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Name Goranka Vukelich, PhD
School School of Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Program Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development
Academic and Professional Designations

PhD, Education 

MA, Human Growth and Development 

BAA, Early Childhood Education 

Title Dean of Community Services
Program/School Portfolio
  • Department of Community Services

Areas of Expertise & Interest

Curriculum and Pedagogy 

Professional Identity of Educators 

Early Learning

Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications

Research Projects: 

SSHRC Research Project (2015- 2018) Ideas Connect; Supporting Transformational Change in ELCC sector 

College of Early Childhood Educators (2016) Review of Leadership Pilot Project 


Vukelich, G. (2014). Walking the Talk: Early Childhood Educators’ Beliefs, Practices and Professional Identity. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.  


Howe, N., Jacobs, E., Vukelich, G., & Recchia, H. (2013).  Canadian parents’ knowledge and satisfaction regarding their child’s day care experience.  Journal of Early Childhood Research.  

  Howe, N., Jacobs, E., Vukelich, G., & Recchia, H.E. (2012).  Inservice professional development and constructivist curriculum: Effects on quality of child care, teacher beliefs, and interactions.  Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 57, 353-378.  


Jacobs, E., Vukelich, G., & Howe, N. (2008). Pathways to constructivism: A self-directed guide for educators. Montreal, QC. Report to Human Resources Development Canada.
Additional Information
I enjoy working faculty to update and modernize learning programs with a focus on career education and student success. In addition, I am actively involved in supporting the on-going learning of educators in the community and in empowering them through the upcoming transformational changes in the ELCC sector.

 Goranka Vukelich
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