A Community College: Different Programs, Different Prospects

May 8, 2018   |   Ontario, PEW Team Research

By Laura Servage I completed my dissertation in partnership with an Alberta community college. Like most all community colleges, this institution was an important centre for credentialing in short courses and diplomas: the kinds of programs that could get people in to the workforce quickly, and match skills to high-needs occupational areas. The college relied…Read More

The Impact of College Baccalaureates on Access and Student Identity

June 22, 2017   |   Ontario, PEW Team Research

by Edmund Adam In 2000, the Postsecondary Education Choice and Excellence Act authorised Ontario’s colleges to award bachelor degrees. It marked a milestone in a journey that had begun a decade earlier with Charles Pascal’s (1990) Vision 2000, which recommended the creation of new degree-granting institutions. The government justified this reform on various grounds. A…Read More

Higher Education and “High Skills” Jobs

June 22, 2017   |   Canada

By Laura Servage As developed countries cross the threshold from massified to universal post-secondary education (Marginson, 2016; Trow, 2007), they are becoming more circumspect about the upper limits of benefits to be obtained, socially and individually, from such levels of participation.[1] It is no longer readily assumed that more education leads automatically to rewards in…Read More

The Impact of College Baccalaureates on Access and Student Identity

June 2, 2017   |   Uncategorised

by Edmund Adam In 2000, the Postsecondary Education Choice and Excellence Act authorised Ontario’s colleges to award bachelor degrees. It marked a milestone in a journey that had begun a decade earlier with Charles Pascal’s (1990) Vision 2000, which recommended the creation of new degree-granting institutions. The government justified this reform on various grounds. A…Read More

Apples to Apples? Ontario’s Differentiated Baccalaureates

April 26, 2017   |   Ontario, PEW Team Research

by Diane Simpson In 2002, legislation changed in Ontario allowing public colleges in the province to offer baccalaureate degrees for the first time (Clark, Moran, Skolnik & Trick, 2009). Presently (2017), almost 15,000 students are studying in over 100 college baccalaureate programs at 13 out of 24 public colleges in Ontario. The number of applications…Read More

Sleuthing the Occupational Outcomes of Canadian Engineering Graduates

December 15, 2016   |   PEW Team Research

By Laura Servage The PEW research group is very pleased to be working with ILead, the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering at the University of Toronto in a joint project investigating the career pathways of engineering graduates. ILead offers curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities that help aspiring engineers to become great team leaders and…Read More

Global Trends in Vocational Education and Training (VET)

November 1, 2016   |   Uncategorised

OISE’s pathways to education and work team has been commissioned by Education International to prepare a paper, to be entitled “Global Trends in VET: A Framework for Social Justice.” Education International is a federation of 396 associations and unions which represent some 32.5 million teachers and other employees in all forms of education: early childhood, primary…Read More

‘Flipped’ Conference on Post Compulsory Education

July 16, 2016   |   PEW Team Research

By Gavin Moodie 3 group members participated in the 2nd international conference of the Association for Research in Post-compulsory Education held at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. The conference discussed 50 papers over a weekend in a ‘flipped’ format. All presenters were asked to write full papers which were made available to participants 3 weeks before…Read More

Consultation on College-to-university Pathways Principles and Framework: Gaining Expert Insights on the Development of a Decision-making Tool

April 24, 2016   |   Foundations for Pathways, Ontario

By Amanda Brijmohan This past year, the Pathways to Education and Work (PEW) research group has been funded by the Ontario Council for Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) to research where effort should be invested in developing and maintaining educational pathways between colleges and universities. Findings from the project suggest that only 23% of universities’ pathway…Read More

Signalling and Screening

March 23, 2016   |   Foundations for Pathways

By Gavin Moodie Economists developed the concept of signalling and screening to deal with problems such as the market for lemons – cars that turn out to be clunkers rather than high quality cars (peaches). In economics signalling is what sellers do to indicate that their product or service is of high quality, whereas screening is what buyers…Read More

Sharing Our Research Agenda

February 23, 2016   |   Foundations for Pathways

By Jacquie Beaulieu The OISE Pathways to Education and Work research team would like to introduce you to our research, which investigates the nature of pathways within postsecondary education and between postsecondary education and the labour market. Since our formation as a research team, we have been occupied with several substantial research projects, which we’ve…Read More

Welcome to our website!

January 23, 2016   |   Uncategorised

By Jacquie Beaulieu Thank you for visiting our research team’s brand new website! Here, you can find: Summaries of current and recent research projects Citations, abstracts, and links to our publications and presentations An introduction to the members of our team Our twitter feed! Follow us @OISEPathwaysGrp We encourage you to revisit our website and…Read More