VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity


Government Publications

BC CAMPUS ECE Standards of Practice: Expert writer (2018).


Alphonse, D., Charlie, L., George, V., James, F., Midgley, M., Rice, M., Williams, M. (2018) “Strengthening Understandings: Elder Knowledge and Early Childhood Research and Practice Project.” Nanaimo BC. Vancouver Island University.

Alphonse, D., Mc Donell, L., James, F. (2017). “The Qeq College Transition project for Aboriginal Children and families: Supporting innovation through culturally appropriate research practice.” Nanaimo, BC: Vancouver Island University.

Alphonse, D. Finnie, J, Hanson, S. James, F. Lewyn, J. (2016) Holistic Aboriginal Assessment Aboriginal Head Start Literature Review.” The literature review is to help inform the Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC with their examination of the existing Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECER-R) tool. Culturally responsive the review includes three Elder interviews and examines research in United States of America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Freeman, M; and D. Alphonse (2014).”Need for Holistic Urban Aboriginal Educational Communities.” A literature review looking at models of BC independent schools incorporating First Nations education. Nanaimo: Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre.

Alphonse. D. (2015) “Indigenous Mindset”, Article online Kinincommon (Site is currently not working)

McDonell, L; & D. Alphonse. (2012) “Learning, Growing, Leading 2012: A summary of research conducted to investigate philosophical frameworks and management structures to guide the development of Aboriginal Early Childhood Development programs and services. Nanaimo: Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre.