Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
My work focuses on parenting magazine advice, on the topics of children's leisure time, child safety, children's body weight and food.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Pizarro Milian, R. and L. Quirke. “Alternative Pathways to Legitimacy: The Case of Ontario For-profit Colleges” Journal of Marketing for Higher Education (Forthcoming, 2016).
Quirke, L. “‘Fat-Proof Your Child’: Parenting Advice and Child Obesity” Fat Studies. 5(2): 137-55, 2016.
Dixon, S. and L. Quirke. “Looking for Work: The Coverage of Work in Canadian Introductory Sociology Textbooks” Teaching Sociology. 42(3): 207-19, 2014.
Quirke, L. “Rogue Resistance: Sidestepping Isomorphic Pressures in a Patchy Institutional Field”. Organization Studies. 34(11): 1675-99, 2013.
Aurini, J. and L. Quirke*. “Does Market Competition Encourage Strategic Action in the Private Education Sector?” Canadian Journal of Sociology. 36(3): 173-197, 2011.
Quirke, L. Legitimacy through Alternate Means: Schools Without Professionals in the Private Sector. British Journal of Sociology of Education. 30(5): 621-634, 2009.
Davies, S. and L. Quirke. “The Impact of Sector on School Organizations: Institutional and Market Logics” Sociology of Education. 80(1): 66-89, 2007.
Quirke*, L. “‘Keeping Young Minds Sharp’: Children’s Cognitive Stimulation and the Rise of Parenting Magazines, 1959-2003” Canadian Review of Sociology. 43(4): 387-406, 2006.
Davies, S. and L. Quirke. “Providing for the Priceless Student: Ideologies of Choice in an Emerging Educational Market” American Journal of Education. 111(4): 523-547, 2005.
Quirke, L. and S. Davies. “The New Entrepreneurship in Higher Education: The Impact of Tuition Increases at an Ontario University” Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 32(3): 85-110, 2002.
Chapters in Refereed Books
Quirke, L. and J. Aurini. “‘Teachers Can’t Be Made, They’re Born’: Teaching and Professionalism in Ontario’s Private Education Sector” in W. Lehmann (ed.) Education and Society: Canadian Perspectives. (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Davies, S., L. Quirke and J. Aurini. “The New Institutionalism Goes to the Market: The Challenge of Rapid Growth in Private K-12 Education.” in H-D. Meyer and B. Rowan (eds.) The New Institutionalism in Education (SUNY Press, 2006) pp. 103-122.
Davies, S. and L. Quirke†. “Innovation in Educational Markets: An Organizational Analysis of Third Sector Private Schools in Toronto.” in M. Hallinan (ed.) School Sector and Student Outcomes (Notre Dame Press, 2006) pp. 39-72.