Reports by project area

Forced migrant children and youth →

Media

Presentation by Jessica Ball and Debra Torok on Forced Migrant Youth Reconstructing Their Identity, Belonging, and Future. University of Victoria Dean’s Lecture Series, October, 2021. (42 minutes) 
https://continuingstudies.uvic.ca/

Jessica Ball & Debra Torok: What Canadians can do to support forced migrants and refugees. (129 KB)

Publications

Children of transnational labour migrants: Birth registration →

Beazley, H., & Ball, J. 2022). “I can’t do anything but wait”: The lived experience of children of transnational migrants in Lombok, Indonesia. Special issue: “Children and Youth in Asian Migration: States, Families and Education”, Positions Asia Critique, 30(2). (344 KB)

Beazley, H., Butt, L., & Ball, J. (2018). “Like it, don’t like it, you have to like it”: children’s emotional responses to the absence of transnational migrant parents in Lombok, Indonesia. Children’s Geographies, 16 (6), 591-603. (929 KB) 
https://doi.org/10.1080/

Butt, L., & Ball, J. (2018). Strategic actions of transnational migrant parents regarding birth registration for stay-behind children in Lombok, Indonesia. Population, Space and Place, Special Issue Paper, 2018;e2152. (321 KB)

Ball, J. & Beazley, H. (2017). Relational ethics of cultural safety, rights and desire: reflections on doing community-engaged research with migrant families in Indonesia. Revista Migraciones, 42, 119-147. (532 KB)
http://revistas.upcomillas.es/

Butt, L., Beazley, H., & Ball, J. (2017). Migrant mothers and the sedentary child bias: Constraints on child circulation in Indonesia. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, 18 (4), 372-388. (469 KB)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14442213.2017.1346699

Ball, J., Butt, L., & Beazley, H. (2017). Birth registration and protection for children of transnational labor migrants in Indonesia. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 15 (3), 305-325. (684 KB)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15562948.2017.1316533

Butt, L., Ball, J., & Beazley, H. (2017). False papers and family fictions: household responses to ‘gift children’ born to Indonesian women during transnational migration. Citizenship Studies, 20 (6-7), 795-810. (1.2 MB)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13621025.2016.1204984

Butt, L., & Ball, J. (2016). Birth registration in Southeast Asia: a child’s foundation right? Asian Population Studies, 13(3), 223-225. (587 KB)
https://doi.org/10.1080/17441730.2016.1239431

Ball, J., Butt, L., & Beazley, H. (2015). Family decision making about birth registration among transnational migrants in Indonesia. Working paper series on Migration and Mobility, Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria. (454 KB)
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/capi/

Butt, L., Ball, J., & Beazley, H. (2015). Transnational migrant families, child statelessness, and decision about birth registration: Implications for policy and practice in Indonesia. Occasional Paper Series on Migration and Mobility, Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria. (454 KB)
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/capi/

Ball, J., Butt, L., Beazley, H., & Fox, N. (2014). Advancing research on “Stateless children”: Family decision making and birth registration among transnational migrants in the Asia-Pacific region. Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives Working Paper Series on Migration and Mobility. MMP 2014-2 University of Victoria. (230 KB)
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/capi/

Ball, J., Butt, L., Beazley, H., & Fox, N. (2014). Advancing Research on "Stateless Children": Family Decision Making and Birth Registration among Transnational Migrants in the Asia-Pacific Region. University of Victoria, Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, Working Paper Series in Migration and Mobility. (539 KB)

Ball, J., Butt, L., & Beazley, H. (2014). Children and families on the move: Stateless children in Indonesia. Preliminary field research report, Lombok and Jakarta. (886 KB)

Father involvement →

Media

Presentation by Jessica Ball:   Supporting Indigenous fathers’ positive involvement. Keynote for Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, Parenting Matters – Virtual Conference, December 17, 2021. (3.5 MB)

Presentation by Jessica Ball:  Missing the mark: How Canada is failing fathers and what we can do about it. Keynote address to the 4th Canadian National Fatherhood Conference “Side by Side: Celebrating the Diversity of Fatherhood”, May 12, 2021. (6.1 MB)

Fatherhood: Indigenous Men's Journeys

Resources produced by Jessica Ball to promote outreach and services for Indigenous fathers, available by request.

  • DVD Fatherhood: Indigenous Men's Journeys (276 MB)
  • 16 page screening guide.
  • Beginning the Journey: A Guide for Indigenous Fathers. (60 pp.) Plain language guide based on findings of Indigenous fatherhood research.
  • Aboriginal Fathers: A Guide for Community Programs. (56 pp.) Plain language guide based on findings of Indigenous fatherhood research.
  • “Show Your Child You Care” (Poster)
  • Pamphlet/Poster (Inspirational and informative tips for positive father involvement)

Publications

Pratezina, J. (2021). “The least important person in the room”: Father involvement as a critical factor in gender equality. Relational Child and Youth Care, 34(3), 85-97. (313 KB)

Ball, J., & Pratezina, J. (2021). Father’s Day: Support dads as parents, not just ‘mother’s helpers.’ The Conversation, June 16, 2021.
https://theconversation.com/fathers-day-support-dads-as-parents-not-just-mothers-helpers-160816

Ball, J. (2015). Indigenous Fathers' Journeys in Canada: Turning Around Disrupted Circles of Care. In J. Roopnarine (Ed). Fathers across cultures: The importance, roles and diverse practices of Dads. New York: Praeger Press. (forthcoming) (376 KB)

Definney, S., & Ball, J. (in press). Traditions, tensions and trends in participatory action research. In A. Devault, G. Forget, & D. Dubeau (Eds.), Fathering: Building and sharing knowledge through participatory research. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (743 KB)

Moselle, S., & Ball, J. (2013). Aboriginal father involvement programs: Canadian national scan of promising practices. National study conducted for the Public Health Agency of Canada. (965 KB)

Ball, J. (2013). Indigenous men's journeys to become meaningfully involved fathers in Canada. In J. Pattnaik (Ed.), Father/male involvement in young children's lives: An international analysis. Education the Young Child: Advances in Theory and Research, Implications for Practice (pp. 201-224). New York: Springer. (10.8 MB)

Ball, J., & Daly, K. (2012). Father involvement in Canada: Diversity, Renewal, and Transformation. Vancouver: UBC Press (13.1 MB)

Ball, J. (2012). 'This could be the turn-around generation': Harnessing Aboriginal fathers' contributions to children's well-being. Journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society, 17(7), 373-375. (2.3 MB)

Ball, J. (2011). Father involvement in Canada: Diversity and inclusion. Childhood Education, 87(2), 113-118. (3.8 MB)

Ball, J. & Wahedi, M.O.K. (2010). Exploring Fatherhood in Bangladesh. Childhood Education: International Focus Issue 2010, 366-370. (245 KB)

Ball, J. (2010). Indigenous fathers reconstituting circles of care. American Journal of Community Psychology: Special Issue on Men, Masculinity, Wellness, Health and Social Justice – Community-based Approaches. (253 KB)

Ball, J. (2009). Fathering in the shadows: Indigenous fathers and Canada’s colonial legacies. Fathering across diversity and adversity: International perspectives and policy interventions. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 642, 29-48. DOI 10.1007/s10464-009-9293-1 (10.3 MB)

Ball, J. & Roberge, C. (2008), Aboriginal fathers support groups: Bridging the gap between displacement and family balance. First Peoples Child and Family Services Review, 3(4), 42-49. (374 KB)

Also available at: First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada website.

Ball, J. (2007). Impacts of positive fathers’ involvement on fathers’ and children’s health and development. Paper presented at the Canadian Conference on Men’s Health, Victoria, BC, March 5. (7.1 MB)

Ball, J. & George, R. (2007). Policies and practices affecting Aboriginal fathers’ involvement with their young children. In J.P. White, W. Wingert, D. Beavon, & P. Maxim (Eds.) Aboriginal Policy Research in Canada, Vol. 3. (pp. 123-144). Thompson Educational Press. (301 KB)

Ball, J., & Moselle, K. (2007). Fathers' contributions to children's well-being. Commissioned brief overview of research for the Public Health Agency of Canada. (686 KB)

Ball, J., Moselle, K., & Pedersen, S. (2007). Father's involvement as a determinant of child health. Commissioned review of research for the Public Health Agency of Canada. (768 KB)

Ball, J., & George, R. (2006). Policies and Practices Affecting Aboriginal Fathers’ Involvement with Their Children. In J.P. White, S.K. Wingert, P. Maxim, & D. Beavon (Eds.), Aboriginal Policy Research: Moving Forward, Making A Difference, Volume 3. Toronto, ON: Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc. (294 KB)

Ball, J. (2004). Aboriginal Fathers Learning Fathering: Brief Overview (PowerPoint) (402 KB)

Multilingual education →

Media

Presentation by Jessica Ball on the mother-tongue based multilingual education initiative in Cambodia as part of a panel on MLE in Southeast Asia at a Multilingual Education Conference in Malaysia, November, 2021.  (J Ball presentation starts at 1 hour, 3 minutes).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wbk68kG9xc

Hearing all children’s voices: The potential of mother-tongue based preschool.

Presentation by Jessica Ball on Mother-tongue Based, Multilingual Education at the Association of Childhood Education International Conference, Vancouver, 2014.

Publications

Ball, J., & Smith, M. (2021). Essential components of multilingual education implementation: A case study of Cambodia’s Multilingual Education National Action Plan. Current Issues in Language Planning. DOI: 10.1080/144664208.2021.2-13060 (2.3 MB)

Ball, J. (2021). Foreword. In C. Benson & K. Kosonen (Eds.). Language Issues in Comparative Education II: Policy and practice in multilingual education based on non-dominant languages. Brill/Sense. (pp. xi-xiii). (145 KB)

Ball, J., & Smith, M. (2021). A more-than-language approach to inclusion of Indigenous children in education: reflections on Cambodia’s Multilingual Education Plan. (329 KB)

Ball, J., & Smith, M. (2020). Focusing on actors in context-specific, data-informed theories of change to increase inclusion in quality basic education reforms. Global Education Review, 7 (1), 20-40. (1.1 MB)

Ball, J., & Smith, M. (2019). Independent evaluation of Cambodia’s Multilingual Education National Action Plan. Phnom Penh, Cambodia: UNICEF. https://www.unicef.org/cambodia/

Ball, J., & Smith, M. (in press). Developments in multilingual education in Cambodia 2000 to 2020. In S. Premsrirat & D. Hirsh (Eds.). Multilingual education in the Asia-Pacific region. (1.6 MB)

Ball, J. (2011). Promoting gender equity through mother-tongue based bi/multilingual education. United Nations Girls' Education Initiative. Newsletter Issue No. 7: December 2010/January 2011. (1.5 MB)

Ball, J. (2010). Enhancing learning of children from diverse language backgrounds: Mother tongue-based bilingual or multilingual education in the early years: Literature review summary. (614 KB)
Full literature review (1.4 MB)
View the full literature review at the UNESCO website.

Indigenous language revitalization →

McIvor, O., & Ball, J. (2019). Language-in-education policies and Indigenous language revitalization efforts in Canada: Considerations for non-dominant language education in the global south. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 5 (3): Special Issue: Policy and Practice in the use of non-dominant languages in comparative education, 12-28. (491 KB)

Sharla Peltier and Jessica Ball - Literature for Indigenous children and primary caregivers: Book List (2015) (1.1 MB)

Sharla Peltier and Jessica Ball - Tips for Observing a Child’s Language (104 KB)

Jessica Ball - Tips for Parents to Support Your Child’s Language Development (76 KB)

McIvor, O., & Parker, A. (2016). Back to the Future: Recreating natural Indigenous language learning environments through Language Nest early childhood immersion programs. The International Journal of Holistic Early Learning and Development, 3, 21-35. (466 KB)
URI: https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/9245

McIvor, O. (2015). Reviving your language through education: BC First Nations language education planning workbook. Vancouver, BC: First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC). (5.1 MB)
URI: https://netolnew.ca/reviving-your-language-through-education/

McIvor, O. & McCarty, T.L. (2017). Indigenous Bilingual and Revitalization-Immersion Education in Canada and the USA. In García, O., Lin, A., & May, S. (Eds), Bilingual and Multilingual Education. Encyclopedia of Language and Education (3rd ed.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. (294 KB)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11245

McIvor, O., Rosborough T., McGregor C., & Marinakis A. (2018). Lighting a Fire: Community-Based Delivery of a University Indigenous-Language Teacher Education Program. In Whitinui P., Rodríguez de France M., & McIvor, O. (Eds.), Promising Practices in Indigenous Teacher Education (pp. 189-203). Singapore: Springer. (304 KB)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11176

Ball, J. (2014). Trouble on the Frontier: The Perils of Persisting Colonial Language Policies in Canada. In A. Yiakoumetti (Ed.). Multilingualism and language in education: Current sociolinguistic and pedagogical perspectives from Commonwealth countries. London: Cambridge University Press. (726 KB)

Ball, J., & McIvor, O. (2013). Canada's big chill: Indigenous languages in education. In C. Benson & K. Kosonen (Eds.). Language issues in comparative education: Inclusive teaching and learning in non-dominant languages and cultures. (pp. 19-38). Boston: Sense Publishers. (969 KB)

View the contents of the edited volume and find order information. (1.1 MB)

Ball, J., & Bernhardt, B.M.H., (2012). Standard English as a second dialect: A Canadian perspective. In A. Yiakoumetti (Ed.), Harnessing linguistic variation for better education (pp. 189-226). Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group Series: Rethinking Education. (16.8 MB)

Roles for speech language therapists with Indigenous children and families →

Media

Presentation: Jessica Ball, Facilitating children’s language development. (2.8 MB)

Presentation: Jessica Ball, A holistic approach to supporting First Nations young children’s speech and language development. Keynote to the BC Speech and Language Pathology Association of B.C., October, 2018. (3.2 MB)

Presentation: Sharla Mskokii Peltier, Honoring oral traditions and using appropriate resources to support the language and literacy development of the Aboriginal child. Keynote to the BC Speech and Language Pathology Association of B.C., October 21, 2017. (1.1 MB)

Tips: Jessica Ball, A holistic approach to supporting Indigenous children’s language and literacy development. (1 MB)

Publications

Peltier, S. (in press in 2022). Seven directions early learning for Indigenous land literacy wisdom.

Peltier, S. (2017). An Anishinaabe perspective on children’s language learning to inform “Seeing the Aboriginal Child.” Language and Literacy, 19(2), 4-19. (585 KB)

Peltier, S. (2014). Assessing Anishinaabe children’s narratives: An ethnographic exploration of Elders’ perspectives. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 38(2), 174-193. (189 KB)

Ball, J., & Lewis, M.M. (2014). First Nations Elders' and Parents' Views on Supporting their Children's Language Development, Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 38, 224-237. (7.9 MB)

Peltier, S. (2011). First Nations English Dialects – Alive and Well. Queen’s University Strathy Language Unit, Blog. (122 KB)

Peltier, S. (2011). Providing culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate services: An insider construct. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 35(2), 126-134. (835 KB)

Ball, J., & Lewis, M. (2011). "An altogether different approach": Roles of speech and language pathologists in supporting Indigenous children's language development. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 35 (2), 144-159. (867 KB)

Ball, J. & Bernhardt, B.M. (2008). First Nations English dialects in Canada: Implications for speech-language pathology. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 22(8), 570-588. (336 KB)

Bernhardt, B., Ball, J., & Deby, J. (2007). Cross-cultural issues in assessment of phonology. In S. McLeod (Ed.), The international guide to speech acquisition (pp. 101-106). Delmar Thomson Learning. (3 MB)

Ball, J. (2006). Talking points: Exploring needs and concepts for Aboriginal early childhood language facilitation and supports. Concept discussion paper prepared for the Public Health Agency of Canada, Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities. (2 MB)

Ball, J., Bernhardt, B., & Deby, J. (2006). First Nations English dialects in young children: Forum proceedings. University of Victoria, School of Child and Youth Care, & University of British Columbia, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences. (337 KB)

Ball, J., & Lewis, M.M. (2006). Aboriginal parents' goals for children's language: What is our role? IMPrint: The Newsletter of Infant Mental Health Promotion, 46, 11-16. (4.1 MB)

Bernhardt, B.M., & Ball, J. (2006). First Nations English dialects in Canada and Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists’ Practice. Presentation at the B.C. Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Victoria. (PowerPoint) (477 KB)

Ball, J. & Lewis, M. (2005). Talking points: What can speech-language partners contribute to Aboriginal early childhood development? In J. Whitehead (Ed.), Research Connections Canada: Supporting Children and Families, Vol. 12, pp. 21-40. Ottawa: Canadian Child Care Federation.

Ball, J., Bernhardt, B., & Deby, J. (2005). First Nations English dialects and implications for supporting children’s language development. Poster presented at the Third Annual Research Meeting of the Human Early Learning Partnerships program, Vancouver, May 20. (2.9 MB)

Ball, J. & Lewis, M. (2005). Using Indigenous parents’ goals for children’s language to guide speech-language practice and policy. Presentation at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, Hamilton, Aotearoa/New Zealand, November 27-December 1. (319 KB)

Ball, J., & Lewis, M.M. (2005). First Nations elders’ and parents’ views on supporting young children’s language development. Report presented at the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Regina, SK, May 6. (805 KB)

Ball, J. & Bernhardt, B. (2005). Implications of First Nations English dialects for supporting children’s language development. Paper presented at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand, November 27-December 1. (51 KB)

Ball, J., Lewis, M., & Peltier, S. (2004). Culturally appropriate practices for facilitating early language development of Indigenous children. The Early Years Conference. Vancouver, Canada. (PowerPoint) (3.6 MB)
View report. (206 KB)

Ball, J. (2003). The challenge of creating an optimal learning environment in child care: Cross-cultural perspectives. In L. Girolametto & E. Weitzman (Eds.), Enhancing caregiver language facilitation in child care settings (pp. 1-12). Toronto, ON: Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network and The Hanen Centre. (150 KB)

Screening & assessment involving Indigenous children →

Media

Presentation: Jessica Ball. Finding fitting solutions to assessment of Indigenous young children’s learning and development: Let’s do it in a good way! Keynote for the Northern Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Conference, Prince George, BC. October 6, 2021. (2.7 MB)

Publications

Supporting Indigenous child & family wellness →

Media

Presentation: Jessica Ball, Promoting cultural safety in outreach and support to Indigenous families. Infant Mental Health Promotion. Keynote for the National Institute on Infant Mental Health, Toronto, April 12. (5 MB)

Publications

Ball, J., & Benoit-Jansson, A. (2021). Cultural connectedness as an essential feature of child and family services for Indigenous children and families. Report for Justice Canada’s defense of An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis children, youth and families. Government of Canada, Department of Justice. (392 KB)

Ball, J. (2019). Nurturing the seeds of Indigenous early learning and child care in Canada. In S. Jagger (Ed.), History and philosophy of early years education and care: Canadian perspectives. (pp. 229-258). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press. (3.4 MB)

Anderson, K., & Ball, J. (2020). Foundations: First Nations and Metis Families. In D. Long & G. Starblanket (Eds.) Visions of the heart: Canadian Indigenous issues (5th ed.) (pp. 142-164). London: Oxford University Press. (10.6 MB)

Moselle, K., & Ball, J. (2013). Healthy Aboriginal child development and health promotion/chronic disease prevention: Prospects for integration and intersectoral coordination. Analysis and recommendations prepared for Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. (4.5 MB)

Ball, J., Moselle, K., & Moselle, S. (2013) Contributions of Culture and Language in Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities to Children's Health Outcomes: A Review of Theory and Research. Prepared for Division of Children, Seniors & Healthy Development, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada. (2.8 MB)

Ball, J. (2012). Identity and knowledge in Indigenous young children's experiences in Canada. Childhood Education, 88(5), 286-291. (3.4 MB)

Ball, J. (2012). Equity for Indigenous children in early childhood programs. In J. Heyman & A Cassola (Eds.), Lessons in educational equality: Successful approaches to intractable problems around the world. (pp. 282-312). Oxford University Press. (15.8 MB)

Ball, J. (2012). Federal investments in strengthening Indigenous capacity for culturally based early childhood education and care. In N. Howe & L. Prochner (Eds.), Recent perspectives on early childhood education and care in Canada (pp. 337-366) Vancouver: UBC Press. (14.7 MB)

Ball, J., & LeMare, L. (2011). Early learning programs and interventions for Indigenous young children: Relationships, relevance, responsivity. In H. Goelman, J. Pivik, & M. Guhn (Eds.), New approaches to early child development: Rituals, rules, realities. (pp.69-94). Critical Issues in Childhood Series. New York: Palgrave Press. (3 MB)

Ball, J. (2010). Promoting young Indigenous children's emergent literacy in Canada. Literature review and concept paper for the Canadian Child Care Federation. (698 KB)

Ball, J. (2009). Aboriginal young children’s language development: Promising practices and needs. Canadian Issues, Winter, 37-44. (3.9 MB)

Ball, J. (2009). Supporting young Indigenous children’s language development in Canada: A review of research on needs and promising practices. The Canadian Modern Language Review, 66 (1), 20-47. (2.4 MB)

Ball, J., & Elliot, E. (2009). Measuring Social Support in Aboriginal Early Childhood Programs. Unpublished manuscript. School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria. (309 KB)

Ball, J. (2008). Promoting equity and dignity for Aboriginal children in Canada. IRPP Choices, 14(7). (380 KB)

Ball, J. (2008). Aboriginal young children’s language and literacy development: Research evaluating progress, promising practices, and needs. Paper prepared for the Canadian Language and Literacy Networked Centre of Excellence, National Literacy Strategy. (613 KB)

Ball, J. & Bernhardt, B. (2005). Implications of First Nations English dialects for supporting children’s language development. Paper presented at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand, November 27-December 1. (346 KB)

Ball, J. & Lewis, M. (2004). Culturally appropriate practices for facilitating early language development of Indigenous children. CASLPA Conference. Ottawa, Canada, May 5-7, 2004. (PowerPoint) (3.6 MB)
View report. (269 KB)

Ball, J., Mcgougan, D., Stein, J., & Thompson, C. (2003). The importance of the Romanow Report for rural, remote and Aboriginal health. Community-University Panel, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. (PowerPoint) (119 KB)

Ball, J. (2003). Supporting Aboriginal communities' goals for young children: Studies in Indigenous knowledges, developmental assessment, and inter-sectoral service delivery. Human and Social Development Faculty Research Symposium, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. (PowerPoint) (202 KB)

Local and Indigenous knowledge in early childhood education →

Media

A curriculum like no other: Promoting cultural and community support services for children, youth and families.

Documentary DVDs and Print Information produced by Jessica Ball & Alan Pence, about the First Nations Partnerships Program.

Available upon request (jball@uvic.ca) and by visiting www.fnpp.org.

Laichwiltach Family Life Society video. (351.5 MB) Website www.lfls.ca

Publications

Ball, J. (2007). Indigenous learners online: The future isn’t what it used to be. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Indigenous Education: Asia/Pacific, Vancouver, BC, July 19-22. (8.9 MB) 
View report. (490 KB)

Ball, J., & Pence, A. (2006). Supporting Indigenous Young Children: Community-University Partnerships. Vancouver: UBC Press. (130 KB)

Ball, J. & McIvor, O. (2005). Learning about teaching as if communities mattered: Strengthening capacity through partnerships. Paper presented at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand, November 27-December 1. (253 KB)

Ball, J. (2004). As if Indigenous knowledge and communities mattered: Transformative education in First Nations communities in Canada. American Indian Quarterly, 28(3/4), 454-479. (9.9 MB)

Ball, J. (2003). A Generative Curriculum Model of Child and Youth Care training through First Nations-University Partnerships. Native Social Work Journal, 4 (1), 84-103. (320 KB)

Ball, J. (2003). Incorporating indigenous knowledge in post-secondary teaching. In M. Cherian & R.Y. Mau (Eds.), Teaching large classes: Usable practices from around the world (pp. 84-101). Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education. (3.4 MB)

Ball, J. (2002). A generative curriculum model of child and youth care training through First Nations-university partnerships. Paper presented at the 12th National Child & Youth Conference, St. John's, NL, October 24. (1.2 MB)

Ball, J., Pence, A., Pierre, M. & Kuehne, V. (2002). Intergenerational teaching and learning in Canadian First Nations partnership programs. In M. Kaplan, N. Henkin & A. Kusano (Eds.), Linking lifetimes: A global view of intergenerational exchange (pp. 83-100). New York, NY: United Press of America, Inc. (1.3 MB)

Ball, J., Pence, A. & Benner, A. (2002). Quality child care and community development: What is the connection? In M.V. Hayes & L.T. Foster (Eds.), Too small to see, too big to ignore: Child health and well-being in British Columbia (pp. 75-102). Victoria, BC: Western Geographical Press. (1.6 MB)

Ball, J. (2002). Incorporating Indigenous knowledge in post-secondary teaching. In M. Cherian & R. Mau (Eds.), Teaching large classes: Usable practices from around the world (pp. 85-102). Singapore: McGraw-Hill. (3.5 MB)

Ball, J. & Pence, A. (2002). The generative curriculum model: A bicultural, community-based approach to building capacity for early childhood care and development in indigenous communities in Canada. In K. Boven & J. Morohashi (Eds.), Best practices using indigenous knowledge (pp. 198-217). The Hague: Nuffic, Paris: UNESCO/MOST. (907 KB)

Ball, J. & Pence, A. (2001). Constructing knowledge and training curricula about early childhood care and development in Canadian aboriginal communities. Toronto, ON: Caledon Institute of Social Policy. (2.5 MB)

Ball, J., Leo, C. & Pierre, M. (2001). From the inside out: A profile of Mount Currie First Nation aboriginal child and youth care program. Interaction 15(1): 25-27. (374 KB)

Ball, J. & Pence, A. (2001). Training in First Nations communities: Five “secrets” of success. Interaction 15(1): 19-24. (519 KB)

Ball, J. & Pence, A. (2001). A ‘generative curriculum model’ for supporting child care and development programs in First Nations communities. Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 25(2): 114-124. (1.3 MB)

Ball, J., & Pence, A. (2001). First Nations Partnership Programs: Five ‘Secrets’ of Success. Interaction/Ideas (Canadian Child Care Federation), Spring, 2001, 19-24.

Ball, J. & Pence, A. (2000). A postmodernist approach to culturally grounded training in early childhood care and development. Australian Journal of Early Childhood 25(1): 21-25. (166 KB)

Ball, J. & Pence, A. (1999). Promoting healthy environments for children and youth through participatory, bicultural, community-based training partnerships. Notos: Intercultural and Second Language Council Journal 1(1): 26-33. (1.6 MB)

Ball, J. & Pence, A.R. (1999). Beyond developmentally appropriate practice: Developing community and culturally appropriate practice. Young Children, March: 46-50. (2.5 MB)

Ball, J., Pierre, M. & Pence, A. (1999). Community development through community-based, bicultural partnerships in ECCE-CYC using a generative curriculum model. In J. Whitehead & G. Huot (Eds.), Linking research to practice – A Canadian forum (pp. 73-76). Toronto, ON: M.O.M. Printing. (364 KB)

Pence, A. & Ball, J. (1999). Two sides of an eagle’s feathers: Co-Constructing ECCD training curricula in university partnerships with Canadian First Nations communities. Invited chapter in H. Penn (Ed.) Theory, policy and practice in early childhood services (pp. 36-47). London: Open University Press.

Ball, J., Definney, S., & Pence, A. (1999). Evaluation of community involving ECCD training in seven First Nations communities. In E. Lowe (Ed.), Linking research to practice: Second Canadian forum (pp. 188-193). Ottawa, ON: Canadian Child Care Federation and Canadian School Boards Association. (73 KB)

Ball, J. & Nicholson, D. (1999). Strength in gathering: Proceedings from a forum for professionals involved in community-based early childhood education training programs and practice in First Nations communities. Victoria, BC: First Nations Partnership Programs, University of Victoria. (430 KB)

Multisectoral service hubs for children and families →

Media

Ball, J. (2012).  Lifeline: Creating community service hubs for Aboriginal children and families.

DVD (45 min) (352 MB)
Booklet  (36 pages) (4.4 MB)

Also available as a DVD disc and hard copy, by request (jball@uvic.ca)

Publications

Moselle, K., & Ball, J. (2013). Healthy Aboriginal child development and health promotion/chronic disease prevention: Prospects for integration and intersectoral coordination. Analysis and recommendations prepared for Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch. (4.5 MB)

Ball, J. (2010). Centering community services around early childhood care and development: Promising practices in Indigenous communities in Canada. Child Health and Education, 2(2), 1-20.
English (880 KB) 
French (934 KB)

Ball, J. (2005). Early childhood care and development programs as 'hook' and 'hub' for inter-sectoral service delivery in First Nations communities. Journal of Aboriginal Health, 2(1), 36-53. (747 KB)

Ball, J. (2005). Hook and hub: Coordinating programs to support Indigenous children’s early learning and development. Paper presented at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand, November 27-December 1. (392 KB)

Ball, J. (2004). Early childhood care and development programs as hook and hub: Promising practices in First Nations communities. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria. (6.5 MB)

Ball, J. & Sones, R. (2004). Early childhood care and development programs as hubs for inter-sectoral service delivery supporting Aboriginal population health. The Early Years Conference. Vancouver, Canada. (PowerPoint) (587 KB) 
View report. (302 KB)

Ball, J. (2003). Aboriginal early childhood development programs as social, organizational and educational hubs for promoting child well-being. National Aboriginal Health Organization Conference and Health Fair. Ottawa. 
View report. (168 KB)

Supporting children and families in low and middle income countries →

Ball, J. (2022). Early childhood education in Myanmar. In Hayden, M. & Pe Symaco, L. (Eds.). International Handbook of Education in Southeast Asia. Springer. (438 KB)

Torok, D., Suwannimit Foundation, Ball, J. et al. (2022). Ethical research praxis between global north and south partners. Report. (13 KB)

Beazley, H., & Ball, J. (2018). Children, youth and development in Southeast Asia. In A. McGregor, L. Law, & F. Miller (Eds). Routledge handbook of Southeast Asia development (pp. 2011-223). New York: Routledge. (5.4 MB)

Ball, J., & Wangchuk, K.C. (2014). Development of an early childhood care and development sector in Bhutan: Protection of language and culture through a national policy of Gross National Happiness. Global Education Review (in press). (536 KB)

Ball, J., Paris, S., & Govinda, R. (2014). Literacy and numeracy skills among children in developing countries. In D.A. Wagner (Ed.). Learning and education in developing countries: Research and policy for the post-2015 UN development goals (pp. 26-41). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (4.7 MB)

Ball, J., Paris, S.G., Rangachar, G. (2013). Literacy, numeracy, and higher-order skills among children in developing countries. In D. Wagner et al. (Ed.). Developing a Research Agenda for the Global Compact on Learning (pp. 43-63). Washington, DC: Brookings Institute: Centre for Universal Education.

Ball, J. (2010). The politics of comparison and the proliferation of 'best-practices' in early childhood education. Paper for the Section: Culture and Early Childhood Learning, Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, Canada. (46 KB)

Anti-oppressive and community-engaged research practices →

Media

Publications

Ball, J. (2014). On Thin Ice: Managing Risks in Community-University Research Partnerships. In Etmanski, C., Hall, B.L., & Dawson, T. (Eds). Learning and teaching community-based research: Linking Pedagogy to Practice (pp. 25-44). Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (9.7 MB)

Ball, J. & Janyst, P. (2008). Enacting research ethics in partnerships with Indigenous communities in Canada: “Do it in a good way.” Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 3 (2), 33-51. (266 KB)

Ball, J. (2008). “Do it in a good way.” Community-campus partnership research with Indigenous communities. Presentation to the Community-University Research Partnerships: Connecting for Change. CU Expo. Victoria, May 4-7. (PowerPoint) (1.1 MB)

Ball, J. (2007). "All intertwined and diamond": Community-university partnerships for Indigenous research and education in Canada. Keynote address, Canadian Studies Scholars Program, University of Western Oregon. (PowerPoint) (2.4 MB)

Ball, J. & Hawkins, L. (2007). On the road from community based research to a national policy agenda: Seeking the impossible? Living Knowledge Conference: Civic Engagement in Science Policy Decision-Making, Paris, August 31. (PowerPoint) (445 KB)

Ball, J. (2005). 'Nothing about us without us': Restorative research partnerships involving Indigenous children and communities in Canada. In A. Farrell (Ed.), Ethical research with children. Berkshire, UK: Open University Press/McGraw Hill Education. (2.2 MB)

Ball, J. (2003). Principles and protocols for research about First Nations children and communities in Canada. (PowerPoint) (712 KB)