Welcome to CIDEC!
Welcome to CIDEC, a research centre and graduate collaborative program. 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.
Marianne Larsen (UWO), Vandra Masemann (OISE) and Melissa White (UNB)
Vandra Masemann awarded David O. Wilson Award at CIESC
Presented at CSSE Conference 2014
The award recognizes distinguished long service to the field of comparative and international education and outstanding achievement and contribution in research, mentorship and teaching. The award is named in memory of Dr. David Wilson to acknowledge the life-long contribution he made to CIESC and the field of comparative education.
Double Loss for CIDEC
Roxana Ng in 2013
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 in 2012
"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
Pdf of obituary
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)
Read Around the World in 40 Years: A Tribute to Joe Farrell
For further information, contact CIDEC Administrator email@example.com
Watch Ruth Hayhoe's keynote address during the first Ministerial Roundtable at the International Education Forum and Expo in Hong Kong.
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"
Watch Sarfaroz Niyozov, CIDEC Co-Director, and the Central Asia-Afghanistan Research Group talk the challenges to education in Afghanistan.
Listen to more CIDEC webcasts.
CIDEC Fall 2014 Seminar Series Announced
Seminar Series Schedule Fall 2014
Sarfaroz Niyozov completes term as CIDE Co-Director
As of July 1, Sarfaroz will be stepping down after five years service as Co-Director of the CIDE Program and Centre. Steve Anderson will assume sole responsibility for the Directorship. We would like to express our deep thanks to Sarfaroz for his service to the Program and Centre. We will be organizing a more official recognition of his contributions as Co-Director in the Fall.
CIDEC Presents - Mark your calendars
The Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015, SMART ROOM – 7-105 (10:15am to 3:30 pm)
CIDEC’s annual Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium 2014 (SRS) provides an opportunity for students to present their thesis research, a partial requirement of the CIDE program (for MA, PhD, and EdD students).
Five CIDE studentd presented and over 40 students, alumni and faculty attended throughout the day.
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CIDE Study Groups
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Sardar Anwaruddin email@example.com.
CIDE ANNUAL REPORT 2012-13 NOW ONLINE
2012-2013 Annual Report
CIDE SEMINAR FEATURING CIES VP
N'Dri T. Assié-Lumumba
Africana Studies and Research Center
Ithaca, New York
Gender Factor in African/Diaspora Higher Education: Differing Patterns of Gaps in Access, Academic Achievements and Outcomes
Contemporary higher education in Africa and the African Diaspora has similarities and differences that result from the legacies of the Transatlantic Enslavement and the brief but equally powerful colonial rule. The gendered patterns of access, attrition, retention, performance in terms of academic achievement and social outcomes, are also determined by indigenous factors and internal policies of the different nation-states. A global comparative analysis reveals structural inequalities based on gender. The thrust of this paper is to articulate the trends and how they are reproduced, using comparative and historical analytical frameworks.
Monday May 27th, 2013
4:30-6:30 pm EVERYONE WELCOME!
CIDE Smart Room (7-105)
7th Floor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor Street West
Please check this link for webcast following the presentation: http://uoft.me/3wb
Karen Mundy has 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.
Listen to the announcement made by CIES President Ratna Ghosh(Audio)
Read Karen's biographical statement.
Joel Westheimer University Research Chair in the Sociology of Education, University of Ottawa.
Why Our Obsession with Quality and Accountability is Eroding Public Education and What We Can Do About It
CIDE Faculty Monica Heller is elected President (2013-15) of the American Anthropological Association, the world's largest academic society for anthropologists.
Former Co-Director Karen Mundy Speaks at UN
Professor Mundy's talk begins at approx: 18:48
CIDEC Seminar Series Webcasts
Dr. Simon Marginson, Professor, University of Melbourne
"Nation-states, educational traditions and the global patterning of higher education"
Dr. Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Visiting Scholar
"Social integration as key to quality education: Lessons from refugee education"