News & Events
CIDE CO-SPONSORED EVENT
Centre for Ethics | Department of Political Science | Ontario Institute for Studies in Education | School of Public Policy & Governance
23 CIDE Faculty and Students Presented at
CIES 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana March 10-15, 2013 including CIES President-Elect Dr. Karen Mundy
57th Annual Conference of the Comparative & International Education Society
Theme: Educational Quality: Global Imperatives and Contested Visions
LINK TO PICTURES
The Comparative, International and Development Education Centre presented the inaugural Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013, SMART ROOM – 7-105 (10:15-4:15)
FROM THE CIDE CO-DIRECTORS:
On behalf of the CIDE Co-Directors, we would like to thank our student-presenters, Joe’s family and friends, CIDE faculty, CIDESA, administration, and the audience and guests -- all for the wonderful participation and contribution to making this year’s Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium a great success. It was truly exciting and inspiring to see the high turnout, well-prepared and thoughtful presentations, fruitful exchange of thought, and celebration of CIDE scholarship and community building.
Joe Farrell's family
COMING to CIDEC/OISE on International Women's Day
Susan Lee Robertson, Professor of Education, University of Bristol, UK
Teachers’ Work, Denationalization, and Transformations in the Field of Symbolic Control: A Comparative Account
Friday March 8, 2013
OISE/CIDEC Consultation for feedback on the UNESCO-Brookings ‘Prototype Framework for Learning Outcomes’ (Tuesday January 15, 2013).
On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, seven individuals (5 OISE/CIDEC graduate students, an international education policy analyst, and an INGO educational technology specialist) joined together with Mary Drinkwater, consultation leader, to review and provide feedback as part of Phase 2 of the UNESCO/Brookings U ‘Learning Metrics Task Force (LMTF)’ consultation process.
Participants included: Chizoba Imoka, Cristina Jaimungal, Qin Liu, Josh Bhattacharya, Dr. Stephen Bahry, Nancy Del Col (World Vision Canada), Mary Drinkwater.
A summary report from the consultation session, combined with additional feedback from participants at the session, was forwarded to the LMTF. Mary Drinkwater, PhD candidate in LHAE & CIDE, will be joining a 20 member international discussion forum as part of the ‘LMTF Learning Methods and Measures Technical Working Group’ in Montreal from Jan 22-25, 2013 to review the results of the Phase 2 consultation process, refine recommendations, clarify indicators and begin drafting a ‘working paper’ to be presented to the LMTF.
Further information about the Learning Measures Task Force and to access project resources, visit: brookings.edu/learningmetrics. To receive email updates about the project, please send your name, affiliation and email address to: LearningMetrics@brookings.edu.
Appointment of New Co-Director
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stephen Anderson to the position of CIDE Co-Director effective January 1, 2013.
Dr. Anderson’s research interests include the implementation of education policy and program change, school improvement and teacher development (classroom, school, and school district levels), and program evaluation.
Double Loss for CIDEC
Our esteemed and dear colleague, Roxana Ng, died on January 12 after a short battle with cancer. Roxana's serenity, warmth, and intelligence will be will be sorely missed by the entire CIDE community.
Roxana requested that donations be made to InterPares in lieu of flowers. We are also requesting photographs, stories, and words of tribute for a website that will be constructed in honour of Roxana and her work. If you wish to contribute, please email your photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Finally, Roxana was honoured in a motion at Toronto City Council. Thank you to Councillors Krystin Wong-Tam and Pam McConnell for this condolence motion.
The passing of CIDEC Founder Joe Farrell
"U of T's Joe Farrell developed alternative models to aid learning in developing world" - Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail Obituary by Noreen Shanahan
We are deeply saddened to announce that CIDEC founder and Professor Joe Farrell passed away suddenly on December 8, 2012. Respected and loved by faculty and students alike, Joe’s generosity of both intellect and spirit will be missed by the entire CIDEC community. Memorial donations in Joe’s name can be made online by visiting:
Donations should be directed to the CIDE Founder Scholarship: In memory of J. Farrell.
The December 2012 of the CIESC journal, Canadian and International Education is dedicated to Joe Farrell. You can read the dedication (and CIESC members can read the other excellent articles, including one by CIDE Co-Director Sarfaroz Niyozov)
For further information, contact CIDEC Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet and Greet/ Q&A for New students
September 17, 2012-The presentation (powerpoint) from the event is now available here.
CIDE Co-Director, Dr. Karen Mundy is appointed Associate Dean, Research at OISE
August 31, 2012-The Dean’s Office at OISE announces the appointment of Professor Karen Mundy as Associate Dean, Research effective September 1, 2012. Karen Mundy is currently Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at OISE. A University of Toronto alumna, she holds an MA in Adult Education and a PhD in Sociology of Education and Comparative Education from OISE. She is also founder and co-chair of the Canadian Global Campaign for Education.
A prolific scholar she has published five books and more than four dozen articles and book chapters, including most recently an edited volume entitled “Public Private Partnerships in Education: New Actors and Modes of Governance in a Globalizing World.”
New Book on Civil Society
February 2, 2012 - A new book edited by Antoni Verger and Mario Novelli, titled Campaigning for 'Education for All:' Histories, Strategies and Outcomes of Transnational Advocacy Coallitions in Education, will be published this year by Sense Publishers. Karen Mundy, Co-Director of CIDEC is a guest contributor of this book.
Karen Mundy Nominated for Vice President of CIES
January 12, 2012 - Karen Mundy, CIDEC Co-Director has been nominated for the Vice President position on the Board of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). The Vice President position is a three-year appointment eventually culminating in the Presidency of CIES. If Dr. Mundy is elected, when she is CIES President-Elect, the annual conference would be hosted at OISE. Elections for the position will take place in March & April. Read Dr. Mundy's biographical statement.
CIDEC PhD Student Neville Panthaki wins Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship
June 20, 2011 - Congratulations to CIDEC student Neville Panthaki for winning the Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship for 2011-2012. The selection committee praised Neville's proposal for its depth, intellectual rigor, and potential contributions to a better understanding of the role of universities in globalized societies in the pursuit of equity and sustainability both in India and Canada. Read full article...
CIDEC Student Leader Gary Pluim wins prestigious UTAA awards
April 6, 2011 - On Wednesday, April 6, Gary Pluim stood in good company. Together with fellow University of Toronto PhD students Jovana Kaludjerovic... read full article...
CIDEC Faculty Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández Wins AERA Award
March 10, 2011 - The AERA Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies SIG Award Committee has announced that Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández has been selected to receive their Early Career Scholars Award for 2011. Read More...
Book Launch: Educating Elites: Class Privilege and Educational Advantage
April 13, 10:00am - Launch of Educating Elites: Class Privilege and Educational Advantage. Edited by Adam Howard and Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Click Here to Learn More
CIDE Scholar Stephen Bahry is 2011 Dissertation Competition Winner
Congratulations to Steve Bahry, CIDEC visiting scholar and OISE instructor for co-winning the 2011 Dissertation Competition sponsored by Language Issues SIG of CIES. Award presentation Sunday, May 1 3:45 at the annual CIES conference.
Photos from Dr. Vandra Masemann's Retirement Party, Jan. 28, 2011
Thank you to all who made Dr. Vandra Masemann's retirement party such a meaningful event. Click here for pictures of the evening.
Steve Klees Calls for More Debate in CIES Communiities
Professor Steve Klees is a well-known economist and scholar in the field of comparative education. Over a thirty-year period, Dr. Klees has researched a range of topics around the world, but most extensively in Latin America. In the fall of 2010 Steve Klees visited OISE as an external examiner and took the time to sit down with CIDE PhD Carly Manion. Read Carly's conversation with Steve Klees in the Winter 2011 Newsletter.
CIDE Student Featured in the National Post Article
CIDE alumna Rumeet Toor is featured in a National Post article for her dynamic work as a social entrepreneur. After buying her company at 21 years of age Rumeet has gone on to establish and build a teacher training college in Kenya. Click here to read the article.
CIDE PhD Candidate Listed in Top 100 Most Powerful Women
Congratulations to Melania Chewyl, CIDE PhD Candidate, for being listed as one of the top 100 most powerful women in the future leaders catagory by the Women's Executive Network. The future leader's award recognizes exceptional young women who have distinguished themselves early in their careers. Read more about Melania in the Fall 2010 Newsletter.
Over 1100 Copies of CIDEC Textbook Sold
Written and edited by CIDEC faculty and students, the textbook on comparative and international education for teachers is being used in graduate and teacher education programs throughout Canada and the US. More copies will be sold once the Chinese translation of the textbook is completed by the Education Science Press in Beijing. The title of the Chinese translation is Bijiao yu Guoji jiaoyu daolun: Jiaoshi Mianlin de wenti. Interviews of the authors, and details about the textbook can be found on the Issues for Teachers page.
Girls Education in Tajikistan
Kara Janigan, CIDE PhD Candidate, Conducts Study for Save the Children
Since the beginning of Tajikistan's independence in 1991, the number of rural girls in Tajikistan who drop out of school after grade nine has been increasing. Kara Janigan, on a Save-University Partnership for Education Research (SUPER) through Save the Children, US, spent three months in the fall of 2009, studying the effects of a two-year Girls' Education Project, implemented by Save the Children and their local non-governmental organization partners.
For more information about Kara's study, please see the Fall 2009 Newsletter.