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Selected Publications

Author Title Date Publication Area Abstract
Bernhard, J. K.

Stand together or fall apart: Professionals working with immigrant families

2012 Fernwood Publishing

Cross Cultural Child Development, Migrants, Education, Cultural diversity, Bilingual

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Bernhard, J. K., Young, J. E. E. Gaining institutional permission: Researching precarious legal status in Canada 2010 Journal of Academic Ethics, 7(3), 175-191. Immigrant families View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Hyman, I., & Tate, E. Meeting the needs of immigrants throughout the life cycle 2010 Region of Peel: Immigration Discussion Paper Cross Cultural Child Development, Culture, Bilingual, Aboriginal View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Evans, L., Cosentino, T. & Marmoleja, Y. Using teachers volunteer experiences in the Dominican Republic to develop social responsibility in Canadian middle-school students: An Authors in the Classroom approach 2009 The International Journal of Education for Democracy, 2(2), 257- 272. Early Authors Program View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Evans, L., Cosentino, T. & Marmoleja, Y. Aprovechando las experiencias de maestros voluntarios en la Republica Dominicana para desarrollar la responsabilidad social en estudiantes de secundaria en Canada: El programa "Autores en el Aula" 2009 The International Journal of Education for Democracy, 2(2), 257- 272. Early Authors Program View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K. Latin American students in the Toronto District School Board: Research findings and recommendations 2009 In D. Mantilla, D. Schugurensky, J. F. Serrano (Eds.), Four in ten: Spanish speaking youth and school drop out in Toront Immigrant families PDF fileView abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K. Juventud de habla hispana y abandono escolar en Toronto 2009 En D. Schugurensky, D. Mantilla, y J. F. Serrano (Compiladores): Cuatro en diez. Immigrant families PDF fileView abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Landolt, P. & Goldring, L. The institutional production and social reproduction of transnational families: The case of Latin American immigrants in Toronto 2009 International Migration, 46(2), 3-31 Undocumented, Precarious Status, Educational Policy, Culture, Bilingual, Migrant Families View abstract, external link
Goldring, L., Berinstein, C., & Bernhard, J.K. Institutionalizing precarious migratory status in Canada 2009 Citizenship Studies, 13(3), 237-263 Undocumented, Precarious Status, Educational Policy, Culture, Bilingual, Migrant Families View abstract, external link
Landolt, P., Goldring, L., & Bernhard, J. K. Between grassroots politics and the ethnicizing imperative of the multicultural state: Latin American immigrant organizations in Toronto 2009 CERIS Working Paper # 73 Undocumented, Precarious Status, Educational Policy, Culture, Bilingual, Migrant Families PDF fileView abstract, external link
Taylor, L. Bernhard, J. K., Garg, S., & Cummins, J. Affirming plural belonging: Building on students family-based plural and linguistic capital through a multiliteracies curriculum 2008 Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 8(3), 269-295 Early Authors Program View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Winsler, A., Bleiker, C., Ginieniewicz, J., & Madigan, A. Read my story: Promoting early literacy among diverse, urban, preschool children in poverty with the Early Authors Program 2008 Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 13(1), 76-105 Early Authors Program View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J.K., Goldring, L., Young, J., Berinstein, C., Wilson, B. Living with uncertain legal status in Canada: Implications for the wellbeing of children and families 2007 Refuge, 24(2), 101-113 Immigrant families View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Cummins, J., Campoy, I., & Ada, A. Winsler, A. & Bleiker, C. Identity texts and literacy development among preschool English Language Learners 2006 Teachers College Record, 108(11), 2380-2405 Early Authors Program View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Landolt, P., & Goldring, L. Transnational, multi-local motherhood: Experiences of separation and reunification among Latin American families in Canada 2006 CERIS Policy Matters #24 Undocumented, Precarious Status, Educational Policy, Culture, Bilingual, Migrant Families PDF fileView abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Landolt, P., & Goldring, L. Transnational, multi-local motherhood: Experiences of separation and reunification among Latin American families in Canada 2005 CERIS Working Paper # 40 Undocumented, Precarious Status, Educational Policy, Culture, Bilingual, Migrant Families PDF fileView abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Diaz, C, F., & Algood, I. Research-based teacher education for multicultural contexts 2005 Intercultural Education, 16(3), 263-277 Educational Policy, Culture, Bilingual, Migrant Families, Cultural Studies, Multicultural, Diversity View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., & Gonzalez-Mena, J. When family priorities differ from program priorities 2005 Interaction. Educational Policy, Culture, Bilingual, Migrant Families, Cross Cultural Child Development, Discipline, Caregivers View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Freire, M., & Mulligan, V. Canadian parenting workshops 2004 Book published by Chestnut Educational Policy, Culture, Bilingual, Migrant Families, Teacher Education, Diversity, Multicultural, CaregiversBehaviour and 'misbehavioru'
Behaviour and 'misbehavioru'
 
Bernhard, J. K., Freire, M., Bascunan, L., Vergas, N., Gana, D. Behaviour and 'misbehaviour' of Latino children in a time of zero tolerance: Mothers' views 2004 The Early Years Journal, 24(1), 49-62 Discipline, Cross Cultural Child Development, Educational Policy, Culture, Bilingual, Migrant Families View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K. Graduates of a multicultural Masters' program: Issues of equity and assimilation 2004 Final report submitted to the Fulbright Foundation Education, Cultural Studies, Migrants, Teacher education, Assessment in culturally and linguistically diverse settings View abstract, external link
Shor, R. & Bernhard, J. K. A comparative study of conflicts experienced between immigrant parents in Canada and in Israel, and professionals in institutions about appropriate responses to children’s misbehavior. 2003 Intercultural Education, 14(4), 385-396 Educational Policy, Culture, Bilingual, Migrant Families, Cross Cultural Child Development, Discipline, Caregivers View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K. Toward a 21st century developmental theory: Principles to account for diversity in children's lives 2003 Race, Gender, and Class, 9(4), 45-60 Cross-Cultural Child Development, Education, Cultural Studies, Migrants, Teacher education, Diversity, Migrant families View abstract, external link
Stairs, A. & Bernhard, J. K. Considerations for evaluating good child care in Canadian Aboriginal early childhood settings 2003 McGill Journal of Education, 37(3), 309-330 Aboriginal, Indigenous, Assessment, Standardized testing, Bias, Cultural Studies, Diversity, Migrants
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Bernhard, J. K.

Cultural bias in standard tests of mental abilities

2002 Early Childhood Education Publications and Research. Paper 2.

Achievement tests, Standardized testing, Bias, Assessment, Aboriginal

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Bernhard, J. K., Torres, F. Nirdosh, S.& Freire, M.

Latin Americans in a Canadian primary school: Perspectives of Parents, teachers and children on cultural identity and academic achievement

2002

Canadian Journal of Regional Science/Revue canadienne des sciences régionales, 21 (2): 217-237

Cross cultural child development, Migrants, Education, Cultural diversity, Bilingual

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Bernhard, J. K.

Are we on the right path to honoring diversity in early education? Lessons learned from Canada

2002

Early Childhood Education Publications and Research. Paper 25.

Cross cultural child development, Migrants, Education, Cultural diversity, Bilingual

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Pacini-Ketchabaw, V., Bernhard, J. K., & Freire, M. Struggling to preserve home language: The experiences of Latino students and families in the Canadian school system 2001 Bilingual Research Journal, 25(1 & 2), 115-145 Immigrant families View abstract
Bernhard, J. K., Freire, M., & Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. Apoyo a la participación de padres en las escuelas primarias: Un estudio etnográfico sobre un grupo latinoamericano en Canadá 2000 Early Childhood Education Publications and Research. Paper 12 Education, Immigrants, Latin Americans, Families View abstract
Bernhard, J. K., & Gonzalez-Mena, J. The cultural context of infant- toddler care 2000 In D.Cryer & T. Harms (Eds.), Infants and toddlers in out-of-home care (pp. 237-267). Baltimore: Paul H. Brooks. Immigrants PDF fileView abstract
Bernhard, J. K., & Freire, M. What is my child learning at school? Culturally contested issues of Latin American children and families 1999 Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal, 31(3), 72-94 Education, Latin Americans, Bias, Assessment, Teachers, Children, Migrants, Assessment in culturally and linguistically diverse settings View abstract
Bernhard, J. K. Institutionalized disadvantage in education and the right to equal benefit of the law: The next step after non-discrimination 1999 Revue Québécoise de Droit International, 12(1), 241-248. (7 pages.) Education, Latin Americans, Bias, Aboriginal, Assessment, Teachers, Children, Migrants View abstract
Bernhard, J. K., Freire, M., Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. & Villanueva, V. A Latin American parents' group participates in their children's schooling: Parent involvement reconsidered 1998 Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal, 30(3), 77-98 Education, Latin Americans, Migrants, Teachers, Families, Paulo Freire, Transformative education View abstract
Bernhard, J. K., Freire, M., Torres, F., & Nirdosh, S. Latin Americans in a Canadian primary school 1998 Journal of Regional Studies, 19(3), 217-236 Education, Latin Americans, Migrants, Teachers, Families, Paulo Freire, Transformative education View abstract
Bernhard, J. K., Gonzalez-Mena, J., Chang, H. N., O'Loughlin, M, Eggers-Pierola, C., Roberts Fiati, G., & Corson, P. Recognizing the centrality of cultural diversity and racial equity: Beginning a discussion and critical reflection on "Developmentally Appropriate Practice." 1998 Canadian Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 7(1), 81-90 Cultural diversity, Race, Child Care, Aboriginal, Bias, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Assessment in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Settings View abstract
Corson, P., Bernhard, J. K., & Gonzalez-Mena, J. Culturally situated explorations of child development: A home visit project for prospective early childhood teachers 1998 Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 19(3), 245-258 Cross cultural child development, Migrants, Education, Cultural diversity, Bilingual View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Lefebvre, M. L., Murphy Kilbride, K., Chud, G., & Lange, R. Troubled relationships in early childhood education: Parent-teacher interactions in ethno-culturally diverse settings 1998 Early Education and Development, 9(1), 5-28. Immigrant families View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Gonzalez-Mena, J., & Corson, P. From theory to practice: A home visit project for future early childhood education practitioners 1997 Canadian Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 6(2), 157-160 Cross Cultural Child Development, Migrants, Education, Cultural diversity, Bilingual View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Lefebvre, M. L., Chud, G., & Lange, R The preparation of early childhood educators in three Canadian areas of immigrant influx: Diversity issues 1997 Canadian Children, 22(1), 26-34. Cross Cultural Child Development, Migrants, Education, Cultural diversity, Bilingual View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., & Smith, H. Teaching human development to early childhood education students: A cultural contextual perspective 1997 Canadian Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 6(1), 7-19 Cross cultural child development, Migrants, Education, Cultural Diversity, Bilingual View abstract
Bernhard, J. K., Lefebvre, M. L., Chud, G., Lange, R. Linguistic match between children and caregivers in Canadian early childhood education 1996 Canadian Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 5(2), 5-18 Cross Cultural Child Development, Migrants, Bilingual, Education Policy, Caregivers, Cultural diversity View abstract
Bernhard, J. K. & Freire, M. Latino refugee children in childcare: A study of parents and caregivers 1996 Canadian Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 5(1), 59-71 Cross cultural child development, Migrants, Education, Cultural diversity, Bilingual, Refugee  
Bernhard, J. K. The changing field of child development: Cultural diversity and the professional training of early childhood educators 1995 Canadian Journal of Education, 20(4), 415-436 Cross cultural child development, Migrants, Cultural diversity, Bilingual, Teacher Education PDF fileView abstract
Bernhard, J. K., & Siegel, L. S. Increasing locus of control for a disadvantaged group: A computer intervention 1994 Computers in the Schools, 11(1), 59-77. Preschool, Girls and Technology, Disadvantaged groups, Experiences of minorities, Schooling for disadvantaged groups View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Lefebvre, M. L., Chud, G., & Lange, R Paths to equity: Cultural, linguistic and racial diversity in Canadian Early Childhood Education 1995 York Lanes Press, Inc., York University, Toronto, Canada. Immigrant families View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K. & Freire, M. Caring for and teaching the children of refugee families 1997 In K. Murphy Kilbride (Ed.), Include me too: Human diversity in early childhood (pp. 177-196). Toronto, Ontario: Harcourt Brace. Refugee, Cross-cultural child development, Assessment in culturally and linguistically diverse settings, Bilingual. PDF fileView abstract

Woodill, G. Bernhard, J. K. & Prochner, L.

International Handbook of Early Childhood Education 1992 Garland Publishers International Early Childhood Education View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K. Assessment of Socio-culturally Diverse Students: Problems in Special Educational Theory and Implications for Practice 1990 Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education Publications and Research. Paper 1. Achievement Tests, Standardized Testing, Bias, Assessment, Aboriginal View abstract
Bernhard, J. K. Le mal-tre des parents et enfants latino-americains: Face aux pratiques pdagogiques dans les coles torontoises 2001 Collectif Intercultural, 5(2), 59-75.    
Bernhard, J. K., Pollard. J., Chud, G., & Vukelich, G. The regulation of multi-age groupings in Canadian childcare centres: An analysis of provincial and territorial policies, legislation and regulations 2000 Canadian Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 8(3), 7-22 Mixed Age Groupings, Childcare, Educational Policy, Infants, Bilingual View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J. K., Pollard. J., Eggers-Pierola, C., & Morin, A. Infants and toddlers in Canadian multi-age childcare centres: Age, ability and linguistic inclusion 2000 Research Connections Canada Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Mixed Age Grouping, Infants PDF fileView abstract
Bernhard, J. K., Freire, M., & Pacini, V. Resisting enculturation in Canadian elementary schools: Culturally contested issues of Latin American parents 1998 Early Childhood Education Publications and Research. Paper 14. Refugee, Cross-cultural child development, Assessment in culturally and linguistically diverse settings, Bilingual. View abstract
Gonzalez-Mena, J. & Bernhard, J. K. Out-of-home care for infants and toddlers: A call for cultural and linguistic continuity 1998 Early Childhood Education Publications and Research. Paper 3 Cross Cultural, Culture, Bilingual, Caregivers, Language, Infants View abstract
Bernhard, J. K. From theory to practice: Engaging immigrant parents in their children’s education. 2010 Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 56(3)  Education, Latin Americans, Migrants, Teachers, Families, Paulo Freire, Transformative Education View abstract, external link
Bernhard, J.K. & Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. The politics of language and educational practices: Promoting truly diverse child care settings 2010 In B. Spodeck and O. Saracho (Eds.). Contemporary perspectives in early childhood education: Language and cultural diversity in early childhood education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Cross Cultural, Culture, Bilingual, Caregivers, Language PDF fileView abstract
Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. & Bernhard, J. K.; Re-visioning multiculturalism in early childhood education. 2010 In N. Howe and L. Prochner (Eds.), New directions in early childhood education and care in Canada. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press. Chapter 5.
Cross Cultural, Culture, Bilingual, Caregivers, Language PDF fileView abstract
Bernhard, J. K. What are essential elements of valid research: The problem of 'data' and their collection in cross-cultural contexts 2010 Perspectives in Family Support: A Journal of the Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada), 3,27-32 Achievement Tests, Standardized Testing, Bias, Assessment, Aboriginal View abstract
Bernhard, J. K. Quels son les elements essentiels de la recherche valable? Les problems de "donnees" et leur cueillette dans les contextes interculturels 2010 Early Childhood Education Publications and Research. Paper 27. Achievement Tests, Standardized Testing, Bias, Assessment, Aboriginal View abstract