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Department of
SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION

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SJE Events

  • Wednesday, April 5 - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    John Portelli's Book Launch
    Join us for a celebration of Dr. John Portelli's new book, Luggage Poems | Baggage Poèmes. Featuring: Leila 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

  • Monday, March 27 - 12:00 - 1:30 PM
    What's Love Got to do with it? Where is the Love in Social Justice?
    The Department of Social Justice Education (SJE) at OISE and the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW) Chair in Health and Mental Health invite you to a lunchtime discussion.
    Sarah Ahmed (2004) has centred the cultural politics of emotion in analyzing ideologies, social relationships and the rhetoric of the nation. Hate and power are mutually implicated in the the politics of racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia and social injustice. Where, we ask, is the love in social justice? And, as Tina Turner (1984) asks, what's love got to do with it? We invite students and faculty from Social Justice Education and Social Work to meet and talk about these important issues. Representatives from both faculties will participate to share their own perspectives and how they see these issues as relevant to their respective fields of research, pedagogy and practice.
    Light snacks and good company. See you there!
    Location: OISE, Room 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.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

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.


CURRENT STUDENTS