11/14/2011 03:41 PM
BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Education’s Curriculum Theory Project, or CTP, will
host Jean Clandinin, professor and cirector of the Centre for Research for Teacher
Education and Development, or CRTED, in the Faculty of Education at the University
of Alberta, in the annual CTP Speaker Series lecture on Thursday, Nov. 17.
The lecture will be held in the LSU Laboratory School Auditorium from 5-6 p.m. A reception
in her honor will precede the lecture at 4:30 p.m.
Clandinin will address dropout prevention in her talk, titled “Composing Lives as
Early School Leavers.” In this address, she will share her narrative research on
students who drop out of school and the circumstances that lead to their departures.
While on campus, she will present sessions for graduate students in education and
education-related fields on the subjects of navigation in graduate school, presentations
and publications, narrative inquiry and preparation for life after graduate school.
A former teacher, counselor and psychologist, Clandinin has co-authored four books
with Michael Connelly, professor and director of the Centre for Teacher Development
at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Their
most-recently published book, “Narrative Inquiry,” draws from more than 20 years of
field experience. Clandinin is currently co-authoring a book focused on her research
with children and teachers in inner city schools.
Clandinin has been a University of Alberta Senior Scientist for the International
Institute for Qualitative Methodology since 1997. She is past vice president of Division
B of the American Educational Research Association, or AERA.
A 2004 Killam Scholar, she has received the AERA Division B Lifetime Achievement Award
in 2002; the Kaplan Research Achievement Award, which is the University of Alberta’s
highest award for research, in 2001; the AERA Early Career Award in 1993; and the
Canadian Education Association Whitworth Award for educational research in 1999.
The CTP Speaker Series is made possible by support from the LSU College of Education
and the college’s Peabody Society Dean’s Circle. The Dean’s Circle is a distinguished
advocacy and support group that exists to enhance through their philanthropic contributions
the college’s tradition of preparing leaders and influencing policy in education,
health and wellness. The circle is composed of alumni and friends, who wish to support
the College of Education through their annual contribution of $1,000 or more to the
Educational Excellence Fund.
CRTED was established in 1991 as a faculty-wide Centre for Research for Teacher Education.
The Centre engages graduate students, faculty, research assistants, principals, social
workers, medical personnel and teachers. For more information about CRTED, visit http://www.elementaryed.ualberta.ca/Centres/CRTED.aspx.
CTP represents the efforts of LSU faculty to participate in the future of curriculum
theory nationally and internationally; to enhance the doctoral program of curriculum
and instruction; and to carry forward the college and university mission to be a leader
in educational thought. For more information about the CTP in the LSU College of Education,
For more information about the College of Education, visit www.lsu.edu/coe/.
Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011