Dr. Terry Boak

Faculty of Education

Dr. Terry Boak

Professor (PhD)
Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education
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Dr. Terry Boak is currently a faculty member in the Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. He received his BSc, BEd, and MEd from the University of Manitoba and his PhD from the University of Calgary in 1973. Prior to teaching at a university, he taught mathematics, science, and was a guidance counselor at a high school in Winnipeg for four years. In 1973 Dr. Boak taught at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. While working for Brock, Dr. Boak was Vice President of Academics in 1998, Acting President in 2005-2006, and then Provost and Vice President of Academics until 2008.

Research Interests

Instructional technology within a university/college environment; Professional knowledge of teachers; Transition from school to work or unemployment; Teacher education; Quality of student life in higher education

Selected Publications

Boak, R.T., Bulcock, J., Glassman, M., & Griffiths, A. (1983). The evaluation of faculty teaching performance. Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Education, Educational Resources Information Centre, ERIC No. ED 228 916.

Boak, R.T. (1978). Personalizing teacher-pupil communications. St. John's, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Kompf, M., Bond, W.R., Dworet, D. & Boak, R.T. (Eds.) (1996). Changing research and practice: Teachers’ professionalism, identities and knowledge. London: Falmer Press.

Chapters in Books

Boak, R.T. (1998). Leading by example: Reflections on my seven years as Dean. Chapter in The Heart of the Matter (Eds. A.L. Cole & J.G. Knowles). Caddo Gap Press, San Francisco, California.

Boak, R.T., Kompf, M. & Boak, C.J. (1994). An adult education program: Utilizing multimedia resources for distance delivery. Chapter in International innovations in education: Significance for teaching and learning, (Eds L. Piew & M. Ismail) University of Science, Malaysia: Penang, Malaysia.

Boak, R.T., Dworet, D., Wheeler, A.E., & Wilson, S.F. (1994). Developing real change in teacher education. Chapter in International innovations in education: Significance for teaching and learning, (Eds. L. Piew & M Ismail) University of Science, Malaysia: Penang, Malaysia.

Kompf, M. & Boak, R.T. (1996). Developing teachers of adults in postmodern circumstances: A facilitated distance-based bachelor of education in adult education. Chapter in Education and change. (Eds. J. Cootzee & J. Jordaan). Pretoria: University of South Africa (UNISA).

Wilson, S.F. & Boak, R.T. (1996). Teacher education as a higher education activity. Chapter 1 in Issues in education: Policy and practice. (Eds. B. Jeans & K. Rebel). Australia: Felicitas Academic Press.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Boak, R.T. (1995). Implementing professional development: The limits of mandated reform. Orbit, 26(2), 42-46.

Boak, R.T. (1986, December). Improve your communication skills. The Canadian School Executive, 6(6), 10-12.

Boak, R.T. (1986, November). School nutrition - A foundation for health and fitness. Guidance and Counselling, 2(2), 34-36.

Boak, R.T. (1986, November). Fitness, significant others, and self-concept in children. Guidance and Counselling, 2(2), 50-55.

Boak, R.T. (1975). Interpersonal skills training with community volunteer helpers. Canada's Mental Health, 23,(3), 13-15.

Boak, R.T. & Conklin, R.C. (1975). The effects of teachers' levels of interpersonal skills on junior high school students' achievement and anxiety. American Educational Research Journal, 12(4), 537-543.

Bond, W.R. & Boak, R.T. (1996). Educational leadership: Preparing for the brave new world. The International Journal of Educational Management, 10(4), 21-25.

Castle, J., Drake, S. & Boak, R.T. (1995). Collaborative reflection as professional development: Learning about ourselves as researchers. The Review of Higher Education, 18(3), 243-263.

Conklin, R., Altmann, H. & Boak, R.T. (1976). The effects of a six week program of systematic training on counsellors. Canadian Counsellor, 10(2), 78-82.

French, F.F., Klas, L.D. & Boak, R.T. (1979). Relative importance of personal and academic factors to satisfactory progress in university. College Student Journal, 13(3), 256-262.

Menzies, T.V. & Boak, R.T. (1994, March). The quality of life as perceived by students in a college of applied arts and technology. College Student Journal, 28(1), 46-56.

Mitchell, C. & Boak, T. (1997, Fall). Collaborative research: The power, the perils, and the possibilities. Brock Education: A Journal of General Inquiry, 7(1), 1-14.

Sacrey, P.D., Klas, L.D. & Boak, R.T. (1977). Ideal and actual roles of the university undergraduate prefect - A comparison of the perceptions of students and prefects. The Journal of College and University Student Housing, 7(1), 16-21.

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Dr. Terry Boak
Faculty of Education

Brock University
St. Catharines, On.

WH 365
T 905 688 5550 x5570
E tboak@brocku.ca


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