Goranka Vukelich, PhD|
|School||School of Community Services|
Bachelor of Early Learning Program Development|
|Academic and Professional Designations|
MA, Human Growth and Development
BAA, Early Childhood Education
Executive Dean, Community Services|
|Areas of Expertise & Interest|
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Professional Identity of Educators
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications|
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.
Jacobs, E., Vukelich, G., & Howe, N. (2008). Pathways to constructivism: A self-directed guide for educators. Montreal, QC. Report to Human Resources Development Canada.
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.
I enjoy working with 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.|