Dr. Jennifer Tinkham

Assistant Professor

School of Education
Box 57
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
B4P 2R6

Office: Seminary 206
Phone: (902) 585-1339
Fax: (902) 585-1071

Email: jennifer.tinkham@acadiau.ca

Office Hours: By appointment

Education:  B.A., B.Ed, M.Ed, Ph.D. (2013, University of Alberta)

Research Interests:

Social Studies Education
Indigenous Education
Rural Schools and Rural Education

Recent Publications:

Tinkham, J. (in press, 2017). The Reconceptualization of Canadian History Education in Nova Scotia Schools in Epstein, T. & Peck, C. (Eds.) Teaching and Learning Difficult Histories in International Contexts: A Critical Sociocultural Approach. Routledge Press.

Tinkham, J. (2017). That’s not My History! Reflections from Mi’kmaw students on the role of their teachers in decolonizing social studies education in Nova Scotia in Battiste, M. (Ed.) Mi’kmaw Humanities. Cape Breton University Press.

Orr, J., Robinson, D., Lunney Borden, L. & Tinkham, J. (2017). “There is a difference”: Mi’kmaw students’ perceptions and experiences in a public and band operated school. Journal of American Indian Education, 56 (1).

Tinkham, J. (2014). We’re small enough to close but big enough to divide. The democratic complexities of the Nova Scotia school review process. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 60 (4).

Corbett, M. & Tinkham, J. (2014). Small schools in a big world: Thinking about a wicked problem. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 60 (4).

Corbett, M. & Tinkham, J. (2017, March). You were consulted: Small school closure politics and networks of decision. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Tinkham, J. & Corbett, C. (2017, May). Too Small to Fail: Neoliberalism and Rural School Governance. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Toronto, ON.

Tinkham, J. & Corbett, C. (2016, May). Fixed Game Consultations and the Rural Sociological Imagination: A Review of the Nova Scotia School Review Process. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Calgary, AB.

Tinkham, J. (invited, 2015, June). A call for culturally responsible social studies education. Paper presented at the Teaching and Learning Difficult Histories: Global Concepts and Contexts Invitational Conference (American Educational Research Association funded). New York, NY.

Tinkham, J. & Corbett, M. (2015, June). It feels like a game: Democracy and consultation in rural school closure processes. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON. 

Tinkham, J. & Corbett, M. (2015, April). Small schools and community economic development: Wicked problems in rural education. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Tinkham, J. (2014, May). Small rural schools in a big metrocentric world: Contours of a wicked problem. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, St. Catherine’s, ON.

Tinkham, J. (2013, June). Mi’kmaw Students’ Experiences with the Nova Scotia Social Studies Curriculum across Band and Provincial School Contexts: A Cross Case Analysis. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Victoria, BC. 

Tinkham, J. (2013, June). Reflections and Recommendations from Mi’kmaw Students: Social Studies Education Experiences in a First Nations Community School. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, Victoria, BC.

Additional Information:

For more, please visit: https://acadiau.academia.edu/JenniferTinkham