Collaborative Specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education
Collaborative Specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education Overview
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.
Participating Degree Programs
The CIDE is open to students enrolled in these programs:
|Adult Education & Community Development||Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education||MA, MEd, PhD|
|Curriculum & Pedagogy||Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning||MA, MEd, PhD|
|Educational Leadership & Policy||Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education||MA, MEd, EdD, PhD|
|Higher Education||Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education||MA, MEd, EdD, PhD|
|Language & Literacies Education||Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning||MA, MEd, PhD|
|Social Justice Education||Department of Social Justice Education||
MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
Comparative, International, & Development Education Centre (CIDEC)
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 and Development Education Admission Requirements
Students who wish to enrol in the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative specialization and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating graduate units. Applicants should apply to the appropriate degree program in one (or more) of the collaborating graduate units that corresponds most closely to their general background and interests.
Students to the CIDE collaborative specialization are normally expected to have had at least one year of international or cross-cultural experience (includes Indigenous nation settings).
Students who develop an interest in admission to the Collaborative Specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education after they have been admitted to their home program may also apply during their course of study. To apply to the collaborative after being admitted into the home degree program, students will have to submit their letter of intent and the add-collaborative form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requests from already enrolled applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.
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