The Centre for Urban Schooling (CUS) is dedicated to improving the quality of the teaching and learning experiences available to children and youth living in underserved urban communities. Established in 2005, at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, CUS carries out academic and contracted research, offers educational programs and professional development opportunities, and supports students, teachers, schools, parents and district boards in the development of school reform initiatives that have a clear focus on equity for all students. Read our Mission Statement.
We welcome Dr. Lance McCready to the position of Director at the Centre for Urban Schooling. We have already worked very closely with Lance over the last six years and are thrilled that he will be providing academic and intellectual leadership to the on-going work and development of the Centre for Urban Schooling in the years to come. We would also like to welcome Professor Joseph Flessa to the Centre for Urban Schoolilng as Acting Director for the 2012-2013 academic year, as Professor McCready will be on sabbatical for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Friday, May 24th, 2013
LUNCH AND LEARN
OISE/UT Knowledge Mobilization Project
SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS FROM CUS WORK THIS FALL
November 28, 2012
Convergences in Urban Education
Professor Lance McCready and group of doctoral students presented on:
"That'll Learn Ya: Ethnoracial Young Men's Educational Choices in Canadian Urban Centres".
November 27, 2012
Forum on Equity & Social Justice in Education
In partnership with ETT, OSSTF and Educators for Peace and Justice
From Chicago to Toronto: Educational Activisim in Increasingly Conservative Times
Listen to Panel & Discussion with Jackson Potter, Nigel Barriffe, Tim McCaskell and Monica Rosas.
November 27, 2012
Supporting the work of the Halton District School Board in sharring their commitment to equity in education with their community partners.
November 20, 2012
Working with Chilean Administrators on equity and social justice
November 19, 2012
INNER CITY OPTION / CENTRE FOR URBAN SCHOOLING
School Professional Development Session - Associaate Teachers and Teacher Candidates
November 1, 2012
Meeting at OISE with representatives from CEETUM in Montreal on November 1st, 2012
CEETUM presentation to OISE faculty and students titled: "EDUCATION AND DIVERSITY: INNOVATIVE PRACTICES AND RESEARCH IN MONTREAL"
click on the link to view video
October 11, 2012
FUNDED INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT CEETUM IN MONTREAL
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Funded Internship Opportunity at CEETUM in Montreal
Under current arrangements between the Centre for Ethnic Studies at Montreal Universities (CEETUM) and the Centre for Urban Schooling (CUS), CEETUM offers an internship for a doctoral or postdoctoral student connected to CUS to do a three month internship at CEETUM in Montreal. The internship will be awarded to a student whose research focuses on the themes of the Education and Ethnic Relations group within CEETUM: 1) Change in the education system, and 2) Curriculum and diversity.....more
Une bourse pour une stage doctorat/postdoctorat à CEETUM (Montréal)
Selon les arrangements actuelles entre le Centre d'études ethniques des universités montréalaises (CEETUM) et le Centre de la scolarité Urbaine (CUS), CEETUM offre une bourse pour un étudiant doctorat ou postdoctorat lié à au CUS pour faire une stage de trois mois à CEETUM à Montréal. Le stage sera attribut a un/e etudiant/e dont les recherchés portent sur les thèmes du groupe de l’education et les rapports ethniques au sein de CEETUM: 1) les changements dans le système éducatif, et 2) le curriculum et la diversite....more
The Miyumi Saski Education Fund Academic Year 2012-2013
Miyumi Sasaki was an ardent advocate for social justice and equity in education and in the larger community. She taught in inner-city Toronto schools for many years, and in the three years before her untimely death in March of 2007, she was the course director of a highly acclaimed urban teacher education program located in Regent Park. She is deeply missed by her family and many friends and colleagues. In memory of her devotion to education , a scholarship fund has been created in her name, dedicated to student teachers who plan to make their own contribution to urban education.
Eligibility for the Scholarship Fund...more
THE WILLIAM WATERS SCHOLARSHIPS IN URBAN EDUCATION
OISE is offering four scholarships to promote
excellence in teaching in the urban classroom. The
successful candidates will be experienced teachers
entering a full-time Master’s program with an interest
in questions of social justice and school success for
students from economically disadvantaged
neighborhoods attending underperforming schools.
In addition to the requirements set out by the graduate
program, the successful scholarship recipients will be
invited to join the Centre for Urban Schooling and
participate in the wide variety of activities related to
research, professional development, advocacy and
teacher education promoted by the Centre over the
course of the year. more....
Application Deadline: January 18, 2013.
Update: William Waters Symposium on Urban Education
Please visit the 2012 William Waters Symposium page to view the video of this event.
CUS ANNUAL REPORTS
2011-2012 Fifth Annual CUS Activities Report
2010-2011 Fourth Annual CUS Activities Report
2009-2010 Third Annual CUS Activies Report
2008-2009 Second Annual CUS Activities
2007-2008 First Annual CUS Activities Report
2009 CUS Full Framework for a Culturally Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy
2008 Towards a Multidimensional Framework for Student Engagement
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Please donate whatever you can to help in making equity and social justice a reality for our schools and students.
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April 17 and April 18, 2013
Fifth Annual William Waters Symposium on Urban Education
Please click on the links below for information on both events:
March 27, 2013
Giving Credit Where Credit's Due: Celebrating Ontario Teachers
March 27, 2013 from 5:00-7:00pm
Location: Canadian Lesbian & Gay Acrchives
34 Isabella Street
EQUITY CONTINUUM: Action for Critical Transformation in Schools and Classrooms
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