Narrative Inquiries into Curriculum Making in Teacher Education

In this title the authors explore how individuals' identity and personal practical knowledge are being formed, shifted or interrupted through moments in teacher education which the authors have carefully and thoughtfully constructed. The particularity of the stories expressed in this collection, provide us with multiple perspectives and multiple entry points into making deeper sense of the complexity of curriculum-making in teacher education. As the stories of experience resonate with our own or as they stand apart from them, they provoke us to re-imagine teacher education, and to retell and relive our own stories of teacher education with new possibility.

Parents as Partners

Parents as Partners at welcomed Dr. Debbie Pushor. Dr. Debbie Pushor is an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Curriculum Studies in the College of Education. Dr. Pushor’s doctoral work has focused on parent engagement and parent leadership.

Joining our Voices: Parent Engagement in the Early Years

Debbie Pushor opened our session by inviting participants to bring to mind a recollection of their participation in a common early years event: an event such as a parent orientation meeting for a childcare, preschool, ECE or K program or a Meet the Teacher Night for Grade 1 or 2. After each table grouping had sketched out an agenda that typically represents an event such as this, Debbie asked us to analyze the event:

Joining Our Voices. Parent Engagement in the Early Years.

A collaborative Community Workshop on Thursday, January 21, 2010.

Research on early learning and child care is conclusive: a child’s experiences during the first five years of her/his life can set a critical direction for future success in school and for living a healthy and fulfilling life (Pascal’s Early Learning Report, 2009; Canadian Council on Learning,