Dr. Julian Kitchen

Professor (PhD), Department of Teacher Education

Hamilton, ON
Office: HAM20D
905 547 3555 x3633

Julian Kitchen, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education. He obtained a BA (Toronto), BEd (Windsor), MEd (Toronto) and PhD (Toronto). He taught Intermediate/Secondary History and English over a decade and before joining Brock University in 2006 was an adjunct professor for seven years at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

He is a former director of the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education and a past co-chair of the Aboriginal Education Council at Brock.

Julian Kitchen has been actively involved in teacher education scholarship for 15 years. He has published extensively in teacher education, including several articles in Studying Teacher  Education: A Journal if Self-Study of Teacher Education Studies, chapters in several Springer volumes, and chapter in both the Springer International Handbook of Teacher Education and the Handbook of Canadian Teacher Education Research: Initial Teacher Education.

He is the lead editor of Narrative Inquiries into Curriculum-making in Teacher Education (Emerald), Canadian Perspectives on the Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (CATE), and  Self-Study and Diversity II: Inclusive Teacher Education for a Changing World (Sense).

Dr. Kitchen is also the author of Relational Teacher Education and Professionalism, Law and the Ontario Educator (now in 2nd edition). He was editor of Brock Education and is incoming co-editor of Studying Teacher  Education. In addition, Dr. Kitchen has received numerous grants for studies of Indigenous education. Finally, he is the Chair-Elect of the SSTEP SIG of AERA.

Evolving Practices: Admissions Policies in Ontario Teacher Education Programs (by Michael Holden, Julian Kitchen, Diana Petrarca and Anne Lesage) can be found at https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/40940

  • EDUC 8Y07/841: Professionalism, Law and the Ontario Educator
  • EDUC 8L09: Principles and Practices for Certification
  • EDUC 5P01: Introduction to Social and Cultural Contexts of Education, Part II: Developing a Critical Language
  • Teacher education
  • Self-study of teacher education practices teacher
  • Aboriginal education
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Education law
  • LGBTQ issues in education

2011-2012 – Principal Investigator, Aboriginal Teachers in Northern Nishnawbe Nations: Learning and Enacting

Aboriginal Pedagogy. SSHRC Standard–$25,897.

2009-2011- Principal Investigator, Aboriginal Teachers in Northern Nishnawbe Nations: Learning and Enacting  – Aboriginal Pedagogy. SSHRC Standard–$32,290.

2007-2009 – Co-Investigator, Examining new aboriginal teachers’ experiences: Understanding realities and building relationships (Principal Investigator: Lorenzo Cherubini). SSHRC Aboriginal – $20,000.

External Grant

2016-17 – Principal Investigator,  Biwaase’aa/Maamaawisiiwin Education & Research Innovation.  Ontario Ministry of Education– $100,000.

2013-2014 –  Principal Investigator, A Holistic Study of the Impact of the Biwaase’aa Program on Participating Students in Thunder Bay School. Shkoday Abinojiiwak Obimiwedon – $45,000.

2008-2009 – Co-Investigator, Impact Analysis of Professional Development and the Ontario Poverty Project. (Principal Investigator: Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker). Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario – $25,000.