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Ardavan Eizadirad

PhD, MEd, BEd, BA, OCT

Ardavan Eizadirad is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, an instructor in the School of Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson University, and in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and Master of Teaching and Bachelor of Education program at University of Toronto. He completed his PhD from the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE, University of Toronto in 2018. He is an educator with the Toronto District School Board certified at Intermediate/Senior level in Health and Physical Education and Social Sciences. He has a recently published book (September 2019) titled Decolonizing Educational Assessment: Ontario Elementary Students and the EQAO (


Lastly, Dr. Eizadirad is a community activist with non-profit organizations Youth Association for Academics, Athletics, and Character Education (YAAACE) in the Jane and Finch community ( and a Board of Directors member for Amadeusz ( which provides educational programs and services for incarcerated youth and young adults. His research interests include standardized testing, systems of accountability, community engagement, anti-oppressive practices, critical pedagogy, social justice education, resistance, subversion, and decolonization.