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SJE Events

  • Thursday, April 6 - 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    Department of Social Justice Education End of Year Party!
    Please join the Department of Social Justice Education (SJE) at our end of year party! Join us for this family-friendly event: significant others, partners and children most welcome!
    Light meal (vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options) will be provided.
    Bring one and all! Please RSVP to Julie Sutton ea.sje@utoronto.ca
    Location: SJE Lounge, 12th Floor, OISE

  • Wednesday, April 5 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM
    John Portelli's Book Launch
    Join us for a celebration of Dr. John P. Portelli's new book, Luggage|Bagage Poems|Poèmes. Featuring: Lelia Young and Charles C. Smith.
    Location: OISE, 12th floor lounge

  • Wednesday, March 29 - 12:30 - 1:30 PM
    Deleuze, Freire, and Rumi: Where these worlds collide, unfolding nomadic learner identities
    Department of Social Justice Education - Brown Bag Series
    Unfolding the complex and paradoxical discourses associated with educational instrumentalism can open up new prisms where it becomes essential to explore alternative praxes that can offer remedies against the malaise of the neoliberal era. It is in this context that Persian philosopher-poet Rumi and Brazilian critical pedagogue Paulo Freire can offer reprieves. In line with this, using the language provided by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, particularly his conceptual constellation, the nomad, advances a discourse that encourages the unleashing of the nomadic potential in learners. This is a space that allows Freire and Rumi to slip through the cracks and transition into a productive force in an effort to explore how learners' fragmented, marginalized, and 'invisibilized identities' have been constructed, maintained, challenged, and reconfigured.
    Location: OISE, 12-274

  • Tuesday, March 28 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    Introduction to Solidarity, Social Entitlements, Education, Internationalist Solidarity, and Sustainable Development in Cuba
    Department of Social Justice Education - Brown Bag Series
    OISE student Emil Marmol recently travelled to Cuba to work on a feature-length film. While there, he created a short education video about life in Cuba.
    Location: OISE, 12-274

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The Department of Social Justice Education offers a multi and interdisciplinary graduate program developed from the past programs of History and Philosophy of Education as well as Sociology in Education. This department provides students with critical understandings of the social, historical, cultural, political, economic, and ethical contexts of education, broadly conceived. Based on the diverse intellectual traditions of the humanities and social sciences, the department is committed to multi and interdisciplinary studies in education, with a focus on equity and social justice from a variety of perspectives including history, philosophy, sociology and political science.

Students may pursue studies including anti-racism, critical race theory, and Indigenous and anti-colonial studies; aesthetics, media, and communication; feminist and gender studies; class and poverty studies; francophone studies; post-colonial, diaspora, and transnational studies; queer and disability studies; cultural and philosophical contexts in education; and democracy, ethics, and social class and/or may follow traditional disciplinary inquiry.

The department's vision is to enable students to explore such questions as: what was, what is, and what should be the relationship between education and society? What kinds of knowledge do educators need to answer those questions? The department aims to provide graduate students and initial teacher education students with the interdisciplinary background, substantive knowledge, and theoretical language necessary to raise questions of critical importance to educational theory, practices, and society.


2017-2018 Admission applications for full-time funded MA and full-time funded PhD closed on Friday November 25, 2016.

Remaining degree programs (M. Ed., part-time MA, EdD, flex-time PhD) are currently open for applications until further notice. If you have any questions, please check with the department graduate liaison officer, Sezen Atacan, at sezen.atacan@utoronto.ca or 416-978-0397.

More information about OISE Graduate Admissions can be accessed through this link.