Comparative, International & Development Education  

Comparative, International and Development Education (CIDE) is one of the world’s largest, most diverse and dynamic graduate programs 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 issues from a range of theoretical
and disciplinary frames: more traditional, sociological, historical, and philosophical approaches are taught
alongside vibrant interpretations of feminist, critical, post-structuralist, and cultural theories.

The CIDE program will interest Canadian students who wish to work and live in other cultures. It will also interest international students who wish to relate their studies at OISE directly to their own societies and learning systems.

Students can take courses in such fields as political science, feminist studies, sociology, and geography. The CIDE program is linked with events and programs at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

Successful students receive a notation on their transcript identifying their specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education.

Participating Degree Programs

Adult Education and Community Development – MA, MEd, PhD
Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development – 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

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