Dr. Andrew Allen

Dr. Andrew Allen

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Email: aallen@uwindsor.ca
Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3829
Office: Room 3331, Leonard & Dorothy Neal Education Building
Website
www.andrewallen.ca External Link

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Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Toronto

Research Interests Icon Research Interests

Race,Class and Gender and Issues of Social Difference and Marginalization in Education and Schooling, Urban Education , Critical Teacher Education and Negotiating a Critical Teaching Practice, Developing Teacher Identity and Factors Contributing to and Affecting the Process of Learning to Teach.

Courses Taught Icon Courses Taught

Pre-Service Courses

  • 80-301 General Methodology: Content and Methods 
  • 80-207 Introduction to Issues in Education

Publications Icon Publications

Allen, A. (1997). Creating Space for Discussions about Social Justice and Equity Issues in an Elementary Classroom. Language Arts . 74 (7), pp. 518 - 524.

Allen, A. (1994). Emergent Voices on the Playground of Educational Theory and Practice. Primary Voices K-6, 2 (4).

Allen, A. (Forthcoming). Improving the Education and Life Chances of African Canadians: A Vision for Preparing Students for the World of the 21st Century.” In V. D’Oyley (Ed.) Re/visioning: Canadian Perspectives of the Education of Africans in the 21st Century. Toronto ON: Captus Press Inc.
Allen, A. (2002). Analysis of Canadian University’s Commitment to Equity and Diversity: What Might University Websites Have to Offer? In K. Brathwaite (Ed.)Access and Equity in University Education. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Solomon, R. P. & Allen, A. (2001). The Struggle for Equity, Diversity and Social Justice in Teacher Education. In J. Portelli & P. Solomon (Eds.) The Erosion of the Democratic Tradition in Education: From Critique to Possibilities. Toronto: Detselig/ Temeron Books.
Allen, A. (2001). A Democratic Literature-Based Curriculum. In P. Freppon & E. McIntyre (Eds.) What it Takes to be a Teacher: The Role of Personal and Professional Development Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Allen, A. (2000). ‘I don't want to read this:' Students' Respond to Illustrations of Black Characters. In J. Iseke-Barnes & N. Wane (Eds.) Equity in Schools and Society.Toronto: Canadian Scholar’s Press. pp. 73-85.
Allen, A. (1996). I don't want to read this:' Students' Respond to Illustrations of Black Characters. In K. S. Brathwaite & C. E. James (Eds.) Educating African Canadians. Toronto: Lorimer Press. pp. 147- 166.

Allen, A. (1998). Constructing Meaning: The Responses of Emergent Readers to Black Images in Children's Picture Books In V. D’Oyley & C. James (Eds.)Re/visioning: Canadian Perspectives of the Education of Africans in the 21st Century. Toronto ON: Captus Press Inc.
Allen, A., Blake, H., & Blake, N. (forthcoming children’s picturebook) Awesome Dwayne: A Grade 2 African Heritage Reader. Higher Literature, Div. of Higher Publishing Inc., Toronto: ON.

Published Abstracts

Allen, A. (1998). Constructing Meaning: The Responses of Emergent Readers to Black Images in Children's Picture Books In V. D’Oyley & C. James (Eds.) Re/visioning: Canadian Perspectives of the Education of Africans in the 21st Century. Toronto ON: Captus Press Inc.

Published Reports

"The Success and Failure of Black Students in the Greater Toronto Area Schools: Contributing Factors." [Co-investigator] The study was funded by The John Brooks Community Foundation, The Lawson Foundation. (With Prof. P. Solomon), April 1995.

Curriculum Materials

“African Heritage Resource Document: K-8” [Lead Writer on a school board working group writing committee]. Toronto District School Board. (2002).

“Role of the Reader in the Curriculum: A Curricular Approach to Anti-Racist Education.” [Working group writing committee]. North York Board of Education. (1996).

“The Infusion of African Heritage into the Curriculum.” [Working group writing committee]. North York Board of Education. (1992).

Education Icon Education

Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.Ed., York University
B.Ed., York University
BTec, Ryerson University

​Recent Graduate Supervision

Claytan Bondy (2004) M.Ed., "The Teaching of Sexual Orientation by Public Secondary Schools Health Teachers in Southwestern Ontario to Grade Nine Students".

Dan Wilkins (in progress), M.Ed. proposal stage

Dina Salanitri (in progress), M.Ed. proposal stage

Julie Nguyen (in progress), proposal stage

Butch Rickeard (2004) M.Ed., "Hazing in High School in a Southwestern Ontario School Board".

Amer Saleem (2003) M.Ed.. "A Critical Study of Teacher Education at the University of Windsor".

Seetha Kumari (2003) M.Ed., "A Critical Study of Mathematics Assessment in Ontario Grades Six to Eight: Implications for Sri Lanka".