Janette Habashi


Associate Professor

(918) 660-3365             



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Professional Information

Courses Taught

  • HR 4013 - Social Change Process      
  • HR 4012 - Family Issues in Human Relations  
  • HR 5110-  Ethics in Social change   
  • Action Research Method (In-service teachers as a part of NSF grant responsibilities)
  • EDU 5100 - Characteristics of Learners              
  • EDU 5500 - Instructional Design                              
  • EDU 5100 - Diversity in Learners         
  • EDUC 6552 - Adult Development
  • EDPE 2952 - Inquiry into Teaching and Learning 
  • SW5333 - Human Diversity and Societal Oppression  
  • HR 5063- Strategies for Social Change
  • HR 5403 - Psychosocial Development         
  • HR 5113 - Introduction to Qualitative Research           
  • HR 5013 - Current Problem in Human Relations                       
  • HR 5113 - Human Rights and Family                                           
  • HR 5110 - Impact of Social Policy on Children
  • HR 5443 - Adolescent Issues 


Refereed Publications

Hathcoat, J, & Habashi, J. (accepted ). Ontological categories of truth and the perceived conflict   among science and religion. Cultural Studies of Science Education.

Habashi, J., Wright, L., Hathcoat, J. (2011). Patterns of Human Development Indicators across Constitutional analysis of children’s rights. Social Indicators Research.

Habashi, J. (2010).  Colonial Guilt and the Recycling of Oppression. Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: An International Journal, 4.

Habashi, J. (2011). Children's agency and Islam: Unexpected paths to solidarity. Children's Geographies. 9, 131-144

Habashi, J., Driskill, S., Long, J., & DeFalco, P. (2010). Constitutional Analysis: A Proclamation of Children’s Right to Protection, Provision, and Participation. International Journal of Children’s Rights, 1, 267-290.

Habashi, J., & Worley, J. (2009). Child Geopolitical Agency: A Mixed Methods Case Study. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 3(1), 42-64.

Habashi, J. (2008). Political language of socialization: Language as resistance, Children's Geographies, 6 (3), 269-280.Habashi, J. (2008). Palestinian children crafting national identity. Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 15(1), 12-29

.Habashi, J. (2005). Creating indigenous discourse: History, power and imperialism in academia.  Qualitative Inquiry, 11(5), 711-788.

Verma, G. K., & Habashi, J. (2005). Incorporating themes of contextualized curriculum in a science methods course: Analyzing perceptions of pre-service middle school teachers in multicultural education. Research and Practice [Online journal], 1 (1), 24-47. Retrieved on August 23, 2005 from http://www.researchandpractice.com/current.html

Habashi, J. (2003). Locating Black women’s educational experience: In the context of community. Exploring Adult Literacy, V5. Retrieved on August 20, 2003 from http://literacy.kent.edu/cra/

McLaren, P., & Habashi, J. (2000). Shedding a legacy of oppression: The turmoil of Palestinian education. International Journal of Educational Reform, 9 (4), 361-368.Published Refereed Book Chapters in Scholarly Books and Monographs

Habashi, J. (2012). Political language of socialization: Language as resistance. In Savyasaachi & R. Kumar (Eds.), Social Movements, Dissent and Transformative Action. New Delhi: Routledge.

 Habashi, J. (2005). Freedom Speaks. In L.D. Soto and B.B. Swadener (Eds.) Power and Voice in Research with Children (21-34).  New York: Peter Lang.

Honors and Awards Received

Present-Awarded $500,000 by a private philanthropist to fund the development of a gifted program for Palestinian children.

Present- Invited to be on the Editorial Review Board for the American Research Association                                          Journal- Teaching, Human Development and Learning.

2011- International Alumni Award, Kent State University, Ohio

2005-Present- Invited to be on the Editorial Review Board for the Research and PracticeOnline Journal (for second time). Published two times a year to provide a scholarly space for the “subaltern” and “subjugated knowledge(s)” to speak (Cross- listed under national service).

2008-2009-speaker, in the international research project, Children Living Rights: Theorizing Children’s Rights in International Development. Institut Universitaire Kurt Bösch, Switzerland.