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Caroline Riches

Title: 
Dr.
Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

  • Director of Teacher Education Programs & Certificates and MA Programs
Caroline Riches
Contact Information
Address: 

Education Room 248A
(514) 398-4527 Ext. 00539

Email address: 
caroline.riches [at] mcgill.ca
Department: 
Department of Integrated Studies in Education
Degree(s): 

Ph.D., Second Language Education, 2001. McGill University. Montréal, Qc, CANADA

M.Sc., Psycholinguistics, 1984. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CANADA

B.A. Honours, Linguistics, 1982. University of Alberta. Edmonton, AB, CANADA

Office hours: 

By appointment

Current research: 

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant: Collaboration in Haitian Teacher Development: Cultivating Inclusive Action Research Practices.

Toward Achieving Canadian Bilingualism: Investigating Pre-service ESL and FSL Teachers’ Linguistic and Professional Identities.

Selected publications: 

Riches, C., Wood, E. & Benson, F., (2015). Three lenses on teacher education programme change. In L. Thomas & M. Hirschkorn, (Eds.), Change and progress in Canadian teacher education: Research on recent innovations in teacher preparation in Canada (pp. 134- 157). E-book published by the Canadian Association for Teacher Education at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3yy1OPnpomCdVFhal9KaU1KRUk/view

Riches, C., Benson, F., Wood, E. (2013). An intricate dance: Achieving balance in an emergent Master’s degree teacher education program. In L. Thomas, (Ed.), What is Canadian about Teacher Education in Canada? Multiple Perspectives on Canadian Teacher Education in the Twenty-First Century (pp. 379 - 400). E-book published by the Canadian Association for Teacher Education at https://sites.google.com/site/cssecate/fall-working-conference.

Riches, C. & Benson, F. (2011). A story of teacher education program revisioning as shared by insiders. in T. Falkenberg & H. Smits (eds.) The question of evidence in research in teacher education in the context of teacher education program review in Canada (2 vols.). Winnipeg, MB: Faculty of Education of the University of Manitoba.

Riches, C. & Curdt-Christiansen, X.-L. (2010). A tale of two Montréal communities: Parental perceptions and beliefs about their children’s multilingual and multiliterate development. Canadian Modern Language Review 66, 525-556.

Riches, C. & Benson, F. (2010). Nothing New Under the Sun: Mitigating the Lament of Betrayal in Teacher Education. In J. Maurer and W. Halloway (Eds.) International Research in Teacher Education: Current Perspectives (pp. 157-172). Armidale, NSW, Australia: UNE Conference Company.

Benson, F. & Riches, C. (co-editors). (2009). Engaging in Conversation about Ideas in Teacher Education. New York: Peter Lang (Counterpoints Series).

Beck, C., Deaudelin, C., Desjardins, J., Ewart, G., Falkenberg, T., Foster, R., Haines, L., Hopper, T., Ruth Kane, Riches, C., Russell, T., Smits, H., (2008). Teacher Education Program Reform and Development: Working Group Report. In T. Falkenberg & H. Smits (Eds.), Mapping research in teacher education. Proceedings of the Working Conference on Research in Teacher education in Canada.  Winnipeg: Faculty of Education University of Manitoba.

Riches, C. & Genesee, F. (2006). Literacy: Cross-modal and cross-linguistic issues. In F. Genesee, D. Christian, K. Lindholm-Leary & W. Saunders (Eds.), Educating English language learners: A synthesis of research evidence. Cambridge University Press.

Genesee, F. & Riches, C. (2006). Literacy: Instructional issues. In F. Genesee, D. Christian, K. Lindholm-Leary & W. Saunders (Eds.), Educating English language learners: A synthesis of research evidence. Cambridge University Press.

Conferences: 

Riches, C. & Godfrey-Smith, L. (2016). From a Distance: Investigating the Impact of Social Presence and Interaction on Student Engagement in Online Courses. Canadian Society for the Study of Education  Annual Conference, Calgary, Canada.

Riches, C., Godfrey-Smith, L., & Houde, P. (2016). “I’ve been there and I know their struggle”: Investigating identity in TESL/TFSL preservice teachers. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. Calgary, Canada.

Riches, C. & Wood, E. (2015). Une décennie de transformations en formation à l’enseignement à l’Université McGill: Travailler ensemble pour réussir l’approche-programme.Congrès de l'Association francophone pour le savoir. Rimouski, Canada.

Riches, C., Godfrey-Smith, L. & Houde, P. (2015, June). Teaching Canada’s official languages:
Issues of linguistic and professional identity. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (Canadian Association for Teacher Education) Annual Conference. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

Riches, C. & Wood, E. (2015, May). Une décennie de transformations en formation à l’enseignement à l’Université McGill : travailler ensemble pour réussir l’approche-programme. In Thésée, G., Garant, C., Riches, C., Cardin, J-F., Gauthier, R., Martin, D. (Responsables), Les programmes de formation à l’enseignement au Québec : bilans, enjeux et prospectives. Symposium  at 83e du Congrès de l'Association francophone pour le savoir (l’Acfas). Rimouski, QC.

Cardin, J-F., Garant, C., Gauthier, R., Martin, D., Riches, C. & Thésée, G. (2015, May). Symposium: Les programmes de formation à l’enseignement au Québec: Bilans, enjeux et prospectives. Congrès de l'Association francophone pour le savoir (l’Acfas). Rimouski, QC.

Baker, B., & Riches, C. (2014, June). Language assessment development with Haitian teachers. Language Testing Research Colloquium (International Language Testing Association annual conference), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 Baker, B., & Riches, C. (2014, May). Teacher development and language assessment development with Haitian teachers. School of Linguistics and Language Studies Speakers Series, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.

Thomas, L. and Riches, C. (2014, May). Probing for the essential in teacher education program design: A comparison of two innovative teacher education programs. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (Canadian Association for Teacher Education) Annual Conference. Brock University, St. Catherines, Ont.

Baker, B. and Riches, C. (2014, March). Collaboration and Language Assessment Literacy in a Haitian Context. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. Portland, Or.

Riches, C., Benson, F. & Wood, E. (2013, Nov). Three lenses on teacher education program change. Paper discussed at the Seventh Annual Working Conference on Research in Teacher Education in Canada. Saskatoon, Sask.

Riches, C. (2013, June). Quebec Language Law and TESL. Paper presented at the  Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. University of Victoria. Victoria, B.C.

Riches, C., & Benson, F. (2013, June). International Field Experiences as Sites of Practice: Infusing Teacher Education Programs.  Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (Canadian Association for Teacher Education) Annual Conference. University of Victoria. Victoria, B.C.

Selected talks and presentations: 

Riches, C. & Godfrey-Smith, L. (2016). From a Distance: Investigating the Impact of Social Presence and Interaction on Student Engagement in Online Courses. Canadian Society for the Study of Education  Annual Conference, Calgary, Canada.

Riches, C., Godfrey-Smith, L., & Houde, P. (2016). “I’ve been there and I know their struggle”: Investigating identity in TESL/TFSL preservice teachers. Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. Calgary, Canada.

Riches, C. & Wood, E. (2015). Une décennie de transformations en formation à l’enseignement à l’Université McGill: Travailler ensemble pour réussir l’approche-programme.Congrès de l'Association francophone pour le savoir. Rimouski, Canada.

Riches, C., Godfrey-Smith, L. & Houde, P. (2015, June). Teaching Canada’s official languages:
Issues of linguistic and professional identity. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (Canadian Association for Teacher Education) Annual Conference. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

Riches, C. & Wood, E. (2015, May). Une décennie de transformations en formation à l’enseignement à l’Université McGill : travailler ensemble pour réussir l’approche-programme. In Thésée, G., Garant, C., Riches, C., Cardin, J-F., Gauthier, R., Martin, D. (Responsables), Les programmes de formation à l’enseignement au Québec : bilans, enjeux et prospectives. Symposium  at 83e du Congrès de l'Association francophone pour le savoir (l’Acfas). Rimouski, QC.

Cardin, J-F., Garant, C., Gauthier, R., Martin, D., Riches, C. & Thésée, G. (2015, May). Symposium: Les programmes de formation à l’enseignement au Québec: Bilans, enjeux et prospectives. Congrès de l'Association francophone pour le savoir (l’Acfas). Rimouski, QC.

Baker, B., & Riches, C. (2014, June). Language assessment development with Haitian teachers. Language Testing Research Colloquium (International Language Testing Association annual conference), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 Baker, B., & Riches, C. (2014, May). Teacher development and language assessment development with Haitian teachers. School of Linguistics and Language Studies Speakers Series, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.

Thomas, L. and Riches, C. (2014, May). Probing for the essential in teacher education program design: A comparison of two innovative teacher education programs. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (Canadian Association for Teacher Education) Annual Conference. Brock University, St. Catherines, Ont.

Baker, B. and Riches, C. (2014, March). Collaboration and Language Assessment Literacy in a Haitian Context. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. Portland, Or.

Riches, C., Benson, F. & Wood, E. (2013, Nov). Three lenses on teacher education program change. Paper discussed at the Seventh Annual Working Conference on Research in Teacher Education in Canada. Saskatoon, Sask.

Riches, C. (2013, June). Quebec Language Law and TESL. Paper presented at the  Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference. University of Victoria. Victoria, B.C.

Riches, C., & Benson, F. (2013, June). International Field Experiences as Sites of Practice: Infusing Teacher Education Programs.  Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (Canadian Association for Teacher Education) Annual Conference. University of Victoria. Victoria, B.C.

Professional activities: 

English University Representative on the Comité d’agrément des programmes de formation à l’enseignement (CAPFE), Ministry of Education, Quebec.

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