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Professor Katina PollockProfessor Katina Pollock

Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Educational Leadership and Administration

My career in education began as a public school teacher. As a practitioner, I taught Mathematics and Science in Nova Scotia, CA; Newfoundland and Labrador, CA; and Essex, England. My research interests are in the areas of alternative teacher work practices, contingent teacher workforces, formal and informal learning, comparative education policy, educational leadership and administration.

As a researcher, I have been a member of various research teams focusing on educational topics such as Work and Life-Long Learning (WALL Project), Urban School Poverty, Inclusive Leadership, Online Teacher Professional Development, Mathematics Education, and Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Innovative Schools. I recently completed a study exploring non-permanent teachers work practices and am working on a number of other projects. Some of these other projects include: working with the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) investigating non-permanent teachers access to professional learning and a transborder comparative policy project with Dr. S. Winton from University of Buffalo SUNY.

I teach in both the teacher pre-service program at UWO and at the graduate level. Courses taught include: 9600 (Ontario Educational Policy in a Global Context), 9507 (Graduate Seminar in School Leadership), 9678 (Diverse Traditions: Approaches to Educational Research).

My CV can be found here.