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Ontario, 1985
  • M.A.,        English, York University, Toronto, Ontario, 1982
  • B.A.(Hon)     English, York University, Toronto, Ontario, 1978

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Registration (1997)
  • Ontario Permanent School Teachers' Certificate, Ontario Ministry of Education (1976)
  • French as a Second Language – Part I, Ontario Ministry of Education (1982)
  • Certificate in Education, Music and English, St. Paul's College of Education, Rugby, England (1969)

HONOURS:
  • 2008       Invited Visiting Professor University of Iceland, Reykjavik (August/September 2008)
  • 2008       Invited to Chair SSHRC Assessment Committee 17 (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada)
  • 1999-2005    Elected Faculty Member, Governing Council, University of Toronto
  • 1999-2005    Member – Academic Board, University of Toronto
  • 1999/2000    Professor of the Year Award, OISE/University of Toronto Students' Union.
  • 2002-2004    Committee Member: SSHRC Assessment Committee 17 (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada)
  • 1997        Invited Visiting Scholar School of Education, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • 1996        John Smythe Memorial Medal, Victorian Institute of Educational Research, University of Melbourne.
  • 1985        Excellence in Teaching Award, International Reading Association
  • 1986        Awarded Full Year Study Leave for Doctoral Residency, Ontario Teachers’ Federation / East York Board of Education
  • 1983        Awarded Study Leave to The London Institute, London, UK (2 weeks paid leave)
  • 1981        Awarded Study Leave to University of Toronto, Scarborough (3 months paid leave), for French Immersion Programme

EMPLOYMENT:

  • 2008-Present Full Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Ontario
  • 1996-2008 Associate Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan-Jul 2004 Acting Head, Centre for Teacher Development/ CTL, OISE/UT
  • 1989-96    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, Ontario
  • 1985-89    Consultant of Curriculum and Staff Development, East York Board of Education, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1979-84    Chair of English & Communications Department, D.A. Morrison Jr. High School, East York Board of Toronto, Ontario
  • 1975-79    Classroom Teacher, Intermediate Division, D.A. Morrison Junior High School, East York Board of Education, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1974         Supply Teacher, East York Board of Education, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970-74    Classroom Teacher, Oratory School, London, England
  • 1969-70    Classroom Teacher, Victoria Junior School, London, England
  • 1964-65    Classroom Teacher, County Waterford, Ireland
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