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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Adult Education and Community Development Program

Meet Our Alumni: Megan Haggerty


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Megan Haggerty, MA (2007)
Consultant, World Bank

"Many new doors were opened for me through my MA in the Adult Education Program and Comparative, International, and Developmental Education Collaborative Program.

At OISE, I got involved with the Canadian Global Campaign for Education (CGCE), which was just being founded by Professor Karen Mundy. I became the CGCE’s first coordinator and project manager. Here, with the help of many others, I produced the national “Send my Friend to School” and then the “Every Child Needs a Teacher” curriculum. These works aimed to teach Canadian children about the international crisis in educational access, quality and equity, and give them the tools to join other children around the world in advocating for "Education for All."

I wove this activist/advocacy stream into my thesis, which explored a national education network's impact on education policy in Tanzania. I had the pleasure of working with Karen Mundy and Daniel Schugurensky – both world-class academics and leaders in their fields.

Since graduating, I have been consulting, advocating for and writing to improve international support (particularly Canadian support) for quality education in Southern countries. The connections I made at OISE and since have given me the opportunity to work with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), and UNICEF-Canada."