College of Education and Human Development
Bruce Collet, Ph.D.
School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
Ph.D. Cultural and Educational Policy Studies; Comparative and International Education
M.Ed. Instructional Leadership
EDFI 4080: Education in a Pluralistic Society
EDFI 6000: Philosophy of Education
EDFI 6030: Social and Cultural Foundations of Education
Forced migration and education; Immigrant education; Education and national identity; Religious minorities and secular schooling; Globalization and education, Critical multiculturalism / multicultural education; Community-based participatory research.
Collet, B. (in press) Editorial in Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education – Special Issue on Migration, Religion, and Education.
Collet, B. (2011). Religion, forced migration and schooling: Varying influences of religious capital among Iraqi Christian refugee students in Jordan and the United States. Power & Education, 3(3), 274-288.
Collet, B. (2010) Refugee policy in Jordan and Iraqi refugee access to Jordanian schools. World Studies in Education, 11 (1)
Collet, B.A. (2010). Sites of refuge: Refugees, religiosity, and public schools in the United States. Educational Policy, 24(1), 189-215.
Collet, B. A. (2008) Confronting the insider-outsider polemic in conducting research with diasporic communities: Towards a community-based approach, Refuge, 25 (1), 77-83.
Collet, B. A. (2007) Islam, National Identity, and Public Secondary Education: Perspectives from the Somali Diaspora in Toronto, Canada, Race, Ethnicity, and Education, 10 (2), 131-153.
Book and Encyclopedia Chapters:
Collet, B. (2013). Refugee education as a gauge of liberal multiculturalism: Iraqi students in Jordan and the United States. In H. Holmarsdottir and H. Biseth (Eds.), Human rights and education, Volume II. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers. (Chapter Peer Reviewed)
Collet. B. (2012) Religion in public school curricula in the Middle East. In J. Banks (Ed.), Encyclopedia of diversity in education, (pp.1818-1823). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Kubow, K. and Collet, B. Tracing the pedagogy of comparative and international education. Forthcoming in Comparative and international education history, theory and methodology.
Collet, B., & Epstein, E. (2009). Education. In The encyclopaedia on globalisation and security, Vol. II: Social and Cultural Aspects. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press.
Collet, B. (2011). [Review of book Citizenship, identity, and education in Muslim communities: Essays on attachment and obligation, Edited by M. Merry and J. Milligan]. International Journal of Multicultural Education 13, (1).
Collet, B. (2008). [Review of the book Culture, identity, and Islamic schooling: A philosophical approach, by M. Merry]. Education Review: A Journal of Book Reviews.
Commissioned Paper and Reports:
Kubow, P., Darabie, M., Collet, B., & Frey, C. (2009). Jordan focus group report. The Center for International Comparative Education, Bowling Green State University.
Collet, Bruce (2008). Islam, national identity, and educational policy: Lessons learned from the Somali diaspora in Toronto. Politics of Education Association Bulletin, 32(2), 1, 10-13.
Collet, Bruce “Assessing Barriers to University Access among Internationally-Trained Professionals in Ontario; A Mapping and Critique of University Data Collection Methods”, Research Paper prepared for the Ontario Universities Access Initiative for Internationally Trained Professionals, Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto, Ontario. 2007.
Collet, B. (2004). Community-based participatory research: A review of the literature. Research Paper prepared for the Wellesley Central Health Corporation, Toronto, Ontario.
FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Bang, H. (PI) & Collet, B. (Co-PI). (2012). Wisdom Development and Adaptation to Schooling among Iraqi Refugee Secondary Students in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. Faculty Research Committee, BGSU (funded: $10,000).
Collet, B. (PI). (2010). Here, There, and Elsewhere: Refugee Families in Milwaukee. Ethnic Cultural Arts Program Grant (funded $900)
Coordinator, Social Foundations Area
Member, University Faculty Senate
International Studies Advisory Committee
The Center for International Comparative Education
Curriculum Committee (Chair)
MACIE Steering Committee
MACIE Admissions Committee
Additional Professional Service
Associate Editor, Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education
Guest Editor, Migration, Religion and Education. Forthcoming special issue of Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education
Scholar, 2007-present, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto
Member, 2007 – Present Comparative and International Education Society, Globalization and Education SIG
Junior Editor, 2004-present, Refugee Journal, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto
Volunteer, 2004- 2006 The Somali-Canadian Working Group for New Generation, Toronto
Coordinator, 2002–2006 Comparative and International Education Course Archive Project, Loyola University Chicago
Vice-President, 2002-2003 Comparative and International Education Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago
Liaison, 2000-2001 Chicago Board of Education Academic Accountability Council
Member, 1998-2001 Chicago Panel on School Policy Task Force on Parent Involvement
Member, 1999 Kohl/McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Awards Advisory Board, Chicago