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Graduate Student Publications

The School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson provides graduate students with a full experience in all aspects of learning and research.

By contributing evidence to the field, our students and alumni help shape practice and policy.

  • Ajodhia-Andrews, Amanda & Berman, R.C. (2009). Exploring school life from the lens of a child who does not use speech to communicate. Qualitative Inquiry, 15(5), 931-951.
  • Ajodhia-Andrews, Amanda & Frankel, E.B. (2010). Inclusive education in Guyana: A call for change. International Journal of Special Education, 25, 126-144
  • Ajodhia-Andrews, Amanda (2016). Reflexively Conducting Research with Ethnically Diverse Children with Disabilities. The Qualitative Report21(2), 252-287.
  • Ajodhia-Andrews, Amanda  (2016). Voices and visions from ethnoculturally diverse young people with disabilities. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Barnikis, Tiffany (2015). Children’s perceptions of their experiences in early learning environments: An exploration of power and hierarchy, Global Studies of Childhood, 5(3), 291-304.
  • Charles, Natalia & Berman, R.C. (2009). Positive constructions of the mother-child relationship:  Listening to mothers with children with ASD. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 11(1), 180-198.
  • Di Santo, A., Underwood, K., Corson, P., Moher, Catherine, Timmons, K., & Thompson, Alison. (2013). Report on an evaluation of the Toronto network of Ontario Early Years Centres. Toronto, ON: Ryerson University
  • Di Santo, A & Kenneally, Noah (2014). A call for a shift in thinking: Viewing children as rights holders in early childhood curriculum frameworks. Childhood Education, 90(6), 395-406.
  • Donnell, Andrea and Rinkoff, R. (2015). The Influence of Culture on Children’s Relationships with Nature. Children, Youth and Environments, 25(3), 62-89.
  • Frankel, E.B., Gold, S, Ajodhia-Andrews, Amanda (2010). International Preschool Inclusion: Bridging the Gap Between Vision and Practices. Young Exceptional Children, 13(5), 2-16.
  • Fabbruzzo, Caroline (2010). "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Children, Research and Assent". Child and Family Professional, Winter
  • Albanese, P., Rauhala, A., Ferns, Carolyn, Johnstone, J., Lam, J. & Atack, E. (2010). Hiding the elephant: Child care coverage in four daily newspapers, Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 41(5): 817-836
  • Hongliang, H. & Pattugalan, M. (2017).  Factors that impact children's school readiness: Comparing the perspectives of Charles Wright Mills and bell hooks, Ryerson Journal of Policy Studies 1, 1-13.
  • Jama, Muna & Ali, M. (2010). Second-generation Somali children’s perceptions of hierarchies of their identities. Early Childhood Education. 39 (1) 10-16
  • Kediye, Fatima, Valeo, A. & Berman, R. C. (2009). Somali-Canadian Mothers’ Experiences in Parenting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, 11(1), 211- 223.
  • Kenneally, Noah (2015) ‘Be careful!’ Using our words as a discursive exploration of early childhood educators regulating children’s play. Global Studies of Childhood, 5(3), 255-265
  • Lechcier-Kimel, Rachel (2006). Loneliness of people with physical disabilities. Social Behaviour and Personality, 34(6), 681-700
  • Lee, Nina (2010). Ready or not, here they come: Teacher preparedness for English language learners in Journal of Teacher Education
  • Lee, Nina & Valeo, A. (2011). Teacher preparedness for a changing demographic of language learners. TESL Canada Journal, 28(2), 105-128
  • Livingstone, Morgan (2009). "Examining child life support for infants undergoing retinopathy of prematurity eye exams: A pilot study." Child life Council Focus, Summer, 27, (3).
  • Livingstone, Morgan (2009). Evaluation: An effective means in building the future of child life. Child life Council Bulletin, Fall, (4).
  • Macdonald, Lyndsay, Richardson, Brooke & Langford, R. (in press). ECEs as childcare advocates: Examining the scope of childcare advocacy carried out by ECEs from the perspective of childcare movement actors in Ontario and Manitoba. Canadian Children.
  • MacNevin, Margaret & Berman, R. (2016). The Black baby doll doesn’t fit-- the disconnect between early childhood diversity policy, early childhood educator practice, and children’s play, Early Child Development and Care. Advance Online Publication.
  • Maguire, N. (2017). Rocks, Grass, and Glass: Exploring Themes of Nature and Optical Lenses in the film Boyhood. Red Feather Journal, 8(1).
  • Richardson, Brooke, Langford, R., Friendly, M. & Rauhala. (2013). From choice to change: An analysis of the ‘choice’ discourse in Canada’s 2006 federal election. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 14(3), 155-167.
  • Savaria, Elizabeth Underwood, K. & Sinclair, D. (2011). “If only I had known…”: Young peoples’ participation in the construction of their learning disability labels. International Journal of Special Education, 26(3), 92-105.
  • Su, Wei & Di Santo, A. (2012). Preschool children's perceptions of overweight peers. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 10(1), 19-31.
  • Thornton, Colleen & Underwood, K. (online June 2012). Conceptualizations of Disability and Inclusion: Perspectives of Educators of Young Children. Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development.
  • Underwood, K. Chan, Cherry, Koller, D. & Valeo, A. (2017). Understanding Young Children’s Capabilities: Approaches to Interviews with Young Children Experiencing Disability In B. Kelly and B. Byrne (Eds.) Valuing Disabled Children and Young People: Research, policy, and practice. London: Routledge.
  • Underwood, K, Valeo, A. & Wood, Rebecca (2012). Understanding Inclusive Early Childhood Education: A Capability Approach. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 13(4) 290-299.
  • Wood, Rebecca. (2015): To be Cared For and to Care: Understanding Theoretical Conceptions of Care as a Framework for Effective Inclusion in Early Childhood Education and Care, Child Care in Practice