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World’s leading education institutes to convene, collaborate at OISE, U of T next week

June 10, 2011

TORONTO, ON — The Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to (OISE) will host 10 world-renowned edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions as part of the Inter­na­tion­al Alliance of Lead­ing Edu­ca­tion Insti­tutes’ (IALEI) annu­al meet­ing and con­fer­ence next Wednes­day, June 15, 2011.

IAELI’s work address­es impor­tant edu­ca­tion­al themes, pro­vid­ing lead­er­ship for edu­ca­tion­al devel­op­ment around the globe, inspir­ing new research and new prac­tices in edu­ca­tion, and mak­ing pol­i­cy rec­om­men­da­tions on crit­i­cal issues.  IALEI includes mem­bers from 10 lead­ing edu­ca­tion insti­tutes in dif­fer­ent coun­tries from around the globe. The cur­rent Chair is Julia O’Sullivan, the Dean of the Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion.  OISE is the only Cana­di­an insti­tu­tion.

Each year, the con­fer­ence fea­tures a theme of glob­al inter­est.  This year’s theme is Mobi­liz­ing Research and Knowl­edge in Edu­ca­tion.  Top researchers from mem­ber insti­tu­tions will dis­cuss the ways that uni­ver­si­ties, as pri­ma­ry pro­duc­ers of edu­ca­tion research, can increase their impact on pol­i­cy and prac­tice in edu­ca­tion.  At the con­fer­ence an inter­na­tion­al syn­the­sis report, based on per­spec­tives on research in knowl­edge mobi­liza­tion from each insti­tu­tion, will be pre­sent­ed along with key rec­om­men­da­tions.

Cana­da Research Chair and for­mer Deputy Min­is­ter of Edu­ca­tion Pro­fes­sor Ben Levin, a lead­ing expert in knowl­edge mobi­liza­tion research from OISE, is the aca­d­e­m­ic coor­di­na­tor of this event. Pro­fes­sor San­dra Nut­ley from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Edin­burgh, an inter­na­tion­al­ly-renowned schol­ar in the area of mobi­liz­ing research and the use of evi­dence-based pol­i­cy and prac­tice, is the guest expert.  The event will be attend­ed by aca­d­e­mics and admin­is­tra­tors from the 10 mem­ber insti­tu­tions, as well as by researchers and edu­ca­tion lead­ers from Ontario and Cana­da, and senior offi­cials from the World Bank and OECD.
More infor­ma­tion about the event can be found at:

Event details:

The Inter­na­tion­al Alliance of Lead­ing Edu­ca­tion Insti­tutes (IALEI)
Annu­al Meet­ing and Con­fer­ence 2011
OISE, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to (St. George Campus/subway)
252 Bloor Street West, Toron­to, ON   M5S 1V6

Wednes­day, June 15, 2011: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.




For more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:

Jen­nifer Sipos-Smith
OISE Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Media Rela­tions