Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Wilfrid Laurier University

Dr. Steve Sider teaches courses in global education, school leadership, and special education. His research interest is in educational leadership in international contexts. He currently holds four Canadian national research grants examining inclusive leadership practices of Canadian school principals. He travels regularly to Haiti and Egypt where he is involved in school leadership and special education training and research. Prior to his work in the Faculty of Education, Dr. Sider was a school administrator, special education teacher, and classroom teacher for 15 years.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Associate professor, Wilfrid Laruier University
  • 2010–2014
    Assistant professor, Wilfrid Laruier University

Education

  • 2006 
    Western University, PhD
  • 2000 
    Brock University, MEd
  • 1992 
    Western University, BEd
  • 1990 
    Wilfrid Laurier University, BA

Publications

  • 2019
    Peer coaching in a school in Cairo, Egypt: Implementation, barriers, and pathways to effective adoption, International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education
  • 2019
    The importance of trust in school improvement professional learning communities, Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership
  • 2018
    Incarceration, relationships, and belonging: Insights into the experiences of two male youth recently released from custody facilities. , Canadian Journal of Family and Youth
  • 2017
    School principals and students with special education needs: Leading inclusive schools. , Canadian Journal of Education

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Canadian school principals’ support of students with special education needs: An examination of critical incidents as a form of professional learning
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2019
    Technology-enhanced, interactive case studies for principals' professional development to support students with special education needs
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2019
    Fostering Equitable Education Systems for those with Disabilities: A Canada-Ghana Partnership for addressing Indicators of Inclusive Education and Building Training Networks
    Role:
    Co-applicant
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2018
    Intersectionalities in leadership for supporting students with special education needs in Canadian schools
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2016
    Exploring principal leadership for inclusion of students with special education needs in Canadian schools
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2015
    The Development of Inclusive Educational Practices for Beginning Teachers
    Role:
    Co-applicant
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Professional Memberships

  • Ontario College of Teachers