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Steve Jordan

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Education Building: Room 247

(514)398-4527 Ext. 094920

Email address: 
steven.jordan [at] mcgill.ca
Department of Integrated Studies in Education
Areas of expertise: 
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Participatory action research (PAR)
  • Workplace learning
  • Education and Labour
  • Adult education
  • Sociology of education
Current research: 

My research interests focus on exploring how forms of action and participatory research can be used to enhance the learning of adults and aboriginal peoples in Canada.

Selected publications: 

Edited books

Kapoor, D., & Jordan, S. (Eds). (2019). Research, Political Engagement & Dispossession: Indigenous, Peasant & Urban Poor Activisms in the Americas and Asia. Zed.

Kapoor, D., & Jordan, S. (Eds.). (2009). Education, PAR and Social Change: International Perspectives. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan

Choudry, A., Hanley, J., Jordan, S., Shragge, E., & Steigman, M. (2009). Fight Back: Workplace Justice for Immigrants. Toronto: Fernwood.

Book chapters

Jordan, S. (2018). PAR at the crossroads: Prospects and possibilities. The Future of Action Research in Education: A Canadian Perspective. K. Clausen, McGill-Queens Press.

Jordan, S., & Trimble, L. (2012). Gender, masculinities and migrants’ learning experiences. In M. Bowl & R. Tobias (Eds.), Gender, masculinities and lifelong learning. London: Routleadge.

Journal Articles

Zafran, H., et al. (2018). "The Phenomenology of Early Psychosis Elicited in an Occupational Therapy Expressive Evaluation." Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: 1-29.

Jordan, S. and D. Kapoor (2016). "Re-politicizing participatory action research: unmasking neoliberalism and the illusions of participation." Educational Action Research 24(1): 134-149.

Hovey, R., et al. (2016). "Synergistic Research in Medical Education: Some Philosophical Reflections." Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, 1-10

Jordan, S. and E. Wood (2015). "The qualitative imagination: neoliberalism, ‘blind drift’ and alternative pathways." Globalisation, Societies and Education: 1-14.

Jordan, S. (2014). Indigenous Research Methods. Encyclopedia of Action Research, Sage.

Jordan, S. (2013). New approaches to governance and decision-making: Quebec’s Plan Nord and integrating indigenous knowledge into social science research. The World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments. H. Hackmann. Paris, UNESCO/OECD: 454-457.

Jordan, S., Stocek, C., Mark, R., & Matches, S. (2009). Doing participatory evaluation: from “jagged world views” to indigenous methodology. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education.

Jordan, S. (2007). PAR. In L. Given, M. (Ed.), Sage Encylopaedia of Qualitative Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

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