Book Chapters

Whitley, J. (In Press). Evidence-based practices for teaching learners with emotional and behavioral disorders. In U. Sharma & S. Salend (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Inclusive and Special Education. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


Lloyd, R. J., de Montigny, J., & Whitley, J. (2019). Comprehensive School Health in Teacher Education and Schools: Becoming a Champion of Health. In J. Barrett & C. Scaini (Eds.). Physical and Health Education in Canada. Windsor, ON: Human Kinetics (pp. 95-110). 


Whitley, J., Smith, D., Vaillancourt, T. & Neufeld, J. (2018). Promoting Mental Health Literacy among Educators: Critical in School-Based Prevention and Intervention. In A. Leschied, D. Saklofske, G. Flett (Eds.). The Handbook of School-Based Mental Health Promotion: An Evidence Informed Framework for Implementation. New York, NY: Springer Publishers (pp. 143-165). 


Whitley, J., Gooderham, S., & Windmill, C. (2012). Special education in Canada. In. C. R. Reynolds, K. J. Vannest, & E. Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Special Education: A reference for the education of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and other exceptional individuals (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons (12 pp). 

Journal Articles

Whitley, J., Gooderham, S., Duquette, C., Orders, S., & Cousins, J. B. (2019). Implementing Differentiated Instruction: A mixed-methods exploration of teacher beliefs and practices. Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 1-19.

Whitley, J., Gooderham, S. (2016). Exploring mental health literacy among pre-service teachers. Exceptionality Education International, 26(2), 62-92.


Whitley, J. & Gooderham, S. (2016). Exploring and Promoting Mental Health Literacy and Outcomes: Introduction to the Special Issue. Exceptionality Education International, 26, 1-4.

Whitley, J., & Gooderham, S. (2015). Mental health promotion efforts for children and youth in Canada and beyond: Evidence in research, policy and practice. Exceptionality Education International, 25, 91-111.

Whitley, J., Rawana, E., & Brownlee, K. (2014). A comparison of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students on the inter-related dimensions of self-concept, strengths and achievement. Brock Education Journal, 23(2), 24-46.

Whitley, J. (2014). Supporting educational success for Aboriginal students: Identifying key influences. McGill Journal of Education, 49(1), 155-182.

Lloyd, R., Whitley, J., & Olsen, S. (2013, Spring). Promoting ‘Comprehensive School Health' in Teacher Education: From Consumers of Knowledge to Champions of Health. Canadian Association of Principals Journal.

Whitley, J., Smith, D., & Vaillancourt, T. (2013). Promoting mental health literacy among educators: Critical in school based prevention and intervention. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 28(1), 56-70.

Rawana, J., Norwood, S., & Whitley, J. (2011). A mixed-method evaluation of a strength-based bullying prevention program. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 26(4), 283-300.

Whitley, J., Rawana, E. P., Brownlee, K., & Rawana, J. (2010). A longitudinal exploration of the academic and psychosocial outcomes of students with emotional/behavioural difficulties: The importance of student perceptions of themselves, their peer relationships, and their classrooms. Brock Education Journal, 19(2), 78-96.

Whitley, J. (2010). Modelling the influence of teacher characteristics on student achievement for Canadian students with and without Learning Disabilities. International Journal of Special Education, 25(3), 88-97.

Whitley, J., Rawana, E., Pye, M., & Brownlee, K. (2010). Are strengths the solution? An exploration of the relationships among teacher-rated strengths, classroom behaviour, and academic achievement of young students. McGill Journal of Education, 45(3), 495-510.

Anderson, C., Rawana, E., Brownlee, K., & Whitley, J. (2010). An investigation of the relationship between psychological strengths and the perception of bullying in early adolescents in schools. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 56(4), pp. 470-481.

Whitley, J. (2010). Educational leaders and student diversity: Leading the way to inclusion. Exceptionality Education International, 20(2), 2-5.

Whitley, J. (2010). The role of educational leaders in supporting the mental health of all students. Exceptionality Education International, 20(2), 55-69.

Whitley, J., Lupart, J. L., & Beran, T. (2009). The characteristics and experiences of Canadian students receiving special education services for emotional/behavioural difficulties. Exceptionalities Education International, 19(1), 14-31.

Rawana, E., Latimer, K., Whitley, J., & Probizanski, M. (2009). Positive classroom strategies for teachers to engage students on their strengths. Canadian Teacher Magazine, 16-17.

Whitley, J., (2008). A model of general self-concept for students with Learning Disabilities: Does class placement play a role? Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 36, 106-134..

Lupart, J., Whitley, J., Odishaw, J., & McDonald, L. (2008). Whole school evaluation and inclusion: How elementary school participants perceive their learning community. International Journal of Whole Schooling, 4(1), p. 40-65.

Whitley, J., Heath, N. L., & Finn, C. A. (2008). The role of attention/hyperactivity difficulties in the self-perceptions of children with behavioural difficulties. McGill Journal of Education, 43(1), p. 65-80.

Whitley, J., Lupart, J., & Beran, T. (2007). The characteristics and experiences of Canadian students receiving special education services for a Learning Disability. Exceptionality Education Canada, 17(3), p. 85-110.

Whitley, J., Lupart, J. L., & Beran, T. (2007). Differences in achievement between adolescents who remain in a K-8 school and those who transition to a junior high school. Canadian Journal of Education, 30(3), 649-669.

Zinck, L. C., Finn, C. A., Whitley, J. & Heath, N. L. (2005). Parental Awareness of services and severity emotional/behavioural difficulties in children. Exceptionality Education Canada, 61-77.


Whitley, J., Smith, D., & Rogers, M. (2018). Updating the School Climate survey templates. Request for services No 3376: Final Report. Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa.

Whitley, J., Moreau, K., Smith, D., Fairbrother, M., Woods, H., & Bouchard, K. (2017). Literature review and environmental scan of K-12 well-being measures. Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa.

Cousins, J. B., & Whitley, J. (2014). Support for building innovative practice initiative: Request for services No 1062: Final Report. Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa.

Whitley, J., & Cousins, J. B. (2013). Support for building innovative practice initiative: Request for services No. 1313: Final report. Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa.

Whitley, J., Cousins, J. B., Duquette, C., Elliott, C. J., Orders, S. (2012). Evaluation of the Ontario ministry of education’s differentiated instruction professional learning strategy. Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa.

Whitley, J., Duquette, C., Flick, L. (2012). Promoting self-determination in the dragonfly summer camp.

Whitley, J., Brown, M., Gignac, K., & Do, C. (2010). Integrated approaches to improving educational outcomes for students with exceptionalities. Report prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services

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