Refereed Journal Articles

Laitsch, D., Pidgeon, M., & Sinclair, N. & Fels, L. (In press). Swimming with teddy bears and sharks: Changes to a tenure, promotion, and merit award system within resistant institutional structures and interests. International Journal of Leadership in Learning.

Laitsch, D., Malcolmson, J. & Kuehn, L. (2022). Critical response to a short history of K-12 public school spending in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 198, 8-15. doi: 10.7202/1086423ar

Laitsch, D., Nguyen, H., & Younghusband, C. (2021). Class size and teacher work: Research provided to the BCTF in their struggle to negotiate teacher working conditions. Canadian Journal for Educational Administration & Policy, 196, 83-101. index.php/cjeap/article/view/70670  

Laitsch, D. & Younghusband, C. (2019). British Columbia school trustees’ use of research and information seeking in decision making. Canadian Journal for Educational Administration & Policy, 188, 2-14. 43458

Laitsch, D., Farley-Ripple, E., & View, J. (2019). Challenges and achievements in founding an open access journal on educational leadership and research use. Scholarly and Research Communication, 10(2), 1-10. doi: 10.22230/src.2019v10n2a309

Danielsen, D., Brusekius-Jensen, M. L.., & Laitsch, D. (2017). Reconceiving barriers for democratic health education in Danish schools: an analysis of institutional rationales. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical Education. Available from:

Laitsch, D. (2016). After 50 years, do the arguments for K-12 vouchers still hold? Global Education Review 3(2).

Laitsch, D. (2013). Smacked by the Invisible Hand: The wrong debate at the wrong time with the wrong people. Journal of Curriculum Studies 45(1).

Samiei, A. & Laitsch, D. (2010). The concerns of elementary educators with the diffusion of information and communication technology. Special Issue on: ICTs and Education. International Journal of Information and Communication Technologies and Human Development 2(4). 

Keats, P. & Laitsch, D. (2010, July 14). Contemplating Regulation of Counsellors in Canadian Schools: Current Issues and Concerns. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy 108.

Laitsch, D. (2009). Nutrition and schools knowledge summary. McGill Journal of Education 44(2).

Laitsch, D. (2006). Assessment, high stakes, and alternative visions: Appropriate use of the right tools to leverage improvement. Policy Brief. Education Policy Studies Lab. Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University. 

Laitsch, D. (2005). Beyond standards and accountability: A critique of current trends in assessment. CEPolicy Perspectives 1(2). Center for Education Policy. George Mason University.

Laitsch, D., & Earley, P. (2005). Who Said What to Whom, How and Why? Media Coverage of Teacher Preparation and Implications for Influencing Policy. CEPolicy Perspectives 1(1). Center for Education Policy. George Mason University.

Laitsch, D. (2002). K–12 voucher programs and education policy: An exploratory study of policymaker attitudes and opinions. Education Policy Analysis Archives 10(48).

Laitsch D., Heilman, E., & Shaker, P. (2002, December). Teacher Education, Pro-Market Policy and Advocacy Research. Teaching Education 13(3).