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SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION

Diane Farmer
Associate Professor

phone: (416) 978-1978
email: diane.farmer@utoronto.ca  

Departments:
Social Justice Education

Centre de Recherche en Education Franco-Ontarienne


Academic History

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Toulouse Le Mirail (Toulouse II), France Department of Sociology, (Minorities and Urban Studies), 1990.
Diplôme d’études approfondies (DEA), Sociology, University of
Toulouse Le Mirail (Toulouse II), France Department of Sociology, (Minorities and Urban Studies), 1985.
M.A. in Sociology, University of Ottawa Department of Sociology, (Ethnicity and Minority Studies), 1984.
Bachelor of Social Sciences, Spec. Sociology, University of Ottawa Department of Sociology, 1982.


Teaching Overview

Dr. Farmer has taught the following courses at OISE:

SES 2941 Social Inequities and Education: Theoretical Implications SES 1900 Introduction à la sociologie de l’éducation (Introduction to Sociology of Education - theories and research domain)
SES 1951 School and Community/ École et communauté
CTL 1000 Fondements de l’étude des programmes scolaires (Foundation of Curriculum Studies)
CTL 3799 Séminaire d’études Minorités et francophonies (Research seminar on minorities and francophonies)

Individual Reading courses:

SES2998 Multiculturalism and community
SES2998The cultural politics of 'at-risk' youth
SES2998 Arts-Based Research and the sociology of childhood
SES2998 Sociology of schooling, critical pedagogy and curriculum


Representative Publications

BOOKS

Farmer, D. (éd) (en préparation). L'expérience scolaire de jeunes francophones à l'ère des grandes migrations : une perspective canadienne (titre provisoire).

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Farmer, Diane (2012), Les centres culturels de l’Ontario : plus d’un demi-siècle d’histoire, in Lucile Guilbert (Ed.) Les mouvements associatifs dans la francophonie nord américaine, Collection de la CEFAN des Presses de l’Université Laval. 103-120.

Farmer, Diane, Gohard-Radenkovic, Aline  and Maria Luisa Setién (2012), Comment l’école construit-elle l’élève immigrant dans les milieux linguistiques peu exposés, historiquement, à la diversité?, in C. Belkhodja and M. Vatz-Laaroussi (Eds.) Immigration en dehors des grands centres : enjeux, politiques et pratiques, Paris, Éditions L'Harmattan. 171-196.

ARTICLES IN REFEREED JOURNALS

Farmer, Diane (2012).  Portraits de jeunes migrants dans une école diversifiée au Canada. Revue internationale de l’éducation familiale. 31 : 73-94.

Bélanger, Nathalie and Diane Farmer (2012), Autonomie de l’élève et construction de situations scolaires. Études de cas à l'école de langue française en Ontario. Éducation et Sociétés. 29 : 173-191.

 

Research Grants and Contracts

Grants:

SSHRC Workshop Program.
Year: 2011
Individual or Group: Group (Co-Investigator)
Grantor: SSHRC
Purpose: Writing Seminar
Amount: $ 24 884.

Pathways to Prosperity SSHRC Partnership Grant.
Year: 2011
Individual or Group: Group (Collaborator, representing the Réseau international de recherche sur l’immigration en dehors des grands centres)
Grantor: SSHRC
Purpose: Supporting a pan-canadian and international network of scholars and NGOs active in immigration.
Amount: $ 2.5 M for a 7-year period.

SSHRC Small scale grant, Mobilities and Transnationalism: students’ experiences in school in Toronto
Year: 2009
Individual or Group: Individual, Diane Farmer, PI.
Grantor: University of Toronto
Purpose: Research
Amount: $2,518.13

SSHRC Standard Grant Proposal, Mobilités et transnationalisme : histories d’enfants et de jeunes dans la redéfinition de l’espace scolaire de langue française de l’Ontario
Year: 2009
Individual or Group: Individual, Diane Farmer, PI.
Grantor: SSHRC Standard Grant
Purpose: Research
Amount: $143,837

Governance and Inclusion in Francophone Institutions and Networks
Year: 2009
Individual or Group: Group, Linda Cardinal, P.I.
Grantor: SSHRC Community University Research Program (CURA)
Purpose: Research
Amount: Funded for 5 years ($1.4M)

Grant for a one day conference forum (June 6, 2008) on education, diversity and social change, Ontario Ministry of Education, Éducation, diversité et enjeux sociaux : journée de réflexion sur les transformations en milieu minoritaire francophone
Year: 2008 (proposal)
Individual or Group: Individual, Diane Farmer, P.I.
Grantor: Ontario Ministry of Education, Éducation
Purpose: Research
Amount: $23,675.

Network on Youth and Society (2008-2011)
Year: 2008 (proposal)
Individual or Group: Group, Annie Pilote, P.I., Université Laval
Grantor: SAIC (Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes, Programme d’appui à la francophonie canadienne). Government of Québec.
Purpose: Research
Amount: $5,000

Funding for program development:

2009-2013 New FL Grant (Official Languages in Education Funds (2) and Access Fund)
Year: 2009
Individual or Group: Individual, Diane Farmer, PI.
Grantor: Ontario Ministry of Education, Éducation
Purpose: Research
Amount: approx. $450,000/year.

OISE’s central operating support for internal research centers, (CRÉFO),
Year: 2009-2014
Grantor: OISE-University of Toronto
Amount: $20,000 annually.

Canada-Ontario agreements in support of French Language Post Secondary Education in the Province of Ontario
Year: 2005-2009
Individual or Group: Group, Normand Labrie, P.I
Grantor: Ontario Ministry of Education
Purpose: Research
Amount: $1,741,259 for 2005-2009.


Honours and Awards

2009 Dean’s Excellence Pool Award
1995 Aid to Scholarly Publications for the book Artisans de la modernité. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
1990 Mention Très honorable, à l’unanimité du jury (Ph.D. in Sociology), University of Toulouse Le Mirail, France (Highest achievement awarded by universities in France).


Professional Activities

Editorial Positions:

Editorial Board: Francophonies d’Amérique (2012-present)
Editorial Board: Éditions Prise de Parole (2009-2010)
Observatoire Jeunes et sociétés, INRS & Université Laval, Québec. Member of the Executive Committee (2011-present)

Invited Speaker or keynote lectures:

Farmer, Diane (2011). La recherche sur l’immigration au sein des communautés francophones en situation minoritaire depuis 2008, Présentation dans le cadre du Pré-symposium sur la recherche sur les langues officielles, Ottawa, (August 31).
Bélanger, Nathalie, Cyr, Lori-Ann, Farmer, Diane, (2011). L’immigration au sein des communautés francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick : retour sur l’initiative I-Préparation, Présentation dans le cadre des collaborations de recherche menées dans le projet Les Savoirs de la gouvernance, Program CURA/ARUC, SSHRC, Université de Moncton, (August 30th).
Farmer, Diane (2011). Où nous mène la recherche? Annual Conference of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation Creativity, Community, Citizenship and Critical Thinking in the 21st Century. Toronto (May 6).
Farmer, Diane (2011). Panel Discussion. Policy Problems, Research Methods and Policy Audiences. TPS Collaborative Educational Policy Program Seminar. OISE of the University of Toronto (April 6).
Farmer, Diane (2011). Speaker Presentation. Transnationalisme et expérience de mobilité des jeunes au sein de l’espace scolaire francophone : nouvelles interrogations de recherche en contexte minoritaire canadien. Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta (Feb. 17).
Farmer, Diane (2011). Language Portraits. Class presentation and discussion in course Moi comme enseignant de langue. Undergraduate ITE program, Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, (Feb. 15).
Farmer, Diane (2011). Qualitative methodologies: the interview. Class presentation and discussion in methods course. Undergraduate ITE program, Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, (Feb. 16).
Farmer, Diane (2011). School-family relations. Class presentation and discussion in sociology course. Undergraduate ITE program, Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, (Feb. 16).