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Christina Parker

Assistant Professor

Christina Parker

Christina Parker, Assistant Professor, Social Development Studies

Education:

Ph.D., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto

M.T., OISE, University of Toronto

B.A., University of Toronto

Research Interests:

Multicultural education; peacebuilding; conflict resolution; dialogue; restorative justice; K-12 schools; cultural diversity; immigrant children; identity; social justice; critical pedagogy.

Book:

Parker, C. (2016). Peacebuilding, citizenship, and identity: Empowering conflict and dialogue in multicultural classrooms. Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei: Sense Publishers.

Peer-reviewed Publications:

Parker, C. (2016). Pedagogical tools for peacebuilding education: Engaging and empathizing with diverse perspectives in multicultural elementary classrooms. Theory & Research in Social Education, 44(1), 104–140.

Parker, C. (2015). Practicing conflict resolution and cultural responsiveness within interdisciplinary contexts: A study of community service practitioners. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 32(3), 325–357.

Bickmore, K. & Parker, C. (2014). Constructive conflict talk in classrooms: Divergent approaches to addressing divergent perspectives. Theory & Research in Social Education, 42(3), 291–335.

Parker, C. (2013). Peacebuilding education: Using conflict dialogue for democratic and inclusive learning opportunities for diverse students. International Journal of Peace Studies, 18(2), 1–24.

Parker, C. (2012). Conflicts and “Canadian” identities embedded in citizenship education: Diverse immigrant students’ experiences. In P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell (Eds.), Creating Communities: Local, National and Global (ISBN 978-1-907675-19-5), London: Children’s Identity and Citizenship in Europe International Conference (CiCe/CitizED), York, UK.

Parker, C. & Bickmore, K. (2012). Conflict management and dialogue with diverse immigrant students: Novice teachers’ approaches and concerns. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 8(2), 47–64.

Parker, C. (2011). Conflictual dialogue pedagogies as learning opportunities for ethno-cultural minority immigrant students [Special Issue]. Citizenship Education Research Journal, 1(1), 43–56.

Parker, C. (2010b). A multicultural approach to teaching English Language Arts: Starting with the personal and connecting to the global. English Quarterly, 41(3/4), 67–78.

Parker, C. (2010a). Finding our way home (at school): A study of students’ experiences of bringing their home culture into the classroom. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 7(1), 17–29.

Book Reviews:

Parker, C. (2015). Review of the book Revisiting the Great White North? Reframing Whiteness, privilege, and identity in education, by D. E. Lund & P. R. Carr. Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale, 44(2), Article 7.

Parker, C. (2007). Review of the book Laptops and Literacy: Learning in the Wireless Classroom, by Mark Warschauer. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 5(1), 77–79.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo
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