Faculty of Education

Dr Suzanne Majhanovich

Emerita/Adjunct Research Professor

Profile

I am a Professor Emerita/Adjunct Research Professor at the Faculty of Education, UWO, whose initial research area involved first and second language acquisition, and issues of teaching and learning second/foreign languages. I was the senior author of the French text series En français s’il vous plait and also worked at times on contract for the Ministry of Education developing curriculum guidelines for French as a Second Language and International Languages. I have been active in the Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association and was awarded a Life Membership in 2000. Before joining a faculty of education, I taught secondary school French as a Second Language and German.

I have a long-standing interest in comparative and international education, especially with regard to how globalization has affected education systems in Canada and elsewhere. I have made numerous presentations and published several articles in the area and have co-edited one volume of a twelve-volume book series: Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research, to be published by Springer Publications; namely, volume 2, Comparative and Global Pedagogies: Equity, Access and Democracy in Education, (2008). I have also co-edited with Drs. Joseph Zajda and Val Rust a special issue on Education and Social Justice of the International Review of Education 52(1-2) (2006) which also appeared as in book form, published by Springer. Education and Social Justice and included selected articles developed from papers presented at the 12th World Congress of Comparative Education Societies which took place in Havana, Cuba, October, 2004.

After the 13th World Congress, held in Sarajevo, Bosnia, I co-edited with Christine Fox and Adila Pašalić Kreso a special issue of the International Review of Education, Volume 54 (1-2) (2008) entitled Living Together: Education and Intercultural Dialogue,which was also reprinted by Springer as a stand-alone volume in 2009. The issue featured selected papers from the 13th World Congress. After the 14th World Congress, held in Istanbul Turkey, June 2010, I co-edited with Christine Fox and Fatma Gök a special issue for the International Review of Education,Volume 57 (3-4) (2011) entitled Bordering, Re-Bordering and new Possibilities in Education and Society based on selected presentations from the Congress. The issue was reprinted by Springer as a stand-alone volume in 2012. The special issue of the International Review of Education: Journal of Lifelong Learning that I co-edited with Diane Napier and Norberto Fernández Lamarra, “New Times, New Voices” based on selected papers  from the thematic group on Higher/adult Education of the 2013 WCCES in Buenos Aires appeared as Volume 60(4) 2014.  I have also co-edited several volumes on Comparative Education for Sense Publishers. In June, 2013 I was honoured to receive the David N. Wilson Award for contributions to Comparative and International Education from the Comparative and International Education Society Canada (CIESC) at the annual meeting in Victoria BC..

From 2000-2003, I was involved in a large SSHRC project on the History of Women Teachers in Ontario (Principal Investigator, Dr. Rebecca Coulter). My area of the study, francophone women teachers in Ontario resulted in a number of conference presentations and several articles and chapters. More recently I have worked with colleagues in the Faculty on a large Ministry of Education project to investigate the feasibility of using the Common European Framework of Reference as an organizing principle for Ontario FSL programs. This project, completed June 2010 resulted in two major research reports and numerous conference presentations.

I edited the journal Canadian and International Education Volumes 34-40, until December, 2011.

Research

Term Start Date

Principal Investigator

Co-Investigator

Grantor

Grant Title Purpose

Total Amount

2008-2011S. MajhanovichS. Taylor and M. SmithMOE/TVDSBResearch$388,000
2007S. MajhanovichInternal SSHRCConference Travel$2898
2000-03R. CoulterS. Majhanovich  (+ 5 others)SSHRCResearch$230,000
1998S. Majhanovich R. CoulterVP AcademicResearch$4,000
1998S. Majhanovich R. CoulterFacultyR & D$1,000
1996-97S. MajhanovichSabbaticalResearch$8,401

Recent Publications

Books

Majhanovich, S. & Malet, R. (Eds.) (2015). Building Democracy through Education on Diversity. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. (220 pp.)

Gonçalves, S. & Majhanovich, S. (Eds.) (2016). Art and Intercultural Dialogue. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. (271 pp.)

Majhanovich, S. & Geo-JaJa, M.A. (Eds.) (2013) Economics, Aid and Education. Implications for Development. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. (262 pp.)

Napier, Diane B. & Majhanovich, S. (2013) Education, dominance and Identity. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers (243 pp.)

Majhanovich, S. Fox, C. & Gök, F. (Eds.) (2012) Bordering, Re-Bordering and new Possibilities in Education and Society.  Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer (256 pp.) 

Masemann, V., Majhanovich, S, Truong, N & Janigan, K. (Eds.) (2010) A Tribute to David N. Wilson. Clamouring for a Better World. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. (324 pp.)

Geo-JaJa, Macleans A. & Majhanovich, S. (Eds.) (2010) Education, Language, and Economics: Growing National and Global Dilemmas. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. (220 pp.)

Majhanovich, S., Fox, C. & Pasalic Kreso, A. (Eds.) (2009) Living Together: Education and Intercultural Dialogue. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer (229pp).

Zajda, J., Davies, L., & Majhanovich, S. (Eds.) (2008) Comparative and Global Pedagogies: Equity, Access and Democracy in Education. (Volume 2 of Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer (232pp). 

Zajda, J. Majhanovich, S., Rust, V. and Martin Sabina, E. (Eds.) (2006) Education and Social Justice. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer (217 pp.)

Chapters in Books

Majhanovich, S. & Malet, R. (2015) Introduction: Building Democratic Education in Diverse Contexts. In Majhanovich, S. & Malet, R. (Eds.) Building Democracy through Education on Diversity. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 1-13.

Majhanovich,  S. (2015) Globalization and Humanities in Canada. In Zajda, J. (Ed.) Second International Handbook on Globalisation, Education and Policy Research. Dortrecht: Springer, pp. 667-677.

Majhanovich, S. & Geo-JaJa M.A. (2013). Economics, Aid and Education Implications for Development An Introduction. In Majhanovich, S. & Geo-JaJa, M.A.  (Eds.) Economics, Aid and Education: Implications for Development. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp1-11.

Majhanovich, S. (2013) How the English Language contributes to Sustaining the Neoliberal Agenda: Another Take on the  Strange Non-Demise of Neoliberalism. In Majhanovich, S. & Geo-JaJa, M.A. (Eds.) Economics, Aid and Education: Implications for Development. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, ppl 79-96.

Napier, D.B & Majhanovich, S. (2013) Introduction: Global Issues: Regional, National and Local Culture Case Studies. In Napier, D. B. & Majhanovich, S. (Eds.) Education, Dominance and Identity. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 1-7. 

Majhanovich, S. (2013) English as a Tool of Neo-Colonialism and Globalization in Asian Contexts. In Hébert, Y. & Abdi, A. (Eds.) Critical Perspectives on International Education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp.249-261.

Fox, C. Majhanovich, S. & Gök, F.  (2012). Bordering and Re-Bordering in Education: Introduction. In Majhanovich, S. Fox, C. & Gök, F. (Eds.)  Bordering, Re-Bordering and new Possibilities in Education and Society. Dordrecht. The Netherlands: Springer, Pp. 1-14.

Majhanovich, S. & Geo-JaJa M.A. (2010). Overview and Introduction: In Geo-JaJa, M.A. & Majhanovich, S. (Eds.) Education, Language, and Economics: Growing National and Global Dilemmas. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. ix-xix.

Majhanovich, Suzanne (2010). Canadian Language Policies: An Example of Political Expediency? Chapter 8 in Geo-JaJa, M. A. & Majhanovich, S. (Eds.) Education, Language, and Economics: Growing National and Global Dilemmas. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 127-139

Majhanovich, S. (2008)  Globalisation, Education Reforms and Immigrant Students in Canada. In: Zajda, J, Davies, L. & Majhanovich, S. (Eds.) Comparative and Global Pedagogies: Equity, Access and Democracy in Education (Vol. 2) of the Series Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research. United Kingdom Lightning Source UK Ltd.: Springer, pp. 125-141.

Larsen, Marianne, Majhanovich, Suzanne & Masemann, Vandra (2008) Comparative Education in Canadian Universities. In Wolhuter, Charl, Popov, Nikolay, Manzon, Maria & Leutwyler, Bruno (Eds.) Comparative Education at Universities World Wide. 2nd Edition. Sofia, Bulgaria: Bureau for Educational Services, pp. 145-156 (Expanded version of the chapter that appeared in the 1st Edition 2007, pp. 19-30.)

Majhanovich, S., & Zhang, L. (2007).  The Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC).  In Masemann, V., Bray, M., & Manzon, M. (Eds.), Common Interests, Uncommon Goals: Histories of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies and its Members.  Hong Kong: CERC Publications, pp. 170-182

Larsen, M., Majhanovich, S. & Masemann, V. (2007). Comparative Education in Canadian Universities in Wolhuter, C. & Popov, N. (Eds.). Comparative Education as Discipline at Universities Worldwide. Sofia, Bulgaria: Bureau for Educational Services, pp. 19-30.

Davidson-Harden, A. & S. Majhanovich (2006) Privatisation in Education in Canada: A Survey of Trends. In Zajda, J. (Ed.) Decentralisation and Privatisation in Education: The Role of the State. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 31-55 [reprinted from International Review of Education Vol. 50:3-4]

Majhanovich, S. (2005). For the sake of language and heritage: Ontario Francophone women teachers reflect on their careers. In Coulter, R. & Harper, H.  History is Hers: Women educators in Twentieth Century Ontario (pp. 75-96). Calgary: Detselig.

Majhanovich, S.  (2005).  Educational decentralisation: Rhetoric or reality?  The case of Ontario, Canada.  In Zajda, J. (Ed.), International Handbook on Globalisation, Education and Policy Research. The Netherlands: Springer, pp. 599-612.

Papers in Refereed Journals

Majhanovich, S. (2015). Neo-Liberalism takes hold: Educational reform in the brave new faculty of education.  Educational Practice and Theory, Vol. 37:2, pp. 5-23.

Majhanovich, S. & Napier, D. (2014) Lifelong learning in the new millennium. Voices from the XV World Congress of Comparative Education Societies. International Review of Education. Journal of Lifelong Learning. Vol. 60:4, pp. 449-462.

Majhanovich, S. (2014) Neo-liberalism, globalization, language pllicy and practice issues in the Asia-Pacific region. Asia Pacific Journal of Education. Vol. 34:2 (June), pp. 168-183.

Faez, F., Taylor, S., Majhanovich, S. Brown, P. & Smith, M. (2011) Teacher Reactions to CEFR’s task-based approach for FSL classrooms. Synergies Europe Vol. 6, pp.109-120.

Li, Vickie Wai Kei & Majhanovich,Suzanne (2010). Marching on a long road. A Review of the effectiveness of the mother-tongue education policy in post-colonial Hong Kong. Columbian Journal of Bilingual Education 4: 1, 10-29.

Suzanne Majhanovich (2008). Review: Comparative and International Education: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice by David Phillips and Michele Schweisfurth, and Comparative Education: Exploring Issues in International Context by Patricia K. Kubow and Paul R. Fossum. Comparative Education Review Vol 52:2 (May 2008), pp 292-294.

Majhanovich, Suzanne & Fox, Christine, (2008). Introduction: Education and Intercultural Dialogue.  Special Issue of International Review of Education 54(3-4) Edited by Suzanne Majhanovich, Christine Fox & Adila Pasalic Kreso, pp. 287-297.

Larsen, Marianne, Majhanovich, Suzanne & Masemann, Vandra (2007). Comparative Education in Canadian Universities. Canadian and International Education Journal, Vol. 36:3, pp15-30.

Majhanovich, S. & Zhang, L. (2007). The Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC). Canadian and International Education 36:1 (June). Expanded version of chapter cited above in Common Interests, Uncommon Goals: Histories of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies and its Members. pp. 1-14.

Majhanovich, S. (2007).  Pondering priorities: Reflections on the careers of three francophone women teachers in Ontario.  Resources for Feminist Research, 31(3-4): 67-86.

Majhanovich, Suzanne (2006). "Immigrant Students and Canadian Education: Compromised Hopes." Education and Society, 24:1, pp. 5-26 [Also to appear as a chapter in Equity, Access and Democracy in Education: Proceedings of the 32nd Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society. San Francisco/Melbourne: James Nicholas Publisher.]

Zajda, Joseph, Majhanovich, Suzanne & Val Rust (2006). Introduction: Education and Social Justice. International Review of Education 52:1 & 2, pp. 9-22.

Majhanovich, S. (2004).  Degrees of freedom: We've come a long way -- or have we?  Retired women teachers reflect on freedom.  Oral History Forum, 24, 13-29.

Davidson-Harden, A. & Majhanovich, S.  (2004).  Privatization in Canadian education: A survey of trends.  International Review of Education, 50(3-4), 263-287.

Majhanovich, S.  (2004).  Education decentralization: Rhetoric or reality.  The case of Ontario, Canada.  World Studies in Education, 5(2), (forthcoming).

Majhanovich, S.  (2003).  Making sense of decentralization using a comparativist lens.  Canadian and International Education, 32(1 June), 1-18.

Majhanovich, S. & Rezai-Rashti, G.  (2002).  Marginalized women: Minority women teachers in twentieth century Ontario.  Education and Society, 20(2), 61-72.

Majhanovich, S.  (2002).  Conflicting visions, competing expectations: Control and de-skilling of education.  A perspective from Ontario.  McGill Journal of Education, 37(2), 159-176.

Majhanovich, S.  (2002).  Change in public education: Globalization in action?  The Case of Ontario, Canada.  Planning and Changing.  An Educational Leadership and Policy Journal. (Special Issue: Perspectives on International and Global Education), 33(1-2), 53-76.

Majhanovich, S. (2001).  Portrait of a multicultural cityCToronto, Canada [Duo yuan wen hua cheng shi suo ying- jia na ta duo lunduo]. Journal of World Ethno-National Studies (Shijie Minzu), 69-76.

Majhanovich, S. (2000).  How to kick multiculturalism in its teeth: Toward a better tomorrow with critical compassion by S. Sugunasiri. Canadian and International Education, 29(1), 105-114.

Commisioned Reports

Majhanovich, S., Faez, F. Smith, M. Taylor, S, Vandergrift, L. + Brown, P., Crowley-Thorogood, K., Yu, H. & Garbati, J. (June, 2010). Describing FSL Language Competencies: The CEFR within an Ontario Context: Research Report to the Ontario Ministry of Education on the study of the Immersion and Core French Participants. (Final Report). (170pp.)

Majhanovich, S., Faez, F. Smith, M., Taylor, S., Vandergrift, L. + Brown, P., Crowley-Thorogood, K., Yu, H. & Garbati, J. (March 2010) Interim Report: Describing FSL Language Competencies: The CEFR within an Ontario Context. Research Report to the Ontario Ministry of Education on the study of the French Immersion Participants. (107 pp.)

Gaskell, J., Majhanovich, S., Tymchak, M. (2000, October). Post-Shapiro Review of Teacher Education in Nova Scotia.  Report of the Review Team to The Nova Scotia Council on Higher Education (56 pp).

Majhanovich, S., Sensevy, G. & Osborn, M. (2004, October). Report on the Mid-term site visit to review the SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRI) project, L’évolution actuelle du personnel de l’enseignement préscolaire, primaire et secondaire au Canada, directed by M. Maurice Tardif of the Université de Montréal (11 pp).

Abstracts and/or Papers Read

Majhanovich, S. (2013, June 24). English as the Voice of neo-Liberal Globalization. Presented at the WCCES Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Majhanovich, S. (2013, March 11). Language Hegemony in the Knowledge Economy. Presented at the CIES Conference, new Orleans. 

Majhanovich, S. (2012, april 24). Circulation and Transfer of Educational Ideas in Comparative Education. Presented at the CIES Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Majhanovich, S. & Pitman, A. (2012, April 25). The Transformation of the University: How Globalisation drives Educational Reforms: Cases from Canada and Australia. Presented at the CIES Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Majhanovich, S. & Napier, D. (2012, February 17) Considerations of Dominance, Identity and Language Issues in a Comparative Context. Presented at WCCES Symposium, National Institute of Education, Singapore. 

Majhanovich, S. (2011, May 4). The Fate of Humanities in a Globalized World: Examples From Canada. Presented at the Annual Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Montreal, Canada.

Majhanovich, S. Despagne, C. & Fyn, D. (2011, Mar. 24, Mar. 25) Strategies: The Compass to Language Learning. Presented at the OMLTA Spring Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Majhanovich, S. (2010, October 23) The CEFR in Ontario Schools. Presented at the OMLTA Fall Conference, Niagara Falls, Ont.

Majhanovich, S. (2010, April 21) Alpplying the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to support Bilingualism in Canada. Presented at the WEFLA Conference, Holguin, Cuba.

Majhanovich, S. (2010, June 16) The Common European Framework of Reference as an Agent for Re-Bordering in a Globalized World. Presented at the WCCES Congress, Istanbul, Turkey.

Majhanovich, S. (2010, March 2) Re-Imagining Language Education: Can the CEFR Solve Canada's Expectations for Bilingualism? Presented at the CIES Conference, Chicago, Ill.

Majhanovich, S. (2009, March 23) English as a Tool of Neo-Colonialism and globalization in Asian Contexts. Presented at CIES Conference, Charleston, S.C.

Larsen, M., Masemann, V. & Majhanovich, S. (2009, March 25). Comparative Education in Universities within North America, Europe, Greater China and Southern Africa. Presented at CIES Conference, Charleston, S.C.

Larsen, M., Majhanovich, S. & Masemann, V. (2008, June 2). Comparative Education in Canadian Universities. Presented at CIESC/CSSE Conference, UBC.

Majhanovich, S. (2008, May 19) Teaching English in the Asian Context. Presented at the Communications University of China, Beijing, PRC. Same paper also presented May 15 at Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, PRC.

Majhanovich, S. (2008, April 22) Language Policies and Identity Formation in Canada. Presented at WEFLA Conference, Holguin/Guardalavaca, Cuba.

Majhanovich, S. (2008, March 18). Comparative Education in Canadian Universities. Presented as part of panel on CE in Universities worldwide at CIES conference, Columbia University, New York.

Majhanovich, S. (2008, January 11) Foreign Language Instruction in Post-Colonial Nations. Presented at Conference on South East Asian Education, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Majhanovich, S. (2007, September 6) Language Policies and Identity in Countries with Diverse Populations: Examples from Canada. Presented at WCCES 13th World Congress, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Majhanovich, S. (2007, April 11) Diversity? Of course, but...Linguistic and educational policies and their impact on minority students Presented at annual AERA Conference in Chicago, Illinois

Majhanovich, S. (2007, February 28) Diversity? Of course, but...Linguistic and educational policies and their impact on minority students. Presented at CIES Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Majhanovich, s. (2007, March 1) National Identity, Multiculturalism and Language Policies. Presented at CIES Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Majhanovich, S. (2006, May 27)  “Recent Quebecois Adolescent Fiction: The Power of the Land” presented at CIESC/CSSE Conference, York University, Toronto.

Majhanovich, S. (2006, March 18). “Young Adult Fiction in Francophone Canada.” Paper presented at the 50th Annual conference of the Comparative and International Education society. Honolulu, Hawai’i.

Majhanovich, S. (2006, March 14). “Recent Developments in Decentralization in Education in Canada.” Paper presented at the 50th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Majhanovich, S. (2006, February 4). “Decentralization of Education: Promising Initiative or Problematic Notion?” Paper presented at the Mediterranean Society of Comparative Education (MESCE) Conference, Alexandria, Egypt.

Majhanovich, S. (2005, May 28). “A Journey of Exploration. A History of the CIESC.” Presented at the CSSE/CIESC Conference, London, Ontario.

Majhanovich, S. (2005, March 24). “The History of the Comparative & International Education society of Canada.” Presented at the 49th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Stanford, California.

Majhanovich, S. (2005, March 23). “Development and Privatization in Education in Canada.” Presented at the 49th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Stanford, California.

Majhanovich, S.  (2004, December 4).  Keynote address.  Immigrant students and Canadian education: Compromised hopes.  Presented at the 32nd Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society, Melbourne, Australia.

Zhang, L. & Majhanovich, S.  (2004, October 28).  "A Journey of exploration.  A brief history of CIESC." 12th World Congress of Comparative Education Societies.  Havana, Cuba.

Majhanovich, S.  (2004, May 29).  Panel organizer CIESC: The growth of privatization in Ontario education.  Paper entitled Education in Ontario: Public right or private opportunity.

Smith, M. & Majhanovich, S.  (2004, April 23).  "Web-based foreign language teacher education courses:  A review of the Althouse Faculty of Education experience," WEFLA Conference, Holguin, Cuba.

Majhanovich, S.  (2004, March 9). Panel organizer of "Degrees of Freedom: Women Teachers in Twentieth Century Ontario." Paper entitled We've come a long way--Or have we?  Retired women teachers reflect on freedom.  Presented at Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Majhanovich, S.  (2004, March 10). Panel organizer of "Educational Restructuring: An Invitation to Privatization?"  Paper entitled Education in Ontario: Public trust--Private target?.  Presented at Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Majhanovich, S.  (2004, March 11).  Development and Privatization in Education in Canada.  Paper presented at Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Majhanovich, S., Varpalotai, A. & Rezai-Rashti, G.  (2004, February 6).  Faculty lecture presentation of the history of women teachers in twentieth century Ontario project.

Majhanovich, S.  (2003, May).  Keynote address: Making Sense of Decentralization Using a Comparativist Lens.  Presented at CSSE Conference,Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Majhanovich, S.  (2003, May).  Minority Women Teachers in Ontario.  Paper presented at CSSE Conference,Halifax, Nova Scotia

Majhanovich, S. "Second Language Acquisition: What does it mean to know a language?"  Presented at Liaoning Normal University,  June 18, and at Dalian Foreign Language University, June 20, 2002

Majhanovich, S.  "Teacher Education in Ontario, Canada: Meeting the Standards of Practice." Keynote address at the 2002 China-Canada-Korea Teacher Education Seminar, Nanjing Xiaozhuang College, Nanjing, PRC, June 14, 2002.

Majhanovich, S. & Rezai-Rashti, G.  "Intersection of race, class, religion, and culture in the lives on women teachers in 20th century Ontario."  Paper presented at CSSE/CIESC conference, May 25, 2002.

Majhanovich, S. & Rezai-Rashti, G.  "Marginalized Women?  Visible Minority Women Teachers Constructing Their Identity." Paper presented at 46th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Conference (CIES), Orlando, Florida, March 6, 2002.

Majhanovich, S. (2001, July 3).  Doubly Marginalized: Francophone Women Teachers in Ontario, Canada.  Paper presented at the 11th World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, Cheongju, Korea.

Majhanovich, S. (2001, March 22).  Conflicting Visions, Competing Expectations: Control and De-Skilling of Education: A Perspective from Ontario, Canada.  Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference, Washington, DC.

Majhanovich, S. (2000, October 14). Francophone and Female: Teaching Struggles in Ontario. Paper presented at the CHEA/ACHE (Canadian History of Education Association) Conference in the session Women and Teaching.

Majhanovich, S. (2000, July 25). Portrait of a Multicultural City - Toronto, Canada. Paper presented at the IUAES Inter-Congress on Metropolitan Ethnic Cultures, Beijing, PRC.

Majhanovich, S. (2000, May 27). A Question of Language: Francophone Teachers in Ontarios Schools 1930-1980. Presented as part of CASWE 2000 International Institute in the Session Ambivalence and Identity: Women Teachers in Ontario 1930-1980, Edmonton, Alberta.

Majhanovich, S. (2000, May 25). Conflicting Visions, Competing Expectations: Control and Deskilling of EducationCA Perspective from Ontario. Paper presented at CSSE/CIESC Conference, Edmonton, Alberta.

Majhanovich, S. (2000, April 27). Bittersweet Memories: Retired Women French Teachers Reflect on Their Careers. Part of Roundtable presentation "Threatening Women Teachers: Stories of Women Teachers Living at the Margins" presented at AERA Conference, New Orleans.

Majhanovich, S., & Smith, M. (1999, June 10). The Influence of Private and Public Domains in Delivering ESL Programs in Mexico. Paper presented at CSSE/CIESC Conference, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Majhanovich, S. (1999, May 19). Teaching Second Languages: New Approaches and Perspectives. Presentation to Faculty of Education Professors of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Peru.

Majhanovich, S. (1999, May 18). Theoretical Approaches to Second/Foreign Languages Teaching. Presentation to Faculty and ESL Teacher Candidates at Instituto Pedagogica Nacional Monterrico, Lima, Peru.

Majhanovich, S. (1999, May 17). Second Language Teacher Education in Ontario, Canada. Presentation to professors of School of Foreign Languages at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Peru.

Majhanovich, S. (1998, July 16). Conflicting Visions, Competing Expectations: Ontario Schools on the Eve of the 21st Century. Paper presented at the 10th World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, Cape Town, South Africa.

Teaching and Supervision

Doctoral

Adrienne Vanthuyne.  An investigation of multiliteracies pedagogies in language teacher education in Ontario. A mixed methods study. (Committee member)

Lindsay Todd Colby. Talking about metalanguage. A multiple case study of French as a second language students’ perceptions of metalanguage knowledge and use.(Committeee member)

Mary Joy Elijah. The Oneida Language Regenesis Project: The Path to Regeneration in an Oneida Speech Community. (Committee member)

Jennifer Anne Kozak. Invested: Cultural Identity and Foreign Language Acquisition inspired by international service (Committee member)

Master's

Joan Plonski. Intercultural experience and identity: an inquiry into the lived curriculum of international students (Committee member)

Ph.D

2013 Xiuhua Ke. Cross-Linguistic/Cultural Perspectives of Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language in Canadian Universities

2012 Hongfang Yu. The language Learning of Refugee Students in Canadian Public Elementary and Secondary Schools

2010 Lucy Karanja, An Investigation into the Educational Experiences and Support for Urban Sudanese Refugee Children in Kenya: An Ethnographic Case Study

2009 Yi Lin, Investigating Role-Play Implementation: A Multiple Case Study on Chinese EFL Teachers using Role-Play in their Secondary Classrooms (Joint PhD student, University of Windsor; co-supervisor with Dr. Kara Smith from the University of Windsor).

2008 Mohsen Mahmoudi, Adult Iranian University Students' Perceptions of Social Interactions in Canada.

2008 Kathy Bradford, An Androcentric Gauge: Portrayals of Gender Relations in Elementary Social Studies Knowledge

2006  Natalie Rublik, An Investigation into the Role of Culture in the Development of Oral Fluency: A Case Study Involving Chinese Learners of English

2006  Steven Sider, Experiences with Language Retention: Case Studies of Mexican Mennonites

2006  Teresa van Deven, The Enhanced Native English Teaching Program in Hong Kong: A Critical Ethnography

2005  Lanlin Zhang, Oral Communication for Chinese Students in Canada
2004  Dien Tran, Education in the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, 1976-2002

Ph.D Committee Member

2015 Pejman Habibie.  An investigation into writing for scholarly publication by novice scholars: Practices of Canadian Anglophone doctoral students  

2014 Vickie Li. Learners’ stories. A study of Hong Kong post-secondary students’ English learning experiences and identity construction

2012 Zheng Zhang. Mapping the Contact Zone: An Integrated Literacy Curriculum at an Ontario Transnational Education Program in China

 2012 Marianne Njeri Kamau. AIDS Stigma and Discrimination in Public Schools: A Case Study of HIV-Positive Children in Kenya

2010 Kelly Crowley-Thorogood, Cambodian National Education Policy: Global Wants and/or Local Needs? (Supervisor: Marianne Larsen)

2006 Daniel Jarvis, Tracking the Tips Mathematics Document: Curriculum Negotiations and Professional Development Models. (Supervisor, Allan Pitman)

2006  Richard Kitto, Teacher Perceptions of the Validity of a Large-Scale Mathematics Assessment Instrument. (Supervisor, John Barnett)

2005  Adam Davidson-Harden, Restructuring and Governance of Teacher Education in Ontario 1995-2003: Exploring Global Policy Discourses and Local Practice. (Supervisor, Goli Rezai-Rashti)

2005  Luigi Iannacci, Othered Among Others: A Critical Narrative of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Children’s Literacy and Identity in Early Childhood Education (ECE)(Supervisor, Sharon Rich)

2004  Jeff Rosen: Defiant negotiations with cellulose colleagues: Broaching pre-service teachers’ aspirations for and apprehensions of teaching through a dialogue with teacher images in film. (Supervisor, Marshall Mangan) 

M.Ed.

2015 James Budrow. Intercultural learning for international students in a cross cultural environment. A qualitative study with a ‘relational cosmolitan’ lens. (Committee member)

Ana Ubelarte,  The Role of Visual Languages in the Lives of Immigrant People (Committee Member)

2008 Zheng Zhang, Finding the Critical Edge: Helping Chinese Students Achieve Optimal Development in Academic Writing

2008 Xiaoxiao Du, A Case Study of Chinese Immigrant Children's Biliteracy Development in Canada

2008 Charissa Soek Yee Chan, Different Paths, Same Destination: A Case Study of the 2002 Amendment to the Education Act for Chinese Minorities in Malaysia

2007 Weijuan Chi,  Factors that Contribute to Culture Shock: A Case Study Involving Chinese Learners of English

2007 Jie Chen,  A Case Study of the TOEFL iBT Preparation Course

2007 Leana McIntyre, Increasing Opportunities for Students to Speak French in Core French Classes: An Action Research Study

2006  Jing Chen, Bilingualism Among Children Adopted from China.

2006  Colleen Kearns, The Case of the Grade 3 EQAO mathématiques assessment: issues, concerns, expectations.

2006  Hongfang Yu, How did They Make It? Exploring the Success of Two High-Achieving Immigrant Elementary School Students.

2006  Sophia Katsios, Improving Writing Skills of Grade 6 Immersion Students. An Action Research Project.

2006  Yi Lin, How to play the Magic:Role-play in ESL Classroom Practice in China

2005  Nicole Secord: The Attrition Rate Among Extended French Immersion Students Between Elementary and Secondary Panels

2005  Anne van Gilst, ESL Conversation Circles: Roles effects on Interaction and Language Learning.

2003  Margaret So, When the Tables are Turned, The LPAT for English Teachers in Hong Kong
2002  Sara Paynter, A French Immersion Teacher's Personal Action Research Thesis
2000  Yang Yang Qin, ESL/EFL Teaching: The Teachers' Perspectives
2000  Natalie Rublik, Language Anxiety: Perceptions of the EFL Learner

+23 other MEd theses prior to 2000 and 23 Directed Research Projects completed.