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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning
Anne Jordan

Anne Jordan
Professor Emerita

email: anne.jordan@utoronto.ca  

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Master of Teaching Programme

Research Overview

Dr. Jordan has conducted the "Supporting Effective Teaching (SET) Project for over 28 years. This project attempts to develop and test a model of the factors that result in the successful inclusion of students with disabilities in regular elementary classrooms, focusing on effective teaching and teachers' beliefs and practices.

Teaching Overview

Dr. Jordan teaches graduate courses such as "Classroom Adaptations and Instructional Strategies," "Adaptive Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms," "Analyses of Instruction (HDAP)," "Introduction to Special Education and Adaptive Instruction," and "Contemporary Issues in Special Education and Adaptive Instruction."

Representative Publications

Jordan, A. (2007-8). Introduction to Inclusive Education.  Toronto: Wiley – Web-based On line and print version

Jordan, A. (1994).  Skills in Collaborative Classroom Consultation.  London: Routledge. 

Jordan, A. (1983). A Consumer’s Guide to Bill 82: Special Education in Ontario.  Toronto: OISE Press

Jordan, A., &  McGhie-Richmond, D., (2014). Identifying Effective Teaching Practices In Inclusive Classrooms  In T. Loreman and C. Forlin (Eds). Measuring Inclusive Education International Perspectives on Inclusive Education, Volume 3, 135-165. Emerald Group Publishing Limited  ISSN: 1479-3636/doi:10.1108/S1479-363620140000003023

Jordan, A. (2013). Fostering the transition to effective teaching practices in inclusive classrooms.  In S.E Elliott-Johns & D.H. Jarvis (Eds).  Perspectives on transitions in schooling and instructional practice. University of Toronto Press; Scholarly Publishing Division

Schwartz, E., & Jordan, A., (2011). Teachers’ Epistemological Beliefs and Practices with Students with Disabilities and At-Risk in Inclusive Classrooms: Implications for Teacher Development.  In J. Brownlee, G. Schraw and D. Berthelsen, (Eds.) Personal epistemology in teacher education. London: RoutledgeFalmer. 210-226.

Jordan, A. (2018) Teacher Beliefs and Practices: Introduction to the Special Issue. Exceptionality Education International, 28, 5-9. Retrieved from https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/eei/vol28/iss3/2

Jordan, A. (2018) The Supporting Effective Teaching Project: 1. Factors Influencing Student Success in Inclusive Elementary Classrooms. Exceptionality Education International, 28, 10-27. Retrieved from https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/eei/vol28/iss3/3

Jordan, A. (2018) The Supporting Effective Teaching Project: 2. The Measures. Exceptionality  Education International, 28, 28-50. Retrieved from https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/eei/vol28/iss3/4


Research Grants and Contracts

Her SSHRC funded research examines teachers' personal theories about the nature of ability and disability, and the resultant of differences in teachers' customary teaching practices. Currently, she is involved in research entitled " The Development of Teachers' Epistemological Beliefs and their Impact on Teaching Practices. She is examining the beliefs-practice link with pre-service, novice, mid-career and experienced teachers, and traces the formative events that have led highly skilled teachers to adapt their instruction to accommodate diversity in their classrooms.

Honours and Awards

2015 Robbie Case Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to Educational Psychology in Canada 2015 - Canadian Association for Educational Psychology (CAEP), division of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE).
2009, May 24th. Exceptionality Education International Book Award. CSSE Ottawa, for Introduction to Inclusive Education.
2009, Feb. Canadian Association for Community Living Award for Inclusive Education.
American Speech and Hearing Association Editor's Award for the work of highest merit published in 1989.

Professional Activities

2006. Served on the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies, as University of Toronto representative.
July 2003-Dec 2004. Associate Chair and Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, OISE/UT. Responsible for Admissions, ex officio for Departmental Standing Committees. Member of the Chair's Advisory Committee. Chair of the Task Force for Academic Planning: Graduate Studies.