Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

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Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
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Type Public teachers' college
Established 1847: Provincial Normal School (1847-1979)
1907: Faculty of Education, University of Toronto (1907-1996)
1965: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (1996-present)
Parent institution
University of Toronto
Location 252 Bloor Street West
Toronto
, Ontario, Canada
M5S 1V6
Colours Blue and white          
Affiliations University of Toronto Schools, Institute of Child Study Laboratory School, AUCC, IALEI, IAU, COU, CIS, CUSID, OUA, OCGS.
Website Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) is Canada's only all-graduate institute of teaching, learning and research, located in Toronto, Ontario. It is located directly above the St. George subway station, with the OISE Jackman Institute of Child Study located on Walmer Street by the Spadina station.

History[edit]

OISE/UT traces its origins back to three separate institutions: the Ontario Provincial Normal School, the Faculty of Education at the University of Toronto, and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. The Ontario Provincial Normal School was founded in 1847, renamed the Toronto Normal School in 1875, and renamed again as the Toronto Teachers’ College in 1953. In 1974, the Toronto Teachers’ College was absorbed into the Ontario Teacher Education College, which was itself absorbed into the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Education in 1979.[1] The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Education also underwent a series of name changes, being known as the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto from 1907-1920, the Ontario College of Education from 1920-1965, the College of Education, University of Toronto from 1965-1972, and again as the Faculty of Education in 1972. The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education itself was founded in 1965 by an act of the Ontario Legislature. OISE’s primary objectives were to conduct and disseminate research in the field of education, and to offer graduate-level education courses and degrees.[2] In 1996, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Education merged with OISE to form the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

In 1965, the OISE introduced a masters and doctoral program in adult education. In 1967, OISE introduced the first graduate course in comparative studies in adult education, which was taught by J. R. Kidd.

In 1979, OISE hosted the founding meeting of the Feminist Party of Canada.[3]

Academics[edit]

OISE/UT offers graduate programs in teaching, psychology, educational theory, history and administration, and Honours Specialist, technical education diploma, and Additional and Principal Qualification programs. Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees as well as Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available. Master of Teaching degrees are also offered. OISE also offers a concurrent education program.

As a result of the government's decision to extend teaching degree programs from existing one year into two years province-wide, OISE announced that they would shift towards graduate programs. By 2015, undergraduate teaching programs were eliminated and OISE became an all-graduate school.[4]

Partnerships[edit]

OISE is a founding member of the prestigious International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes, which is an international organization of premier education institutes whose focus and mandate is to explore educational issues of global consequence, particularly in matters of teacher education and educational policy.[5] IALEI membership is selective, limited, and by invitation only, based on a member's status as both a world-leading institute, including its "strength in breadth and depth of staff with exceptional publications and significant impact", and as a regional/national centre of excellence in teacher education and consonant educational research, amongst other criteria.[6][7]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (2006). Inspiring education, 1907-2007: Celebrating 100 years of studies in education at the University of Toronto. Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. p. 12. ISBN 0772726221.
  2. ^ An Act to Establish the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, SO 1965, c 86. https://archive.org/details/statutesofprovin1965onta
  3. ^ Miles, Angela. "Feminist Party of Canada News/Nouvelles – Rise Up!". riseupfeministarchive.ca. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  4. ^ Singh, Amitpal (2014-05-11). "OISE set to become "all-graduate institute of teaching, learning and research"". The Varsity.
  5. ^ International Alliance of Leading Educational Institutes http://www.intlalliance.org/home/
  6. ^ "The Copenhagen Document from January 2010, modified in Singapore on the 6 October 2010", IALEI http://www.intlalliance.org/aboutialei/thecopenhagendocument/
  7. ^ "Memorandum of Understanding", IALEI http://www.intlalliance.org/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/ialei_memorandum_aug_2008.pdf

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°40′06″N 79°23′52″W / 43.668381°N 79.397764°W / 43.668381; -79.397764