How do you ensure child labourers get an education? What are the costs and benefits of privatizing education? Can technology help Syrian refugee children? These and other issues will be debated by thousands of delegates from around the world at the annual Comparative & International Education Society conference, hosted by OISE...
Arrested in Cairo: Reflections on Repression & Solidarity, Conversation & Film Screening
March 21, 2014
Time: Friday, March 21 - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: OISE Auditorium | 252 Bloor St W
Canadian filmmaker and activist John Greyson, along with emergency room doctor Tarek Loubani, was arrested in Egypt in August 2013 while trying to access Gaza on a humanitarian mission. They were beaten and held without charges in a Cairo prison for seven weeks. An international campaign ultimately helped to secure the release of the two Canadians. John's sister Cecilia, residing in Halifax, was the media spokesperson during the ordeal. Now reunited, the brother and sister will share experiences about the crisis from both sides, reflecting on the politics of international justice and the implications of their experiences for social justice education.
Panelists: Professors Larry Bencze, Beverley Caswell, Indigo Esmonde, Cathy Marks Krpan, and John Wallace Moderator: Professor Steve Alsop (York University) This forum explores the question of what K-12 teachers need to know in order to teach mathematics and science well. Types of knowledge identified in the literature include conceptual understanding of the subject, pedagogical content knowledge, beliefs about the nature of work in science and mathematics, attitudes toward these subjects, equity and social issues, and actual teaching practices with students. However, the literature is incomplete with respect to which of these is relatively more or relatively less important. The amount and character of such knowledge really needed to help children learn is a contested issue..