Participant Info

First Name
Amanda
Last Name
Ajodhia-Andrews
Country
University
OISE/University of Toronto
Keywords
Inclusive Education, Disability Studies, Childhood Studies, Qualitative Research, Critical Theories of Diversity
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Personal Info

About Me

Dr. Ajodhia-Andrews’ research interests focus on school inclusion and equity for young people with disabilities, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, from diverse ethnic backgrounds. In addition to research on inclusive and minority education for young people with disabilities, she explores young people with disabilities’ participation in research, notions of difference and normalcy, qualitative methods of inquiry, and international perspectives of inclusive education (i.e., Principal Investigator of research projects exploring inclusive education within Guyana and Cambodia).

Dr. Ajodhia-Andrews received her PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She also holds a Master of Arts from Ryerson University (Early Childhood Studies) and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto (Specialist in Psychology).

Recent Publications

Dr. Ajodhia-Andrews recent book, Voices and Visions from Ethnoculturally Diverse Young People with Disabilities (Sense Publishers, 2016), brings together the voices of a group of young Canadian people with disabilities, particularly those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, into educational conversations about diversity and inclusion, examining their personal schooling experiences with the use of artistic research mediums. Her forthcoming (2016) book chapter in, Good Question! Creative Research Collaborations with Kids, explores the use of arts/image based creative co-research with disabled children (M. Emme & A. Kirova, Eds., The Canadian Society for Education through Art).

She publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals. Her work can be found in Qualitative Inquiry, The Qualitative Report, Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, Young Exceptional Children, The International Journal of Learning, International Journal of Special Education, and Critical Intersections in Education. 

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Canada, Cambodia, Guyana

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