Dr Andrew Azzopardi is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta. His lecturing & research focus on inclusive education, sociology, critical pedagogy, disability politics, youth & community studies. He has published extensively in the field of disability studies and inclusive education. He is a Member of the Editorial Panel of the highly acclaimed International Journal of Inclusive Education and has edited a special edition called Creating Inclusive Communities. He has contributed extensively in a number of other applauded journals. Azzopardi has published the following texts; Career guidance for persons with disability (2008) (JP Advertising), Reading stories of inclusion â€“ Engaging with different perspectives towards an agenda for inclusion (2009), Understanding disability politics in Malta (2009) (VDM Verlag Dr. MÃ¼ller), Young people in Gozo â€“ A study 2 (2011) (Artwork Publications) and Roots to Inclusive Education â€“ A Question of Wellbeing (2012) (LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany). He is the Co-Editor of Inclusive communities: A critical reader (2012) (Sense Publishers). Azzopardi has also edited Youth: Responding to lives - An international reader (2013) (Sense Publishers).
YTH5045 - Puzzled Communities: New Directions in Community Studies
Sample of publications:
Azzopardi, A. & Bezzina, D. (2013). National Youth Employment Strategy. Ministry of Education and Employment, Malta.
Azzopardi, A. & Grech, S. (2012). Inclusive communities: A critical reader. UK: Sense Publishers.
Azzopardi, A. (2012). Participation of Young People in the Voluntary Sector
Azzopardi, A. (2012). (Ed.). Roots to inclusive education: A question of wellbeing. Germany: VDM Verlag.
Azzopardi, A. (2012). Fighting disability discrimination and practicing disability studies in Malta. In Tutela della persona e disability studies, ed. A. Marra. Italy.
Azzopardi, A. (2011). Young people in Gozo â€“ A study 2. Gozo: A&M Printing Limited.
Azzopardi, A. (2011). Conceptualising discursive communities: Developing community in contemporary society. The International Journal of Inclusive Education (IJIE) 15, No 1: 179-192.
Azzopardi, A. (2010). (Ed.). Making sense of inclusive education: Where everyone belongs. Germany: VDM Verlag.
Azzopardi, A. (2009). Reading stories of inclusion: Engaging with different perspectives towards an agenda for inclusion. Germany: VDM Verlag.
Azzopardi, A. (2009). Understanding the disability politics in Malta: New directions explored. Germany: VDM Verlag.
Azzopardi, A. (2008). Career guidance for persons with disability. Valletta: Euroguidance Malta.
Azzopardi, A. (2003). Inclusive education and the denial of difference: Is this the Cottonera experience? Exploring whether the discourse of inclusive education has been hijacked by concerns over standards. International Journal of Inclusive Education (IJIE) 7, No 2: 129-147.
Azzopardi, A. (2000). A case study of a parents support group in Malta. The concepts of inclusion, exclusion and disabling barriers are analysed in the relationships that parents have with professionals. Disability and Society 15, No 7: 1065-1072.