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Patrice Milewski

Patrice Milewski

Director | Associate Professor

School of Education
Education
303i, Education Building Sudbury Campus

Biography

Completed doctoral studies in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies at OISE/University of Toronto in 2003. Prior to being appointed to Laurentian, he taught elementary school in Toronto and was actively involved in curriculum projects in both history and science. Current research interests are focused on applying Foucauldian methods of historical inquiry to the domains of schooling and pedagogy. 

Education

  • B.A. York University
  • B.Ed. University of Toronto
  • M.Ed. University of Toronto
  • Ed.D. University of Toronto

Academic Appointments

Cross-appointed to Department of Sociology for five year term effective July 1, 2013

Research

Current research is focused on new ways of conceptualizing and presenting the educational past through applying Foucauldian methods of historical inquiry to the domains of schooling and pedagogy.

Awards


Teaching

Courses Taught

EDUC 2006 EL Education and Schooling

EDUC 4005 EL Instructional Strategies

EDUC 4186 EL Junior/Intermediate French Teachable

SOCI 2296 EL Sociology of Educational Issues

SOCI 3296 EL Sociology of Education

Publications

Edited Book

Burke, S. Z. & Milewski, P. (Eds.). (2012). Schooling in Transition: Readings in Canadian History of Education. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Chapter in edited book

Burke, S. Z. & Milewski, P. (2012). Schooling in Transition: Writing the History of Canadian Education. In S. Z. Burke and P. Milewski (Eds.), Schooling in Transition: Readings in Canadian History of Education. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Articles in peer reviewed journals

Milewski, P., Ydesen, C., Andreasen, K. E. (2019). Mental Testing and Educational Streaming in Ontario and Denmark inthe Early Twentieth Century: a comparative and transnational perspective. Paedagogica HistoricaInternational Journal of the History of Education (55)3, 371–390. https://doi.org/10.1080/00309230.2019.1589802

Milewski, P. (2017). Historicizing health and education: Investigations of the eyesight of school children in the early nineteenth century [Special Issue]. History of Education Review, 46(2), 125-135.https://doi.org/10.1108/HER-03-2016-0018

Milewski, P. (2016). Student's experiences of schooling during the Great Depression: the challenges of oral history. History of Education Researcher, 97(May), 4–13.

Milewski, P. (2014). Medico-science and school hygiene: a contribution to the history of the senses in schooling. Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education 50(3), 285–300. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00309230.2013.856927

 Milewski, P. (2012). Perilous Times: an oral history of teachers’ experience with school inspection in the 1930s. History of  Education 41(5), 637–656. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0046760X.2012.677482

Milewski, P. (2012). Positivism and Post World War I Elementary School Reform in Ontario. Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education 48(5), 728–743. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00309230.2012.658158          

Milewski, P. (2012). “I paid no attention to it”: An Oral History of Curricular Change in the 1930s [Special Issue/Numéro Spécial]. Historical Studies in Education/Revue d'histoire de l'éducation, 24(1), 112–129.

Milewski, P. (2010). The Scientisation of Schooling in Ontario. 1910-1934. Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education 46(3), 341-355. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00309230903202241

Milewski, P. (2010). Educational Reconstruction Through the Lens of Archaeology. History of Education 39(2), 261–280 .DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00467600802610231

Milewski, P. (2008). Teachers’ Institutes in Late Nineteenth Century Ontario.  Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education 44(5), 607–620. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00309230802042862

Milewski, P. (2008). “The Little Gray Book”: Pedagogy, Discourse and Rupture in 1937. History of Education 37(1), 91–111. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00467600701315114

Non peer reviewed journal articles

Milewski, P. (2017). Autobiographical Reflections. [Special Issue Commenorating 50 years of the History of Education Society UK]. History of Education Researcher 99(May), 29-31.