Scholarly Books


Johnston, I. & J. Bainbridge, (Eds). Reading Diversity through Canadian Picture Books: Preservice Teachers Explore Identity, Ideology and Pedagogy. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (in press).

Johnston, I. & J. Mangat. Reading Practices, Postcolonial Literature, and Cultural Mediation in the Classroom. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2012.

Nahachewsky, J. & I. Johnston. (Eds). Beyond ‘Presentism’: Imagining and Re-Thinking the Historical and Cultural Spaces of Curriculum. Amsterdam. The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, 2009.

Johnston, I. Re-mapping Literary Worlds: Postcolonial Pedagogy in Practice. Counterpoints, vol 213. New York: Peter Lang, 2003.

Book in Translation

Johnston, I. (Translator Y. Guo) . Re-mapping Literary Worlds: Postcolonial Pedagogy in Practice. (In Chinese translation). World Library of New Theories in Curriculum and Pedagogy. Beijing: Education Science Publishing House, 2007.    

Curriculum  Monographs

Mackey, M. and I. Johnston. Books for You: Recommendations, Reviews, Read-ons. Edmonton: Pearson Publisher, 1998. 

Mackey, M., I. Johnston,  J. de Groot, G. de Vos, H. Ganshorn, M. Harris, E. Jones, J. Mangat and J.K. McClay. A Compilation of Contemporary Canadian Literature for Good Teenage Readers. School of Library and Information Studies, 2006.

Book Chapters

Johnston, I. “Migrancy: Rites of Passage and Cultural Translation in Literature for Children and Young Adults.” In K. Mallan, Y.Wu & R. McGillis, (Eds), (Re)imagining the World: Children's Literature's Response to Changing Times. New York: Springer (in press).

Johnston, I. “Storied Memories, Colonial Experiences and Curricular Imaginings.” In W Hurren & E Hasebe-Ludt (Eds.), Contemplating Curriculum: Genealogies/Times/Places. New York, USA: Routledge, (in press).

Johnston, I. & F. Shariff. “Who Does this Text Think I am? Exploring Questions of Subjectivity through Diverse Picture Books.” In I. Johnston & J. Bainbridge (Eds), Reading Diversity through Canadian Picture Books: Preservice Teachers Explore Identity, Ideology and Pedagogy. Toronto: Toronto University Press. (in press).

Richardson, G. & I. Johnston. “Social and Political Issues and Student Diversity”. In J. Andrews & J. Lupart (Eds). Understanding and Addressing Student Diversity in Canadian Schools. Nelson Canada. (in press).

Johnston, I. “Reading and Teaching Postcolonial Literature”. In K. James, T. Dobson & C. Leggo (Eds). English in Middle and Secondary Classrooms. Creative and Critical Advice from Canadian Teacher Educators. Pearson, 2012, 196-199.

Johnston, I. “Re-memoring Colonial Spaces of Apartheid and the Holocaust through Imaginative Fiction.” In C. Mitchell, T. Strong-Wilson, K. Pithouse, & S. Allnutt (Eds). Memory and pedagogy. New York: Routledge, 2010, 131-144.

Johnston, I. “Multicultural Novels for the Canadian Classroom.” In M. C. Courtland & T. J. Gambell (Eds.), Literature, Media & Multiliteracies in Adolescent Language Arts. Vancouver, BC: Pacific Educational Press, 2010, 133-152.

Johnston, I. & J. Tupper. “The Chronotope of School: Students Negotiating Identities in the Social and Cultural Time/Space of an Urban High School.” In Nahachewsky, J. & Johnston, I. Eds). Beyond ‘Presentism’: Imagining and Re-Thinking the Historical and Cultural Spaces of Curriculum. Amsterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009, 11-22.

Johnston, I. “Decolonizing Canadian Literary Education:  Reflections on the Changing Roles of African Literatures in School Reading Practices.” Decolonizing democratic education: Trans-disciplinary dialogues. A Abdi and G Richardson (Eds) Sense Publishers. (in press).

Johnston, I. “Re-thinking School Literary Curricula and Reading Practices in a Postcolonial Pedagogy.” Postcolonialism and Education: Disrupting Traditions. D. Mulenga (ed.) New York: Macmillan Palgrave. (in press)

Johnston, I. “Exploring the Entanglements of Cultural Identity and Teacher Identity Formation in Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education.” Navigating Multiculturalism Negotiating Change. D. Zinga (ed). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006, 160-168.

Johnston, I.  “Engaged Differences: School Reading Practices, Postcolonial Literatures and their Discontents.” In Curriculum as Cultural Practice: Postcolonial Imaginations. Y. Kanu (ed). University of Toronto Press, 2006, pp. 116-130.

Johnston, I.  “Dislocating the Dominant Narratives of Citizenship in English Language Arts.” In  Troubling the Canon of Citizenship Education. G. Richardson and D. Blades (eds.). Peter Lang, 2005, pp. 76-82. (to be published in Mandarin translation with Education Science Publishing House, Beijing)

Carson, T., M. Pearson, I. Johnston, J. Mangat, J. Tupper, and T. Warburton.  “Semiotic Approaches to    Image-Based Research.” In Research Methods in the Social Sciences. B. Somekh and C. Lewin (eds.). Sage Publishers, 2004,  pp. 164-171.

Johnston, I. “Reading and Resisting Spaces of Whiteness in High School Texts.” In Curriculum Intertext: Place, Language, Pedagogy. E. Hasebe-Ludt and W. Hurren, (ed.). New York: Peter Lang, 2003, 227-238.

Johnston, I. and Mangat, J. “Making the Invisible Visible: Stereotypes of Masculinities in Canonized High School Texts.” In Ways of Being Male: Masculinities in Children’s Literature and Film. J. Stephens (ed.) Routledge, 2002, 133-149.

Carson, T. and  I. Johnston. Desires and Resistances in Multicultural Education: Preparing Teachers for Classrooms of Cultural Diversity. Humanisierung der Bildung Jahrbook (Yearbook). R. Golz and R.W. Keck (eds.) Peter Lang,  2001, 115-123.

Johnston, I. “Sites of Discovery and Discomfort: Reading and Teaching Multicultural Literature.” In Advocating Change: Contemporary Issues in Subject English. B. Barrell and R. Hammett (eds).  Irwin, 2000, 136-146.

Johnston, I. “Literature and Multiculturalism.” Young Adolescents and Literature: Intersections with Learning. T. Gamble and M. C. Courtland, (eds.)  Pacific Educational Press, 2000, 299-320. 

Carson, T., I. Johnston, L. Wiltse,  D. Leard and T. Chana “School Programs that Promote Intercultural Understanding.” Building Foundations for Safe and Caring Schools: Research on Disruptive Behaviour and Violence.  Edmonton: Duval House Publishing, 1999, 329-344.
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Ellerman, E. and I. Johnston. “Mediating World Literature and Curriculum: An Integrated Approach to Literary Theory and Pedagogy.” The Study of New Literatures in English Yearbook. Magdeburg, Germany. S. Markmann (ed.). 2000.

Johnston, I. "Point of View in Literary Texts: A Perspective on Unexamined Racist Ideologies in the High School English Curriculum." Racism in Canadian Schools, Ibrahim Alladin  (ed.) Harcourt Brace Canada, 1996, 107-119.

Johnston, I. "Many Worlds: Multicultural Literature in Senior High English Classrooms." Multicultural Education: The State of the Art: Studies of Canadian Heritage, Vol.2. Keith A. McLeod (ed.) Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers, 1995, 102-108.      

Articles (Refereed)

Strong-Wilson, T, Johnston, I, Wiltse, L, Burke, A, Phipps, A., & Gonzalez, I. “Reverberating Chords: Implications of Storied Nostalgia for Borderland Discourses in Pre-Service Teacher Identity.” Teachers Teaching: Theory and Practice. (in press)

Johnston, I. “The Chronotope of the Threshold in Contemporary Canadian Literature for Young Adults.” Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures 4 (2), 2012, 139-149.

Johnston, I. & G. Richardson. “Homi Bhabha and Canadian Curriculum Studies: Beyond the Comforts of the Dialectic”. Journal of the Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies, 10 (1), 2012, 115-137.

Bainbridge, J.,R. Gagnon & I. Johnston. “Benign simplistic multiculturalism’: Preservice teachers’ understandings of Canadian identity in Canadian picture books.” English Quarterly, 40 (3-4), 2009, 4-13.

Johnston, I., T. Carson, G, Richardson, J. Plews, M. Kim, D. Donald.. “Awareness, Discovery, Becoming, Debriefing: Promoting Cross-cultural Pedagogical Understanding in an Undergraduate Education Program.” Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 55, (1), Spring 2009, 1-17.

Courtland, M. C., R. Hammett, T. Strong-Wilson, J. Bainbridge, I. Johnston, A. Burke, A. Ward, L. Wiltse, I. Gonzales, & F. Shariff. “Curricular Landscapes: Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Place and Identity.” Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. 7 ( 1), 2009, 135-159.

Tupper, J, T. Carson, I. Johnston & J. Mangat. “Building Place: Students’ Negotiation of Spaces and Identities in Schools. Canadian Journal of Education, 31, (4), 2008, 1065-1092.

Johnston, I, J. Bainbridge & F. Shariff. “Exploring Issues of National Identity, Ideology and Diversity in Contemporary Canadian Picture Books” Papers: Explorations into Children’s Literature (in press).

Johnston, I., T. Carson, G, Richardson, J. Plews, M. Kim, D. Donald, K. Syed. “Awareness, Discovery, Becoming, Debriefing: Promoting Cross-cultural Pedagogical Understanding in an Undergraduate Education Program.” Alberta Journal of Educational Research (in press).

Tupper, J, T. Carson, I. Johnston & J. Mangat.  “Building Place:  Students’ Negotiation of
Spaces and Identities in Schools. Canadian Journal of Education (accepted).
Johnston, I. & J. Bainbridge. “Preservice Teachers Encountering the “Other” in Canadian Multicultural Picture Books.” The International Journal of Learning. Volume 14, Issue 10, pp.81-86

Johnston, I., J. Bainbridge,  R. Gagnon and J. Mangat.  “National Identity and the Ideology of Canadian Multicultural Picture Books: Pre-service Teachers Encountering Representations of Difference.” Canadian Children’s Literature, 32, (2), 2006, pp. 76-96.
Johnston. I. “African Novels in Canadian Schools: Issues of Access, Reception and Cultural Mediation.” Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature, 44, (1), 2006, pp. 20-27.

Johnston, I. and J. Mangat. “Taking Political and Pedagogical Risks: Teaching Stolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman in a High School Classroom. English Quarterly, 36, (3), 2004, 13-18.  

Johnston, I. and J. Mangat. “Cultural Encounters in the Liminal Spaces of Canadian Picture Books.” Changing English: Studies in Reading and Culture, 10, (2), 2003, 199-204.

Carson, T. and I. Johnston.  “Education for Cultural Difference: Reviewing some Curriculum Initiatives in a Canadian Teacher Education Program.” In: Gumanizacija Obrazovanija
 Internationale Zeitschrift. Moskau / Sochi, No.1, 2003, 25-32.

Richardson, G., I. Johnston, T. Carson, J. Mangat, J.Tupper and L.Wiltse. “Performing the Possibilities and Problematics of Developing a Curriculum for Cultural Diversity" Educational Insights, 8(2). 2003.

Carson, T. and I. Johnston. “Cultural Difference and Teacher Identity Formation: The Need for a Pedagogy of Compassion.” JPCS: Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, 6 (2), 2001, 259-264.

Blades, D. I. Johnston and E. Simmt. “Ethocultural Diversity and Secondary School Curriculum.” Directions: Research Reviews from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Vol.1, 2001, 30-41.

Johnston, I. “English Language Arts, Citizenship and National Identity.” Canadian Social Studies. Vol 35, No. 3, Spring, 2001. _arts.htm

Carson, T., I. Johnston and L.Wiltse. “Negotiating Teacher Identity in Contexts of Cultural Diversity.” In  Humanisierung der Bildung. Internationale Zeitschrift für Pädagogik und Psychologie (International Journal for Education and Psychology.) Vol 1, 2001, 127-132.

Mangat, J. and I. Johnston. “Reading Culture ‘Behind a Glass Jar’: Adolescent Readers Responding to African Fiction.” English Quarterly, vol. 32, 3 and 4, 2000, 27-32.

Johnston, I. “Literature and Social Studies: Exploring the Hyphenated Spaces of Canadian Identity.” Canadian Social Studies. Vol. 35, No. 1, Fall, 2000. and Social Studies

Carson, T, and I. Johnston. “The Difficulty with Difference in Teacher Education: Toward a Pedagogy of Compassion.”  The Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. XLVI, #1, Spring, 2000, 75-83.

Johnston, I. “Cultural Mediation in the Classroom: Questions of Voice and Stereotype in Young Adult Fiction. Alberta English. Winter, 1999, 35-41.

Johnston, I. “Postcolonial Literature and the Politics of Representation in School Programs.” Interchange, Summer, 1999, 1-11.

Altmann, A., I. Johnston and M. Mackey. “Romeo and Juliet Rule: The Stability of the Grade 10 Language Arts Canon.” Alberta English, Vol. 37, # 2, Summer, 1999, 17-24.

Altmann, A., I. Johnston and  M. Mackey. Curriculum Decisions about Literature in Contemporary Classrooms: A Preliminary Analysis of a Survey of Materials used in Edmonton Grade 10 Classes. The Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Vol. XLIV, #2, Summer, 1998, 208-220.

Johnston, I. “Dilemmas of Voice and Representation in Cross-Cultural Literary Engagements.” Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal. Vol. XX1X, No. 2, 1997, 97-107. (subsequently referenced in P. Lather’s Handbook of Research on Ethnography)

Johnston, I. "How Readers Come to Terms with the Unfamiliar: The Social Context of the Cross-Cultural Classroom." Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism and Pedagogy No.35/36, Spring/Fall, 1996, 12-20.

Johnston, I. "A Community of Readers in a Multicultural Classroom." (in Russian translation) New Educational Values. Moscow. Vol.5, 1996, 67-74.

Johnston, I. and Luce-Kapler, R. "Harbinger of the Possible: Choice and Diversity in Reading and Writing." English Quarterly, Vol. 28, nos. 2 & 3, 1996, 14-22.

Mackey, M. and Johnston, I. "The Book Resisters: Ways of Approaching Reluctant Teenage Readers." School Libraries Worldwide, 1996, 25-38. Subsequently referenced in Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Summer, 1998, 23 no. 2, 94.

Mackey, M. and Johnston, I. "The Scrum and the Iso-Camera: Perspectives on Reading in the Classroom." English in Australia 110, December, 1994, 19-32.

Johnston, I. "Shared Teaching of Multicultural Literature: A Researcher's Perceptions." English Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 4, Summer 1994, 27-32.

Johnston, I. "The Adolescent Experience: Reading and Teaching Young Adult Novels of Initiation." Ohio Journal of the English Language Arts, Vol. 33, No. 3,  Fall, 1992, 4-9.


Johnston, I. “Illuminating Ethical Responsibility to Others though Children’s Literature.” International Research in Children's Literature Vol 3, No. 2, v-vii (December 2010)

Johnston, I. “A More Radical Elsewhere.” International Research in Children's Literature. Vol.3, No.1, v-viii (July 2010)

Conference Proceedings

Johnston, I., J. Bainbridge, A. Burke, M.C. Courtland, R. Hammett. T. Strong-Wilson, A. Ward, L. Wiltse & I. Gomez. “Diverse Understandings of Multiculturalism: How Picture Books Can Inform Literacy Pedagogy for Preservice Teachers.” Hawaiian International Conference on Education 2009 Proceedings, 3261- 3278.

Johnston, I. and S. Samy. “Multiculturalism  and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom: Exploring Possibilities for the Future.” Human Rights as Global Security: Future Directions for the Charter: Worskshop Papers and Policy Recommendations.  John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, 2003, 22-23.

Carson, T., I. Johnston, T. Chana, D. Leard and L. Wiltse. “Cultural Difference and Teaching: Exploring the Complexities and Ambivalences of Multicultural Education.” International multiculturalism 1998: Preparing together for the 21st century, 147-158.

Luce-Kapler, R. and I. Johnston. "Hearing the Voices of Diversity: Subjectivity, Silence and Stereotype." In C. Harris and N. Depledge, (Eds.) Advancing the Agenda of Inclusive Education. Proceedings of CASWE Summer Institute, 1996, 35-42.

Major Reports

Knight, A., I. Johnston, L.Chan-Marples, & J. McCoy. Immigrant and Refugee Youth in Alberta: Challenge and Resilience. Edmonton: RICOH, 2012.

Weedon, A.,I. Johnston, and J. Wiens. Report of the Program Evaluation Team on the Proposal by University of Lethbridge to Offer a Doctor of Philosophy (Education). October, 2011.

Sargent, B. and I.Johnston. Report of the University Writing Task Force. Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, 2006.

Altmann, A., I. Johnston , M. Mackey and B.A. Schlender. Materials Taught in Edmonton Grade 10 English Classes. University of Alberta Press, 2002.

Johnston, I. and T. Carson. Department  of Secondary Education Report for Graduate Review 1995-2000.

Blades, D., I. Johnston and E. Simmt. Cultural Diversity and Secondary School Curricula. Canadian Race Relations Foundation, Toronto, June, 2000.

Carson, T. and I. Johnston. Productive Partnerships: Addressing the Complexities of Teacher Identity Formation. Multiculturalism Canada, March, 2000.

Media Interviews

Johnston, I. & A.Knight. "Immigrants face variety of hurdles." The Lethbridge Herald. March 7, 2011, p A3

Johnston, I. & A..Knight. "Cultural integration a challenge: Study" Fort McMurray Today: March 7, 2011 online.

Johnston, I. & A. Knight. "Role for local groups in bridging gaps in rural Alberta." The Tofield Mercury: March 8, 2011, 6.

Knight, A. & I. Johnston. "Research group looks at easing immigrants into rural communities." UofA Express News Bev Betkowski, March 3, 2011

Knight, A. & I. Johnston. " Looking at Easing Immigrants into Rural life" Folio: Bev Betkowski. March 11, 2011, 5.

Johnston, I. “Native-only schools eyed to fight crime.” National Post, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, 1.

Johnston, I. Afro-Centric Schools in Toronto. National Post. Friday,Sep 5, 2008, 2.

Non-print Sources

African Literature in Canadian Schools: White Writers Mediating Culture for Western Readers.International Book for Youth (IBBY) South African conference website

Transgressive Multiculturalism: Exploring Questions of Identity and Ideology through Contemporary Canadian Picture Books. University of Lethbridge Faculty of Education Research Seminar Series, 2004.

Carson, T., I. Johnston and D. Binder. Community Conversations: Diverse Cultures, Complex Teaching. Video. Vicom Multimedia, 1998.

Other Publications

Mackey, M. with J. de Groot, Vos, H. Ganshorn, I. Johnston, J.K.McClay, and K. Moruzi. “Contemporary Canadian Adult Books for Strong Teen Readers.” Resource Links, 18 (1), October, 2011, 58-64.

Mackey M.with J de Groot, G de Vos, H Ganshorn, M Harris, I Johnston, J Mangat and J K. McClay."New Adult Canadian Books for Strong Teenage Readers" Resource Links 16(1), October, 2010, 58-63.

Mackey, M. with J. de Groot, G. de Vos, H. Ganshorn, I. Johnston, J.K. McClay.”Adult Reading for Strong Readers: Contemporary Canadian Titles with Teen Appeal.” Resource Links 15 (1), October, 2009, 57-63.

Mackey, M. with J. de Groot, G. de Vos, H. Ganshorn, I. Johnston, J.K. McClay. “Contemporary Adult Reading for Strong Teen Readers: A Canadian Sampler.” Resource Links 13(1), October 2007, 59-64.

Johnston, I. “Alberta’s New Language Initiative: A Personal Perspective.”  Zephyr: Newsletter of Intercultural and Second Language Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Editor: T. Heffernan. Fall, 2005, 1-2.

Mackey, M. J. de Groot, G. de Vos, H. Ganshorn, M. Harris, I. Johnston, E. Jones, and J.K. McClay. “Today’s Writing for Tomorrow’s Adults: Contemporary Canadian Publishing for Good Teenage Readers.” Resource Links, vol. 10,#1.  October, 2004, 57-63.

Johnston, I. “Olenka Bilash: A Passionate Advocate of International Understanding.” The Orange, V. 7 (1), 2004, 14-15.

Johnston, I. “Judy Lupart: Canada Research Chair in Special Education.” The Orange, V.6, (1), 2003, 16-17.

Mackey, M. J. de Groot, G. de Vos, H. Ganshorn, M. Harris, I. Johnston, E. Jones, and J.K. McClay. “Adult Books for Teen-age Readers: A Contemporary Canadian Sampler." Resource Links, V. 9, No. 1, October, 2003, 57-63.

Peterson S. with I. Johnston, M. Mackey, H. Lotherington, A. Preece, M. MacDonald and S. Pantaleo. “International Reports on Literacy Research,” Reading Research Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2003, 414-417 (report on recent SSHRC funded research)

Mackey, M., J. deGroot, G. de Vos, H. Ganshorn, M. Harris I. Johnston, E. Jones and J.McClay “Contemporary Canadian Adult Books with Teen Appeal.” Resource Links V. 8, No.1, October 2002, 25-28.

Mackey, M., I. Johnston, E. Jones and J.McClay. New Adult Canadian Fiction for Teenage Readers. Resource Links, Vol. 7. No.1, October, 2001, 55-59.

Johnston, I. and J. Mangat. “Dis)Located Readers? High School Students Responding to African   Fiction.”  ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication. ED 441, #246, 2001.

Johnston, I. “Larcenous Writing and Teaching: Remembering a Decade of Alberta English.” Alberta English, Vol. 38, No.2, Winter/Spring, 2001, 6-7. (Invited Commentary)

Johnston, I. “Exploring Notions of Identity.” Editorial for Language and Literacy; An Educational E-Journal. Winter, 2000.

Johnston, I. “Selecting and Teaching Multi-cultural Young Adult Literature in a Canadian Context.” Intermedia. Kwa-Zulu Natal Media Teachers, June, 2000, 56-58.

Mackey, M. and I. Johnston. “Adult Canadian Novels for Teens.” Resource Links, 5, #1, October, 1999. 20-24. Republished on-line.

Johnston, I. and M. Mackey. “Reading in a Plural World: Multicultural Books for Readers 10-18.” Teacher-Librarian Today, Vol. 5 #1, 1999, 8-19.

Carson, T. and I. Johnston. “Changing Together: Action Research, Cultural Difference and Professional Development.” Multiculturalism/Interculturalisme, Vol. 19, 1999, #2.

Mackey, M. and I. Johnston. “Contemporary Adult Titles for Teenage Readers.” Resource Links, Vol. 4 #1, October, 1998, 12-14.

Johnston, I. “Postcolonial Pedagogy in Practice.” Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies Newsletter. Spring, Vol. 5, No.2, 1998, 1-3.

Johnston, I. and J. McClay. “Representing our Worlds: Coming to Terms with New Terms.” Editorial,  Alberta English,  Vol. 36, #1, Winter, 1998, 2-3.

Johnston, I. and M. Mackey. “New Adult Canadian Books for Teenage Readers.” Resource Links, Vol.2, #5, Summer, 1997.

Oster, J. and I. Johnston. “Speculations on a Secondary School Canadian Literary Canon.” Alberta English, Vol. 35, #2,  Summer 1997, 35-43

Johnston, I. “Free Voluntary Reading: The Elixir of Literacy.” Voices. Vol. 12, No. 2, 1997, 6-7.

Johnston, I. and Mackey, M. "Adult Books for Teenage Readers."  Resource Links, Vol. 1, 5. 1996, 204-206.

Johnston, I. and Mackey, M. "Multicultural Books in Canadian Schools." School Libraries in Canada. Winter, 1995, 27-28.

Johnston, I. and M. Mackey. "Multi-cultural Books for Readers 10-18."Emergency Librarian. November/December 1995, vol. 23, No. 2, 24-30.

Johnston, I. and Mackey, M. "Inviting, Rewarding and Short: Finding Novels for English 13." Alberta English. Vol 32, No. 2, Summer, 1994, 50-58. (pre-refereed status)

Johnston, I. "Return to South Africa: A Teacher Shares her Personal Glimpse of South Africa's Education System."  The Alberta Teachers' Association Magazine. Vol. 74, No. 4, May/June, 1994, 27-28. Reprinted as: "Spotlight on South Africa: A Teacher's Personal Glimpse." In Prism: The Professional Magazine of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers' Association. Vol 3. No. 2, Fall, 1994, 7-8.

Mackey, M. and Johnston, I. "Classroom Conversations about Reading: Theory and Practice," Proceedings of the Secondary Education Graduate Student Seminar Series. University of Alberta, 1994, 17-22.        

Johnston, I. "Encouraging Junior High Students to Enjoy Reading." Alberta English, Vol. 30, No. 2, Summer, 1992, 11-15.

Johnston, I. "Integration: Keeping Language Arts on an Even Keel." Alberta English, Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring, 1992, 28-31.  

Book Reviews

Johnston, I. Review of Bringing Memory Forward: Storied Remembrance in Social Justice Education with Teachers. by Teresa Strong-Wilson. New York: Peter Lang, 2008. Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry Journal, (1), 2009, 55-57.

Johnston, I. Review of, Race, Place and Globalization: Youth Cultures in a Changing World by Anoop Nayak. Oxford & New York: Berg Publishers. In Journal of International Migration and Integration / Revue de l'integration et de la migration internationale Published online 9 May 2008.

Johnston, I. Review of The Power of Community: Mobilizing for Family and Schooling by Delgado-Gaitan, Concha. Lanham,MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001. In Journal of International Migration and Integration, Summer/Fall, 2002, 481-2.  

Johnston, I. Review of Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman. Resource Links, vol. 8, No. 3, 35., 2003.

Johnston, I. Review of Losing Forever by Gayle Friesen. Resource Links, vol. 8, No. 2, 46, 2002.

Johnston, I. Review of  The Dollmage by Martine Leavitt. Resource Links, vol. 7, No. 5, June, 2002, 26.

Johnston, I. Review of The War Within by Carol Matas. Resource Links, vol. 7, No. 1, October, 2001, 41.

Johnston, I. Review of The Isis Trilogy by Monica Hughes, Resource Links. Vol. 6, No.2, June, 2001, 22.

Johnston, I. Review of Being with Henry by Martha Brookes, Resource Links, vol.5, No.4, April, 2000, 25.

Johnston. I. Review of Daughter by  Ishbel Moore. Resource Links, vol.5, No.2, December, 1999, 28.

Johnston, I. Review of One Thing That’s True by Cheryl Foggo. Resource Links, vol. 3, No.4, June, 1998, 17.

Johnston, I. Review of One Year Commencing by Kathy Stinson. Resource Links, Vol.3, no.2, December, 1997, 88.


Mackey, M. and I. Johnston. “Adult Canadian Books for Teens.” Association for Teacher-Librarians in Canada. 1999.

Carson, T. and I. Johnston. Web material. “School programs that promote intercultural understanding.  1998.

Johnston, I. and M. Mackey. "Multi-cultural Books for Readers 10-18." Reprinted in Accent 2 (5), July 1996, 5-7.

Education Curriculum Materials

Guo, Y. (writer) and I. Johnston. (senior consulting editor)  For the New Curriculum: Senior English Program. (Student Books 1-11 and Teachers’ Guide 1-4). Shijiazhuang, China:  Hebei Education Press, 2005.

Johnston, I. and Mackey, M. “Special Picture Books for All Ages,” “Multicultural Books for Readers 10-18,” and “Novels for Reluctant Adolescent Readers,” Partners in Learning: Module 1V, Supporting the Learner at Home. Alberta Teachers’ Association, 1996, 18-23.

Johnston, I. and  Mackey, M. “Novel Study.” In Teaching and Learning with Multisource: Practical Ideas for Assessment and Evaluation, (with P. Chesterman, M. Iveson, W. Mathieu, S. Robinson and S. Tywoniuk). Prentice Hall Ginn Canada, 1996, 1-36.

Johnston, I. and M. Mackey. “Literary Resources for the Study of Japan in Grade 7.” Developed for Edmonton Catholic Schools, 1996.