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Our Research Programs

Critical Practitioner Research Collaborative (2012-2016)

A research exchange among doctoral students and faculty from OISE and the University of Pennsylvania who are interesed in urban practitioner reasech.

The exchange began in 2012, initiated by Dr. Rob Simon at OISE and Gerald Campano, a leader in the field of critical practitioner research at University of Pennsylvania.  It has involved video links, two visits to OISE by Dr. Campano, shared student research initiatives, and OISE presentations at Practitioner Research Day at the Ethnography in Education Resarch conference in Philadelphia in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Directors:     Rob Simon (CUS), Gerald Campano (UPenn)

Research Assistants:    Will Edwards and Shiny Balachandran


The Experiences of LGBTQ Families in Ontario Schools (2013-2020)

A SSHRC-funded multi-year project whose goal is to video record interviews with LGBTQ families across Ontario about their children's experiences in school and to share findings with teachers, community educators and other LGBTQ families.

Prinicpal Investigator:     Tara Goldstein (CUS)

Research Manager:         Pamela Baer (CTL)

Research Assistant:         Austen Koecher (CTL), Benjamin Lee Hicks (CTL), Tarra Joshi (CTL)


Understanding and Improving Black Student Achievement (2014-2015)

A one year critical practitioner research project with Toronto District School Board (TDSB) that will provide TDSB teachers with an opportunity to conduct critical practitioner research projects on improving Black student achievement in their classrooms and schools.

Prinicpal Investigator: Tara Goldstein (CUS)

Co-Investigator: Rob Simon (CUS)
                         Nicole West-Burns (CUS)

Collaborator:      Karen Murray, Coordinator for Teacher's Learning and Leading Department, TDSB

Research Assistant:  Austen Koecher (CTL)

Past CUS Research Studies
Putting Inner City Students First (2011)  Centre for Urban Schooling. 


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