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Issues That Matter:  2011

Institutions Out of Sync

On March 14, 2011, the Centre for Urban schooling hosted its third annual William Waters Symposium on Urban Education.  Entitled, Institutions out of Sync:  Pressure Points for Change, the symposium took a cold, hard look at our institutions of education. Panelists engaged in a critical discussion exploring some of the pressure points currently facing educators in Toronto schools.  They brought socio-spatial and pedagogical research to the problems of discrimination widely experienced by many new immigrant groups in Toronto, and provided empirical illustrations of the current realities facing the Roma and Somali communities, two groups that bring with them histories and contemporary realities of war and persecution...

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