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Janette Habashi


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Courses Taught


HR 4013 Social Change Process
HR 4012 Family Issues in Human Relations
HR 5110 Ethics in Social Change Action Research Method 
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
SW 5333 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




Habashi, J. & Janice. (submitted). Migrant refugee children’s: inclusivity and decentralizing decision-making. Children and Society

Habashi, J. (Accepted). Arab Indigenous Discourse: Social Imaginary Alternative to Decolonizing Methodology. International Review of Qualitative Research.

Habashi, J. (2015). The Palestinian path to the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Anticipation and discussion. Global Studies of Childhood, 5(2), 122-131.

Habashi, J., & Worley, J. (2013). Children's projected political affiliation: Transcending local politics. Children's Geographies. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/14733285.2013.812306.

Habashi, J. (2013). Children writers: methodology of the rights-based approach. International Journal of Children’s Rights, 21(1), 12-24.

Habashi, J. (2012). Children’s religious agency: Conceptualising Islamic idioms of resistance. AREA. 45(2), 155-161.

Habashi, J. (2012). Palestinian children: Authors of collective memory. Children and Society. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2011.00417.x.

Hathcoat, J, & Habashi, J. (2012). Ontological categories of truth and the perceived conflict among science and religion. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 8, 399-401.

Habashi, J. (2012). Colonial guilt and the recycling of oppression: The merit of unofficial history in transforming the state’s narrative. Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: An International Journal, 6, 50-59.

Habashi, J., Wright, L., Hathcoat, J. (2012). Patterns of human development indicators across constitutional analysis of children’s rights. Social Indicators Research, 105, 63-73.

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

Habashi, J. (2010). Freedom speaks. International Critical Childhood Policy Studies, 3(1), 30-48. (Reprinted from Power & Voice in Research with Children pp. 21-34, by L.D. Soto and B.B. Swadener, Eds., 2005, New York: Peter Lang).

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). Language of political 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

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

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 Scholarly Books

Swadener, B., Lundy, L., Habashi, J., & Blanchet-Cohen, N. (2013). Children’s lives and education in cross-cultural contexts: What difference could rights make (Eds). New York, NY: Peter Lang.


Published Refereed Book Chapters in Scholarly Books and Monographs

Habashi, J. (2015). Female political morality in Palestine: Children’s perspectives. In T. Skelton (ed.). Geographies of Children and Young People (1-13), London: Springer.

Habashi, J. (2014). [Im]possibilities of reinvention of Palestinian Early Childhood Education. In Mimi Bloch, M., Swadener, B., & Cannella, G. Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Care and Education: Critical Questions, New Imaginaries and Social Activism. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Habashi, J. (2014). Political language of socialization: Language as resistance. In Savyasaachi & R. Kumar (Eds.), Social Movements, Dissent and Transformative Action. New Delhi: Routledge. (Reprinted from Children’s Geographies, pp. 269-280).

Habashi, J. (2013). Intersections of Education and Freedom of Religion Rights in the UNCRC and in Practice. In Swadener, B., Lundy, L, Habashi, J., & Blanchet-Cohen, N. (Eds.), Children’s lives and education in cross-cultural contexts: What difference could rights make. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

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.

Contracted Book Proposal

Habashi, J. (2015). Political Socialization of Youth in Palestine. New York, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


Honors and Rewards Received

International Research

2010- Present Invited to join Una, Children’s Rights Learning Group and Initiative on Children and Ethnic Diversity. Project Funded by Bernard van Leer Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies.


Funded National and State Grants

Refai, H., Nanny, M., O'hair, M., Shehab, R &, Habashi, J. (2006-2009, 20 % effort as Co-PI; $400,050,00). Research Experience for Teachers in Engineering. Project proposal, NSF Engineering Division. PI Dr. Hazem Refai.
Wrote, submitted and directed the science and mathematic education section of urban schools in the state of Oklahoma. This grant along with other Co-PIs facilitate high school science and mathematic teachers’ conceptual understandings and abilities to implement research-based pedagogy in the classroom


Scholarly Honors and Awards 

2015 Chosen as Peacemaker of the Month (July) by People’s World Peace Project for leading the non-profit organization Child’s Cup Full and for research on children and indigenous populations.

2014 Chosen as an Outstanding Reviewer for 2013 for the American Educational Research Journal Teaching Learning and Human Development and AERJ.

Present Awarded $500,000 by a private philanthropist to fund children gifted program and women empowerment prject in the West Bank.

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 Practice
Online 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.

2005-2006 Fellowship Award, Child on the Wing Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellowships Program, Humanities and the Study of Culture Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

2005-2006 Presidential International Travel Fellowship Award. International Programs Center, University of Oklahoma, OK.

2005-2006 Nominated for outstanding dissertation award at the American Education Research Association. Social Context in Education (Division G), San Francisco, CA.

2001 & 2003 Center Scholarship. Center for International and Intercultural Education, Kent State University, Kent, OH.

2002 Graduate Student Senate, Outstanding Dissertation Award. Kent State University, Kent, OH.

2000 College of Education Award for Outstanding Achievement in Leadership. Scholarship and Services, Kent State University, Kent, OH.