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Ward's professional work and research interests center on the developmental issues facing African American adolescents, focusing on identity and moral development in African American girls and boys. Along with her teaching responsibilities Professor Ward continues to work with youth counselors, secondary school educators and other practitioners in a variety of school-based and out-of-school settings.
Maher, Frances and Ward, Janie V. Gender and Teaching. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, Inc., 2001
Ward, Janie V. The Skin We're In: Teaching Our Children to be Emotionally Strong, Socially Smart and Spiritually Connected. New York: Free Press, 2000.
Garrod, Andrew, Ward, Janie V., Robinson, Tracy and Kilkenny, Robert, (eds.) Souls Looking Back: Life Stories of Growing Up Black. New York: Routledge Press, 1999.
Gilligan, Carol, Ward, Janie V., and Taylor, Jill M., (eds.) Mapping the Moral Domain: A Contribution of Women's Thinking to Psychological Theory and Education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989.
Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Essays
Ward, Janie V., (2008). "Helping Parents Fight Stereotypes about their Children", in Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School, Mica Pollock (eds). New York: The New Press. p. 314-317.
Luttrell, Wendy, Holland, James and Ward, Janie V., (2006). "Nice Kids, the N-Word, and Signs of Respect: Culturally Relevant Knowledge of Urban Youth." In Addressing Racism: Facilitating Cultural Competence in Mental Health and Educational Settings, Madonna G. Constantine and Derald Wing Sue, (eds). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, pps. 145-157.
Ward, Janie V., and Robinson-Wood, Tracy R., (2006). "Room at the table: Racial and Gendered Realities in the Schooling of Black Children," in SAGE Handbook of Gender and Education, Christine Skelton, Becky Francis and Lisa Smulyan, (eds). London: Sage Publications. pp. 325- 338.
Ward, Janie V., (2006). "Uncovering Truths, Recovering Lives: Lessons of Resistance in the Socialization of Black Girls." In Urban Girls: Resisting Stereotypes (2nd Edition), Bonnie Leadbeater and Niobe Way, (eds.). New York: New York University Press.
Ward, Janie V., and Veloria, Carmen N. (2006). "Promoting African American and Latina Girls: Self Construction in Urban Educational Settings." In Principles and Practices of Multicultural Education, H. Richard Milner and E. Wayne Ross (eds). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, pps. 39-56.
Sabo, Don, and Ward, Janie V., "Wherefore art Thou Feminisms: Feminist Activism, Academic Feminisms, and Women's Sports Advocacy." (The Scholar & Feminist Online). (2006). Online.
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