Edward (Ted) Howe

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Research Interests

  • teacher education
  • comparative and international education


Edward (Ted) Howe is an Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies in the School of Education at Thompson Rivers University. Dr. Howe's teaching focuses on social justice issues, global citizenship education, and transformational learning. He is part of the BEd Secondary STEM team and is excited to be doing action research with teacher candidates in our new program.

Dr. Howe's main research interests are within teacher education and comparative and international education. He received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship to study Japan's teacher acculturation. He has been awarded a number of TRU research awards including an IRF and SSHRC Accelerator Fund, facilitating the study of internationalization of higher education. Since joining TRU in 2014, Dr. Howe has been engaged with community development research projects, funded through the TRU Community Development Research Fund. These projects include partnerships with School District 73 (DigiPen Project Based Learning); Big Little Science Centre and Mitacs (Clean Air Research); and the Kamloops Music Collective (Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music-KISSM). These projects have also involved the mentoring of both domestic and international undergraduate and graduate students in action research. While Dr. Howe uses qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, he prefers to use comparative ethnographic narrative, a blend of narrative inquiry and reflexive ethnography. Recent publications include papers focused on transcultural teacher education, global citizenship education and an award-winning paper on narrative teacher education pedagogies.

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