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OISE Annual Research Celebration

March 14, 2011

TORONTO, ON – Edu­ca­tion fac­ul­ty and grad­u­ate stu­dents will show­case their research at an annu­al event open to the pub­lic.

Fea­tured researchers include:

Indi­go Esmonde – How can we use math­e­mat­ics as a tool to under­stand the world and effect change?

Jim Cum­mins – Improv­ing lan­guage and lit­er­a­cy learn­ing in mul­ti­lin­gual school con­texts

John Portel­li – What have been the con­straints on achiev­ing tru­ly demo­c­ra­t­ic edu­ca­tion?

Kari Dehli – How do schools respond to emer­gent media?

Katreena Scott – How can we bet­ter address the needs of abused chil­dren and their fam­i­lies?

Kiran Mir­chan­dani – How can work­place learn­ing chal­lenge social inequal­i­ty?

Blair Mas­call – Does shar­ing lead­er­ship with­in schools have an impact on stu­dent achieve­ment?

Becky Xi Chen – How do chil­dren devel­op lit­er­a­cy skills in their first and sec­ond lan­guages?


What: OISE’s Annu­al Research Cel­e­bra­tion
When: Tues­day, March 29, from 4 – 6 p.m.
Where: Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, OISE Library, Ground Floor, 252 Bloor St. W.

For more infor­ma­tion please con­tact: Jan­ice Spencer at 416–978-1127 or

About OISE:
The Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion (OISE) of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is an inter­na­tion­al leader in the research, teach­ing and study of issues that mat­ter in edu­ca­tion. As Canada’s largest fac­ul­ty of edu­ca­tion, OISE oper­ates a broad range of inno­v­a­tive aca­d­e­m­ic pro­grams and research ini­tia­tives.