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Book review: Early childhood education for Muslim children

Note: My colleague Hasina Ebrahim from South Africa invited me to review her insightful book as it was being published in late 2016. I was honoured to have the opportunity to review it and comment on its contribution to the field. Hasina Banu Ebrahim’s book, Early Childhood Education for Muslim Children: Rationales and Practices in South Africa (2017), is … Continue reading

Racism and imperialism in the child development discourse: deconstructing ‘developmentally appropriate practice’

[This post is part of a series highlighting particular publications or resources I have written or developed in the past which may be of interest to my blog readers.] One of the most influential approaches to early childhood education in North America is ‘Developmentally Appropriate Practice’ (DAP), articulated by the NAEYC. When I used Foucauldian and other … Continue reading

Social work: What does it mean to me?

I completed my Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree at the University of Toronto almost eight years ago. Although since then I have had a range of academic, professional, and personal experiences that have affected me, I want to share a bit today about the influences of my training and background in social work on my … Continue reading

Welcome!

Welcome to my website and blog! I am a doctoral candidate at the Department of Human Development & Applied Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (Canada). I am interested in research, theory, and practice in a range of areas: early childhood development; early education (pre-primary and primary) – including … Continue reading