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Welcome to CIDEC!

Welcome to CIDEC, a research centre and graduate collaborative specialization. CIDEC's mandate is to promote excellence, collaboration, and innovation in comparative and international educational research at OISE. The CIDEC community includes over 50 faculty members, adjunct faculty, and visiting scholars.  More than 120 graduate student researchers with an interest in international issues and comparative methodologies in the field of education are affiliated with the Centre.


International Dialogue

Forty years of Higher Education Research in China

It was striking to find myself the only non-Chinese scholar at a conference celebrating the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Graduate School of Education at Xiamen University, the leading institution for higher education research in China on May 17-18. The conference attracted around 500 higher education leaders, scholars and graduate students from all parts of China. Read more...

What does it mean to be Black and educated?

Chizoba Imoka

PhD (CIDE) student Chizoba Imoka delivers Hancock Lecture

“I hope everybody at the very least would have left the hall feeling urgently the need to rethink their idenitity in this space called Canada, in the world we live,” Imoka says. “Once people start to redefine themselves in an anti-colonial lens, it’s a different kind of perspective that will be helpful to begin a critical conversation on how to move forward.”

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Religion and Education: comparative and international perspectives


2018 paperback   388 pages   £52.00    ISBN 978-1-910744-01-7

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Read Karen Mundy and Francine Menashy's chapter titled "The World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and Private Sector Participation in Basic Education: Examining the Education Sector Strategy 2020"

 Picture of Sarfaroz NiyozovWatch Sarfaroz Niyozov, CIDE Faculty, and the Central Asia-Afghanistan Research Group talk the challenges to education in Afghanistan. 

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CIDEC Presents

The Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018, SMART ROOM – 7-105 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

CIDEC’s annual Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium 2017 (SRS) provides an opportunity for students to present their thesis research, a partial requirement of the CIDE program (for MA, PhD, and EdD students).

Nine CIDE students will present and over 40 students, alumni and faculty will likely attend throughout the day.


This symposium is presented annually in honour of the memory of CIDEC Co-Founder Joseph P. Farrell who passed away in December 2012

CIDEC Fall 2018 Seminar Series

CIDEC Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule

CIDE Spring 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2018 CIDE Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE: * Director's Message * Thanks to Outgoing CIDE Director *Interview with Elizabeth Buckner * J.P. Farrell Student Research Symposium *Youth, Education & Peacebuilding Conference *CIES 2018 *CIES Symposium *Report from the Field *Alumni News *Visiting Scholars* Conference Presentations & Keynote Addresses *Awards *Publications *CIDE Graduates Fall 2017 & Spring 2018


2017-2018 CIDEC Annual Report

CIDE Study Groups

Teachers InCIDE Teachers inCIDE SIG calling for new members!!!

Teachers inCIDE is a graduate student interest group (SIG) at OISE that focuses on inquiry related to teachers and teaching from a comparative, international and development perspective. It promotes a peer support environment for graduate students’ research journey. Through reading and discussing research articles as well as conversations with different CIDEC-affiliated professors, we aim to broaden our understandings of teachers' lives and work. If you are interested in joining the group, please send an email to teachers.incide.oise@gmail.com. We thank you for your interest.

SIG Mini-Interview with Yecid Ortega Paez




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