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Ball, J. (2012). Promoting education equity for Indigenous children in Canada through quality early childhood programs. In J. Heyman (Ed.), Increasing equity in education: Successful approaches from around the world (pp. 282-312). Oxford University Press.

Ball, J. (in press). Government involvement III: Long-term federal investments in strengthening Indigenous capacity for culturally based preschool. In N. Howe & L. Prochner (Eds.), New directions in early childhood education and care in Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Ball, J. (in press). Aboriginal fathers. In J. Ball & K. Daly (Eds.), Father involvement in Canada: Contested terrain (Chapter 8). Vancouver: UBC Press.

Ball, J., & Daly, K. (in press). In J. Ball & K. Daly (Eds.), Father involvement in Canada: Contested terrain. (Chapter 1). Vancouver: UBC Press.

Daly, K., & Ball, J. (in press). In J. Ball & K. Daly (Eds.), Father involvement in Canada: Contested terrain. (Chapter 12). Vancouver: UBC Press.

De Finney, S., & Ball, J. (accepted). Traditions, tensions and trends in participatory action research. In A. Devault, G. Forget, & D. Dubeau (Eds.), Fathering: Building and sharing knowledge through participatory research. Outaouais: University of Ottawa Press.

Ball, J. (in press). 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. Springer USA.

Ball, J. (in press). Academics on thin ice: Managing risks in community-university research partnerships. In C. Etmanski, T. Dawson, & B. Hall (Eds.) Learning and teaching community based research: Linking pedagogy to practice. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

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

Ball, J. (in press). First Nations Elders' and Parents' Views on Supporting Their Children's Language Development. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

McIvor, O. (2012). îkakwiy nihiyawiyân: I am learning [to be] Cree. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. Vancouver: University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education. (19.1 MB)


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

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)
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Anderson, K., & Ball, J. (2011). Foundations: First Nations and Metis families. In D. Long & O. Dickason (Eds.), Visions of the heart: Canadian Aboriginal issues. (pp. 55-89). Oxford University Press. (3.1 MB)

Ball, J., & LeMare, L. (2011). Early learning program 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. (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)
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Campbell, H. (2011). Standard/School English as a second dialect: Perspectives from four British Columbia school districts. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, University of British Columbia. (379 KB)
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Goelman, H., Ford, L., Pighini, M., Dahinten, S., Synnes, A., Tse, L., Ball, J., & Hayes, V.E. (2011). What we learned about early identification and screening. In H. Goeman, J. Pivik, & M. Guhn (Eds.). New approaches to early child development (pp. 95-115). New York: Palgrave. (2.3 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.
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Ball J. Culture and early childhood education. In: Tremblay RE, Barr RG, Peters RDeV, Boivin M, eds. Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online]. Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development; 2010:1-8.
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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)
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Ball, J. & Wahedi, M.O.K. (2010). Exploring Fatherhood in Bangladesh. Childhood Education: International Focus Issue 2010, 366-370. (245 KB)
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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)
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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)

Peltier, S. (2010). Valuing children's storytelling from an Anishinaabe orality perspective. Unpublished Master of Education thesis. Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario. (1 MB)


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

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)
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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. & 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)
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Ball, J. (2008). Policies and practice reforms to promote positive transitions to fatherhood among Aboriginal young men. Horizons, 10(1), 52-56. (2.2 MB)

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)
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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., & Janyst, P. (2008). Screening and assessment of Indigenous children: Community-university partnered research findings. Policy Brief presented at the Early Years Policy Forum, November, 2008, Vancouver. (47 KB)

Ball, J. (2008). Promoting equity and dignity for Aboriginal children in Canada. 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. (2008). Aboriginal early language promotion and early intervention. Canadian Language & Literacy Research Network Literacy Encyclopedia. (61 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.

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)

Hodgins, D. (2007). Father involvement in parenting young children: A content analysis of parent education programs in B.C. Unpublished Masters Degree thesis, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, Canada. (678 KB)


Ball, J. (2006). Supporting First Nations’ constructions of early childhood care and development through community-university partnerships. In V. Pacini, & A. Pence (Eds.), Reconceptualizing early childhood care and education in Canada. Ottawa: Canadian Child Care Federation.

Ball, J., & Pence, A. (2006). Supporting Indigenous children’s development: Community-university partnerships. Vancouver: UBC Press. ISBN-13: 978-0-7748-1230-6.
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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., & 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. (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)
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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. & Elliot, E. (2005). Measuring social support in Aboriginal early childhood programs. In J. Whitehead (Ed.), Research Connections Canada: Supporting Children and Families, Vol. 12, pp. 41-58. Ottawa: Canadian Child Care Federation.

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. (205 KB)
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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)

McIvor, O. (2005). The contribution of Indigenous heritage language immersion programs to healthy early childhood development. In J. Whitehead (Ed.), Research Connections Canada: Supporting Children and Families, Vol. 12, pp. 5-20. Ottawa: Canadian Child Care Federation.


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. & Simpkins, M. (2004). The community within the child: Integration of Indigenous knowledge into First Nations childcare process and practice. American Indian Quarterly 28(3/4): 480-498. (265 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. (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) Indigenous early childhood development programs as ‘Hook’ and ‘Hub’ for inter-sectoral service delivery. Variegations: New Research Directions in Human and Social Development.

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)

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., 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)

Schwartz, C., & Ball, J. (2001). Evaluation of an effective post-secondary program in Canadian Aboriginal communities: Students’ perspectives on support. Educational Resources Information Center Clearinghouse (Microfiche, 30p). TM 032574.

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. (14 MB)

Ball, J. & Pence, A.R. (1999). Beyond developmentally appropriate practice: Developing community and culturally appropriate practice. Young Children, March: 46-50. (15 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)

Ball, J. (1999). Identity formation in Confucian-heritage societies: Implications for theory, research, and practice. In P. Pedersen (Ed.), Multiculturalism as a fourth force in psychology (pp. 147-165). Washington, DC: Francis & Taylor.

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)


Ball, J. (1998). School-based approaches to preventing HIV/AIDS in Singapore. Teaching and Learning, 18 (2), 1-7.


Ball, J. (1997). School-based HIV/AIDS prevention: Chalk and talk is not enough. Southeast Asian Review of Educational Research and Advances for Classroom Teachers, 1, 51-55.


Ball, J., & Chia, J. (1996). Comprehensive student profiling: Furthering academic and counselling objectives. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 16 (2), 70-77.


Ball, J. (1995). Assessing students' in learning groups. Teaching and Learning, 15 (2), 10-17. (Singapore).

Ball, J. (1995). Preparing underachievers for small group work. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Review, 5 (1), 38-42. (Singapore)

Ball, J., & Chia, J. (1995). Portfolio assessment: Planning for an excellent return on personal investment. Teaching and Learning, 16(1), 39-48. (Singapore)

Jacobs, G.M. & Ball, J. (1995). Analysis of the structure of group activities in English language course books. Journal of English Language Teaching, 50, 99-107.

Ball, J., Cowan, P., & Cowan, C. (1995). Who's got the power: Gender differences in experiences of marital problem solving. Family Process, 34 (3), 303-322. (2.7 MB)

Ball, J., & Moselle, K. (1995). Health risk behaviours of adolescents in Singapore. Asian Journal of Psychology, 1(2), 54-62.

Ball, J. (1995). Process and aims of identity development East and West: Implications for psychotherapy for Chinese young people. In L.Y.C. Cheng, H. Baxter, & F.M.C. Cheung (Eds.), Psychotherapy for the Chinese (pp. 35-45). Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Ball, J., Sharifah Muzlia Syed Mustafa, & Moselle, K. (1994). Cultural influences on help-seeking for emotional problems. In G. Davidson (Ed.), Applying psychology: Lessons from Asia and Oceania (pp. 97-112). Australian Psychological Society Press.

Ball, J. (1994). Active learning in large classes: Instructional assessment strategies. Journal of Teaching Practice, 3, 3-11.

Ball, J. (1994). Small group work for students with special needs. Teaching and Learning, 15 (1), 18-29. (Singapore).

Ball, J. (1994). Strategies for promoting active learning in large classes. Journal of Teaching Practice, 2, 3-11.

Moselle, K., & Ball, J. (1994). Identifying reading disabilities secondary to attention deficit disorder. Teaching and Learning, 14 (2), 124-130 (Singapore).

Moselle, K., & Ball, J. (1994). Reading disabilities secondary to attention deficit disorder: A neglected syndrome. Singapore Journal of Education, 15 (1), 36-47.

Ball, J. (1994). Achieving integration of language arts and pastoral care goals through appropriate text selection and use. In S.E.A. Lim, M. Sripathy, & Saravanan (Eds.), Literacy: Understanding the learner's need (pp. 128-134). Singapore: Society for Reading and Literacy.


Ball, J. (1993). Infusion of pastoral care into the teaching of language arts. Teaching and Learning, 14 (1), 78-86 (Singapore).


Moselle, K., & Ball, J. (1991). Effort skill, effort pathology: A neuropsychological perspective. In Malaysian Psychiatric Association (Eds.), Psychiatry in the 90's: ASEAN Perspectives (pp. 340-348). Kuala Lumpur: ASEAN Federation for Psychiatry and Mental Health.

Ball, J. (1991). Use of brief strategic family therapy in the treatment of agoraphobia. In Malaysian Psychiatric Association (Eds.), Psychiatry in the 90's: ASEAN Perspectives (pp. 158-159). Kuala Lumpur: ASEAN Federation for Psychiatry and Mental Health.


Ball, J., & Havassy, B.E. (1984). A survey of the problems and needs of homeless consumers of acute psychiatric services. Journal of Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 35(9), 917 921.



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