Expanding Knowledge Systems in Teacher Education: Introduction

  • Jennifer Kelly University of Alberta
  • Lynette Shultz University of Alberta
  • Cora Weber-Pillwax University of Alberta
  • Elizabeth A. Lange University of Alberta

Author Biographies

Jennifer Kelly, University of Alberta
Jennifer Kelly is an associate professor in theoretical cultural and international education. Her most recent research focuses on a socio-historical analysis of the relationship between racialization, immigration, and citizenship. She has several years of experience as a classroom teacher and preservice educator.
Lynette Shultz, University of Alberta
Lynette Shultz is an assistant professor and Co-Director of the Global Education Network in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. Her research and teaching interests and contributions are in the areas of education and social justice, international and comparative education, global citizenship education, and leadership and social change. She has extensive experience working with schools and community education organizations in Canada and internationally.
Cora Weber-Pillwax, University of Alberta
Cora Weber-Pillwax is an associate professor in Indigenous peoples education, Department of Educational Policy Studies. Her research focus and teaching include Indigenous research methodologies and ways of knowing and being. She is an Aboriginal educator with many years of experience in public school systems as a teacher and senior systems administrator and has been involved in teacher professional development and teacher education for Aboriginal communities and students for over 30 years. In her present position she supports Indigenous graduate students to use their own knowledge systems in advanced studies.
Elizabeth A. Lange, University of Alberta
Elizabeth Lange is an assistant professor of adult education, Department of Educational Policy Studies. Her research focuses on the theory and practice of transformative adult learning, sustainability and environmental education, pedagogies for social change, and participatory action research. She has over 25 years of experience as an educator and facilitator in formal education, community, and international settings and is a regular guest speaker and workshop facilitator.