Katie Brubacher, PhD, MA, BEd, BA

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education - Elementary Education

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education - Elementary Education


Area of Study / Keywords

Elementary Education Translanguaging Emotion Newcomers with emerging print literacy Multiliteracies


Katie holds degrees in education from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree in English literature from the University of Waterloo. Her research interests include the experiences of multilingual newcomers in elementary schools especially those who arrive in Grades 4 to 6 not having learned about print literacy in any language. Approaching research from a humanizing perspective where participants are included in the research process is of particular interest to Katie. She has been a teacher for almost twenty years, mostly with multilingual elementary students in Ontario schools but also at the secondary level in England.


EDEL 305 - Language Arts in the Elementary School

This course will introduce the language arts curriculum and will give a broad overview of the knowledge and skills required to implement a language arts program in the elementary school, including oral language, reading and writing. Prerequisite: EDU 100 and 210; pre/corequisite EDU 211. For students in the Elementary After Degree program: pre/corequisite EDU 210, 211, and 300. EDEL 305 is offered as part of Year 3 of the Elementary Program Route.

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Print Literacy Humiliation: Translanguaging and emotions with newcomer children

Author(s): Katie Brubacher
Publication Date: 9/22/2022
Publication: Language and Literacy/Langue et littératie
Volume: 24
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 133-152.
External Link: https://www.erudit.org/en/journals/langlit/2022-v24-n2-langlit07268/1092084ar/

Understanding policy for newcomer Canadians with emerging print literacy in Ontario schools

Author(s): Katie Brubacher
Publication Date: 5/31/2019
Publication: CJNSE
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 19-27
External Link: https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cjnse/article/view/43263

Teachers’ discourses on teaching elementary school English Literacy Development students in Ontario

Author(s): Katie Brubacher
Publication Date: 10/1/2013
Publication: TESL Canada Journal
Volume: 30
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 18 - 35
External Link: https://teslcanadajournal.ca/index.php/tesl/article/view/1139/958