Lynn Aylward, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Education

Phone: (902) 585-1751

Research Interests

Throughout my 25 plus years in education as a teacher, researcher, curriculum developer and teacher educator I have examined the intersections of social difference and equity with  educational policies and practices. I am especially interested in how schooling is articulated to place and specifically the cultural relevance and responsiveness of curriculum and pedagogy.  I was driven to undertake a  Ph.D. (2006)  because of the many complexities of my experience as a teacher educator in the territories of Northwest Territories  and Nunavut.Taking up an anti-colonial framework has greatly assisted me with my community engaged research and teaching collaborations. My research program in the area of Inclusive Education connects to Indigenous Education,  Intercultural Studies, Disability Studies, and Rurality. My research, teaching and curriculum development projects have involved work in Chile, China, Dominica, Malawi and Tanzania. 

Selected Publications

Aylward, M. L. (2011). The Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Conversation: The Language and Culture of Schooling in the Nunavut Territory of Canada. In Z. Bekerman & T. Giesen (Eds.), International Handbook of Migration, Minorities and Learning - Understanding Cultural and Social Differences in Processes of Learning. New York: Springer. pp. 213-231

Chitiyo, M. , Chata, C., Aylward, M.L.,  & G.Prater  (Eds.) (2011). Educating Every Learner, Every Day, A Global Responsibility. International Association of Special Education 12th Biennial Conference Proceedings. Windhoek, Namibia – July 10-14, 2011 (185 pgs.)

Aylward, M. L. (2010). Culturally Relevant Schooling in Nunavut: Secondary Educators' Viewpoints. Études Inuit Studies, 33(1-2).