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Welcome to CIDEC!

Welcome to CIDEC, a research centre and graduate collaborative specialization. CIDEC's mandate is to promote excellence, collaboration, and innovation in comparative and international educational research at OISE. The CIDEC community includes over 50 faculty members, adjunct faculty, and visiting scholars.  More than 120 graduate student researchers with an interest in international issues and comparative methodologies in the field of education are affiliated with the Centre.


What does it mean to be Black and educated? PhD (CIDE) student Chizoba Imoka delivers Hancock Lecture

“I hope everybody at the very least would have left the hall feeling urgently the need to rethink their idenitity in this space called Canada, in the world we live,” Imoka says. “Once people start to redefine themselves in an anti-colonial lens, it’s a different kind of perspective that will be helpful to begin a critical conversation on how to move forward.”

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CIES Symposium 2017: Interrogating and Innovating CIE Research

On October 26-27th 2017, come to Arlington, VA and join renowned scholars, researchers and practitioners for a symposium on Interrogating and Innovating CIE Research, co-organized by the Center for International Education at George Mason University, the CIES Gender and Education Committee (with CIDE's Carly Manion and Norin Taj), and the CIES South Asia SIG.

It’s not too late to register! Please visit the symposium website for more details: https://cehd.gmu.edu/2017symposium/registration Registration rates are reasonable and include access to all symposium events, two lunches, coffee/tea breaks, and the Donuts and Dialogue reception. We hope to see you there! 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Gender and Education

Decolonizing Gender and Education Research: Exploring the Relationship Between Feminist Research on Education and Decolonizing, Indigenous Knowledges and Cosmologies
Special Issue Guest Editors: Caroline (Carly) Manion & Payal Shah

Proposals should be for original works not previously published (including in conference proceedings) and not currently under consideration for another journal or edited collection. Email 350-500 word abstracts to Carly Manion or Payal Shah by Oct. 1, 2017.  

Formats for proposals include full-length papers (5000-8000 words) or viewpoint pieces (3000-5000 words). Peer-reviewing and final editorial decisions will be reached by June 1, 2018.

If your proposal is accepted for the special issue, a full-length submission will be required by November 16, 2017. The editors are happy to discuss ideas prior to the deadline.

Abstracts and queries should be sent to: Caroline (Carly) Manion, OISE, University of Toronto, Canada (carly.manion@utoronto.ca) or Payal Shah, University of South Carolina (pshah@mailbox.sc.edu).

Comparative Education Society Conference: Many of you will remember Dr. Phirom Leng, who completed his doctorate in December of 2014 and returned to Cambodia. As a research fellow in the Education Unit of the Cambodian Development Research Institute, which is sponsoring the conference, he is helping to coordinate the next biennial conference of the Comparative Education Society of Asia in Siem Reap, near Angkor Wat, May 11-12, 2018. He welcomes CIDE members to participate! For information please go to the following website: https://cdri.org.kh/cesa/


(Photo: Ruth Hayhoe is accompanied (left) by her husband, Walter Linde. Lee Wing On is on the far right, and between him and Professor Hayhoe is Mark Bray (HKU).)

Honorary Doctorate for CIDE Faculty Ruth Hayhoe

The Comparative Education research Centre (CERC) is delighted that on 15 December 2015 one of its distinguished Associate Members, Prof. Ruth Hayhoe, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK). Please join CIDE in congratulating Dr. Hayhoe on this accomplishment.

Read Karen Mundy and Francine Menashy's chapter titled "The World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and Private Sector Participation in Basic Education: Examining the Education Sector Strategy 2020"

 Picture of Sarfaroz NiyozovWatch Sarfaroz Niyozov, CIDE Faculty, and the Central Asia-Afghanistan Research Group talk the challenges to education in Afghanistan. 

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CIDEC Presents

The Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018, SMART ROOM – 7-105 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

CIDEC’s annual Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium 2017 (SRS) provides an opportunity for students to present their thesis research, a partial requirement of the CIDE program (for MA, PhD, and EdD students).

Nine CIDE students will present and over 40 students, alumni and faculty will likely attend throughout the day.


This symposium is presented annually in honour of the memory of CIDEC Co-Founder Joseph P. Farrell who passed away in December 2012

CIDEC Winter 2018 Seminar Series

CIDEC Winter 2018 Seminar Schedule

CIDE Fall 2017 Newsletter

Fall 2017 CIDE Newsletter


2016-2017 CIDEC Annual Report

2015-2016 CIDEC Annual Report

CIDE Study Groups

Teachers InCIDE Teachers inCIDE SIG calling for new members!!!

Teachers inCIDE is a graduate student interest group (SIG) at OISE that focuses on inquiry related to teachers and teaching from a comparative, international and development perspective. It promotes a peer support environment for graduate students’ research journey. Through reading and discussing research articles as well as conversations with different CIDEC-affiliated professors, we aim to broaden our understandings of teachers' lives and work. If you are interested in joining the group, please send an email to teachers.incide.oise@gmail.com. We thank you for your interest.

SIG Mini-Interview with Yecid Ortega Paez




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