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 250 graduate student researchers with an interest in international issues and comparative methodologies in the field of education are affiliated with the Centre.

Collaborative Specialization In Comparative, International, & Development Education

Comparative, International, and Development Education (CIDE) is one of the world’s largest, most diverse and dynamic graduate specializations in the field of comparative education. Research interests span an exciting range of theoretical and practical issues, from the study of ethnicity and identity to the issues of globalization and global governance, from non-formal learning and citizenship education to concrete problems of educational reform, social equality, language education, conflict resolution, and community development. These issues are approached from a range of theoretical and disciplinary frames including: economic, political, sociological, historical, and philosophical approaches taught alongside vibrant interpretations of feminist, critical, post-structuralist, and cultural theories.

The broad and diverse scope of the CIDE graduate specialization will appeal to both Canadian and international students interested in applying a comparative and international lens in their professional and scholarly work at home or abroad.

CIDE students can take courses in multiple fields within education, political science, feminist studies, sociology, and geography. The CIDE collaborative specialization is linked with events and programming at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education” on their transcript and parchment.

To learn more about CIDE admission for future students, please visit the CIDE Future Students Page

To learn more about CIDE admissions  for OISE current students, please visit the Mid-Degree Transfer In Page 

Contact and Address

Email: cidec.oise@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-0892
Fax: (416) 926-4749

Collaborative Specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education
Comparative, International and Development Education Centre (CIDEC)
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West, 7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6