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Ken Brien

Associate Professor

EdD

Education, Faculty of

Marshall d'Avray Hall 204

Fredericton

kbrien1@unb.ca
1 506 452 6213



Education

  • BA, BEd, University of Western Ontario
  • MEd, University of New Brunswick
  • EdD, University of Alberta

Key areas of interest

  • Educational law, policy, governance
  • Professional learning communities
  • Roles of principals and vice-principals
  • Parental involvement in education
  • Distance education

Teaching

  • ED 5070 Cultural Contexts of Education
  • ED 6003 Administrative Theory
  • ED 6007 Legal Aspects of Education
  • ED 6011 Educational Theory and School Administration
  • ED 6012 Politics and Policy in Educational Administration
  • ED 6014 Secondary School Administration

Practicum/professional mentoring

  • Supervision of about 100 course-based MEd students in Educational Administration and Leadership each year.
  • Completed supervision of two MEd thesis route students.
  • Completed supervision of four PhD students as of January 2018.
  • External examiner for 15 doctoral dissertations and two MEd theses as of January 2018.

Professional practice, committees and volunteer work

  • Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (CASEA): Served as 2nd Vice-President (2010 – 2012), 1st Vice-President (2012 – 2013), President (2013 – 2016), and Past President (2016 – 2018).
  • Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM): Served as Vice-President (2013 – 2014) and President (2014 – 2018).
  • Ontario teacher certification since 1983.
  • Reviewer for several journals, grant applications, university programs, and conference proposals.
  • Book review editor for Leadership and Policy in Schools.

Selected publications

Brien, K. (2017). [Review of the book A decade of research on school principals]. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 17(1), 166 – 170.

Drukpa, K., & Brien, K. (2013). Educating for Gross National Happiness: A new paradigm for education in Bhutan. Antistasis, 3(2), 11 – 15.

Williams, R., Brien, K., & LeBlanc, J. (2012). Transforming schools into learning organizations: Supports and barriers to educational reform. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 134, 1 – 32.

Brien, K. (2010). Videoconference teaching for graduate courses in educational administration. In Collected essays in learning and teaching (Vol. III) (pp. 38 – 42). Toronto, ON: Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).

Brien, K., & Williams, R. (2010). Promoting organizational and cultural change in New Brunswick schools. Antistasis: A New Brunswick Education Journal, 1(1), 3 – 5.

Broster, R., & Brien, K. (2010). Cyber-bullying of educators by students: Evolving legal and policy developments. Education & Law Journal, 20, 35 – 61.

Brien, K., & Stelmach, B. L. (2009). Legal and cultural contexts of parent-teacher interactions: School councils in Canada. International Journal about Parents in Education, 3(1), 1 – 14.

Williams, R. B., Brien, K., Sprague, C., & Sullivan, G. (2008). Professional learning communities: Developing a school-based readiness instrument. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 74, 1 – 17.