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Education Experts

July 28, 2010

TORONTO, ON – The fol­low­ing is a list of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to experts who can com­ment on a vari­ety of issues relat­ed to edu­ca­tion in the weeks lead­ing up to back-to-school time.

Cop­ing with back to school stress
Dr. Mark Berber, Lec­tur­er
Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try
Office: 905–472-5733

Safe schools, con­flict res­o­lu­tion
Citzenship/democratic edu­ca­tion
Kathy Bick­more, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Cur­ricu­lum, Teach­ing and Learn­ing
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Office: 416–978-0237
*NOTE: Avail­able after Sep­tem­ber 1, 2010

Con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion (in gen­er­al and also for inter­na­tion­al
Professionals/new Cana­di­ans, women, busi­ness own­ers, non-degree hold­ers)
Career devel­op­ment
Busi­ness edu­ca­tion
Life­long learn­ing (recent grads)
Old­er adults – boomers and senior cit­i­zens
Larg­er com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment with high­er edu­ca­tion  via con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion
Inter­sec­tion between degree and post-degree edu­ca­tion
Mar­i­lynn Booth, Direc­tor
School of Con­tin­u­ing Stud­ies
Office: 416–978-2604

Adjust­ing to school
Sur­vival guide for par­ents
Build­ing the par­ent teacher team
Lin­da Cameron, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Cur­ricu­lum, Teach­ing and Learn­ing
Ontario Insti­tute of Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Phone: 519–599-7223 or 416–489-2822 (both home num­bers)

A child’s first day of school
Ear­ly learn­ing in kinder­garten
Carl Corter, Pro­fes­sor
Insti­tute of Child Study
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Office: 416–934-4502

Pri­vate schools
Arts high schools and spe­cial­ized pro­grams in gen­er­al
Arts in edu­ca­tion in gen­er­al
Rubén Gaz­tam­bide-Fer­nán­dez, Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Cur­ricu­lum, Teach­ing and Learn­ing
Office: 416–978-0194
: Unavail­able August 23 – Sep­tem­ber 6
Oth­er lan­guages: Span­ish

Nutri­tion for stu­dents
Dr. David Jenk­ins
Pro­fes­sor and Cana­da Research Chair
Depart­ment of Nutri­tion­al Sci­ences
Office: 416–867-7475

Invest­ing for stu­dents
Finances & bud­gets
Eric Kirzn­er
John H. Wat­son Chair in Val­ue Invest­ing
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Office: 416–978-3426

Peer pres­sure, mak­ing friends,
Social skills, ado­les­cent
Depres­sion and sui­cide
Stress of aca­d­e­m­ic pres­sure
Ser­vice deliv­ery
Man­pow­er short­ages
Liai­son between pro­fes­sion­als
Mar­shall Koren­blum, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try
Psy­chi­a­trist-in-chief,  Hincks-Dell­crest Cen­tre for Chil­dren and Fam­i­lies
Office: 416–972-1935 ext. 3316
*NOTE: Avail­able after August 16
** Can only speak about chil­dren aged 12 and above

Pub­lic atti­tudes towards edu­ca­tion
D.W. Liv­ing­stone, Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus
Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy and Equi­ty Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Office: 416–978-0015
Oth­er: 905–271-2755
*NOTE: Unavail­able from Aug. 18 – Sep. 4

High school to uni­ver­si­ty tran­si­tion
Sep­a­ra­tion anx­i­ety for par­ents and fam­i­lies
Demographics/attitudes/experiences of the mil­len­ni­al gen­er­a­tion
Choos­ing post-sec­ondary edu­ca­tion as a ‘next step’ in a student’s edu­ca­tion
Tran­si­tion for non-tra­di­tion­al stu­dents (old­er stu­dents, first-gen­er­a­tion stu­dents stu­dent from under-rep­re­sent­ed pop­u­la­tions)
Mov­ing into res­i­dence and liv­ing away from home for the first time
Chris McGrath, Assis­tant Dean
Stu­dent Affairs
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Mis­sis­sauga
Office: 905–569-4724

Bul­ly­ing (from the per­spec­tive of the vic­tim­ized child)
Cyber bul­ly­ing
Faye Mish­na, Inter­im Dean
Fac­tor-Inwen­tash Fac­ul­ty of Social Work
Office: 416–978-3255
Cell: 416–910-1385

Adult edu­ca­tion and pub­lic pol­i­cy
Crit­i­cal race and gen­der the­o­ries
Immi­grant women and work
Cit­i­zen­ship, democ­ra­cy, and the state
Women in the mid­dle east
Women, war, vio­lence and learn­ing
Shahrzad Mojab, Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Adult Edu­ca­tion and Coun­selling Psy­chol­o­gy
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Office: 416–978-0829

Sleep­ing tips for back to school
Sleep dis­or­ders and sleep neu­rol­o­gy
John Peev­er, Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Cell and Sys­tems Biol­o­gy
Office: 416–946-5564
Cell: 647–207-7920

A child’s first day of school (kinder­garten and grade 1)
Teacher/parent part­ner­ships in the ear­ly years
Ear­ly french immer­sion
Janette Pel­leti­er, PhD
Direc­tor, Insti­tute of Child Study
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Human Devel­op­ment and Applied Psy­chol­o­gy
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Office: 416–934-4506
*NOTE: prefers print but can also do TV and radio

Inter­net mar­ket­ing
Teach­ing online
Tech­nol­o­gy and teach­ing
Pod­cast­ing, blog­ging
Tim Richard­son, Lec­tur­er
Divi­sion of Man­age­ment
Office: 416–491-5050 ext. 7534
Cell: 416–677-3467
Home: 705–228-8731

Sex­u­al diver­si­ty (LGBTQ)
Stu­dents com­ing to cam­pus
Tran­si­tion­ing from high school to university/small town to big city
Res­i­dence and off-cam­pus liv­ing
Jude Tate, Sex­u­al and Gen­der Diver­si­ty Offi­cer
Office: 416–946-5624

Peer rela­tion­ships, self esteem in ado­les­cents and chil­dren with ADHD
Psy­cho­log­i­cal assess­ment
Spe­cial edu­ca­tion
Learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties
Judith Wiener, Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Human Devel­op­ment and Applied Psy­chol­o­gy
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Office: 416–978-0935
*NOTE: Avail­able August 17–26 and after Sep­tem­ber 7


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