Dr. Sharon Abbey

Professor Emeritus, Department of Teacher Education

St. Catharines, ON

  • Holistic education
  • Writing curriculum
  • Reflective practice
  • Women studies and gender equity
  • Maternal pedagogy and images of motherhood
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Embodied knowing
  • Adult education
  • Global education
  • International teaching
  • Creativity
  • Kindergarten

Books Authored

Abbey, S. (Ed.) (2002). Perspectives on embodied knowing: Conference proceedings. Welland, ON: Soleil Press

Abbey, S. (Ed.) (submitted for review). Maternal pedagogy: Issues and directions for education. Toronto: U. of Toronto Press.

O’Reilly, A. & Abbey, A. (Eds.) (2000). Mothers and daughters: Connection, empowerment and transformation. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Abbey, S. & O’Reilly, A. (Eds.) (1998). Redefining Motherhood: Changing Identities and Patterns. Toronto: Second Story Press.

Chapters in Books

Schutz, A. & Abbey, S. (2001). A. Elliott et al. Stories from Canadian Classrooms: A Casebook for Teachers. Pearson Educational Press.

Abbey, S. (2000). Feminist mothers’ influences on sons: Images of masculinity. In A. O’Reilly, Mothers and sons today. NY: Routledge.

Abbey, S. & Harris, C. (2000). Motherline connections across cultures and generations. In A. O’Reilly & S. Abbey (Eds.), Mothers and daughters: Connection, empowerment and transformation, pp. 247 – 266. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Abbey, S., Castle, J. & Reynolds, C. (1998). How mothers influence the education of daughters and sons. In S. Abbey & A. O’Reilly (Eds.), Redefining motherhood: Changing Identites and patterns, pp. 29 – 58. Toronto: Second Story Press.

Papers in Refereed Journal

Abbey, S. (2003) Deconstruction images of mothering in media and film. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, Vol. 5 (1), 7 – 23.

Abbey, S. (2001). Activities for writing instruction. Voices in the Middle (NCTE), 9 (1), 48 – 55.

Abbey, S. (2000). Guest Editor. Special Theme: Maternal Pedagogy. Brock Education Journal , 9 (2).

Abbey, S. (1999). Researching motherhood as a feminist: Reflecting on my own experiences. Association for Research on Mothering Journal, Vol.1 (1).

Abbey, S. (1998). Mentoring my daughter: Contradictions & possibilities. Canadian Woman Studies, Vol. 18 (2-3), 22-29.

Castle, J., Abbey, S., & Reynolds, C. (1998). Mothers, daughters, and education: Struggles between conformity and resistance. Canadian Journal of Education, 23 (1), 63 – 98.

Abbey, S., Bailey, B., Dubrick, J., Moore, K., Nyhof-Young, J., Pedretti, E., & Saranchuk, R. (1997). Multiparadigm voices of doctoral students: Shifting the boundaries of learning through a collaborative study process. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 10 (1), 101-116.