The Collaborative Program in Educational Policy serves students interested in developing an understanding of the factors associated with educational policy development and implementation, with particular emphasis on developing theoretical and practical strategies for improving educational processes. The collaborative program’s intellectual objectives include providing students with exposure to cross-field and cross-disciplinary approaches to educational problem framing and problem solving in order to broaden the possibilities for innovative and effective policy analysis; helping students understand how to apply theoretical concepts to particular social and educational problems in particular settings; and understanding the broader social, institutional, and policy contexts within which educational policy processes occur.
Annual activities including a lecture series, conferences for educators and researchers, publications, and cross-specialization research initiatives both enhance the intellectual infrastructure of the academic program and provide a basis for collaborative work. Canada Research Chairs, the Ontario Research Chair, endowed chairs, and others with policy expertise in Theory and Policy Studies (TPS), across OISE, the University of Toronto, and other educational institutions link their work through these program-related activities.
Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the home department and the collaborative program, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in Educational Policy” on their transcript.
Participating Degree Programs
Adult Education and Community Development – MA, MEd, PhD
Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development – MA, MEd, PhD
Developmental Psychology and Education – 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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