In this newsletter:

  • Soup for the Soul Hosted by Faculty of Education
  • Presentation by Dr. Andre P. Grace
  • Workshop: Strengthening Cross Cultural Skills
  • Call for Presentations
  • Research Invitation
  • Hurrahs!!!

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On 26-Sept-2018, the Faculty of Education will again be hosting “Soup for the Soul” at the Chaplaincy Centre on campus.  We hope to feed 250 people.

Would you like to help out? We need shoppers, choppers, cooks, servers, runners and dishwashers!  (Some tasks take place the day before the event)

If you would like to participate, please sign up in the Google Doc.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carolyn Francis.

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This 20-Sept-2018, Dr. Andre P. Grace will present on: The Case for Mandatory Comprehensive Sexual Health Education in Canadian Schooling.   The presentation will take place from 7pm – 8 pm at the MacKenzie Lecture Theatre, Holland College, 140 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown, PE.  All are welcome. No registration is required for this event.

Dr. Grace is Canada Research Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Studies (Tier 1) in the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta.  Dr. Grace’s research focuses on the comprehensive health, educational, and cultural concerns of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) youth. Currently he directs the Comprehensive Health Education Workers (CHEW) Project for vulnerable SGM youth in Edmonton.

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The CSSE Board of Directors invites presentation proposals for the 2019 CSSE Annual Conference in Vancouver BC, June 1-6 2019 (pre-conferences on 01-Jun-2019).  Held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, this bilingual conference provides an opportunity for discussion of educational issues among practitioners and educational scholars from across the nation.  Deadline for submission is 01-Oct-2018.  Details can be found on their website. or in the above flyer.

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On Friday, 14-Sept-2018, from 9:00am to 12:00 noon, Lisa Dollar, Cultural Inclusion Trainer with the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada, will be presenting our faculty and staff with a workshop on strengthening Cross-cultural skills.

This half-day interactive presentation will examine the core beliefs, attitudes and perceptions that are key to success in working across cultures. Participants will take a deep look at how culture influences communication and build skills on bridging both verbal and non-verbal gaps with students. This session will explore what makes programs and services inclusive and provides a platform to discuss ways forward.

The workshop is tentatively scheduled for Main Faculty Lounge.  To confirm your attendance, please contact Karen-Anne

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Dr. Frederic Fovet invites members of the PEI teaching community to participate in a study regarding challenges experienced in PEI schools with the implementation of inclusive practices and the process of change this involves.  Details can be found in the attached invitation.  The study (and recruitment through the Faculty of Education blog) have received approval from the UPEI Research Ethics Board (File 6007658).

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GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Tim Goddard and co-authors Ali Mohammad (Memorial University) and Dr. Jim Frideres (University of Calgary), on an article recently published in Comparative and International Education.  The article, “The Long Journey for Afghan Teacher Training Colleges: Accreditation and Quality Assurance,” can be viewed here.

GoldstarCongratulations to Teresa Zhang (one of our MEd graduates from 2017), Dr. Tim Goddard, and PhD candidate Brittany Jakubiec, on the recent publication of their article, “Social justice leadership in education: A suggested questionnaire,” which was recently published in Research in Educational Administration & Leadership.  The full-text article is available here.

GoldstarCongratulation to Dr. Jane Preston, Dr. Keith Walker, and Dr. Edwin Ralph for their latest, peer-reviewed book chapter entitled, “Teacher candidates and practicum advisors: Nurturing successful relationships.” The chapter is published in the book, Readiness for the field: Perspectives from within the triangle of teacher education (Common Ground Publishers), which is edited by D. C. Young, W. Kraglund-Gautheir, & T. G. Ryan.

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