Comparative, International and Development Education

Comparative, International and Development Education: Introduction

Lead Faculty of the Collaborative Specialization

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

Participating Degree Programs

Adult Education and Community Development — MA, MEd, PhD
Curriculum and Pedagogy — 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 specializations 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 from a range of theoretical and disciplinary frames including: economic, political, sociological, historical, and philosophical approaches taught alongside vibrant interpretations of feminist, critical, post-structuralist, and cultural theories.

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

CIDE students can take courses in multiple fields within education, political science, feminist studies, sociology, and geography. The CIDE collaborative specialization is linked with events and programming at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home graduate unit 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 graduate units. Applicants should apply to the appropriate degree program in one (or more) of the collaborating graduate units 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 (includes Indigenous nation settings).

  • 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 graduate unit and the collaborative specialization. Normally, a careful selection of cross-listed courses will satisfy this requirement without any additional course load.

  • Course requirements are as follows:

    • 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) required introduction: CIE1001H Introduction to Comparative, International and Development Education. CIE1001H 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 graduate course.

    • 1.0 FCE (equivalent to two half courses) other core CIDE or elective graduate courses. CIDE courses must be taught by CIDE affiliated graduate faculty members.

  • Regular participation in and attendance at the CIDE Seminar Series. Participation at a minimum of five seminars is required; some may be attended live online.

  • 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 graduate unit must be represented on the thesis committee.

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 graduate units. Applicants should apply to the appropriate degree program in one (or more) of the collaborating graduate units 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 (includes Indigenous nation settings).

  • 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 graduate unit to discuss their research interests and goals.

Specialization Requirements

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

  • Course requirements are as follows:

    • 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) required introduction: CIE1001H Introduction to Comparative, International and Development Education, if not already taken, or equivalent if transferring from another university. CIE1001H 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 CIE1001H at the master's level must select (in lieu, in addition to the requirements below) a 0.5 FCE course from the list of core courses, with approval from the CIDE Specialization Director at the time of course selection.

    • 0.5 FCE core CIDE graduate (preferably doctoral-level) course.

    • 1.0 FCE (equivalent to two half courses) additional core CIDE or elective graduate (preferably doctoral-level) courses. CIDE courses must be taught by CIDE affiliated graduate faculty members.

  • 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 is required; some may be attended live online.

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

Comparative, International and Development Education: Courses

Not all courses are offered each year. Visit the Comparative, International, and Development Education (CIDE) website for current course offerings, including special topics courses that do not appear in the list below.

In addition to the courses listed here, a defined list of special topics courses, taught by CIDE participating faculty members in any of the participating graduate departments, can be taken to meet core or elective graduate course requirements for CIDE.

Core Courses

Comparative Education

CIE1001H
Introduction to Comparative, International, and Development Education
CIE1002H
Practicum for Comparative, International, and Development Education
CIE1006H
Transnational Perspectives on Democracy, Human Rights, and Democratic Education in an Era of Globalization
CIE6000H
Special Topics in Comparative, International, and Development Education

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Curriculum and Pedagogy Program
CTL1037H
Teacher Development: Comparative and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
CTL1060H
Education and Social Development
CTL1312H
Democratic Citizenship Education
CTL1319H
Religious Education: Comparative and International Perspectives
CTL1330H
Education and Peacebuilding in Conflict Zones: International Comparative Perspectives

Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Adult Education and Community Development Program
LHA1146H
Women, War, and Learning
LHA3064H Global Governance and Educational Change: the Politics of International Cooperation in Education
LHA3104H
Adult Education, Marxism, and Feminism
Educational Leadership and Policy Program
LHA1065H
Educational Equity and Excellence in International Comparison
LHA1066H
Comparative and International Perspectives on Gender and Education Policy and Practice
Higher Education Program
LHA1806H
Systems of Higher Education
LHA1807H
System-Wide Planning and Policy for Higher Education
LHA1825H
Comparative Education Theory and Methodology (RM)
LHA1826H
Comparative Higher Education
LHA1846H
Internationalization of Higher Education in a Comparative Perspective
LHA3810H
International Academic Relations

Social Justice Education

SJE1924H
Modernization, Development, and Education in African Contexts
SJE1927H
Migration and Globalization
SJE1976H
Critical Media Literacy Education
SJE3911H
Cultural Knowledges, Representation, and Colonial Education

Elective Courses

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Curriculum and Pedagogy Program
CTL1031H
Language, Culture, and Identity: Using the Literary Text in Teacher Development
CTL1063H
Pedagogies of Solidarity
CTL1218H Culture and Cognition in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
CTL1221H
Education for Human Goals Local and Global: How’s Science Education Helping?
CTL1307H
Identity Construction and Education of Minorities
CTL1318H
Teaching Conflict and Conflict Resolution
CTL1320H
Introduction to Aboriginal Land-Centered Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
CTL1321H
Aboriginal Civilization: Language, Culture, and Identity
CTL1332H Introduction to Decolonization in Education
CTL1406H
The Origins of Modern Schooling: Issues in the Development of the North American Educational System
CTL1430H
Gendered Colonialisms, Imperialisms, and Nationalisms in History
Language and Literacies Education Program
CTL3000H
Foundations of Bilingual and Multicultural Education
CTL3008H
Critical Pedagogy, Language, and Cultural Diversity
CTL3011H
Cognitive Sociolinguistic and Sociopolitical Orientations in Bilingual Education Research
CTL3015H
Language and Literacies Education in Multilingual Contexts
CTL3018H
Language Planning and Policy
CTL3024H
Language Teacher Education
CTL3025H
Educational Sociolinguistics
CTL3026H
Pragmatics in Language Education
CTL3031H
Children's Literature Within a Multicultural Context
CTL3100H Communication and Second Language Learning in the Workplace
CTL3805H
Multilingualism and Pluralism

Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Adult Education and Community Development Program
LHA1102H
Community Development: Innovative Models
LHA1113H Gender and Race at Work
LHA1115H
Learning for the Global Economy
LHA1142H
Young Adulthood in Crisis: Learning, Transitions, and Activism
LHA1145H
Participatory Research in the Community and the Workplace (RM)
LHA1147H
Women, Migration, and Work
LHA1180H
Indigenous Worldviews: Implications for Education
LHA1181H
Embodied Learning and Alternative Approaches to Community Wellness
LHA1184H
Aboriginal Knowledge: Implications for Education
LHA1190H
Community Healing and Peacebuilding
LHA1196H
Walking Together, Talking Together: The Praxis of Reconciliation
LHA3140H Decolonization and Transformative Education
Educational Leadership and Policy Program
LHA1029H
Special Applications of the Administrative Process
LHA1041H Educational Administration II: Social and Policy Context of Schooling
LHA3041H Administrative Theory and Educational Problems II: Doctoral Seminar on Policy Issues in Education
LHA3055H Democratic Values, Student Engagement, and Democratic Leadership
Higher Education Program
LHA1803H
Recurring Issues in Postsecondary Education

Social Justice Education

SJE1912H
Foucault and Research in Education and Culture: Discourse, Power, and the Subject
SJE1921Y
The Principles of Anti-Racism Education
SJE1922H
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
SJE1925H
Indigenous Knowledge and Decolonization: Pedagogical Implications
SJE1926H
Race, Space, and Citizenship: Research Methods
SJE1951H The School and the Community
SJE1956H
Social Relations of Cultural Production in Education
SJE2941H Bourdieu: Theory of Practice in Social Sciences
SJE3905H Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research: Theory and Praxis
SJE3912H
Race and Knowledge Production: Research Methods
SJE3914H
Anti-Colonial Thought and Pedagogical Challenges
SJE3915H
Franz Fanon and Education
SJE3933H
Globalisation and Transnationality: Feminist Perspectives