Happy retirement, Dr. jan jagodzinski!

Secondary Education professor jan jagodzinski, whose prodigious scholarship and passion for teaching have earned him international recognition and the esteem of colleagues and students, is retiring from the Faculty of Education at the end of June, concluding 42 years of university teaching. jagodzinski completed his MEd (1977) and PhD (1980) at the U of A before joining the Faculty in 1983.

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Convocation the culmination of an ATEP student’s trailblazing journey

Carla Singer describes her journey through the Urban Secondary Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) over the last four years as being like a flower blooming.

“First it’s all crumpled up and then one petal at a time comes out,” she says. “Finally it starts to bloom and then, there’s your world. I did this — after all the struggles, I did it.”

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Teacher Education North grad strives to bring diversity to the classroom

When Teacher Education North (TEN) BEd student Lindsay Halcrow learned that she was selected as her graduating class’s salutatorian, she was thrilled.

“I am very thankful to have been selected for such a prestigious honour and I am over the moon,” Halcrow says.

In addition to delivering a speech to her classmates at their upcoming convocation ceremony, she will also receive a $1,500 financial reward.

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Program helps put internationally educated teachers in Alberta classrooms

Lanie Luarca brought with her a dozen years of teaching experience in her native Philippines and in Dubai, UAE, when she relocated with her family to Canada in 2016. An assessment by Alberta Education showed significant upgrading would be required for her to become licensed to teach in the province so she settled into working in a daycare centre. She says she liked the job, but her desire to return to teaching persisted.

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Faculty News Spring 2022

Dr. Jennifer Tupper has been reappointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Education for a second five-year term from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2027.

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In brief: Research news Spring 2022

The Faculty of Education has a proud tradition not only of producing great educators, psychologists and information studies professionals, but great research. Here are some recent stories you may have missed about UAlberta education researchers and the important work they do to improve teaching, learning, policy and professional practice in Alberta, in Canada and around the world.

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