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My name is Kamini, and I am an early childhood educator in Ontario, Canada and a PhD Candidate at York University. My research interests focus on culturally responsive pedagogy, pedagogical documentation and social justice in early childhood education. This blog is where I share my reflections and experiences as an early childhood educator and researcher. Listed below are some of my recent scholarly works and publications.
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Kamdar, K., & Mirkovic, D. (Accepted). (In) Between Social Justice and Pedagogical Documentation: Challenges and Possibilities. Tesar, M. (ed), The Encyclopedia of Social Justice in Education: Early Childhood Education and Childhood Studies. Bloomsbury.
Mirkovic, D. & Kamdar, K. (In Press – June 2022). Education and Care: Expanding Traditional Pedagogies With(in) a Pandemic. In Henderson L., Bussey, K., & Ebhrahim, H. (eds) Responding and Speaking Back to a Global Pandemic in Early Childhood Education and Care: Challenges and Opportunities. Routledge
Kamdar, K. (2016). Funds of Knowledge: Connecting Culture, Play and Learning in the Early Years. The Quest for Increased Student Achievement and Well-Being: A Journal of Educational Inquiry and Practice, 10.
PUBLICATIONS, NON PEER-REVIEWED
Kamdar, K. (September, 2017). Weaving a Cross-Cultural Tapestry: The International Influence of Te Whāriki. Education Gazette, NZ. Retrieved from https://gazette.education.govt.nz/
Kamdar, K & Mirkovic, D. (May 2023) Reimagining Pegaogical Documentation Paper Presentation presented in person at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education conference, York University
Kamdar, K. & Mirkovic, D. (May 2021) Equity in Education: Taking a Closer Look at Learning Stories. Workshop presented virtually at Learning Stories Conference 2021: Responsiveness in Times of Injustices, Hilltop Children’s Center and Educator Institute, Seattle, WA
Kamdar, K. & Mirkovic, D. (February 2021) Education & Transition: Rethinking Human-Animal Engagements with(in) a Pandemic. Roundtable discussion, Graduate Symposium Department of Education, Concordia University
Kamdar, K (June 2018) Taking a Closer Look at Learning Stories. Workshop presented at the Summer Institute on Early Childhood Development. OISE, University of Toronto
Kamdar, K (May 2018) What Can We Learn From Te Whāriki? A Closer Look at New Zealand’s Early Childhood Education Curriculum. Seminar presented at the Manitoba Child Care Association Annual Conference. Winnipeg, Manitoba
Kamdar, K. (May 2017) Impact of Curriculum Approaches on Equity in Early Childhood Settings. Workshop presented at the Summer Institute on Early Childhood Development: Addressing Inequity in Canada through Early Childhood Education. OISE.