Faculty of Education

Research

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Welcome to Research at The Faculty of Education!  

As you enter through our ‘doors’ here, we invite you to share the stories about what our researchers are doing, and they way we strive to make a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities while making key contributions to the research literature and working to advance the study of education.  For details on our faculty members' areas of research please visit our Faculty profiles page.

What we do, and the way we do it, are driven by our goal of making a difference in the lives of children, families and communities through education. Our strategic priorities provide us with a clear direction, and ones which we are proud to share:

  1. INNOVATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS
  2. ADVANCING THE RELEVANCE AND IMPLICATIONS OF THE KNOWLEDGE GENERATION
  3. EXCELLENCE IN SCHOLARSHIP
  4. STRENGTHENING A CULTURE OF SCHOLARSHIP

Our researchers focus on many areas of education research: curriculum studies, social justice, gender studies, Aboriginal education, educational and counselling psychology and we are very proud of our unique and important research centres. The Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education focuses on the theory and practice of improving the unique world inhabited by students with exceptionalities. At the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children, researchers, practitioners and community advocates work to develop community-focused research and practices directed toward changing the lives of the most vulnerable in our society through the prevention of violence and abuse. Real change for real people. The Centre for Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is engaged in supporting the advancement of research on teaching and learning in higher education at Western. The Centre for School-Based Mental Health brings together researchers, educators, and those who work in the service of children's mental health and well-being with the shared purpose of making schools places where all children are welcomed and their needs are understood and met.