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Comparative, International and Development Education

Comparative, International and Development Education: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​Lead Faculty

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

Participating Degree Programs

Adult Education and Community Development—MA, MEd, PhD
Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development—MA, MEd, PhD
Educational Leadership and Policy—MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
Higher Education—MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
Language and Literacies Education—MA, MEd, PhD
Social Justice Education—MA, MEd, EdD, PhD

Overview

Comparative, International and Development Education (CIDE) is one of the world's largest, most diverse and dynamic graduate programs in the field of comparative education. Research interests span an exciting range of theoretical and practical issues, from the study of ethnicity and identity to the issues of globalization and global governance, from non-formal learning and citizenship education to concrete problems of educational reform, social equality, language education, conflict resolution, and community development. These issues are approached issues from a range of theoretical and disciplinary frames: more traditional, sociological, historical, and philosophical approaches are taught alongside vibrant interpretations of feminist, critical, post-structuralist, and cultural theories.

The broad and diverse scope of the CIDE program will appeal to both Canadian and international students interested in applying a comparative and international lens in their professional work at home or abroad.​

Students can take courses in such fields as political science, feminist studies, sociology, and geography. The CIDE collaborative specialization is linked with events and programs at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.​

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative specialization, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education" on their transcript and parchment.

Contact and Address

Web: www.oise.utoronto.ca/cidec
Email: cidec.oise@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-0892
Fax: (416) 926-4749

Collaborative Specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education
Comparative, International and Development Education Centre (CIDEC)
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West, 7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6
Canada

Comparative, International and Development Education: Master's Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative specialization and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments. Applicants should apply to the appropriate degree program in one (or more) of the collaborating departments that corresponds most closely to their general background and interests.

  • Applicants to the CIDE collaborative specialization are normally expected to have had at least one year of international or cross-cultural experience.

  • Applicants who have questions concerning their eligibility should contact the CIDEC administrator at cidec.oise@utoronto.ca.

  • Prospective applicants should review the detailed information about the CIDE collaborative specialization at www.oise.utoronto.ca/cidec.

Specialization Requirements

  • Individual student programs of study must meet the requirements of both the home department and the collaborative specialization. Normally, a careful selection of courses will satisfy this requirement without any additional course load.

  • Course requirements are as follows:

    • ​0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) required introduction: CIE 1001H Introduction to Comparative, International and Development Education. CIE 1001H must be taken in Year 1 of the full-time student's academic course load, or within the first four courses of the part-time and flexible-time student's academic work.

    • 0.5 core FCE CIDE master's-level course.

    • 1.0 FCE (equivalent to two half courses) other core CIDE or elective master's-level courses.

  • Regular participation in and attendance at the CIDE Seminar Series. Participation at a minimum of five seminars required.

  • Students who write a thesis or major research paper as part of their program are also required to make at least one presentation to the CIDE community related to their research/development work.

  • In master's programs requiring a major research paper or a thesis, the topic must relate to and demonstrate master's-level understanding of the research/ theory base of CIDE. Participating CIDE faculty and the home department must be represented on the thesis committee.

  • Students officially registered in the collaborative specialization prior to 2005-06 and who had undertaken CTL 6000H Introduction to Comparative, International and Development Education are not required to take CIE 1001H.

Comparative, International and Development Education: Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative specialization and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments. Applicants should apply to the appropriate degree program in one (or more) of the collaborating departments that corresponds most closely to their general background and interests.

  • Applicants to the CIDE collaborative specialization are normally expected to have had at least one year of international or cross-cultural experience.

  • Applicants who have questions concerning their eligibility should contact the CIDEC administrator at cidec.oise@utoronto.ca.

  • Prospective applicants should review the detailed information about the CIDE collaborative specialization at www.oise.utoronto.ca/cidec. They are strongly advised to contact one of the participating CIDE faculty members in their home department to discuss their research interests and goals.

Specialization Requirements

  • Individual student programs of study must meet the requirements of both the home department and the collaborative specialization. Normally, a careful selection of courses will satisfy this requirement without any additional course load.

  • Course requirements are as follows:

    • ​​​​0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) required introduction: CIE 1001H Introduction to Comparative, International and Development Education, if not already taken, or equivalent if transferring from another university. CIE 1001H must be taken in Year 1 of the full-time student's academic course load, or within the first four courses of the part-time and flexible-time student's academic work. Students who have completed CIE 1001H at the master's level must select a 0.5 FCE from the list of core or elective courses, with approval from the CIDE Specialization Director at the time of course selection.

    • 0.5 FCE core CIDE doctoral-level course.

    • 1.0 FCE (equivalent to two half courses) other core CIDE or elective doctoral-level courses.

  • Regular participation in and contribution to the CIDE Seminar Series (at least one major presentation to the seminar group related to the student's thesis research/development work in addition to regular participation). Participation at a minimum of five seminars required.

  • Completion of a thesis that contributes to the research/theory base of CIDE. Participating CIDE faculty and the home department must be represented on the thesis committee.

Comparative, International and Development Education: Courses

July 6, 2017: corrected course codes and titles (see amendments for details).

Not all courses are offered each year. Visit the website for current course offerings.

Core Courses

Comparative Education

CIE 1001H
Introduction to Comparative, International and Development Education
CIE 1002H
Practicum for Comparative, International and Development Education
CIE 1006H
Transnational Perspectives on Democracy, Human Rights and Democratic Education in an Era of Globalization
CIE 6000H Special Topics in Comparative, International and Development Education

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

CTL 1037H
Comparative and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
CTL 1060H
Education and Social Development
CTL 1312H
Democratic Citizenship Education
CTL 1318H
Teaching Conflict and Conflict Resolution
CTL 1319H
Religious Education: Comparative and International Perspectives
CTL 1864H
Methodologies for Comparing Educational Systems
CTL 3015H
Seminar in Second-Language Literacy Education

Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

LHA 1016H
School Program Development and Implementation
LHA 1019H
Diversity and the Ethics of Educational Administration
LHA 1114H
Comparative and International Perspectives in Adult Education
LHA 1146H
Women, War, and Learning
LHA 1807H
Strategic and Long-Range Planning for Postsecondary Systems
LHA 1825H
Comparative Education: Theory and Methodology
LHA 1826H
Comparative Higher Education
LHA 3104H
Adult Education and Marxism
LHA 3180H
Global Governance and Educational Change: the Politics of International Cooperation in Education
LHA 3182H
Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy
LHA 3810H
International Academic Relations
LHA 5100H Special Topics in Adult Education and Community Development: Master's Level

Social Justice Education

SJE 1924H
Modernization, Development, and Education in African Contexts
SJE 1927H
Migration and Globalization
SJE 3911H
Cultural Knowledges, Representation, and Colonial Education

Elective Courses

The list of CIDE elective courses may change. Please refer to www.oise.utoronto.ca/cidec for the current list.

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

CTL 1031H
Language, Culture, and Identity: Using the Literary Text in Teacher Development
CTL 1033H
Multicultural Perspectives in Teacher Development: Reflective Practicum
CTL 1307H
Identity Construction and Education of Minorities
CTL 1405H
The Origins of Modern Schooling I: Problems in Education Before the Industrial Revolution
CTL 1406H
The Origins of Modern Schooling: Issues in the Development of the North American Educational System
CTL 1427H
Commemorating Canada, 1800s–1900s
CTL 1430H
Gendered Colonialisms, Imperialisms, and Nationalisms in History
CTL 1448H
Popular Culture and the Social History of Education II
CTL 1816H
Minority Education and Inclusion: Policies in Practices
CTL 1819H
Multicultural Literature in the Schools: Critical Perspectives and Practices
CTL 3000H
Foundations of Bilingual and Multicultural Education
CTL 3008H
Critical Pedagogy, Language, and Cultural Diversity
CTL 3015H
Seminar in Second-Language Literacy Education
CTL 3018H
Language Planning and Policy
CTL 3018H
Politique et amnagement linguistique
CTL 3024H
Second Language Teacher Education
CTL 3025H
Educational Sociolinguistics
CTL 3026H
Pragmatics in Language Education
CTL 3031H
Children's Literature Within a Multicultural Context
CTL 5300H
Special Topics in Language and Literacies Education Program: Master's Level
CTL 6300H
Special Topics in Language and Literacies Education Program: Doctoral Level

Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

LHA 1020H
Teachers and Educational Change
LHA 1029H
Special Applications of the Administrative Process
LHA 1041H
Educational Administration II: Social and Policy Context of Schooling
LHA 1047H
Managing Changes in Classroom Practice
LHA 1065H
Educational Equity and Excellence in International Comparison
LHA 1102H
Community Development: Innovative Models
LHA 1145H
Participatory Research in the Community and the Workplace
LHA 1180H
Aboriginal World Views: Implications for Education
LHA 1181H
Embodied Learning and Qi Gong
LHA 1184H
Aboriginal Knowledge: Implications for Education
LHA 1190H
Community Healing and Peacebuilding
LHA 1196H
Walking Together, Talking Together: The Praxis of Reconciliation
LHA 1803H
Recurring Issues in Postsecondary Education
LHA 1806H
Systems of Higher Education
LHA 1846H
Internationalization of Higher Education in a Comparative Perspective
LHA 2006H
Educational Finance and Economics (exclusion: students who have taken LHA 1017H or LHA 1841H are not eligible to take LHA 2006H)
LHA 3041H
Administrative Theory and Educational Problems II: Doctoral Seminar on Policy Issues in Education
LHA 3045H
Educational Policy and Program Evaluation
LHA 3055H
Democratic Values, Student Engagement, and Democratic Leadership
LHA 3103H
Teaching about Global and Social Issues
LHA 3119H
Global Perspectives on Feminist Education, Community Development, and Community Transformation
LHA 3132H
Special Topics in Women in Development and Community Transformation
LHA 3140H
Decolonization and Transformative Education
LHA 5100H Special Topics in Adult Education and Community Development: Master's Level
LHA 5800H Special Topics in Higher Education: Master's Level
LHA 6000H Special Topics in Educational Leadership and Policy: Doctoral Level

Political Science

JPE 2408Y Political Economy of International Development

Social Justice Education

SJE 1438H
Democratic Approaches to Pedagogy
SJE 1447H
Technology in Education: Philosophical Issues
SJE 1912H
Foucault and Research in Education and Culture: Discourse, Power, and the Subject
SJE 1921Y
The Principles of Anti-Racism Education
SJE 1922H
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
SJE 1925H
Indigenous Knowledge and Decolonization: Pedagogical Implications
SJE 1926H
Race, Space and Citizenship: Research Methods
SJE 1956H
Social Relations of Cultural Production in Education
SJE 3910H
Advanced Seminar on Race and Anti- Racism Research Methodology in Education
SJE 3912H
Race and Knowledge Production: Research Methods
SJE 3915H
Franz Fanon and Education
SJE 5000H Special Topics in Social Justice Research in Education: Master's Level