Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
OISE is one of the world’s leading institutes of education, recognized as a global leader in graduate programs in teaching and learning, continuing teacher education, and education research. As the largest and most research-intensive institute of education in Canada and one of the largest in North America, OISE has, for more than a century, helped to transform education in Ontario, throughout Canada and around the world.
Graduate Teacher Education Fund
It is critical that OISE creates a more diverse student body so that emerging teachers and researchers reflect the communities they are trained to serve. To meet this challenge, OISE established The Graduate Teacher Education Fund to provide scholarships for underrepresented, visible minority and Indigenous students. Donations in support of the Fund will help to ensure:
- the brightest and best students, no matter what their background, have access to higher education
- all OISE students benefit from a better student experience as they will interact with a much richer and diverse student body
Indigenous Education Initiative (IEI)
OISE was among the first Canadian faculties of education to prioritize Indigenous values and educational research following the signing of the Accord on Indigenous Education by the Association of Canadian Deans of Education (ACDE) in June 2010. The accord was developed to create a respectful and inclusive education curriculum that reflects the needs of Aboriginal people.
Building on OISE’s success in adopting Indigenous paradigms in education and research and a generous donation of $5 million to launch this expanding program, the IEI will mobilize research and knowledge to impact government policy so that it reflects and respects the educational needs and aspirations of Indigenous peoples which will enrich education for all Canadians. Thinking well beyond IEI’s current five year mandate, OISE will continue to be a leader in Indigenous education teaching, research and policy and will seek philanthropic support to carry on this vital work now and well into the future.
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