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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Collaborative Specialization in Educational Policy

Seminar series archives: 2010 to 2017

2010 - 2012

2010-2011

November 17, 2010
"Allocating Educational Resources under Conditions of Scarcity"
Norton Grubb (University of California at Berkeley); Nina Bascia (Educational Administration); Dan Lang (Higher Education); Kenneth Leithwood (Educational Administration); Creso Sá (Higher Education)


December 1, 2010
"How Policy Affects the Work People Do"
Nina Bascia, Jamie-Lynn Magnusson, Peter Sawchuk, Department of Leadership Higher and Adult Education, OISE


January 19, 2011
"Educational Policy and Big Systems"
Glen Jones, Blair Mascall, Creso Sà, Department of Leadership Higher and Adult Education, OISE


March 2, 2011
"Transnationalism and Educational Policy"
Kiran Mirchandani, Sharhzad Mojab, Karen Mundy, Harold Troper, Department of Leadership Higher and Adult Education, OISE


March 30, 2011
"Educational Policy and Social Diversity"
Jim Cummins, Diane Gérin-Lajoie, Reva Joshee, OISE


April 6, 2011
"Policy Problems, Research Methods and Policy Audiences"
Diane Farmer, Eunice Jang, Michal Perlman 

2011-2012

January 11, 2012
"Some suggestions on how schools can best respond to fiscal pressures"


Feb 29, 2012
"Evidence In the Activation of Health Policy"
Richard Volpe, Laidlaw Research Centre, OISE


March 29, 2012
"Society and Security: Policy as Social Relations"
Shahrzad Mojab and Sara Carpenter, Department of Leadership Higher and Adult Education, OISE


April 4, 2012
"Building Capacity for Anti-Poverty Policy Making from the Bottom-Up: A Focus on Activist Learning in Toronto"
Sue Carter, PhD Candidate, OISE; Cutty Duncan, Project Coordinator, Mount Dennis Action for Neighbourhood Change; Joseph Sawan, PhD Candidate, OISE; Peter Sawchuk, Professor,  Department of Leadership Higher and Adult Education, OISE


May 16, 2012
"Reflections on Teamwork, Partnerships, and Assessing the Quality of Evidence"
Ruth Childs, Susan Elgie, Christie Fraser, Jayme Herman, Susan Palijan, and Greg Rousell
 

2012 - 2013

October 31, 2012
Assessing Multiple Dimensions of Adolescent Literacy Development in a Multicultural Context: Research Perspectives and Policy Implications (Video)
Alister Cumming, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, OISE


November 14, 2012
Effective Advocacy Research 
Kelly Gallagher-Mackay, People for Education


November 28, 2012
Making a Difference in Urban Schools: Ideas, Politics and Pedagogy (Video)
Jane Gaskell, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE


December 12, 2012
Evaluating National and Provincial Assessment Frameworks and Policy (Video)
Eunice Jang, Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, OISE


February 6, 2013
Reva Joshee, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE (Video)
 

February 20, 2013
From Evidence and Policy to Developing Knowledge for Government Work  
Carol Campbell, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE


March 27, 2013
An Alternative Educational Policy Arena: The Case of Chile (Video)
Joseph Flessa and Stephen Anderson, Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education, OISE
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April 17, 2013
Teacher Unions and Policy: International Cases (Video)
Nina Bascia, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE

2013 - 2014

October 23, 2013
"The Courts and Educational Reform: A Comparative Perspective between Canada and US"
Paul L. Tractenberg, The Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor and the Alfred C. Clapp Distinguished Public Service Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School-Newark


November 13, 2013
"Grassroots Policy Creation: Going to Scale in a School District" (Video)
Blair Mascall, Professor, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE
 

November 27, 2013
"Academic Senates and University Governance in Canada: Challenges and Crises" (Video)
Glen Jones, Professor, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE


January 22, 2014
"How School Principals Influence Student Learning" (Video, Powerpoint)
Elizabeth Dhuey, Professor, School of Public Policy, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the Department of Management at the University of Toronto


February 5, 2014
"Rethinking the Foundations of Education Policy: A "Dynamics of History" Approach" (Video)
Abrar Hasan, Former Head of Education and Training Policy Division, OECD


March 26, 2014
"Global Contexts and Representations of New Mobilities: A Transversal Element to Explore in Educational Policies" (Video)
Professor Diane Farmer, Director, Centre de Recherche en Education Franco-Ontarienne, OISE


April 16, 2014
"It Will Work in Kitchener, But Will it Work in Kenora?"
Beverley Freedman, Educational Services Consultant and Former Superintendent, Durham Region District School Board

2014 - 2015

October 29, 2014
"Measuring What Matters: Potential Implications in Broadening What the Education System Measures in Defining Student Success" (Video)
David Hagen Cameron, People for Education


November 19, 2014
"High-Stakes: Standardized Testing, Teacher's Work and Urban Schools in the US and Canada" (Video)
Arlo Kempf, Lecturer and Program Director, Department of Curriculum, Learning and Teaching, OISE


December 10, 2014
"Research-Policy Connections: Institutional Realities, Options and Trade-offs"
Professor Scott Davies, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE


January 21, 2015
"Discourses of Teacher Professionalism: A Study of Union-Active Teachers" (Video)
Pamela Osmond, PhD Candidate, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE


February 18, 2015
"Who You Know and What You Know: Understanding Policymaking Through a Social Network Lens" (Video)
Joelle Rodway-Marci, PhD Candidate, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE


March 25, 2015
"Changes in Socioeconomic Achievement Gaps in International Comparison, 1964-2012" (Video)
Anna Katyn Chmielewski, Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE

2015 - 2016

October 28, 2015
"Media Matters: Examining the relationship between the news media and educational policy" (Video)
Sachin Maharaj, Ph.D Student, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE


November 18, 2015
"Access to postsecondary education: Under-representation and marginalization, and what universities and government do about it" (Video)
Rona Abramovitch, Senior Advisor, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, Ryerson University
 



December 9, 2015
"A Prospective Public Policy on Public Policy Schools" (PaperVideo)
Mel Cappe, OC, Professor, School of Public Policy and Governance


January 20, 2016
"Policy Development Through Community Action: The National Taskforce on the Experiences of Graduate Students with Disabilities" (Video)
Presenter: Hillary Arnold, Senior Researcher, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario 
 

February 17, 2016
"Bottom Up Support for Research and Evidence Informed Practice: Early Lessons From an Attempt at a 'Self Improving System'" (Video)
Philippa Cordingley, Chief Executive, Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education


March 30, 2016
"Knowledge Mobilization and Design Thinking: Towards Enhancing the Impact of Homelessness Research" (Video)
Stephen Gaetz, Director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and Professor at the Faculty of Education, York University


April 20, 2016
"Bringing Counter-hegemonic Pedagogies to Scale in Mexico and Colombia" (Video)
Santiago Rincon-Gallardo, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE

2016 - 2017

October 17, 2016 
"This Educational Moment in Alberta"
Jim Brandon, Associate Dean, Professional and Community Engagement, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary


October 26, 2016
"The Wonderful Dance of Evidence, Practice and Policy"
Charles Pascal, Professor, Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, OISE


November 9, 2016
"Charter School Reform in Deindustrialized Inner Cities" (Video)
Daniel Hamlin, PhD Candidate, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE


November 30, 2016
"Knowledge Networks and the Global Governance of Education" (Video)
Robyn Read, PhD Candidate, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE


January 11, 2017
"Ontario’s Full-Day Kindergarten Policy"
Jan Pelletier, Professor, Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, OISE


February 8, 2017
"Investigating the effects of access initiatives for underrepresented groups" (Video)
Ruth Childs, Associate Professor, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE


March 22, 2017
"International Research Project" (Video)
Nina Bascia, Chair and Professor, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE


May 11, 2017
"The Many Ways that Parents Game the System: Mixed Method Evidence on the Transition into Secondary School Tracks in Germany" (Video)
Hanna Dumont, German Insititue for International Educational Research


May 17, 2017
"The Politics of Evidence-informed Policy-making: A Case Study of the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy" (Video)
Jacqueline Sohn, PhD Student, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE

2017 - 2018

October 18, 2017
"Professional Learning Networks in Action: Lessons from East Africa" (Video)
Steve Anderson, Carly Manion, Mary Drinkwater, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE 


November 22, 2017
"The Internationalization of Higher Education: Global Citizenship or Neo-Colonization?" (Video)
Elizabeth Buckner, Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE 


December 13, 2017
"Scaling Youth Homeless Prevention through Social Innovation" (Video)
Jacquie Sohn, PhD Candidate, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE 


January 31, 2017
"Curricular and Pedagogical Discontinuities: A Possible Contributor to Early Learning 'Fade-Out'" (Video)
Sachin Maharaj, PhD, Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, OISE 


February 21, 2018
"Unleash the Science of Learning: Bringing the Gap Between Research, Teaching, and Policy"
Pooja Agarwal, Assistant Professor (No video)


March 21, 2018
"Understanding the Neoliberalization of Education through Spaces of Labour Autonomy" (Video)
Paul Bocking, York University 


April 11, 2018
"Will Global Learning Metrics Solve the "Global Learning Crisis"?: Historical Debates, Current Proposals, Possible Consequences" (Video)
Aaron Benavot, School of Education University at Albany-SUNY


April 23, 2018
"The Elusive Quest for Deeper Learning: Inside the Effort to Remake the American High School" (Video)
Jal Mehta, Associate Professor, Harvard School of Education 


May 9, 2018
"The Role of Publicly Subsized Private Schools: What Can We Learn from the Columbian Case?" (Video)
Claudia Diaz-Rios, Mc Master University