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Zeenat Janmohamed, PhD.

Email: zeenat.janmohamed@utoronto.ca

Dr. Zeenat Janmohamed is the Executive Director and Senior Policy Analyst at the Atkinson Centre. Zeenat has a long history in partnership development with government, community organizations and post-secondary institutions. Zeenat is involved in policy development and research, media and government relations. She has held faculty positions in the School of Early Childhood at George Brown College, Toronto Metropolitan University and at the Eric Jackman Institute of Child Studies at the University of Toronto. Zeenat has supported the evaluation of programs across Canada and globally. As the former Academic Chair of the School of Social and Community Services and the School of Deaf and Deafblind Studies at George Brown College, Dr. Janmohamed was responsible for the academic oversight of nine programs. She has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and anti-oppressive practice in education. Dr. Janmohamed completed her PhD in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at OISE, University of Toronto.

Representative publications

Janmohamed, Z., McCuaig, K., Akbari, E., Gananathan, R., & Jenkins, J. (2014). Schools at the centre: Findings from case studies exploring seamless early learning in Ontario. Toronto, ON: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development, OISE/University of Toronto.

Janmohamed, Z. (2014). Early childhood education professional education strategy. Report prepared for Ministry of Education. Yellowknife, North West Territories. Government of the North West Territories.

Janmohamed, Z. (2013).  When queer enters early childhood teacher training:  What’s so inappropriate about that?  In V. Pacini-Ketchabaw & L. Pence (Eds). Re-situating Canadian Early Childhood Education. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Janmohamed, Z., Pelletier, J., & Corter, C. (2011).  Toronto First Duty, Phase 3:  The BruceWoodgreen Case Study.  Toronto, ON: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development, OISE/University of Toronto.

Arimura, T. N., Corter, C., Pelletier, J. Janmohamed, Z., Patel, S., Ioannone, P.,  & Mir, S. (2011). Schools as integrated hubs for young children and families.  A Canadian experiment in community readiness: the Toronto First Duty project.   In D. M. Laverick & M. Jalongo (Eds.), Transitions to Early Care and Education: International Perspectives on Making Schools Ready for Young Children. Springer International, 189-202.

Janmohamed, Z. (Fall, 2010). Queering early childhood studies: Challenging the discourse of developmentally appropriate practice. The Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 57(3), 304-318.

Janmohamed, Z. & Pelletier, J. (2010). Implementing early learning programs in Ontario schools. The Register, 12 (2).

Janmohamed, Z. (2010). Early childhood educators in Ontario schools: A new partnership with teachers. ETFO Voice, May.

Corter, C., Pelletier, J., Janmohamed, Z., Bertrand, J., Arimura, T., Patel, S., Mir, S., Wilton, A. & Brown, D. (2009). Toronto First Duty Phase Two: Final research report. Toronto: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development.

Janmohamed, Z. & Campbell, R. (2009). Building bridges: Queer families in early childhood education. Toronto: Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development, OISE/University of Toronto.

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