The OISE community mourns the loss of Professor David Booth who passed away on December 22, 2018. He was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning.
Professor Booth was involved in education for over sixty years, as a classroom teacher, consultant, professor, researcher, speaker and author. He authored many teacher reference books and textbooks in all areas of curriculum development: the arts, drama, literacy and media. As an internationally respected authority on education, he addressed educators and parents in every province of Canada, throughout the United States, and in many other countries around the globe. He won several awards for his classroom teaching, for his contributions to the teaching of reading and the arts in education, and for his books for young people, and was awarded honorary lifetime memberships in educational drama organizations in Canada, the United States and England.
"David was a very special member of our community. He was an outstanding colleague, friend, teacher and mentor, and we will all remember his wonderful smile and his very special sense of humour. This is a very sad loss for our community," said OISE Dean Glen Jones.