Randolph Wimmer

Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Policy Studies Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Policy Studies Dept
Email
rwimmer@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0551
Address
7-157 Education Centre - North
8730 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5

Overview

About

I came to this Department from the University of Saskatchewan where I had been on faculty in the Department of Educational Administration. I completed my doctoral work here in the area of Postsecondary Education and my Masters is in the Social and Cultural Contexts of Education. My undergraduate degree is in Secondary Education. Before teaching junior and senior high school in the County of Athabasca, I worked in the Registrar’s Office (U of A). Prior to becoming a faculty member, I was an administrator in the U of A teacher education program and was responsible for the coordination of the student teaching program. While most of my scholarship is situated in teacher education, its implications extend more broadly to the study of postsecondary education. In my research, I usually employ mixed methods though my research passions lie in using interpretive frameworks, specifically narrative and life history work.


Research
  • The Experiences of Internationally Educated Teachers (IETs) in Alberta
  • Reflections of First Nations Beginning Teachers (SSHRC project; Principal Investigator)
  • Reaching Your Potential: A Study of Undergraduates’ Persistence in Science (Principal Investigator)
  • A Multidisciplinary Study of Field Experiences in Higher Education (SSHRC funded)
  • Looking Back, Looking Ahead: The Academic Development of Education Professoriate
  • Stories of Teacher Educators (Doctoral Research)

Courses

EDHS 502A - Learning and Teaching at the Adult Level

Priority given to graduate students in the Master of Education in Health Sciences Education program. This course examines theories of learning and the related implications for effective education in health sciences education. Students will explore how educator/learner orientation, characteristics, and actions, and resource constraints influence learning outcomes in health sciences practice. Sections are offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment.

Fall Term 2020
EDHS 502B - Learning and Teaching at the Adult Level

Priority given to graduate students in the Master of Education in Health Sciences Education program. This course examines theories of learning and the related implications for effective education in health sciences education. Students will explore how educator/learner orientation, characteristics, and actions, and resource constraints influence learning outcomes in health sciences practice. Sections are offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment.

Winter Term 2021
EDPS 410 - Ethics and Law in Teaching

This course will examine the ethical and legal responsibilities of teachers. Among the topics addressed will be the following: punishment and child abuse; freedom of speech and academic freedom in schools; parents' rights and teachers' professional autonomy; issues of quality such as inclusive education and the problems of racism and sexism; fairness in assessment and evaluation; teachers' private lives and public obligations; indoctrination and the teaching of value. It is recommended that students take EDU 100 (EDU 300 for After Degree students), 210, and 211 prior to taking this course. Restricted to third, and fourth year Education students. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
EDPS 580 - Contemporary Issues in Education: Perspectives on Policy and Practice

Introduces students to foundational approaches to contemporary issues in Canadian and international education contexts. Introduces multidimensional approaches associated with the history, sociology, and philosophy of education to help students understand and critically assess educational policy and practice. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021

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Publications

Exploring Nuances: Teacher Education History in Alberta
Author(s): Wimmer, R., Kasamali, Z.
Publication Date: 2018

The 4 Rs Revisited, Again: Aboriginal Education and Implications for Leadership in Higher Education
Author(s): Wimmer, R.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Book chapter: L. Shultz & M. Viczko (Eds.) Assembling and Governing the Higher Education Institution: Democracy, Social Justice and Leadership in Global Higher Education.

Alberta’s Aboriginal Teacher Education Program: A Little Garden Where Students Blossom.
Author(s): Martineau, C., Steinhauer, E., Wimmer, R., Vergis, E., Wolfe, A.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Canadian Journal of Native Education

The Experiences of Alberta’s Aboriginal Teacher Education Program Graduates - A 10-Year Anniversary Research Project.
Author(s): Martineau, C., Steinhauer, E., Wimmer, R.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Research Project Final Report for Advanced Learning & Community Partnerships Division, Advanced Education, Government of Alberta

Government Policy and Postsecondary Education in Alberta: A ‘Field Theory’ Analysis
Author(s): Schmaus, D., & Wimmer, R.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Alberta Journal of Educational Research

Experiences of Beginning Aboriginal Teachers
Author(s): Wimmer, R., *Legare, L., *Arcand, Y., Cottrell, M.
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Canadian Journal of Education
Volume: 32
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 817-849

Reflections of Indian Teacher Education Program Graduates: Considerations for educational policy and research.
Author(s): Wimmer, R., *Legare, L., *Arcand, Y., Cottrell, M.
Publication Date: 2010

The Field Experiences Component of Education for the Professions: Canadian Findings.
Author(s): Ralph, W., Walker, K., Wimmer, R.
Publication Date: 2010

A Multidisciplinary Study of Field Experiences: Possibilities for Teacher Education
Author(s): Wimmer, R
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Journal of Educational Thought
Volume: 42
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 339-351

Breaking the Silence
Author(s): Wimmer, R., Chinnery, A., Morrison, M.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations
Volume: 19
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 19-36