Associate Professor, Teaching
Research Supervision Interests
Individual research Interests
Research and Education
Abshire, L. & Opini, B. (2021). Disability studies and socially just teacher preparation: Implications for curriculum and praxis. In A.A. Abdi (Ed.). Critical theorizations of education, pp. 87-100. Brill
Radebe, P. & Opini, B. (2021). Racialization of knowledge: How the marginalization of Black history and knowledges fosters a lack of racial literacy among teacher candidates. Northwest Journal of Teacher Education,16(2), 1-18.
Opini, B. & Neeganagwedgin, E. (2020). Decolonizing pedagogy: The complexities, tension and possibilities of doing spirit work in teacher education. In A. E. Mazawi & M. Stack (Eds.) Course syllabi in faculties of education across the world: Bodies of knowledge and their discontents, pp. 134 -152. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic Publishers.
Neeganagwedgin, E. & Opini, B. (2020). Instructional design: Re-conceptualizing practices. In A. E. Mazawi & M. Stack (Eds.) Course syllabi in faculties of education across the world: Bodies of knowledge and their discontents, pp. 247 -259. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Academic Publishers.
Opin, B. (2020). We must tackle and dismantle systemic racism and white supremacy. http://www.idees-ideas.ca/blog/we-must-tackle-and-dismantle-systemic-racism-and-white-supremacy
Opini, B. (2019). Inclusive education as exclusive practice: One parent’s experience advocating for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders within the school system. Exceptionality Education International, 29(2), 72-90.
Easterbrook, A. , Bulk, L.Y., Hahn, B. & Jarus, T., Hahn, B., Ghanouni, P., Lee, M., Opini, B., & Parhar, G. (2019). University gatekeepers’ use of the rhetoric of citizenship to relegate the status of students with disabilities in health and human service programs, Disability & Society, 1-23
Opini, B. & Onditi, H. (2016). Education for all and students with disabilities in Tanzanian primary schools: Challenges and successes. International Journal of Educational Studies, 3(2), 65-76.
Opini, B. (2016). Walking the talk: Towards a more inclusive field of disability studies. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 20(1), 67-90.
Easterbrook, A., Bulk, L., Ghanouni, P., Lee, M. Opini, B. Roberts, E. Parhar, G. & Jarus, T. (2015). The legitimization process of students with disabilities in Health and Human Service educational programs in Canada. Disability & Society, 30 (10), 1505-1520.
Opini, B. (2012). Examining the motivations of disabled women’s participation in higher education in Kenya. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 29(3), 303-318.
Opini, B. (2012). Barriers to participation of women students with disabilities in university education in Kenya. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 25(1), 67-79.
Opini, B. (2010). A review of the involvement of disabled persons in the labor force: The Kenyan context. Disability & Society, 25(3), 271-287.
Opini, B. (2008). Strengths and limitations of Ontario post-secondary accessibility plans: A review of one university accessibility plan. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 12(2), 127-149.
EDST 401 – Education, School and Social Institutions
EDST 402 – Education and Media
EDST 403 – Knowledge and Curriculum
EDST 404 – Ethics and Education
EDUC 452 – Inquiry Seminar
EDST 565 – Antiracism Education
EDST 579 – School Community Relations
EDST 581 – Leadership and Aims of Education