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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.


OISE/CIDE @ CIES 2017 Atlanta

The CIES 2017 Conference Theme was, "Problematizing (In)equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education". We’re pleased to say that we had just under 40 individuals from OISE participating at CIES 2017. While all of these individuals presented papers, several were also involved in organizing conference-related activities in their roles as chairs of Standing Committees (SCs) and Special Interest Groups (SIGs). (Photo: Dr. Caroline (Carly) Manion, CIDE/OISE)

CIESC-SCECI Pre-Conference 2017

Re-imagining and Re-visioning Education: Challenging Inequity and Injustice

May 27, 2017, 9:30 to 4:30

As we approach the 50th Anniversary of CIESC-SCECI we recognize the pressing need to mobilize ourselves as academics in the face of neoliberal challenges to knowing, learning, and educating in contemporary globalized institutions of education.

Proposals for workshops with up to 300 words should be submitted with the following criteria: 1) title, 2) how the workshop will respond to one of the guiding questions, 3) theoretical concepts informing the workshop activities, 4) preference of 2-hour or 4-hour timeslot; 4) what the participants can expect to accomplish at the workshop; and 5) the significance of the workshop for the pre-conference theme.

Send proposals by January 30, 2017 to ciesc2017@gmail.com. Questions can be directed to Melody Viczko, Chair of the CIESC-SCECI Pre-conference Committee, at the same address.


(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.


How Canada helped China rebuild universities after the Cultural Revolution

How Canada helped China rebuild universities after the Cultural Revolution

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. 

Listen to more CIDEC webcasts.


Comparative and International Education (formerly known as Canadian and International Education)

Comparative and International Education (formerly known as Canadian and International Education) has just published its latest issue. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cie-eci/  and  visit our web site to read the articles and book reviews. Several CIDE students/faculty/visiting scholars are contributors.

CALL FOR PAPERS Special issue June 2017 (English) DEADLINE EXTENDED

CALL FOR PAPERS Special issue June 2017 (Francais) DEADLINE EXTENDED

Previous Issue: Volume 45, Issue 3 (2016)

Outrage and Sadness

As CIDE Director and on behalf of the CIDE community of faculty, staff, students and alumni, I would like to express my mixed feelings of outrage and sadness in response to the reprehensible act of violence committed against innocent Canadians from the Muslim community in Quebec City.  What happened there is totally at odds with the Canadian values of universal community,  tolerance and anti-discrimination that the CIDE program and its members share and enact in their professional and daily lives.  My deepest sympathies go to the families directly affected by this tragedy, and I would ask the CIDE community to join me in a sincere message of respect and friendship to our friends and colleagues from the Canadian and international Muslim community.

In peace together, Steve Anderson

CIES Statement in Response to January 2017 U.S. Executive Order on Immigration

CIDEC Winter/Spring 2017 Seminar Series

CIDEC Winter 2017 Seminar Schedule

CIDEC Presents

The Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017, SMART ROOM – 7-105 (10:15 to 4:00 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


During the 2016-17 academic year, Teachers inCIDE sessions will be held on the last Thursday of the month, from 5:00pm to 6:30 pm.

Our next session will be on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 5:00pm to 6:30 pm, Room 10-148.

NEW - Educational Conversations Around the Globe

A RICE/CIDEC compendium[link to report pdf]


Edited by

Sarfaroz Niyozov, Associate Professor, CIDEC, OISE, University of Toronto  & Paul Tarc, Associate Professor, RICE, University of Western Ontario

What are global best practices? What is the character of these so-called best practices, their conceptual underpinnings and routes of assemblage? Which ‘best practices’ are travelling, how, and to which ‘local’ educational domains? How are they interpreted and engaged in local contexts and what are their effects? And ultimately, how are progressive and critically-minded educators to work with, against and despite global ‘best practices?’

Read the compendium

CIDE Fall 2016 Newsletter

* Director's Message * CIDE Alumni Report * Course Announcements* Reflection Piece on Japanese International Education Policy * UNGEI Update * New CIDEC Projects * Awards & Publications * Spring 2015 CIDE Graduates * Announcements

Fall 2016 Newsletter


2015-2016 Annual Report

2014-2015 Annual Report

2012-2013 Annual Report

Call for Sumbissions for Winter 2017 CIDE Newsletter Welcome

see this page for details

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.

CIDE Study Groups

Teachers InCIDE

We are a group of graduate students and professors from different departments at OISE who share an interest in teacher education, teacher development/learning, and comparative, international and development education. We meet twice a month at OISE. During our meetings, we share updates about our research, lives, thesis works/progress; discuss common issues of interest; exchange resources; and learn from each other. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Yishin Khoo yishin.khoo@mail.utoronto.ca or Sardar Anwaruddin s.anwaruddin@mail.utoronto.ca.

More to come...



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