Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Ardavan Eizadirad is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, an instructor in the School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University, and in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and Master of Teaching and Bachelor of Education program at University of Toronto. He is also an educator with the Toronto District School Board. He has a recently published book (2019) titled Decolonizing Educational Assessment: Ontario Elementary Students and the EQAO (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-27462-7#toc).
Lastly, Dr. Eizadirad is a community activist with non-profit organizations Youth Association for Academics, Athletics, and Character Education in the Jane and Finch community (http://yaaace.com/) and a Board of Directors member for Amadeusz (http://amadeusz.ca/) which provides educational programs and services for incarcerated youth and young adults.
His research interests include standardized testing, systems of accountability, community engagement, anti-oppressive practices, critical pedagogy, social justice education, resistance, subversion, and decolonization.
Dec 04, 2023 12:33 pm UTC| Law
Black people continue to be overrepresented at all levels of the Canadian justice system. According to the Correctional Service of Canada, nine per cent of offenders in custody were Black in 2020-2021, despite only...