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Dr. Marlene Asselin

Associate Professor

Language & Literacy Education

Faculty of Education

Research Themes: 

The Communicating Mind and Body

Marlene Asselin is in the Department of Language and Literacy Education. She coordinates the Teacher Librarian Education program and teaches language, literacy and literature courses in the teacher education program, and in the LLED and Early Childhood Education graduate programs. Her research is grounded in sociocultural and critical perspectives of literacy and child development. She works with the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE) and its partner CODE-Ethiopia where she is involved in librarian training, family literacy programs, development of mother tongue early reading materials and exploring the potential of digital publishing to address access challenges to literacy materials. She is particularly interested in ethical issues of researching in majority world countries.

Research Interests

Early literacy, family literacy, early childhood education, role of libraries in development, and creation and use of local language literacy materials for children and families.