Recent Research

Recent research publications

Danielsen, D., Brusekius-Jensen, M. L.., & Laitsch, D. (2017). Reconceiving barriers for democratic health education in Danish schools: an analysis of institutional rationales. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical Education. Available from:

Holt, T. & Laitsch, D. (2016). Perceptions of Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) Working with Refugees: An Exploratory Study of Program Successes and Challenges. In M. Poteet and S. Nourpanah (Eds.), After the Flight: The Dynamics of Refugee Settlement and Integration. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Available: .

View, J., Laitsch, D., & Earley, P. (Eds.), (2013). Why Public Schools? Voices from the United States and Canada. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. See review at:

Samiei, A., & Laitsch, D. A. (2012). The Concerns of Elementary Educators with the Diffusion of Information and Communication Technology. In S. Chhabra (Ed.), ICTs for Advancing Rural Communities and Human Development: Addressing the Digital Divide (pp. 193-207). Hershey, PA: . doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-0047-8.ch013 [reprint of Samiei & Laitsch, 2010].

O’Neill, M., Simard, P, Sasseville, N., Mucha, J., Losier, B., McCue, L.,  McCall, D., Deschesnes, M., Laitsch, D., Lagarde, F., Hancock, T., Pelletier, M, Shain, M., Stirling, A., Niquette, M. (2012). Promoting health through the setting approach. In Rootman, I., Dupéré, S., Pederson, A., & O’Neill, M. (Eds.), Health Promotion in Canada: Critical Perspectives on Practice (3rd ed.). Toronto, ON. Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Nilson, M., Pidgeon, M., Laitsch, D., Marshall, S., & Ilieva, R. (2009). The Sociopolitical Context of Teacher Education in Canada. In, Challenges and Possibilities in Teacher Education: A North American Perspective. New York: Organization of American States.

Laitsch, D. (2016). After 50 years, do the arguments for K-12 vouchers still hold? Global Education Review 3(2).

Laitsch, D. (2013). Smacked by the Invisible Hand: The wrong debate at the wrong time with the wrong people. Journal of Curriculum Studies 45(1).

Samiei, A. & Laitsch, D. (2010). The concerns of elementary educators with the diffusion of information and communication technology. Special Issue on: ICTs and Education. International Journal of Information and Communication Technologies and Human Development 2(4).

Keats, P. & Laitsch, D. (2010, July 14). Contemplating Regulation of Counsellors in Canadian Schools: Current Issues and Concerns. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy 108. Available:

Laitsch, D. (2009). Nutrition and schools knowledge summary. McGill Journal of Education 44(2). Available: