Farra Yasin

Visiting Post-doctoral Fellow

Doctor of Philosophy - York University , Toronto, Ontario

Location(s) / Contact Info:

Winters College - WC
Keele Campus

Website: writing with farra


Doctor Farra Yasin is the visiting post-doctoral fellow at the Faculty of Education, York University and is working under the supervision of Doctor Theresa Shanahan, the principal investigator of Policy Enactment in Ontario Schools: Teacher Professionalism in Practice. This study provides critical policy sociological research on the teaching profession in relation to the changing policy contexts from 1995 to the present. This York University graduate completed the dissertation, A view from the classroom: An inquiry into how educators of Ontario’s Literacy Basic Skills program conceptualize adult literacy learning and the thesis, Comic strip writing and the construction of identity: a qualitative study on the writing practices of grade seven and eight students. Both of these research projects involved completing qualitative institutional research that focused on the investigation of student learning and teacher practice. Both projects received the department awards in 2011 for the thesis and 2018 for the dissertation. As a former teacher in Ontario and England, a researcher on pedagogy and practice, and a student educated in Ontario, Yasin brings a lived understanding of policy enactment in the teaching profession and is drawn to this approach to qualitative inquiry because of the emphasis on the human experience of policy.

Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education -

Professional Affiliations

Service/Community Activities

  • Alphaplus: Member of the Committee on Knowledge Mobilization