Established in 2005, the Centre for Urban Schooling (CUS) connects the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) to urban schools and communities. The Centre conducts research on and advocates for critical practice that is focused on how to better serve historically marginalized and racialized children and youth in public schools. Read our Mission Statement.
2014-2015 Eighth Annual Report of CUS Activities - Academic Year 2014-2015
The Centre Urban Schooling
Welcomes Postdoc Fellowship
Student Gillian Parekh
A recent graduate from the doctoral program in Critical Disability Studies from York University and Research Coordinator at the Toronto District School Board, Gillian Parekh is currently working as a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Urban Schooling in the department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. In addition to joining the team at OISE, she is thrilled to be working with Dr. Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández and with CUS. Gillian’s research includes critical perspectives on special and inclusive education, social reproduction and structural organization of education institutions, and students’ experiences of social citizenship, belonging and exclusion in school. Drawing on critical disability and citizenship theory, Gillian’s work employs a framework of analysis that centralizes students’ experience of inclusion, recognition, and shared power as an indicator of structural equity in schools. Her postdoctoral plans involve expanding her analysis across student demographic characteristics and program placements as well as explore why students’ sense of social citizenship erodes over time, particularly as students approach graduation.
The website is now live: www.cuscrrpinitiative.ca
Please take a look and share widely!
The website includes a documentary that chronicles a year-long professional learning journey with teams of educators from two schools; a report on the initiative; and professional resources.
Please see the flyer below fo the upcoming Sexual Diversity Studies and Education film festival, Saturday June 6th. We hope you can join us!
FREE YOUR MIND: A HIP HOP Education STEMposium
CUS was a co-sponsor for this event which brings together students, educators,
hip hop academics, and the GTA's finest hip hop education workshop facilitators
Check out the documentation from the STEMposium!
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Issue 5, April 2015
Critical Practitioner Research at CUS: An Interview with Dr. Rob Simon
Issue 4, January 2015
Issue 3, 2014
Tara Goldstein and Nicole West-Burns
Issue 2, April 2014
Dr. Lance McCready, Dr. Carl James, Ramon San Vicente
Issue 1, December 2013
The Math for Young Children (M4YC) Project: