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Putting Inner City Students First

The Learner, the Teacher and the Space In-Between

 

Putting Inner City Students First (PICSF) was a research project connected to the Toronto District School Board’s “Model Schools for Inner Cities” initiative. 

This important initiative designated seven Model Schools in each of the most economically marginalized and under-serviced communities in Toronto, in order to provide their students with the supports necessary for academic and social success. Each school received an additional 1 million dollars to use for locally-determined school initiatives. 

A key feature of these schools is that they serve as hubs of learning for students, parents, community members, student teachers, and university faculty and researchers.  Using multiple methods (e.g. interviews, digital photos and videos, observations, document analysis), the PICSF project produced a series of case studies that examined the following broad thematics:  

i) schooling, student engagement, and academic achievement;

ii) schooling and social equity; and

iii) schooling and community connections.

 

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Project Website Links and the PICSF research:
Putting Inner City Students First Project Main page

The Learner, the Teacher and the Space In-Between: Dr. Gallagher's work

Project Documents:
book icon This summary reviews the work done by Dr. Gallagher and her team.
PICSF Case Studies "Putting Inner City Students First" Case Studies Report.
PICSF handbook for teachers Handbook produced for teachers from the PICSF research.

Project Collaborators:

Dr. Jim Cummins, Professor
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto

Dr. Joe Flessa, Associate Professor
Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto

Dr. Caroline Fusco, Associate Professor
Department of Physical Education and Health
University of Toronto

Dr. Eunice Jang, Associate Professor
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto

Dr. Sarfaroz Niyozov, Associate Professor
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto

 

 

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