Over sixty University of Toronto faculty members are affiliated with CIDEC, offering our students and the centre a wide range of research interests, methods, and regional foci. Several of our faculty are also involved in the Initial Teacher Education program at OISE.
To learn more about opportunities in CIDEC, please contact the CIDEC Administrator, in the Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (LHAE) Department at OISE.
Under the direction of Drs. Sarfaroz Niyozov and Stephen Anderson, CIDEC sponsors several dynamic research projects, such as the Canada-Afghanistan/Central Eurasia Education Research Group and the UNICEF global education report, and regular events, such as the CIDEC Seminar Series. Our faculty and students are also very active in comparative and international education societies, such as the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC) and Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID).
Dr. Karen Mundy has this year been elected Vice President/President Elect for the Board of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). She will serve a four-year term on the Board. Four of our faculty members, including the late Dr. David Wilson and Dr. Joe Farrell were presidents of CIES. As part of the 50th Anniversary of CIES, we interviewed these past-presidents to contribute to a video that documented the history of CIES (see below).
Past CIES Presidents from OISE
Civil Society and Education: What Policy Makers and Planners Need to Know.
Former CIDE Co-Director Karen Mundy and CIDE PhD student Bronwen MacGrath developed a monograph for policymakers that UNESCO's Institute for Education published in 2011. This monograph will provide planners with an overview of the role played by civil society organizations in education, drawing on research in sub-Saharan Africa, and the wider theoretical and empirical research on non-governmental organizations, teachers'unions, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, parents associations, transnational advocacy organizations, among others, in the education sector.
Canada-Afghanistan/Central Eurasia Education Research Group
Co-Director, Sarfaroz Niyozov, along with several CIDE colleagues including Stephen Bahry, PhD, Michael Sinclair, PhD, and doctoral students, Spogmai Aksee, Rahat Jodolshalieva and Khursandi Azizsho, have developed several roundtable discussions on education in Central Asia. The aim of the "Hard Talk" sessions is to exchange critical perspectives among a broad range of stakeholders, organizations, and regions.