Wednesday, October 26 - 3:00 - 4:30 PM
The Wonderful Dance of Evidence, Practice and Policy
Charles E. Pascal Professor Applied Psychology & Human Development & Special Advisor to the Dean on External Relations OISE/UT
A case study will be presented that illustrates how those who work in the three cultures of research, practice and policy can overcome their respective endemic obstacles to impact on sustainable policy change.
Wednesday, October 26 - 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Learning to Mother Ourselves: A Storytelling Cypher
Dr. Alexis pauline Gumbs, Queer Black Feminist love Evangelist
Location: Hart House Debates Room
Tuesday, November 1 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Not Little Women: A focus on Indigenous Girlhood and Canadian Settler Colonial Violence
Department of Social Justice Education's Brown Bag Speaker Series
OISE PhD student Megan Bertasson examines violence against Indigenous girls in relation to the ongoing settler colonial project in Canada.
Tuesday, November 1 - 4:30 - 6:00 PM
MAKING SPACE FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION: WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THE MIDWIFERY MOVEMENT
Keita Demming, PHD, LHAE, OISE
The thesis argues that for agents to achieve social innovation they need free spaces where they can co-develop their collective identity. Next, agents need to transform current spatial and social practices, existing stances, and finally, the extent to which they can be autonomous or dependent on the existing system. The thesis explored, midwifery communities in Trinidad and Ontario and proposed a model that forefronts the production and reproduction of space as being integral to creating the conditions for generating social innovation.
Wednesday, November 9 - 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Charter school reform in deindustrialized inner cities
Daniel Hamlin, PhD Candidate, LHAE/OISE
Daniel Hamlin will present results from a mixed method study comparing charter and public schools on safety and parental involvement in Detroit, Michigan. To contextualize this study, he will provide will provide an overview of the charter school movement in deindustrialized inner cities, discuss the range of actors that have emerged in these settings, and describe key methodological challenges that researchers have faced in attempting to assess the performance of charter schools. He will also consider the implications of his work in Detroit for charter school reform and school choices policies more broadly.
Friday, November 25 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Human Rights and Schooling: developing a framework for justice and peace
Dr. Audrey Osler, U of Norway and Leeds
In this talk, I discuss the political context in which we are working and the need to renew our efforts to promote justice and peace through schooling. I will argue that education for equity needs to be strengthened by an explicit human rights framework. I will explore the potential of drawing on postcolonial theory and narrative to support us in achieving our goals.
Wednesday, November 30 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Religion and Education: Comparative and International Perspectives
A panel with Ruth Hayhoe, Professor, LHAE, Malini Sivasubramaniam, VS CIDEC/LHAE & Christina Hwang, Doc Cand, LHAE/OISE
Inter-religious Dialogue and Education: Three Historic Encounters between Christianity and Chinese Religions
Faith-based low-fee private schools and School Leadership in Kenya and Haiti.
The Internationalization of religious higher education: A comparative study of Christian Universities in South Korea and Canada