Dr. Aoki was the first Japanese-Canadian teacher in Southern Alberta, and a former school administrator with Lethbridge School District #51. He received his doctorate from U of Oregon and was a professor and Chair of Secondary Education at U of A. He also taught at UBC and at the U of L in summer courses.
The national "Aoki award in Canadian curriculum studies" is named for Dr. Aoki, who was a very influential Canadian curriculum scholar and a wise, humble and thoughtful mentor to many curriculum scholars and practitioners.
He was also a renowned and deeply loved teacher to many generations of students, student teachers, graduate students and professors at the U of L, in Alberta and British Columbia, and beyond.
Dr Aoki's memorial service will take place Sunday, September 9 beginning at 1 p.m. at Oceanview Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial St., in Burnaby, BC.
The family has asked that in lieu of floral tributes that a donation be made in the name of Dr. Aoki to the Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, T6G 2G5.
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