Dr. Sheila Bennett

Faculty of Education

Dr. Sheila Bennett

Professor (EdD)
Department of Teacher Education
Available for Graduate Advisement

Dr. Sheila Bennett is a professor and former chair in the Department of Teacher Education. Professionally, Sheila has worked as a classroom and special education teacher, school board resource person and faculty member. She has been active in the field of special education for many years and has been involved in policy and practical issues in the field. Co-chair of the Special Education Transformation Document as well as co-author of Special Education in Ontario Schools, Sheila has dedicated her career to working with educators and students in her chosen field.   

Research Interests

Inclusion; Special education policy; Acquired brain injury; and Aboriginal education

Selected Publications

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. $994,600, 2012-2015. Implementation and evaluation of Partnering for Change, an innovative model that will transform health service provision for school-aged children with developmental coordination disorder. Missiuna, C. (PI), Pollock, N., Bennett, S., Camden, C., Campbell, W., McCauley, D., Gaines, R., Cairney, J.

Zinga, D., Bomberry, M., Bennett, S., & The Student Success Consortium. (2010). Final Report –Student Success: A Community Initiative to Support the Success of Aboriginal Students In Education. Six Nations of the Grand River Archive. (65 pages).

Bennett, S. & Gallagher, T. L. (Fall, 2009). Special education in Ontario: Classroom and special education teachers' challenges. Position Statement for Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) on Inclusion in Ontario.

Bennett S. (2009). Research Monograph 16 Including Students with Exceptionalities

Bennett, S.,& Dworet, D., with Weber K. (2008) Special Education in Ontario Schools. Sixth Edition. Highland Press.

Bennett, S. & Wynne, K. (2006) Special Education Transformation: Report of the Co-chairs with the Recommendations of the Working Table on Special Education. Report submitted to Minister of Education.

DiPetta, T., Woloshyn, V. E., Gallagher, T. L., DiBiase, A., Hyatt, M., Dworet, D., & Bennett, S. (2010). Lessons from the field: Recommendations for education leaders planning inclusive practices.In Edmunds, A. & MacMillan, R. (Eds.). Leadership for inclusion: A practical guide for administrators. Rotterdam, Taipei: SENSE Publishers. ISBN: TBD.

Bennett, S., Dworet, D. & Zahos, M. (2007). Special Education Rights in Ontario: Services for Children with Special Needs in Ontario Schools. In Tom O’Neill and Dawn Zinga (eds.) Children’s Rights: Theory and Practice. University of Toronto Press: Toronto, Ontario. October 2007.

Styres, S., Zinga, D., Bennett, S., & Bomberry, M. (In press). Walking in Two Worlds: Engaging the Space Between Indigenous Community and Academia. Canadian Journal of Education.

Zinga, D., Styres, S., Bennett, S. & Bomberry, M. (In Press) Student success research community – Two worlds community-first research. Canadian Journal of Native Education.

Csoli, K., Bennett, S., & Gallagher, T. L. (2009). Ready or not, here they come: Inclusion of invisible disabilities in post-secondary education. Teaching and Learning. 5(1), 53-62.

Good, D., Rumney, P., McDougall, J., Bennett, S., Martinussen, R., DeMatteo, C., McKeever, P., Guerriere, D., Loyst, S., Kumpf, J.,& DeCourville, N. (2009). School reintegration for children and youth with Acquired Brain Injury. [Abstract] Oral presentation at the North American Brain Injury Society 7th Annual Conference on Brain Injury. Austin, Texas, USA. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 24 (5), 392-412.

Gallagher, T. L., DiGiorgio, C., Bennett, S., & Antle, K. (2008). Understanding disability and culture while enhancing advocacy. Teaching and Learning, 4(3), 30-36.

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Dr. Sheila Bennett
Faculty of Education

Brock University
St. Catharines, On.

WH 374
T 905 688 5550 x4584
E sheila.bennett@brocku.ca


Eleftherios (Terry) Soleas M.Ed. Thesis Defence
June 15, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:30pm