Denos, C., Toohey, K., Neilson, K., and Waterstone, B. (2009). Collaborative research in multilingual classrooms. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Norton, B. & Toohey, K. (eds.) (2004) Critical pedagogies and language learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Toohey, K. (2000). Learning English in school: Identity, social relations and classroom practice. Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters.
Articles in refereed journals
Smythe, S. & Toohey, K. (2009). Investigating sociohistorical contexts and practices through a community scan: A Canadian Punjabi Sikh example. Language and Education 21 (1), 37-57.
Toohey, K. & Derwing, T. (2008). ESL students and secondary school achievement in BC. Alberta Journal of Educational Research 54 (2), pp. 178-193.
Toohey, K. (2008) Are the lights coming on? How can we tell? Literacy assessment of English language learners. Canadian Modern Language Review 64 (2), pp. 253-72.
Dagenais, D., Toohey, K. & Day, E. (2006). A multilingual child’s literacy practices and contrasting identities in the figured worlds of French Immersion classrooms. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 9(2), pp. 205-218.
Toohey, K. & Beynon, J. (2005) Fighting structural and power. Inequities: Review essay: Crossing over to Canaan: The journey of new teachers in diverse classrooms and Parallel practices: Social justice-focused teacher education and the elementary school classroom. Curriculum Inquiry, 35(4), pp. 483-492.
Van Enk, A., Dagenais, D. & Toohey, K. (2005). A socio-cultural perspective on school-based literacy research: Some emerging considerations. Language and Education, 19(6), pp. 496-512.
Ilieva, R., Beynon, J., Toohey, K., LaRocque, L. (2002). A secondary school career education program for ESL students. Curriculum Inquiry, 31 (4), 399-420.
Toohey, K. (2001). Disputes in child L2 learning. TESOL Quarterly 35 (2), 257-278.
Norton, B. & Toohey, K. (2001). Changing perspectives on good language learners. TESOL Quarterly, 35 (2), 307-322.
Toohey, K., Waterstone, B., & Julé, A. (2000). Community of learners, carnival and participation in a Punjabi-Sikh classroom. The Canadian Modern Language Review, 56 (3), 421-436.
Toohey, K., & Day , E. (1999). Language learning: The importance of access to community. TESL Canada Journal, 17(1), 40–52.
Toohey, K. (1999). The author responds… TESOL Quarterly, 33(1), 132–137.
Beynon, J., Toohey, K., & Kishor, N. (1999). Do visible minorities want teaching as a career? Perceptions of secondary school students in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canadian Ethnic Studies, XXX(2), 50–72.
Toohey, K. (1998). “Breaking them up, taking them away”: Constructing ESL students in grade one. TESOL Quarterly, 32(1), 61–84.
Toohey, K. & Norton, B. (in press). Language learner identities and sociocultural worlds In Kaplan, R. (Ed.) Handbook of applied linguistics 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Smythe, S. & Toohey, K. (in press). Bringing home and community to school: What can schools do with them? In A. Kostogriz, J. Miller & M. Gearon (eds), Linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms: New dilemmas for teachers. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Beynon, J., Dagenais, D., Norton, B. & Toohey, K. (2008). Langue et identité. Les discours des enfants, des parents, des enseignants dans les espaces professionnels. In C. Kramsch, D. Lévy & G. Zarate (eds.). Précis critique du plurilinguisme et du pluriculturalisme/Critical Handbook of Plurilingualism and Pluriculturalism. Presses du Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale, Paris.
Toohey, K. (2007). Conclusion: Autonomy/agency through sociocultural lenses. In A. Barfield and S. Brown (eds.) Re-interpreting autonomy in language education (pp. 231-242). London: Palgrave-Macmillan.
Toohey, K. (2007) Ethnography and language education. In N. Hornberger & K. King (Eds.) Encyclopedia of language and education, 2nd edition. Volume 10. Research methods in language and education. Springer.
Toohey, K., Manyak, P. & Day, E. (2006). ESL learners in the early school years: Identity and mediated classroom practices. In Cummins, J. & Davison, C. (Eds.). Kluwer handbook of applied linguistics (pp. 545-558). Amsterdam: Kluwer Press.
Toohey, K. (2003). Kelleen Toohey Responds. In Sharkey, J. & Johnson, K. (eds.), The TESOL Quarterly Dialogues (pp. 92-97).
Toohey, K. (2003). “Breaking them up; taking them away”: ESL students in Grade 1. Reprinted in Sharkey, J. & Johnson, K. (eds.), The TESOL Quarterly Dialogues: Rethinking issues of language, culture and power. Alexandria, Virginia: TESOL.
Toohey, K. & Norton, B. (2003). Autonomy as learner agency in sociocultural settings. In D. Palfreyman & R. Smith (Eds.) Learner autonomy across cultures (pp. 58-72). London: Palgrave, Macmillan
Dagenais, D. & Toohey, K. (2002). Introduction to Special Issue on Ethnographic approaches to language research. Canadian Modern Language Review, 59, 1-13.
Toohey, K. (2002). Guided participation and second language learning. Special Research Symposium 28 (2), Association of Teachers of English as a Second Language of Ontario, pp. 77-83.
Norton, B. & Toohey, K. (2002). Identity and language learning. In R. Kaplan (ed.) Handbook of Applied Linguistics (pp115-123). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Toohey, K. (1998). The education domain of the Metropolis research. In B. Abu–Laban & T. Derwing, (Eds.), Responding to diversity in the Metropolis: Building an inclusive research agenda. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press.
Research and Development Projects
||A sociocultural investigation of literacy instruction for children learning English as a second language.
SSHRC Standard Grant ($106,575).
Role: Principal Investigator with Paul Neufeld and Roz Stooke (SFU).
||Contexts and family literacies in English language learning
Discovery Parks ($8,511)
Role: Principal Investigator with Paul Neufeld, Roz Stooke, and Natalia Gajdamaschko (SFU).
||Small SSHRC Research Grant $4,400 A pilot study of sociocultural approaches to literacy instruction and assessment for child English language learners.
||Centre of Excellence for Research on Literacy and Language Network. Research Grant. $87,000 Language learning in intermediate grades. (With Diane Dagenais).
||Small SSHRC Research Grant.. Cultural and linguistic identities: A case study of social responsibility in one elementary school. $3,000. Principal Investigator.
||Standard SSHRC Research Grant. Appropriating voices: Learning ESL in elementary school. $123,000. Principal Investigator.
||Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration (RIIM). SSHRC, CEIC and others. $2,000,000. Principal investigator in two projects ($40,000 and $18,000) and joint in one project ($42,000).
||Standard SSHRC Research Grant Situated learning of English as a second language: An ethnographic study in Canadian public school classrooms. $110,000. Principal Investigator.
Public Presentations & Conferences
Plenary speaker. BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language conference, Vancouver, BC.
Plenary speaker. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, Ottawa, Canada.
Plenary speaker. International Association for the improvement of Mother Tongue Education, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Plenary speaker. Valuing heritage languages and cultures in BC.BC Provincial Conference International Languages & Education, Vancouver, BC.
Investigating community practices to develop multiliteracies curriculum. (with P. Neufeld) American Association of Applied Linguistics conference, Wash, DC.
Digital mediations for bridging home, school and community literacies. Canadian Society for Studies in Education conference. (with P. Neufeld, et al.)Vancouver, BC.
Invited plenary speaker. Building plurilingual communities in Canadian schools. Conference “Didactique des Langues, des Textes et des Cultures”, Universite de La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3.
Crossing boundaries: Community and school multiliteracies. American Association of Applied Linguistics conference. Costa Mesa, CA.
Hidden losses: ESL students’ success. Invited presentation at Policy Symposium on Immigration Research – Youth Focus. Vancouver, BC.
Changing perceptions of good language learners. Invited presentation at University of Melbourne, Australia.
Sociocultural research on second language acquisition. Invited presentation at University of Adelaide, South Australia.
Learning English at school. Invited presentation to public school and adult ESL teachers, researchers and students. Invited presentation at University of South Australia.
Professional development for ESL teachers. Invited presentation at TESL Working Group, Department of Education, South Australia.
Assessment of ESL students. Invited presentation at Faculty of Education, Monash University, Clayton, Australia.
Ethnographic research in language education. Invited presentation at Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Clayton, Australia.
ESL Students’ School Achievements. Presentation for Research on Immigration and Integration Symposium, Vancouver. BC.
Invited plenary address Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada PreConference: “The pluralization of expression: Relationships between form, ontology and epistemology in language and literacy research”. With Corey Denos, Linda Hof, and Suzanne Rowbotham. Toronto, ON.
Are the lights coming on? How can we tell? English language learners and literacy. Presentation at the 8th Annual National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, BC.
Teacher Development in a Collaborative Research Group. Presentation to the SFU Faculty of Education conference, Vancouver, BC.
Toohey, K. (2006) Success and challenges of second language learners in Canada. Refereed paper. 8th National Metropolis Conference.
Critical and community-oriented research in TESOL education. Presentation at annual TESOL conference, San Antonio, TX.
Learner resistance to literacy scaffolding: A case study. With N. Gajdamaschko. Presentation at American Education Research Association conference. Montreal, QC.
Investigating written/oral language as critical cultural tools in ESL. Presentation at International Association of Applied Linguistics conference, Madison, WI.
Enhancing the critical in TESOL. Symposium with V. Ramanathan, K. Tellez, S. Vandrick, B. Morgan. 38th Annual Convention of TESOL. Long Beach, CA.
The TESOL Quarterly Dialogues Symposium with K. Johnson, R. Kubota, C. Nelson, J. Sharkey. 38th Annual Convention of TESOL. Long Beach, CA.
Persons, resources and practices: Social dimensions of child L2 learning. Invited presentation, Cambridge University Conference “Issues in the teaching, learning and assessment of young ESL learners,” Cambridge, UK.
Learning English at school: Identity, social relations and classroom practice. Invited lecture, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
Second language learning in a Punjabi Independent School. Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration. Edmonton, AB.
Toohey, K. and Gajdamaschko, N. Learning initiative and guided participation. Presentation to International Conference on Creativitiy and Imagination in Education, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, RF.
Toohey, K. and Sandhu, S. Building support through family involvement in classrooms with English language learners. ESL PSA Conference, Vancouver, BC.
Teacher Action Research: Four years of examining practice with TARG. Investigating our practices conference, UBC, Vancouver, BC.
Learning English at school. Invited presentation. President’s Research Lecture. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.
Guided participation in second language learning. Invited presentation to TESL-Ontario Conference, Research section. Toronto, ON.
Toohey, K. & Waterstone, B. Negotiating expertise in an action research community. Presentation at American Educational Research Association meetings, Seattle, WA.
Toohey, K., Denos, C., Hof, L., Ilieva, R., Rowbotham, S., Sandhu, S., Thompson, J. Tsoukalas, C., Waterstone, B. Shifting centres of expertise: Attending to diversity in classrooms and in teacher/researcher collaborations. Presentation at American Educational Research Association meetings, Seattle, WA.
Home to school/Kindergarten to Grade 1: Incommensurable practises? American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, St. Louis, MI.
Teachers and children as guiders of participation: Ventriloquating teachers in a Punjabi Sikh school. NCTE Conference, Berkeley, CA.
Teaching and Professional Positions
||Visiting Scholar, Monash University
||Acting Director, Centre for Education, Law & Society
||Acting Associate Dean, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
||Director, Graduate Programs, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
||Member, Senate Committee on Graduate Studies, Simon Fraser University
||Professor, Simon Fraser University
||Co-Leader for Education Domain. Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration in the Metropolis, Simon Fraser University
||Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University
Coordinator, New PhD program in Languages, Cultures and Literacies
Member of Faculty Appointments Committee (ESL appointments)
Member, University College. University Appointments Committee< Facu;lty Review Committee
Elected member. Dean of Education Search Committee
- 2006-2007 Acting Director: Centre for Education, Law and Society
- 2006-present: Coordinator: Masters TES/FL Graduate Program
- 2006: Member: Review Committee for Master’s Diversity and PhD ApplicantsFaculty Appointments for two positions (FAL and Language and LiteracyStarted Friends of Simon Peer Tutoring ProjectDomain Leader for Education; Member of Management Board and Research Consultative CommitteeMember: University College; University Appointments Committee; Faculty Review Committee.
- 2005-2006 Member: Faculty Appointments Committee.
Since 1997, reviewer for SSHRC 7 times, tenure and promotion cases 19 times; occasional reviewer 6 journals; external examiner 12 PhD theses; review board 7 journals; reviewer of papers for academic conferences 10 times; member of three community boards.
Member Editorial Advisory Board: Alberta Journal of Educational Research, TESL-Canada Journal, TESOL Quarterly, occasional reviewer for Curriculum Inquiry, Canadian Modern Language Review.
Graduate Student Supervision
(Since 1997) Senior Supervisor 12 doctoral students; 40 Masters students.