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Carla Lisa Di Giorgio

I do research in inclusive education, including learning disabilities, gifted/enriched education, developmental literacy, Francophone education, cultural studies and leadership. I also research inclusive learning and practices of BEd and Master of Education students.

  • B.A., Psychology, UCCB
  • B.Sc., Biology, Dalhousie University
  • B.Ed., Dalhousie University
  • M.Ed. (Learning Difficulties, Admin.), St. Francis Xavier University
  • Ph.D. Education, University of South Australia
Associate Professor
(902) 566-0365
Research Interests: 
  • Inclusive education
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental literacy
  • Francophone education
  • Cultural studies
  • Leadership
  • Inclusive practices/learning in preservice/inservice teachers
  1. DiGiorgio, C. (2009). The application of Bourdieuian theory to the inclusion of students with learning/physical challenges in multicultural school settings. International Journal of Inclusive Education,13(2), 179-194.
  2. Gallagher, T., DiGiorgio, C., Bennett, S., and Antle, K. (2008). Seeking to understand disability and culture while enhancing advocacy. Teaching and Learning, 5(1), 30-37.
  3. DiGiorgio, C. (2008). Negotiating cultural and academic expectations in a modern multicultural school: The inclusive and exclusive effects of a principal’s vision. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 11(2), 169-189.
  4. DiGiorgio, C. (2008). Island approaches to cultural survival: How can a school create community out of isolation? The 3rd International Small Island Cultures Conference Proceedings, 17-24. 
  5. DiGiorgio, C. (2007). What happens after the law is passed? Marketing to parent demands in a    Canadian Francophone school. Journal of School Choice, 1(3), 91-115.
Current Collaborators (non-UPEI): 
  • Dr. Gordon Porter, NB Human Rights Commission
  • International Baccalaureate Organization
  • Learning Disabilities Association of PEI
  • Isaac Walton Killam Hospital for Children
  • Brock University, Canada-European Union Research Network