Recent Research Projects (2010-2020)

2015-2016: How do school principals on PEI conceptualize and enact educational leadership practices which are socially just?
The purpose of the study was to determine to what extent, and how, school principals on Prince Edward Island understand and enact principles of social justice in their work. The study was significant in that it will also contribute to an international program of research focusing on how school principals think about, and act upon, principles of social justice.
Funded by University of Prince Edward Island, Internal Research Grant.

2010-2012: Preparing global educators for an interconnected world.
I was Co-Investigator [Principal Investigator: Dr Linyuan Guo] in this preliminary research study which led to a full (albeit unsuccessful, rated 4A) SSHRC Standard Research Grant submission.
Funded by the University of Prince Edward Island, Major Research Grant.

2008-2011: Barriers and facilitators of academic success for minority children in PEI schools.
This research investigated ways in which school administrators, through the application of educational policies and procedures, negatively impact the academic potential of students from non-dominant cultural groups.
Funded by the University of Prince Edward Island, Major Research Grant.

2009-2010: An examination of the effects of the exam exemption policy at Colonel Gray High School (Charlottetown, PEI).
This research reported on a review of the piloting of the examination exemption policy over a two year period (2007-2009).
Funded by the Prince Edward Island Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.