Dr. Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker

Faculty of Education




Dr. Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker

Associate Professor (PhD)
Department of Teacher Education
Available for Graduate Advisement

Dr. Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education. She recently completed two projects which spanned over four years on students and families affected by poverty, and educators who work in school communities affected by poverty in Ontario. The projects were funded by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) resulting in a research report as well as a co-authored book entitled Poverty and Schools in Ontario: How Seven Elementary Schools are Working to Improve Education (Ciuffetelli Parker & Flessa, 2011). Most recent, she has written and presented on a policy brief published by the Niagara Community Observatory.

Dr. Ciuffetelli Parker uses narrative inquiry methodology to gain insight on life and narrative in the fields of teacher education, marginalized communities, diversity, and literacy education. She engages, teaches, and publishes works on narrative discourse experiences with teachers, administrators, parents, community workers, teacher candidates and graduate students on relevant regional, national and global issues in education. In 2012, the American Educational Research Association presented Professor Ciuffetelli Parker the international Early Career Award on behalf of the Narrative Research Special Interest Group. She is also the 2012 recipient of the Brock University Faculty of Education Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Ciuffetelli Parker was an administrator, literacy consultant, and elementary teacher in Toronto for over fifteen years before joining the faculty of education at Brock University as a professor. She obtained her PhD from the Department of Curriculum and Teacher Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). Dr. Ciuffetelli Parker recently has been invited to join “Niagara Voices” as a guest columnist for the St. Catharines Standard newspaper. She was also selected for the Globe and Mail’s special advisory panel on education, called the Globe’s School Council. The panel tackles issues related to education in Canada in a weekly online forum.

Courses Taught

Graduate
EDUC 5P81: Personal Narratives in Educational Research

Pre-service
EDUC 8P15: Teaching Learning and Schooling
EDUC 8D09: Principles and Practices for Professional Certification
EDUC 8F08: Instructional Strategies P/J/I

Research Interests

Narrative inquiry, teacher education, marginalized communities, diversity, literacy education
 

Select Publications
Books, Reports, and Chapters Contributed to Edited Books

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2012). Poverty and Education: A Niagara Perspective. Policy Brief, Niagara Community Observatory.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. & Flessa, J. (2011). Poverty and schools in Ontario: How seven elementary schools are working to improve education. Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario. Toronto, ON.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2011). Related literacy narratives: Letters as a narrative inquiry method in teacher education. In J. Kitchen, D. Ciuffetelli Parker, & D. Pushor (Eds.), Narrative inquiries into curriculum making in teacher education. pp 131-149. Emerald Publ, UK.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Kitchen, J., & Pushor, D. (2011). Narrative inquiry, curriculum making, and teacher education. In J. Kitchen, D. Ciuffetelli Parker, & D. Pushor (Eds.), Narrative inquiries into curriculum making in teacher education. pp. 3-18. Emerald Publ, UK.

Kitchen, J., Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Pushor, D. (Eds.). (2011). Narrative inquiries into curriculum making in teacher education. Emerald Publishing, UK.

Pushor, D., Kitchen, J., & Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2011). Turning points: reflections on the autumn leaves. In J. Kitchen, D. Ciuffetelli Parker, & D. Pushor (Eds.), Narrative inquiries into curriculum making in teacher education. pp. 279-292. Emerald Publishing, UK.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2011). Related literacy narratives: Letters as a narrative inquiry method in teacher education. In J. Kitchen, D. Ciuffetelli Parker, & D. Pushor (Eds.), Narrative inquiries into curriculum making in teacher education. pp 131-149. Emerald Publishing, UK.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Kitchen, J., & Pushor, D. (2011). Narrative inquiry, curriculum making, and teacher education. In J. Kitchen, D. Ciuffetelli Parker, & D. Pushor (Eds.), Narrative inquiries into curriculum making in teacher education. pp. 3-18. Emerald Publishing, UK.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. & Flessa, J. (2011). Poverty and schools in Ontario: How seven elementary schools are working to improve education. Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario. Toronto, ON.

Kitchen, J., Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Pushor, D. (Eds.). (2011). Narrative inquiries into curriculum making in teacher education. Emerald Publishing, UK.

Pushor, D., Kitchen, J., & Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2011). Turning points: reflections on the autumn leaves.
In J. Kitchen, D. Ciuffetelli Parker, & D. Pushor (Eds.), Narrative inquiries into curriculum making in teacher education. pp. 279-292. Emerald Publishing, UK.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2010). Possibilities: An impact analysis of schools working with children and communities affected by poverty. Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario.

Kitchen, J., & Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2009). Developing Self-Study Communities of Practice. In C. Lassonde, S. Galman, & C. Kosnik (Eds.), Self-Study Research Methodologies for Teacher Educators, pp. 107-128. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishing.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (Ed.). (2007). Case Studies: Understanding Teaching and Learning. Pearson Custom Publishing, Toronto.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2007). “Becoming a teacher: Case studies for teaching practice” in D. Ciuffetelli Parker (Ed.) Case Studies: Understanding Teaching and Learning, pp. xi-xix. Pearson Custom Publishing, Toronto.

Articles and Proceedings

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2012). Narrative unity, narrative inquiry, and curriculum making in teacher education. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, Hawaii.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Gallagher, T., & Griffin, S. M. (2011). Multiple layers of leadership in professional learning communities: An essay review. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 19(4). Pp. 503-522.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Grenville, H., Flessa, J. (2011). Case studies of school community and climate: Success narratives of schools in challenging circumstances. School Community Journal. 21(1), pp.129-150.

Gallagher, T., Griffin, S., Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Kitchen, J., & Figg, C. (2011). Establishing and sustaining teacher educator professional development in a self-study community of practice: Pre-tenure teacher educators developing professionally. Teaching and Teacher Education, 27(5), 880–890.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2010) Writing and becoming [a teacher]: Teacher candidates’ literacy narratives over four years. Teaching and Teacher Education. 26(6), 1249-1260.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D., & McQuirter Scott, R. (2010). From mentorship to tenureship: A storied inquiry of two academic careers in education. Mentoring and Tutoring, 18(4), 405-425.

Griffin, S.M., Ciuffetelli Parker, D., & Kitchen, J. (2010). Carrying stories from the outside in: A collaborative narrative into a teacher education community. In Education. 16(2), www.ineducation.ca.

Flessa, J., Gallagher-McKay, K., Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2010). “Good steady progress”: Success stories from Ontario Elementary Schools in Challenging Circumstances. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. & Flessa, J. (2009). Poverty and education: New research in Ontario schools. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 55(2), 249-252.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Smith, D., & Goldblatt, P. (2009). Teacher education partnerships: Integration of case studies within an initial teacher education program. Brock Education, 18(2), 96-113.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. & Volante, L. (2009). Responding to challenges posed by summative teacher candidate evaluation: A collaborative self-study of practicum supervision by faculty. Studying Teacher Education, 5(1), 33-44.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2008). Literacy leadership and the administrator: Relationship as moral agency from within. The International Electronic Journal for Leadership and Learning. 12:9, ISSN 1206-9620.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D., Fazio, X., Volante, L., Cherubini, L. (2008). Relationship matters: Negotiating and maintaining relations in a unique school-university partnership. Action in Teacher Education. 30(3), 39-53.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. & Cherubini, L. (2008). Living in the margins of teaching and scholarship: Two professors’ program and leadership in a learning faculty. Excelsior, 3(1), 15-26.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2008). Moral literacy in an initial teacher education program: Teacher candidates’ literacy narratives over four years. In P.T. Begley, & M.P. Begley (Eds.), The Moral Agency of the Educational Leader: Selected Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Values and Educational Leadership Conference, Pennsylvania State University.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2008). Restructuring program, changing practice: A professor’s enactment of a pedagogy of teacher education. In M.L. Heston, D.L. Tidwell, K.K. East, & L.M. Fitzgerald (Eds.), The Seventh International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices, Cedar Falls, IA, USA. ISBN 978-1-5539-156-2

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. & Becker, H. (2008). Success stories in challenging circumstances: Case Studies of schools working with children and communities affected by poverty. Voice, 10(5), 9-10.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2007). Professing through eulogy, activity and memoriam: When death strikes a university learning community. Professing Education, 5(2), pp.7-9.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2006). “Literacy leadership and the administrator: Relationship as moral agency from within.” In P.T. Begley, & M.P. Begley (Eds.), The Moral Agency of the Educational Leader: Selected Papers Presented at the 11th Annual Values and Educational Leadership Conference, Pennsylvania State University.

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2006). Literacy narrative relationships: Self-study in collegial letters. In M.L. Heston, D.L. Tidwell, K.K. East, & L.M. Fitzgerald (Eds.), The Sixth International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices, Cedar Falls, IA, USA. ISBN 978-1-55339-142-5

Ciuffetelli Parker, D. (2006). Stress on the tenure track: A narrative of my induction year as an education professor. Teaching and Learning. 3(3). pp. 13-17.

 

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Dr. Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker
Dr. Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker
Faculty of Education

Brock University
Hamilton, On.

Office: 20C
T: 905 547 3555 x3605
E: darlene.ciuffetelli-parker@brocku.ca

Events

Christine Rougoor MEd Thesis Defence
September 26, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
EETL conference
October 3, 2014 - 8:00am - 12:30pm