Upcoming Events

Dr. Lynn Mario de Souza – October 2019

Dr. Lynn Mario de Souza
Dept. Modern Languages, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Lynn Mario de Souza

CIDE SEMINAR - October 7, 2019


Abidjan Principles: The Right to Education

Prachi Srivastava

Prachi Srivastava

Prachi Srivastava is an Associate Professor in education and international development, Western University, An Adjunct Professor at University of Ottawa, an adjunct Professor at Huron College, and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at University of Sussex. She’s a Member of the World Bank Expert Advisory Council on Citizen Engagement. Her research interest include: private sector engagement in education in the Global South; global philanthropy and impact investment; private schooling and education privatisation; silent exclusion in/from education; and global education policy and the right to education. Her work has been featured in prominent media outlets. She has provided research evidence in Westminster to the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Education for All, the European Commission, Global Affairs Canada, JICA, UNESCO. She is a signatory of the Abidjan Principles, and holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford.

Karen Mundy

Karen Mundy

Karen Mundy is a Professor of International and Comparative Education at the University of Toronto She is an expert on education in the developing world, former Chief Technical Officer at the Global Partnership for Education , and a past President of the Comparative and International Education Society. Her research includes global politics of “education for all”; educational policy and reform in Sub-Saharan Africa; and the role of civil society organizations in educational change. She has published 6 books and more than 60 articles and book chapters, and is a contributor to dozens of policy papers and reports. She’s a two-time winner of the Bereday award for best article in the Comparative Education Review.

Sarah French

Sarah French

Sarah French is a campaigner on social services and human rights at the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Her work focuses on building a global movement against privatisation of social services, particularly around privatisation of education. Sarah has worked with human rights and international development organisations within Canada and abroad. She recently worked with Amnesty International Canada and Human Rights Internet. She holds a BA(Hons) in Human Rights and Political Science from Carleton University and an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex.

The last two decades have seen a significant increase in the scale and scope of non-state actors in primary and secondary education in developing countries that are rapidly transforming education systems. Under which circumstances is the involvement of the private sector in education acceptable? And when can it undermine human rights? What mechanisms must the State have in place to ensure that learners’ and families’ right to education is protected? The involvement of private investors and profit-oriented enterprises, in establishing education services at purportedly ‘low cost’ for poorer people raise significant concern. Several UN reports, resolutions and recommendations, and observations from the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights have raised concerns about the impact of the rapid growth of fee-paying private schools on educational content, quality, potential segregation and inequities. If not monitored and regulated, this could constitute a major challenge in realising the right to education and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. In February 2019, education stakeholders and legal experts convened in Côte D’Ivoire to adopt the Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education (‘ Abidjan Principles’). This document unpacks existing law on the right to education, providing a new reference point to address the role of the State and private actors in education. The Principles are intended to be operational in, and adaptable to, different contexts, and to provide a concrete tool for policy work for States and other stakeholders. This session explains the main aims and avenues of implementation of the Abidjan Principles, and how they may be an effective tool within education circles.

Monday October 7, 2019 - 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Chair: Carly Manion

OISE Room 7-105 । 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto

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This event is being organised in collaboration with RICE, CIDEC, and GIESCR

Dr. Prachi Srivastava - February 5, 2020

Research Talk: Centre for Global Studies, Huron University College

Dr. Prachi Srivastava

Dr. Prachi Srivastava,
Associate Professor, Education, Western University
Adjunct Professor, Centre for Global Studies Huron University College

A Talk On: Mapping private philanthropy and impact investment in girls' and women's education in Asia: trends and gaps

February 5th, 2020. 1:30 - 3:00pm

Great Hall - Huron University College

Dr. Paul Tarc - February 12, 2020

Paul Tarc - Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, FEB 1010 (Conference Room; originally scheduled for January 22, 2020).

"Save the World in Your Own Time: (Re)conceiving Citizenship Education from an Arendtian Perspective"

> Link to livestream: https://ca.bbcollab.com/guest/098c37c0d1f243bfa9037f4e3deb095c

> Reading: Hannah Arendt "The Crisis in Education"

Xiaohang Gai - February 19, 2020

Xiaohang Gai, College of Western Languages, Harbin Normal University, China

Host: Prachi Srivastava

Visit Dates: September 2019 - September, 2020

Public Lecture: "An Empirical Study on Effectiveness of Blended Learning in College English Teaching in China". Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, FEB 1195B

This study adopted an empirical approach to examine the effectiveness of blended learning in college English teaching. A one-year teaching experiment was conducted on students majoring in English at H University to explore whether blended learning is an effective way to improve students’ learning. Through data analysis, it can be found that blended learning participants held positive attitudes towards blended learning and their test scores are higher than the scores of the control group. The findings of the study indicate that blended learning could help students develop self-regulated and cooperative learning strategies, improve students' motivation to learn and improve students' academic performance.

Dr. Jason Beech – March 27 – 31, 2020

Dr. Jason Beech

School of Education
Universidad de San Andrés

Host: Marianne Larsen

Visit Dates: March 27-31, 2020

Public Lectures: "Global policy spaces and educational reform: mapping the trajectories of power in education" and "Multiple federalism: comparing federal educational systems in Latin America".

** Dates, times, locations TBD.