Dr. Andrew Allen
Faculty of Education

Page 9. Curriculum Vitae

University of Windsor

Name: Andrew M.A. Allen

Personal data:

Position (rank): Assistant Professor
Department/School/Faculty: Faculty of Education
Office address: Phone/Extension: (519) 253-3000 (3829)
E-mail: aallen@uwindsor.ca or Email@AndrewAllen.ca

Fax: (519) 971-3694
Citizenship: Canadian

Post-Secondary Education:
Ph.D. Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Ontario Institute for Studies in
Education of the
University of Toronto Canada 2003
M.Ed. Language, Culture and Teaching York University Canada 1995
B.Ed. Primary/ Junior Education York University Canada 1991
B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering Technology Ryerson University Canada 1985
Dip.Tech. Mechanical Engineering Technology Ryerson University Canada 1984

Post-Doctoral Fellowships:

Academic Appointments:
2003-present Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education [Primary/ Junior], Faculty of Education, University of Windsor
2002-2003 Lecturer [Limited term], Social and Cultural Foundations of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Windsor
1999-2002 Course Director/ Program Coordinator, Faculty of Education, York University

Professional certification:

Ontario Teacher's Certificate (1991) Ontario College of Teacher

Professional memberships:

York University Faculty of Education Alumni Association (President 2000-2002)
Ontario College of Teachers
Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario
Canadian Association of Teacher Educators
American Educational Research Association
National Council of Teachers of English
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
African Heritage Educators Network
North York Reading Council

Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.
Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering.
Society of Automotive Engineers.

Honours and awards:
York University Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning
Parents’ Association University-wide Excellence in Teaching Award
2002 Award Recipient - Other Faculty category
The Senate Committee on Teaching and Learning York University [2002]

Undergraduate courses taught:
80-301 General Methodology: Content and Methods - Primary/ Junior Mathematics, University of Windsor (2002 - 2004)
80-207 Introduction to Issues in Education, University of Windsor (2002 - 2004)
PRJL 3030 3.0 Teaching Language in the Primary/ Junior Division, York University (Fall 1999, Fall 2000 & Fall 2001)
PRJM 3030 3.0 Teaching Mathematics in the Primary/ Junior Division, York University (Winter 2000 & Winter 2001)
CMYR 2000 6.0 Common Year Practicum, York University (Fall 1999)

PRIJ 3030 6.0 Teaching and Learning in the Primary/ Junior Division, York University (Winter 2000)
EDUC 3400 3.0 Models of Education, York University (Winter 2002)

DF01INEB Junior/ Intermediate Additional Basic Qualifications: English, Individual and SocietyCo-instructor in an in-service course that qualifies candidates to teach in the Junior/ Intermediate division York University (Summer 2000)

Graduate courses taught:

82-565 Sociological Aspects of Education, University of Windsor (Winter 2003 & 2004)
82-527 Research in Education, University of Windsor (Fall 2003)

Theses supervised:
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

Theses co-read:

Graduate Major Papers Supervised:

Graduate Major Papers co-read:
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

List publications (including translations) in the following sequence:

a. books authored or co-authored,
b. books edited or co-edited,
c. chapters contributed to books,......................................................... 5
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). Diversity and Representation in Canadian Universities: What Do University
Websites Say? 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.


d. articles in refereed journals,............................................................. 2
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).

e. conference proceedings,................................................................. 12
“Resistance and Possibilities: Exploring Contentious Issues in “Multicultural” Children’s Literature in a First Grade
Classroom”National Association for Ethnic Studies. New Orleans (2001).
“Critical Perspectives in Teacher Education: Issues, Dilemmas And Challenges of Pre-service Teacher Candidates
Trying to Negotiate a Critical Teaching Practice”
- 22nd Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania (2001).
- 14th International Congress fro School Effectiveness and Improvement.
Toronto (2001).
- XXIX Annual Conference Canadian Association for Teacher Education,
Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Université Laval (2001)
“New Wine in Old Skins: Implications of New Technology and Equity”
14th International Congress fro School Effectiveness and Improvement.
Toronto (2001).
“Exploring the Usage of “Multicultural” Children’s Literature from K-8: A Critical Perspective”
14th International Congress fro School Effectiveness and Improvement.
Toronto (2001).
“Canadian Access Initiatives - Issues, Dilemmas & Discourses: A Comparative Analysis of Access Initiative Programs for Prospective Students in Canadian Universities” Transitional Year Programme [TYP] 30th Anniversary Conference, University of Toronto. (2000).
"Who Can Teach Our Children, Our Values, Our Stories?"
Annual conference at the National Council for Teachers of English, (Panelist) Chicago IL (November 1996).

f. other refereed publications,
g. patents,
h. published abstracts,........................................................................... 1
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.

i. book reviews,
j. non-refereed scholarly articles,k. papers delivered to professional associations,
l. other papers published,

m. gov't or contract research reports,................................................... 1
"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.

n. invited addresses,
o. workshops offered.............................................................................. 12
“Effective Questioning in Assessment”
Foundations for Reading Assessment Summer Institute staff development seminar. (Presenter). Toronto District School Board . (August 2000).
“Children as Book Critics”
Annual Equity Conference. (Presenter). York University Faculty of Education. December 2000).
"Re-thinking Multicultural Children's Literature”
Equity in the Curriculum/Equity in the Classroom Conference. (Presenter) York University, Glendon Campus. (May 1996).
“Constructing Meaning: Black Students’ Responses to Picturebooks”
Graduate course entitled "Children's Literature" by Prof. Carolyn Ewoldt , (Presenter) York University (May 1994, 95 & 96).
“Constructing Meaning: Black Students’ Responses to Picturebooks”
Second Annual "What We Do" Seminar. (Presenter) York University Graduate Program in Education. (October 1993).
“Anti-Racist Education: Theory and Praxis”
Course entitled "Multicultural Education by Prof. Bengt Spowe (Presenter) York University, International Program in association with Upsala University, Sweden (June 1994).
“Through the Eyes of the Child: An Anti-Racist Approach to using Multicultural Children’s Literature.” Anti-Racist Steering Committee Professional Development workshop. (Presenter) Toronto Board of Education (Nov. 1993 & 1994).

“Race, Class, Gender and Representation in Children’s Literature"
Course entitle E.S.L. Part I, Additional Qualifications by Prof. Arlene Shenke. (Presenter) University of Toronto In-Service program. (December 1993).
"The Success and Failure of Black Students in the Greater Toronto Area Schools: Contributing Factors." John Brooks Community Foundation General meeting (Presenter) (April 1995).

The sequence gives author and co-authors, year, title of communication, name of journal (or editor and name of book, place and publisher), pagination.

Creative activity: (performances, exhibitions, compositions)

Research and creative activity in progress:

Conferences attended:
Research grants and leave fellowships:
"Teacher Development and Women's Empowerment Centre - University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania." CIDA Canada International Development Agency Start-up Grant. [Collaborator] Awarded to help prepare an application for Summer 2004 CIDA competition. (With Profs C. Beckford, C. Clovis, N. Dlamini, B. Egbo, & A. Eziefi) Faculties of Education University of Windsor and University of Dar es Salaam, February 2004. $5,000.00

“Examining Social Justice and Democratic Education in a Climate of Conservative Educational Reform: Tensions Generated and Potential Impact on Teacher’s Professional and Personal Lives.” [Collaborator] SSHRC The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (With Prof. P. Solomon), October 2001. $129,000.00


“African Canadian Youth: structural barriers and bureaucratic impediments to participation in the New Economy.” [Collaborator] SSHRC Special Initiative Grant. Awarded to help prepare an application for the fall 2001 SSHRC competition. (With Profs. J. Mannett, C. James, & R. Walcott), August 2001. $5,000.00

“Negotiating a Critical Teaching Practice: Teacher Candidates Working from the Margins”
OISE/UT Community Teaching Project 2000. [Principal Investigator] The study was funded by the Student Services at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Summer 2000. $5,000.00

OISE/UT Doctoral Scholarship: Awarded by the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto for the 2001- 2002 academic year. $5,000.00.

Year Source Amount

Grants for contract research:

Year Source Amount

University involvement:

a. positions with responsibility stipend
(including ex-officio committee memberships):

b. positions without responsibility stipend:

University Service:
University of Windsor
Committee Chair:
Faculty of Education Admissions Working Committee (2003 - 2004)

Committee Member :
Tenure Stream Appointment Committee (2003 - 2004)
Promotion, Tenure and Retention Committee (2003 - 2004)
Faculty of Education Field Experience Committee (2002 - 2003)

Committee Member :
Diversity Awareness Training Program Committee (2002 - 2004)

Equity Assessor:
Faculty Recruitment and Retention (2004)

York University
Principal Researcher:
“Exploring Applicants' Declines of Offers of Admission to the Faculty of Education.” This study sought to explore the financial, social and educational needs of applicants to the program and their reasons for not choosing to accept our offers of admission (2000 - 2002).

Committee Chair:
Faculty of Education Admissions Committee (2000 - 2001)
Access Initiative/ Equity Committee (2001-2002)

Committee Co-chair
Faculty of Education Admissions Committee (1999-2000)

Coordinator:
Annual Equity in Education Conference (2001)

Faculty Member:
Computer, Educational Resource and Technology Committee (1999)
Tenure Stream Appointment Committee (2001)
Secondee Hiring Committee (2002)
Faculty Council

Faculty Colleague (Field Development):
Worked collaboratively with Instructional Leaders and Faculty members to support and enhance the academic resources of the additional qualifications program (1999 - 2001)

Service to the profession:

Professional/non-professional service to the community:

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