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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.


CIDE Faculty and Student recieve African Scholars Awards

“A community is everything.”

So says Professor Njoki Wane, chair of the department of social justice education at the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

Wane is one of the recipients of this year’s African Scholars Awards – a recognition given to faculty, students, alumni and community leaders by the African Alumni Association at U of T.

Professor Njoki Wane received an Influencers' Award at the African Scholars Awards (photo by Nick Iwanyshyn)

Photo of Njoki Wane

Chizoba Imoka, who also received the emerging academics award, is a PhD candidate at OISE. “Forums like this are really important…for providing space for us to be able to acknowledge the things that matter in our community and acknowledge the people who are actively engaged,” said Imoka.

Chizoba Imoka

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...

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Religion and Education: comparative and international perspectives


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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. 

Listen to more CIDEC webcasts.



CIDE Faculty Miglena Todorova(SJE) and Njoki Wane (SJE) featured in Current Issue of Canadian Woman Studies Journal: Sexual and Gender Violence in Education : Transnational, Global and Local Perspectives

CIDEC Winter 2019 Seminar Series

CIDEC Winter 2019 Seminar Schedule

CIDE Fall 2018 Newsletter

Fall 2018  CIDE Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE: * Director's Message * Interview with Dr. Miglena Todorova
* CIDE SA *Learning From Our CIDE Alumni  * Report from the Field *Student Activities Report *Poetry *Awards *Publications

CIDEC Presents

The Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019, SMART ROOM – 7-105 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

CIDEC’s annual Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium 2019 (SRS) provides an opportunity for students to present their thesis research, a partial requirement of the CIDE program (for MA, PhD, and EdD students). Look out for the call for abstracts November 2018.


In 2018 nine CIDE students presented 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


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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