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Session 5A: Current Education Research: Experiences of Black students, LCEEQ Accompaniment Project

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1:50 PM, Thursday 4 Nov 2021 (50 minutes)
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Education and Black English-speaking communities in QuebecEDIEducational Professionals - Teachers

Moderator: John Ryan, Leadership Committee for English Education in Quebec (LCEEQ)


Tya Collins, PhD Candidate, Université de Montréal  

"Experiences of English-Speaking Youth at the Intersections of Blackness and Disability in Schools"

This paper will present an analysis of systemic and structural barriers at play in the educational pathways of Black students who were placed in special schools in the English education sector of Quebec. 


Trista Hollweck, Project Manager, The Leadership Committee for English Education in Québec (LCEEQ) and Geoff Hipps, Director of Pedagogical Services, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board  

"The LCEEQ Accompaniment Project: Mentoring, Coaching and Leading"

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the 2020-2022 LCEEQ Accompaniment Project on mentoring, coaching and leading. Specifically, we will describe the project’s developmental evaluation ‘from research to practice’ process and how the project is supported by three collaborative networks that bring together representatives from each of the English school boards and associations, academics from Bishop’s, McGill and Concordia Universities, and researchers in the field. Finally, we will outline the pilot project’s three-phase research study design: an Accompaniment Needs Assessment Questionnaire, Social Network Approach (SNA), and semi-structured interviews. Findings from Phase I will be presented along with key recommendations for the English education community. 


Speakers' bios:

Tya Collins is a PhD candidate in the Department of Administration and Foundations in Education at the Université de Montréal. Her thesis focuses on the experiences of Black students in special education. As a former special education teacher and administrator, some of her research interests include anti-Black racism, ableism, professional practices, collective trauma, ethics of care, radical love, and social justice in education.

Trista Hollweck is a pracademic who straddles the world of research, policy, and practice. She is a former teacher, vice-principal, and school district consultant for the Western Quebec School Board and leads the Accompaniment: Practice and Research project for the LCEEQ. Trista is also a Part-Time Professor and Director of the ARC Education Project at the University of Ottawa. She researches pracademia, systemic change, teacher professional learning, mentoring, coaching, and induction.


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