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Debbie Pushor Professor, Curriculum Studies

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Education

B.Ed. University of Alberta, 1980, Elementary Education, Special Education & Language Arts
Ph.D., University of Alberta, 2001, Elementary Education, Parents’ Positioning in Schools

Awards

  • USSU Teaching Excellence Award, 2016
  • University of Saskatchewan Master Teacher Award - Fall, 2013
  • Provost’s College Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2013
  • Early Childhood Education Council, Saskatchewan Teachers Federation, Teaching Excellence Award, 2010
  • Early Career Award, Narrative Research Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association, 2009
  • Education Student Society (ESS) Instructor of the Year Award, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, 2006

Teaching Areas

Parent and Family Engagement, Community Education, Narrative Inquiry, Early Childhood Education

Representative Courses

  • ECUR 307 (B,Ed., 3): Early Literacy, Prekindergarten to Grade 3
  • ECUR 308 (B,Ed., 3): Reading & Writing, Prekindergarten to Grade 3
  • ECUR 411 (B.Ed., 3): Teaching and Learning in Community Education
  • ECUR 485 (AQC, 3): Parent Engagement in the Early Years
  • ECUR 805 (M.Ed., 3): Trends and Issues in Curriculum Research and Development: Practicum in Parent and Family Engagement
  • ECUR 822 (B.Ed., M.Ed., 3): Re/Presenting Families in Schools
  • ECUR 823 (B.Ed., M.Ed., 3): Engaging Parents in Teaching and Learning
  • ECUR 844 (M.Ed., 3): Narrative Inquiry

Theses, Dissertations and Projects Supervised (2009-2019)

Theses and Dissertations Being Supervised

B. Daniels (Ph.D.), Dissertation, e ka pimatisiyan ot nikehk: The Life Long Journey Home. Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Saskatchewan.

J. Vancoughnett (Ph.D.), Dissertation, Providing Meaningful and Authentic Programming for Intensive Need Early Learners and Their Families in Community Schools, Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan.

Theses and Dissertations Supervised

T. Amendt (Ph.D.), Dissertation, A Critical Examination of School Community Councils in Saskatchewan, Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, October 2019.

M. Khan, (Ph.D.), Dissertation, O Canada, Whose home and native land? An autobiographical narrative inquiry into the critical role of curriculum in identity affirmation. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, July 2018.

S. Reschny, (Ph.D.), Dissertation, A narrative inquiry into parents' experiences with teens on drugs: Where is the school in their stories? Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Fall 2016. (Co-supervised with Dr. Pat Renihan.)    

W. Rowluck, (M.Ed.), Thesis, Walking in a close way: A narrative inquiry into First Nations children’s experiences with digital curriculum featuring First Nations family and community members. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Spring 2016

S. Bronkhorst, (M.Ed.), Thesis, Why parents choose French Immersion Catholic schools for the Kindergarten children. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Summer 2015.

F. Hagen, (M.Ed.), Thesis, A narrative inquiry into students’ use of family stories to find self in social studies curriculum. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Fall 2013.

C. McTavish, (M.Ed.), Thesis, A narrative inquiry into parent engagement in the mathematics curriculum. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, 2012.

L. Murray, Ph.D., Dissertation, Secrets of mothering. Department of Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan, 2010.  (Co-supervised with Dr. P. Renihan.)

K. White, M.Ed., Thesis, Listening to voices: Storied moments of a changing teacher identity inside shared spaces. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, 2009.

M.Ed. Projects Supervised

J. Craig (M.Ed.), Project, Systematic parent engagement. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, 2019.

B. Cooper (M.Ed.), Project, A narrative inquiry into parent engagement: Home visits in secondary education. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Spring 2019.

B. Rowland (M.Ed.), Project, Parent engagement at the secondary level: Parent student book clubs. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Spring 2019.

T. George, (M.Ed.), Project, Developing and understanding learning profiles. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Fall 2015.

M. Hollands Ish, (M.Ed.), Project,The highly sensitive child in a classroom setting. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Fall 2015.

C. Issitt, (M.Ed.), Project, Parent engagement: Listening to hear. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Fall 2015.

J. Kinzel Heinrichs, (M.Ed.), Project, A narrative inquiry into parent engagement on home and school landscapes. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, December 2014.

P. Fortier, (M.Ed.), Project, Using an inquiry-based approach in early childhood French Immersion. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, 2014.

G. Fournier, (M.Ed.), Project, An autobiographical narrative inquiry into parent engagement. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, 2014.

A. Adair, (M.Ed.), Project, Creative components of change: Articles on teaching to maximize creativity, motivation, and engagement in secondary education. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, 2013.

L. Donlevy, (M.Ed.), Project, Incorporating music in the Kindergarten curriculum. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Fall 2013.

M. Khan, (M.Ed.), Project, New Canadian parents as guest hosts on school landscapes: From theoretical underpinnings to practices of possibility. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, 2013.

N. Wilton Elliott, (M.Ed.), Project, Developing undergraduate teacher education curriculum: Non-specialist teaching of music in early childhood classrooms. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Fall 2013.

B.Mihalicz. Stories of re/presenting families: From teacher education to transforming practices. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, 2012.

J. Zepeda. A retrospective autobiographical narrative inquiry into the beliefs and practices of a Kindergarten teacher. Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan, 2012.

Books

Pushor D. and the Parent Engagement Collaborative II. (2015) Living as Mapmakers: Charting a Course with Children Guided by Parent Knowledge. Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers.

Pushor, D. and the Parent Engagement Collaborative. (2013). Portals of promise: Stories of transforming beliefs and practices through a curriculum of parents. Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers, pp. 248.

Kitchen, J., Ciuffettelli-Parker, D., & Pushor, D. (Eds.) (2011). Narrative inquiries into curriculum making in teacher education. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

UNPUBLISHED

Pushor, D.A. (2001). A storied photo album of parents’ positioning and the landscape of schools. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

Book Chapters

PUBLISHED

Pushor, D. (2019). Using parent knowledge to enhance teaching and learning experiences in schools for children and youth (pp. 243-263). In T.A. Turner-Vorbeck & S. Sheldon (Eds.), Handbook of Family, School, Community Partnerships in Education. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Pushor, D. (2015). Conceptualizing parent knowledge. In D. Pushor and the Parent Engagement Collaborative II, Living as mapmakers: Charting a course with children guided by parent knowledge (pp. 7-19). Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers.

Pushor, D. (2015). Mapping parent knowledge. In D. Pushor and the Parent Engagement Collaborative II, Living as mapmakers: Charting a course with children guided by parent knowledge (pp. 20-41). Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers.

Pushor, D. (2015). Walking alongside: A pedagogy of working with parents and family. In C. Craig & L. Orland-Barak (Eds.), International Teacher Education:  Promising Pedagogies, Part B (pp. 233-253). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. & Pushor, D. (2014, November.) Dialogic knowledge building: The making of a narrative inquiry teacher education discourse community. In S. Feller & I. Yengin (Eds.), Educating in dialog: Constructing meaning and building knowledge with dialogic technology. Amsterdam, NL: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 181-202.

Pushor, D. (2011). Attending to milieu: Living a curriculum of parents alongside teacher candidates. In J. Kitchen, D. Ciuffetelli Parker & D. Pushor (Eds.), Narrative inquiries into curriculum making in teacher education. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 217-238.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Pushor, D. & Kitchen, J. (2011). Narrative inquiry, curriculum making and teacher education. In J. Kitchen, D. Ciuffetelli Parker & D. Pushor (Eds.), Narrative inquiries into curriculum making in teacher education. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 3-18.

Pushor, D., Kitchen, J. & Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2011). Turning points: Reflections on the autumn leaves. In J. Kitchen, D. Ciuffetelli Parker & D. Pushor (Eds.), Narrative inquiries into curriculum making in teacher education. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 217-238.

Pushor D. (2010). Are schools doing enough to learn about families? In T. Turner-Vorbeck & M. Miller Marsh (Eds.), (Mis)Understanding families: Learning from real families in our schools. New York: Teachers College Press, 4-16.
*Invited submission.

Pushor, D. & Clandinin, D.J. (2009). The interconnections between narrative inquiry and action   research. In B. Somekh & S. Noffke (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Educational Action Research. London: SAGE Publications, 290-300.
*Equal authorship. Invited submission.

Steeves, P., Yeom, J., Pushor, D., Nelson, C., Mwebi, B.M., Murphy, M.S., Murray Orr, A., Glanfield, F., Huber, J., Clandinin, D.J. (2009). The research issues table: A place of possibilities for the education of teacher educators. In C.J. Craig & L.F. Deretchin (Eds.), ATE Teacher Education Yearbook XVII. Lanham, ML: Rowman & Littlefield Education, 303-320.

Refereed Publications

Pushor, D. (2018). Using participatory action research to create systematic parent engagement. Journal of Family Diversity in Education, 3(2), 17-37.

Pushor, D. & Amendt, T. (2018). Leading an examination of beliefs and assumptions about parents. School Leadership and Management, 38(2), 202-221.

Ciuffetelli, D., Murray Orr, A., Mitton-Kukner, J., Griffin, S.M., & Pushor, D. (2017). Problemitizing complexities and pedagogy in teacher education programs: Enacting knowledge in a narrative inquiry teacher education discourse community. Canadian Journal of Education, 40(2), 30 pp.

Pushor, D. (2014). Teachers’ narrative understandings of parents: Living and reliving “possible lives” as professionals. Journal of Family Diversity in Education, 1(1), 40-57.

Pushor, D. & Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2013).  Reformation of storied assumptions of parents and poverty.  International Journal about Parents in Education, 7(2), 164-176.

Pushor, D. (2012). Tracing my research on parent engagement: Working to interrupt the story of school as protectorate. Action in Teacher Education, 34:5-6, 464-479.

Murray, B.L., Pushor, D. & Renihan, P. (2012). Reflections on the ethics approval process. Qualitative Inquiry, 18(1), 43-54.

Pushor, D. & Murphy, B. (2010, December 2). Schools as protectorates: Stories of two Mi’kmaq mothers. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 114.

Pushor, D. (2009). The situation of parents in the curricular commonplaces: A place of equal rank? LEARNing Landscapes, 2(2), 139-154.

Clandinin, D.J., Pushor, D. & Murray Orr, A. (2007). Navigating sites for narrative inquiry. Journal of Teacher Education, 58, (1), 21-35

Glanfield, F. & Pushor, D. (2006). The courage to be constructivist mathematics leaders. National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, 9, (1), 25-33.

Pushor, D. & Murphy, B. (2004). Parent marginalization, marginalized parents: Creating a place for parents on the school landscape.  Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 50, (3), 221-235.

Non-Refereed Publications

Pushor, D. (2018, August 26). How parents could revolutionize education and boost results*. The Conversation, available at: http://theconversation.com/how-parents-could-revolutionize-education-and-boost-results-99502.

Pushor, D. (2017, Winter). Familycentric schools: Creating a place for all parents. Education Canada, Vol. 27(4).

Pushor, D. (March 28, 2017), Opinion: Interrupting the big bad wolf of parent engagement. Early Learning Review. Retrieved at https://www.earlylearningreview.com.au/opinion-interrupting-the-big-bad-wolf-of-parent-engagement/

Pushor, D. (2013). Regulation or invitation? Creating safe AND welcoming schools. Education Canada, 50(3), 39-41.

Pushor, D. (2011). Looking out, looking in. Educational Leadership, 69, (1), 65-68.

Pushor, D. (2010, April). “Parent engagement in mathematics is just not possible.” Or is it? Vinculum, 2 (1), 20-32.

Pushor, D. (2009, Summer). Disposition: An attitude and an action? School Advocate, 4(5), 7-8.

Pushor, D. (2009, Spring). Parent engagement: It’s an attitude. School Advocate, 4(4), 7.

Pushor, D. (2009, Winter). Having our cake and eating it too. School Advocate, 4(3), 8.

Pushor, D. (2008, Fall). “You must be the change …” (Part II). School Advocate, 4(2), 9.

Pushor, D. (2008, Back to School). “YOU must be the change …”. School Advocate, 4(1), 1,3.

Pushor, D. (2007, Fall). Welcoming parents: Educators as guest hosts on school landscapes.*Education Canada, 47, (4), 6-11.

Pushor, D., Ruitenberg, C., with co-researchers from Princess Alexandra Community School. 
(2005, November).  Parent engagement and leadership.  Research report, project #134, Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, Saskatoon, SK, 79 pp.

Pushor, D. & Ruitenberg, C. W. (2005). "Maybe it's time I changed": Challenging assumptions: A starting place for engaging parents. Principals Online, 1(1), 42-46.

Ruitenberg, C. W. & Pushor, D. (2005). "It's not about colour-coordinating the napkins with the table cloth": Hospitality and invitation in parent engagement. Principals Online, 1(1), 32-35.

Invited Papers in Published Conference Proceedings

Pushor, D. (2007, January). Parent engagement: Creating a shared world. Invited research paper presented at the 2nd Annual Ontario Ministry of Education Research Symposium.

Media Productions

Pushor, D. and the Parent Engagement Collaborative III (2019, April). Care as a Bridge Between Us: Living a Philosophy and Pedagogy of Parent and Teacher Engagement*. A 9 part video series on parent engagement in the early years. The videos are available through open access at: https://rover.edonline.sk.ca/en/rover/videos?series_id_eq=249. *The video series include 9 videos: an intro, 7 content videos, and an outro. It was sponsored by the Early Years Outcome Team, Education Sector Strategic Plan, SK.

Podcast with Angela Scaffidi for Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership, Conversations with big thinkers about the big questions in education and leadership today. Episode 7: Debbie Pushor champions family stories in schools, Melbourne, Victoria, June 5, 2019. Podcast available on the Bastow website: https://www.bastow.vic.edu.au/learning-resources/podcasts (with transcript).

Podcast, with Nancy Angevine-Sands and Stephen Hurley (March 27, 2018). Parent knowledge and its importance in learning, Schools Don’t Own Education, VoicEd Radio. Retrieved at https://soundcloud.com/voiced-radio/schools-dont-own-education-with-nancy-angevine-sands-debbie-pushor?in=voiced-radio/sets/schools-dont-own-education-why

Lunchtime Learnings Webinar, (March 7, 2018), The critical use of parent knowledge to improve learning outcomes, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth. Retrieved at https://www.aracy.org.au/events/event/aracy-lunchtime-learnings-7March

Parents Victoria Video Interview (February 26, 2018). Introducing Dr. Debbie Pushor and Family Engagement. Retrieved at http://parentsvictoria.asn.au/family-engagement-resources

Guest interview with CJ: Debbie Pushor Interview (September 2017). Schoolzine Parent Engagement Platform ENewsletter. Retrieved at http://schoolzine.news/yourdigitalpartner?nid=53

Guest interview with CJ: Dr. Debbie Pushor from Canada (August 2016). Special International Edition, schoolzine.news. Retrieved at http://schoolzine.news/yourdigitalpartner?nid=16

Blogpost, (July 29, 2016), Queensland’s gentle revolution in parent engagement, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth. Retrieved at https://www.aracy.org.au/blog/queenslands-gentle-revolution-in-parent-engagement

Resource video, A conversation with Dr. Debbie Pushor: Engaging parents in our school communities (19:53). Produced by the Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns, Queensland, AU. Retrieved at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dLBObKnMd4

Recorded webcast, Designing and teaching a “curriculum of parents,” Our School.ca website, available at www.edtechtalk.com/node/4897, moderated by Lorna Costantini, January 17, 2011.

Invited Lectures - Outside the U of S (2014-2019)

Pushor, D. (2019, June). Parent engagement and leadership*. Invited address, 2019 Education State School Leadership Conference: Leading Learning for Excellence,  State of Victoria Department of Education and Training, Melbourne, VIC, AU.

Pushor, D. (2019, April). Relearning parent engagement. Invited keynote address*, Leading Student Achievement, Ontario Council of Principals, Virtual delivery, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2019, April). Parent engagement: It’s worth the price of change. Invited keynote address, Northwest School Division, SCC Forum, St. Walburg, SK.

Pushor, D. (2019, April). Parent engagement: A vision for Saskatchewan. Invited keynote address, Saskatchewan School Boards Association 2019 Spring General Assembly, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2019, March). Parent engagement: A philosophy and pedagogy of walking alongside. Invited keynote, Sun West Teachers’ Convention, Rosetown, SK.

Pushor, D. (2019, March). Parent engagement: Moving from random acts to a systematic approach. Invited workshop session, Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of Special Education Annual Conference, Hershey, PA.

Pushor, D. (2019, March). Using parent knowledge in teaching and learning. Invited workshop session, Pennsylvania Department of Education Bureau of Special Education Annual Conference, Hershey, PA.

Pushor, D. (2019, March). Parents in the education process: What does it take? Invited workshop session, Early Learning Conference, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc., Winnipeg, MB.

Pushor, D. (2019, March). Parents in the education process. Invited keynote address, Early Learning Conference, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc., Winnipeg, MB.

Pushor, D. (2019, February). Parent engagement: It’s worth the price of change. Invited public address, Thames Valley District School Board, London, ON.

Pushor, D. (2018, November). Parent engagement: A systematic approach. Invited address, Health Promotion Department, Population and Public Health Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2018, November 20). The power and potential of parent engagement. Invited keynote address, Regina Public Schools School Community Council Forum, Regina, SK.

Pushor, D. (2018, October 20). Using parent knowledge alongside teacher knowledge. Invited keynote address, Growing Together Conference: School Community Councils and Parent Engagement. Martensville, SK.

Pushor, D. (2018, October 11). The unrealized potential of parent engagement. Invited panel presentation, Provincial Education Summit, SK Ministry Vision 2030, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 28). Parent knowledge and engagement: Improving student learning. Invited parent-focused workshop, Tasmanian Catholic Schools Parent Council, Moonah, TAS, AU.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 29). Parent knowledge and engagement: Improving student learning. Invited teacher-focused workshop, Tasmanian Catholic Schools Parent Council, Launceston, TAS, AU.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 28). Parent knowledge and engagement: Improving student learning. Invited parent-focused workshop, Tasmanian Catholic Schools Parent Council, Riverside, TAS, AU.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 28). Parent knowledge and engagement: Improving student learning. Invited teacher-focused workshop, Tasmanian Catholic Schools Parent Council, Newtown, TAS, AU.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 25). Where do we go from here? Invited panel member, Tasmanian Association of State School Organizations (TASSO) Conference 2018, Hobart, TAS, AU.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 25). Using parent knowledge alongside teacher knowledge to enhance teaching and learning. Invited keynote address, Tasmanian Association of State School Organizations (TASSO) Conference 2018, Hobart, TAS, AU.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 23). The critical use of parent knowledge in the engagement of parents. Full day workshop-seminar, co-hosted event by Victorian Parents Council and Australian Parents Council, Melbourne, VIC, AU.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 22). Teaching pre-service teachers about parent/carer engagement in schools. Invited public lecture, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, AU.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 22). The role of the Department of Education in establishing a systematic approach to parent engagement. Invited presentation and discussion, Victoria State Department of Education and Training, Melbourne, VIC, AU.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 21). Using parent knowledge alongside teacher knowledge to enhance teaching and learning. Invited workshop, Shedding Light on Family Engagement, Parents Victoria 2018 Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 20). Realizing the untapped potential of parent engagement. Invited dinner address, Shedding Light on Family Engagement, Parents Victoria 2018 Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 20). Parent engagement: Moving from “random acts” to a systematic approach. Invited keynote address, Shedding Light on Family Engagement, Parents Victoria 2018 Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 17) Engaging parents on a deeper level*. Invited workshop, Family, Youth & Children’s Services Conference, Essendon Fields, VIC, AU.

Pushor, D. (2018, August 17). Parent engagement: The art of knowing. Invited keynote address, Family, Youth & Children’s Services Conference, Essendon Fields, VIC, AU.

Pushor D. and the Parent Engagement Collaborative IV. (2018, June). Systematic parent engagement in the early years. Invited full day session with all members of the Early Years Branch, Ministry of Education, Regina, SK.

Pushor, D. (2018, May). The untapped potential of parent and family engagement. Invited keynote, Provincial Attendance Symposium, Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2018, March). Parent engagement in education and schooling. Invited address, Thames Valley Council of Home and School Associations, London, ON.

Pushor, D. (2018, March). Using parent knowledge in teaching and learning. Invited address for parents and educators, Dubbo Diocese, Dubbo, NSW, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, March). Parent engagement in schooling and education. Invited address for parents and educators, Wagga Wagga Diocese, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, March). Strategic initiatives to establish systematic parent engagement. Invited full day dialogue with Catholic School Parents Victoria, Bendigo, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. & Ortero, G. (2018, March). Enhancing educational outcomes. Invited full day dialogue with Catholic Education Office senior administrators, Bendigo Diocese, Bendigo, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, March). Building the educational community: Engaging parents in teaching and learning. Invited address for educators and parents, Marist College, Bendigo, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, March). Using parent knowledge in teaching and learning. Invited full day address for administrators and teachers, Bendigo, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, February). Using parent knowledge in teaching and learning. Invited full day address for administrators and teachers, Wangaratta, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, February). Using parent knowledge in teaching and learning. Invited full day address for administrators and teachers, Kynteton, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, February). Parent engagement: A bridge between home and school. Invited full day address for administrators and teachers, Footscray, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, February). Using parent knowledge in teaching and learning. Invited full day address for administrators, teachers, and early childhood educators, Hume Global Learning Centre, Craigieburn, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, February). Using parent knowledge in teaching and learning. Invited full day address for administrators, teachers, and early childhood educators, Springvale, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, February). Systematic parent engagement. Invited address, West Sunshine, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, February). Using parent knowledge alongside teacher knowledge. Half day address, West Sunshine Cluster Schools, West Sunshine, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, February). Using parent knowledge in teaching and learning. Invited full day address for educators and parents, Japara House Community Centre, Kilsyth, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, February). Parent engagement in education and schooling. Invited full day address, Ballarat Diocese, Ballarat, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2018, February). Invited address, The role of school community councils in engaging parents and community. Sun West School Division, Rosetown, SK.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). An afternoon conversation with Dr. Debbie Pushor. Invited dialogue, Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). Parents and teachers: From foreigners to world travelers. Invited address, Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). Parent engagement in teaching and learning. Invited address, Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). Parent engagement: A philosophy and a pedagogy. Invited address, Council of Catholic School Parents, NSW, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). Parent engagement master class: Taking up a curriculum of parents. Invited address, Broken Bay Diocese, NSW, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). The critical use of parent knowledge in the engagement of parents. Invited address, Catholic Education Sandhurst, Shepparton, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). Walking together towards authentic partnership. Invited address, Catholic Education Sandhurst, Shepparton, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). The critical use of parent knowledge in the engagement of parents. Invited address, Victorian Catholic Schools Parent Body, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). Walking together towards authentic partnership. Invited address, Victorian Catholic Schools Parent Body, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). An afternoon conversation with Dr. Debbie Pushor. Invited dialogue, Catholic School Parents Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). Closing plenary address. Panel session, Parent Engagement Conference, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). The critical use of parent knowledge in the engagement of parents. Invited keynote address, Parent Engagement Conference, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). Walking alongside: A pedagogy of working with parents and families. Half day conference workshop, Parent Engagement Conference, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). Parent engagement in teaching and learning. Invited address to elementary teachers and parents, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). Parents and teachers: From foreigners to world travelers. Invited address to elementary teachers and parents, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement in teaching and learning. Invited address to secondary teachers and parents, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parents and teachers: From foreigners to world travelers. Invited address to secondary teachers and parents, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement in teaching and learning. Online presentation, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parents and teachers: From foreigners to world travelers. Invited address to elementary teachers, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Allora, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement in teaching and learning. Invited address, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parents and teachers: From foreigners to world travelers. Invited address to elementary teachers, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement: Adding depth. Exploring a pedagogy of walking alongside. Invited address, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement: Practices of possibility. Invited address, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement in teaching and learning. Invited address, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement in teaching and learning. Invited address, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parents and teachers: From foreigners to world travelers. Invited address to elementary teachers, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parents and teachers: From foreigners to world travelers. Invited address to secondary teachers, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement in teaching and learning. Invited address, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Gladstone, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement in schooling and education. Invited address, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parents and teachers: From foreigners to world travelers. Invited address, Parents and Friends Federation of Queensland, Bundaberg, QLD, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement in schooling and education. Invited address, Parents and Friends Federation of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parents and teachers: From foreigners to world travelers. Invited address, Parents and Friends Federation of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement in schooling and education. Invited address, Tasmania Catholic School Parent Communities, Hobart, TAS, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parents and teachers: From foreigners to world travelers. Invited address, Tasmania Catholic School Parent Communities, Hobart, TAS, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement in schooling and education. Invited address, Tasmania Catholic School Parent Communities, Launceston, TAS, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parents and teachers: From foreigners to world travelers. Invited address, Tasmania Catholic School Parent Communities, Launceston, TAS, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement in schooling and education. Invited address, Tasmania Catholic School Parent Communities, Ulverstone, TAS, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parents and teachers: From foreigners to world travelers. Invited address, Tasmania Catholic School Parent Communities, Ulverstone, TAS, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, June). An afternoon conversation with Dr. Debbie Pushor. Invited dialogue, Southern Australia Catholic School Parent Communities, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parents and Teachers: From Foreigners to World Travelers. Invited address, Southern Australia Catholic School Parent Communities, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Pushor, D. (2017, May). Parent engagement in PreK and K. Invited address, Horizon School Division, Humboldt, SK.

Pushor, D. (2017, February). Parent engagement in schooling and education. Invited address, EADM 894 Aspiring Leadership in PreK-12 Education. Module 5: Connecting with Community, Rosetown, SK.

Pushor, D. (2016, September). Effective parent engagement in high school: It’s possible! Invited keynote address for parents and educators, Harry Ainlay School Council, Edmonton, AB.

Pushor, D. (2016, August). Authentic parent and family engagement. Invited address, Prince Albert Catholic School Division #6, Prince Albert, SK.

Pushor, D. (2016, July). Living in the space of transformation. Invited address, Saskatchewan Principals’ Short Course, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). A curriculum of parents.  Keynote address, Parents and Friends Associations, Queensland Post-Secondary Institutions and Professional Associations, Brisbane, Queensland, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). Parent engagement: Working in relationship with parents.  Evening keynote address, Parents and Friends Associations, Queensland Catholic Schools, Toowoomba, Queensland, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). Parent engagement: Working in relationship with parents.  Afternoon keynote address, Parents and Friends Associations, Queensland Catholic Schools, Toowoomba, Queensland, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). Taking your place in a gentle revolution.  Invited address to board members, National Federations of Parents and Friends Associations in Catholic Education, Brisbane, Queensland, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). Parent engagement: You are richer than you think.  Keynote address, Parents and Friends Associations, Queensland Catholic Schools, Brisbane, Queensland, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). Parent engagement: Inviting parents to walk alongside.  Keynote address, Parents and Friends Associations, Queensland Catholic Schools, Townsville, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). Parent engagement: You are richer than you think.  Keynote address, Parents and Friends Associations, Queensland Catholic Schools, Cairns, Queensland, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). As your guardian, as your keeper for life.  Keynote address for parents, Parents and Friends Associations, Queensland Catholic Schools, Rockhampton, Queensland, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). Parent engagement: You are richer than you think.  Keynote address for educators, Queensland Catholic Schools, Rockhampton, Queensland, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). As your guardian, as your keeper for life.  Keynote address for parents, Parents and Friends Associations, Queensland Catholic Schools, Mackay, Queensland, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). Parent engagement: You are richer than you think.  Keynote address for educators, Queensland Catholic Schools, Mackay, Queensland, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). So what? Now what? Keynote address, Queensland Catholic Schools Parent Conference, Engaged Communities for the Future, Rockhampton, Queensland, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). Living in the space of transformation. Keynote address, Queensland Catholic Schools Parent Conference, Engaged Communities for the Future, Rockhampton, Queensland, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, April). Engaging parents and educators in a circle of shared responsibility. Keynote address, Queensland Catholic Schools Parent Conference, Engaged Communities for the Future, Rockhampton, Queensland, AU.

Pushor, D. (2016, April). Taking your place in a gentle revolution. Extended keynote session, Saskatchewan Association for Community Education, Communities of Hope Conference, Acknowledging our Past to Build Our Future, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2016, April). Living in the space of transformation. Keynote address, Saskatchewan Association for Community Education, Communities of Hope Conference, Acknowledging our Past to Build Our Future, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2016, April). Engaging parents and educators in a circle of shared responsibility. Keynote address, Upper Grand District School Board and the Parent Involvement Committee, Guelph, ON.

Pushor, D. (2016, April). Together we can make a difference: Becoming a ready school. Invited address, 2016 Yukon School Councils’ Conference, Whitehorse, Yukon.

Pushor, D. (2016, April). Parent engagement: Wisdom comes on silent wings. Keynote address, 2016 Yukon School Councils’ Conference, Whitehorse, Yukon.

Pushor, D. (2016, February.) Dis/positioning ourselves with parents. Keynote address, Preschool Information Registry & Service Inc Conference, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2015, November). Working as co-researchers: Ensuring equitable voice and representation in research. Keynote address, Learning from Practice Conference, Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2015, October). Family engagement: Working in relationship with parents. Keynote address, 2nd Annual Early Childhood Educators’ Workshop, Brandon Healthy Families Team, Brandon, MB

Pushor, D. (2015, October). Family engagement: Working in relationship with parents. Keynote address for the Valleyview and Area Early Childhood Development Coalition, Valleyview, AB.

Pushor, D. (2015, October). School councils: Engaging parents in a circle of shared responsibility. Keynote address at the General Meeting of School Council Chairs and Trustees, Calgary Catholic School District, Calgary, AB.

Pushor, D. (2015, July). Challenging notions of “school readiness.” Keynote address, Saskatchewan Principals’ Short Course, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2015, July). Using parent knowledge to enhance success for students. Canadian School Boards’ Association Congress, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2015, May). Parent engagement: Markers that guide our way. Invited address for the Sunwest School Division School Councils’ Workshop, Rosetown, SK.

Pushor, D. (2015, April). Parent engagement: Markers that guide our way. Invited keynote address for the Alberta School Councils’ Conference, Edmonton, AB.

Pushor, D. (2015, March). Parent engagement: As your guardian, as your keeper for life …. Invited address for Holy Family School, Light of Christ RCSSD#16, North Battleford, SK.

Pushor, D. (2015, January). Parent engagement: Inviting parents to walk alongside. Two invited addresses for educators, Brandon School Division, Brandon, MB.

Pushor, D. (2015, January). Parent engagement: As your guardian, as your keeper for life …. Invited keynote address for parents, Brandon School Division, Brandon, MB.

Pushor, D. (2015, January). Parent engagement: As your guardian, as your keeper for life …. Invited keynote address for the School Community Council General Assembly, Saskatoon Public Schools, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2015, January). Early years parent engagement: Creating a circle of shared responsibility. Invited keynote address for Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division Pre-Kindergarten Educators, Prince Albert, SK.

Pushor, D. (2015, January). Caring for children, caring about parents. Invited address for the Saskatchewan Early Childhood Association, Elkridge Resort, Prince Albert National Park, SK.

Pushor, D. (2014, December). School community councils: No distance between us. Invited keynote address for the School Community Council Assembly, Light of Christ RCSSD#16, North Battleford, SK.

Pushor, D. (2014, December). Parent engagement: “You are richer than you think.” Invited address, Senior Administrators’ and Principals’ Meeting, Light of Christ RCSSD#16, North Battleford, SK.

Pushor, D. (2014, July). Parent engagement: A circle of shared responsibility. Two invited addresses at the Saskatchewan Principals’ Short Course, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2014, June). Parent engagement:  A responsibility in education and schooling. Invited address for the Saskatchewan School Boards Association Trustee Academy, Jackfish Lake, Cochin, SK.

Pushor, D. (2014, May). Sharing button memories. Keynote address, Early Learning and Childcare Month, Second Annual Kick Off. SIAST, Mount Royal Campus, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2014, May). Early years family and community engagement: Creating a circle of shared responsibility. Opening keynote address, Welcome to Kindergarten™ Early Years Family and Community Engagement Symposium Research to Practice – Taking Action, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Pushor, D. (2014, May). Early years family and community engagement: Creating a circle of shared responsibility. Closing keynote address, Welcome to Kindergarten™ Early Years Family and Community Engagement Symposium Research to Practice – Taking Action, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Pushor, D. (2014, May). Parent engagement: A responsibility in education and schooling. Invited address, Saskatchewan School Boards Association Trustee Academy, Cochin, Saskatchewan.

Pushor, D. (2014, March). Family engagement. Keynote address for the Daycare Association of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D. (2014, March). Building relationships: The foundation to community-engaged scholarship. Invited half-day session for the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Saskatchewan.

Pushor, D. (2014, February). Family Engagement in the Early Years Session 3: Acknowledging and understanding family expertise and diversity. Full day address to Battlefords’ Early Learning Partners: Living Sky School Division, Kids First, ECIP, Prairie North Health Region, and Light of Christ Catholic School Division.

Pushor, D. & Khan, M. (2014, February). Living as a guest host with multicultural Canadian parents. Preschool Information Registry & Service Inc. Conference Global Village in Action: Children Working and Playing, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Contributed Presentations at Conferences

Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Fleet, C., Griffen, S., Mitton Kukner, J., Murray Orr, A., & Pushor, D. (2016, May). Problemitizing complexities in teacher education programs as a narrative inquiry teacher education discourse community. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies, Calgary, AB.

Pushor, D. (2016, May). Living as mapmakers: Charting a course with children guided by parent knowledge. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies, Calgary, AB.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Fleet, C., Griffen, S., Mitton Kukner, J., Murray Orr, A., & Pushor, D. (2016, May). Taking root: Developing a narrative inquiry discourse community
among teacher educators
. Paper presented at the International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education, Chicago, IL.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Pushor, D., Fleet, C., Griffen, S., Mitton Kukner, J., &  Murray Orr, A. (2015, May). Narrative inquiry teacher education discourse community. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Ottawa, ON.

Pushor, D. & Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2014, May). Through a curriculum of parents: Reforming storied assumptions of parents and poverty. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, St. Catharine’s, ON.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. & Pushor, D. (2014, May). Creating a narrative inquiry teacher education discourse community. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, St. Catharine’s, ON.

Pushor, D. (2013, September). Reformation of storied assumptions of parents and poverty. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference of the European Research Network about Parents in Education, Lisboa, Portugal.

Pushor, D. (2013, September). A curriculum of parents in graduate teacher education: Rethinking and remaking practice. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference of the European Research Network about Parents in Education, Lisboa, Portugal.

Pushor, D. (2012, November). Parent engagement in urban school districts. Paper presented at CCEAM (Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management) 2012 Conference, Limassol, Cyprus.

Pushor, D. (2012, November). Growing a dream: Leask community engagement initiative. Paper presented at CCEAM 2012 Conference, Limassol, Cyprus.

Pushor, D. (2012, May). Teachers’ narrative understandings of parents: Living and reliving “possible lives” as professionals. Paper presented at Narrative Matters 2012: Life and Narrative, American University of Paris, Paris, France.

Kitchen, J., Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Pushor, D., Craig, C., Cutri, R., Griffin, S. (2011, April). Narrative inquiries into curriculum making in teacher education. Teacher education symposium. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Pushor, D. (2010, May). Toward a ‘curriculum of parents.’ Teacher education symposium: Taking up the idea of a curriculum of lives: Narrative inquiries into teachers, teacher educators and school stories. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Pushor, D. (2009, April). Living and telling stories of parent engagement that lead preservice teachers to create new narratives of parent-teacher relationships. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Pushor, D. (2008, March). Parent knowledge, acKNOWLEDGing parents. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Pushor, D. (2008, March). Parent knowledge: Principles to live by. Roundtable discussion at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Pushor, D. (2007, November). Parent knowledge. Circle of Light: A First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Conference, Ontario Ministry of Education and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Toronto, ON.

Amendt, T. & Pushor, D. (2007, November). Parent engagement. Circle of Light: A First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Conference, Ontario Ministry of Education and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Toronto, ON.

Pushor, D. & Hendry, G. (2007, October). Involvement to engagement: Community education practices in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Community Schools Association Annual Conference, Prince Albert, SK.

Amendt, T. & Pushor, D. (2007, May).Community engagement: Policy and practice in Saskatchewan schools. Shawane Dagosiwin: Aboriginal Education Research Forum, Winnipeg, MB.

Clandinin, D.J., Huber, J, Pushor, D., Schultz, B., Coulter, C., Butler-Kisber, L., Caine, V., Michie, G., Mitchell, R., Rolling, J. Steeves, P., & Pinnegar, S. (2007, April). Moving into the academy as narrative inquirers. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of The American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.  

Pushor, D. (2006, May). Parent knowledge: Intimate teaching, intimate learning. Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Toronto, ON. 

Pushor, D., Ruitenberg, C., & Cain, M.  (2006, May). Parent engagement: The role of the school leader.  Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Toronto, ON.

Pushor, D. & Robson, F. (2006, May). Parent knowledge: Intimate teaching, intimate learning.    Narrative Matters Conference, Wolfville, NS. *Francis Robson is a participant in my parent knowledge research. 

Pushor, D., Ruitenberg, C., Cain, M., Skjerven, S., McCrae, C.,Harper, S., Sawatzky, L., Bear, C., Kennedy, S., Bell, C., Fofonoff, A., Roszell, M. (2005, November). Parent engagement and leadership:  Research findings.  Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, Learning from Practice:  An Exchange of Teacher Knowledge and Research, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D.  (2005, April). Parent engagement and leadership. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, QC.

Pushor, D. (2005, April). Parent knowledge. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, QC.

Pushor, D. & Ruitenberg, C. (2005, February). Place Interrupted: The visual counter-narrative of Princess Alexandra School. Provoking Curriculum Conference, Victoria, BC.

Pushor, D., Skjerven, S., McCrae, C.,Harper, S., Sawatzky, L., Bear, C., Kennedy, S.  (2004, November). Parent engagement and leadership: Research in progress. Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, Learning from Practice: An Exchange of Teacher Knowledge and Research, Saskatoon, SK.

Pushor, D., Timm, M., Cain, M., Sawatzky, L., Harper, S., Bear, C., Kennedy, S. (2004, November).  Parent engagement and leadership. SchoolPlus Congress, Regina, SK.

Pushor, D.  (2004, May). Administrative lenses: Seeing parents big, seeing parents small.  Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Winnipeg, MB.

Pushor, D. & Murphy, B. (2004, May). Knowledge building: What the margins can teach the center.  Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Winnipeg, MB.

Olson, M., Orr, J., Murray Orr, A., Pushor, D.  (2004, May). The power of story in graduate teacher education:  Pushing boundaries, opening up spaces. Narrative Matters 2004: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Narrative Perspectives, Approaches, and Issues across the Humanities and Social Sciences, Fredericton, NB.

Research Grant Information

D. Pushor (Contractor). Contract, Provincial Leadership Team, SK Ministry of Education, Government of Saskatchewan, $19,000, to support production of video series on parent engagement in the early years.

D. Pushor (Contract Lead). Labour Market Services Division, Ministry of Immigration and Career Training, Government of Saskatchewan, $97,500 awarded, to support research into systematic parent engagement initiatives in development of a provincial prototype, April 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020.

D.Pushor (PI). SSCHRC Insight Grant, $184,491, awarded to support participatory action research on the development of a provincial prototype for systematic parent engagement in teaching and learning, May 2018.*

D. Pushor (Contract Lead). Labour Market Services Division, Ministry of the Economy, Government of Saskatchewan, $88,350, to support research into systematic parent engagement initiatives in development of a provincial prototype, March 2018.

D.Pushor (Grant writer). Saskatchewan Literacy Network Grant, $37,500, awarded to Howard Coad School to support systematic parent engagement in family literacy activities in out of school times and places, October, 2017.

D. Pushor (PI). Saskatchewan School Boards’ Association Research Grant, $15,000, awarded to support participatory action research on the development of a prototype to transform a school into a B2F Teaching and Learning Centre, September 6, 2016.

D. Pushor (PI), N. Muhajarine, & K. Waygood. Building the Social Ecology of an Inclusive Community, a grant to fund the development of a SSHRC CURA Full Proposal, $20,000, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, March 31, 2005 – August 8, 2005.

D. Pushor (PI), research team from Princess Alexandra Community School. Parent Engagement and Leadership, a study of past, current, and future practices to engage parents in the school and to promote parent leadership at Princess Alexandra Community School, $25,000, Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, May 2004 – November 2005.

D. Pushor (PI). Parent Knowledge, a program of research to determine what parent knowledge is and how parent knowledge is held and used, $61,821, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, April 2004 – April 2007.