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Tracy Gates

Tracy Gates
Faculty of Education
2125 Main Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6T 1Z4


Research Interests
The ways in which people in communities value and practice literacy in all aspects of their lives. This includes texts, written symbol systems, purposes for reading and writing, attitudes and beliefs. Designing early literacy instruction that builds on young children’s linguistic, cognitive, cultural, and social models for reading and writing that they acquired within their home communities.

M.A., University of British Columbia, Canada, 2005-present
B.Ed., University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1989-1993

BC College of Teachers Certification

Professional Service
UBC and SFU School Advisor for Student Teachers, 1999-present
Professional Development Chair, 2005-2007
Accreditation Team, 1998-2000
Workshop Presenter for TESOL 2000 conference, March 2000

Research Assistant- CPLS project - editor for Teacher Handbook on Authentic Literacy Instruction, 2006-present
Vancouver School Board, Elementary School Teacher, 2002-present
St. Louis School, Milan, Italy, Vice-Principal and teacher, 2001-2002
American International School of Bolivia, Cochabamba, Bolivia, Elementary School Teacher, 2000-2001
Vancouver School Board, Elementary School Teacher, 1994 - 2000

2005-2006 UBC Mentorship Grant