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SJE Events

  • Wednesday, November 9 - 4:00 - 7:00 PM
    Retirement Party Celebration
    Please make plans to attend a retirement party in honour of Sherene Razack
    Join the guest of honour, along with faculty, staff and students to celebrate her successful career and toast her transition to retirement.
    Location: Nexus Lounge, OISE 12th Flr.

  • Thursday, October 20 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
    Ester Reiter's Book Launch
    A Future Without Hate or Need: The Promise of the Jewish Left in Canada.
    Ester will be giving a talk entiltled: Women, and The Challenge Of A Socialist Jewish Voice To The Canadian State.
    Location: Nexus Lounge, OISE, 12th Flr

  • Tuesday, October 4 -
    Let's Talk Disability Studies Research!
    Unique Opportunity for Research Discussions with Dr. Linda Steele
    October 4, 2016 from 4-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 27 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    SJE Brown Bag Speaker: Professor Bettina von Lieres
    Topic:The Politics of Citizenship in South Africa
    Abstract: Since 1994 the term 'citizenship' in South Africa has been used by scholars and activists to refer to a wide array of democratic features which include the legalisation of new individual and collective rights, new forms of citizen engagement and the deepening of civil society mobilisation. Such wide-ranging uses of the idea of 'citizenship' speak powerfully to citizenship's emancipatory ideals: rights, inclusion, justice, equality and democracy. These democratic aspirations, however, do not explain the politics of citizenship, i.e. the struggles between society and state over the distribution of political and economic public goods. In this discussion I will present recent research on new forms of citizen mobilisation in South Africa. Aligning myself with critical approaches to citizenship studies that focus on the complex political processes, practices and struggles in and through which democratic citizenship is enacted, I will show how the politics of citizenship illustrates the uneven trajectories of political and economic inclusion. Understanding 'citizenship' both as 'struggle' and 'regime', I will locate the politics of citizenship against the failure of the South African state's participatory governance program, the extension of neo-liberal forms of economic governance and the increasing importance of informal inter-mediatory actors. I will argue that the growing focus by development theorists and practitioners on citizen participation takes our attention away from the crucial problem of democratising state power as a pre-condition for overcoming inequality and achieving justice. I will also share recent experiences in pedagogical innovations in teaching citizenship studies in Southern Africa.
    Location: Rm 12-274, OISE, 252 Bloor St. West

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The Department of Social Justice Education offers a multi and interdisciplinary graduate program developed from the past programs of History and Philosophy of Education as well as Sociology in Education. This department provides students with critical understandings of the social, historical, cultural, political, economic, and ethical contexts of education, broadly conceived. Based on the diverse intellectual traditions of the humanities and social sciences, the department is committed to multi and interdisciplinary studies in education, with a focus on equity and social justice from a variety of perspectives including history, philosophy, sociology and political science.

Students may pursue studies including anti-racism, critical race theory, and Indigenous and anti-colonial studies; aesthetics, media, and communication; feminist and gender studies; class and poverty studies; francophone studies; post-colonial, diaspora, and transnational studies; queer and disability studies; cultural and philosophical contexts in education; and democracy, ethics, and social class and/or may follow traditional disciplinary inquiry.

The department's vision is to enable students to explore such questions as: what was, what is, and what should be the relationship between education and society? What kinds of knowledge do educators need to answer those questions? The department aims to provide graduate students and initial teacher education students with the interdisciplinary background, substantive knowledge, and theoretical language necessary to raise questions of critical importance to educational theory, practices, and society.


Monday, October 17, 2016 | OISE Library
Registration 5:00 - 5:30 pm | Event time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Social Justice Education (MEd, EdD, MA, PhD)

Please RSVP your attendance at this link.


2017-2018 Admission deadline: November 15, 2016