The Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education

Two students chatting at OISE Orientation.

Welcome to the Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education

The Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education (LHAE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education is a dynamic and inclusive learning community comprised of scholars focused on educational leadership and administration, policy and change, social justice and community engagement. 

Our department considers education broadly, as it occurs inside and outside of formal educational settings. Our courses and programs consider relations between different social settings, such as families, workplaces, local communities, and national and international contexts.

Themes running through our research and teaching include equity and social justice, professional education, policy studies, educational leadership and organizations and adult learning within institutions and settings.

Earn a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy

The connections I’ve made and continue to have with world-class scholars, educators and my peers in educational leadership and policy have been the highlight of my experience at OISE and LHAE.

Ahmad Jibran
Doctor of Education, Class of 2021
Jibra Ahmed