Publicly Funded Alternative Schooling in the GTA: A First Ever Conference
Nov 17, 2012 to Nov 18, 2012, 9-5PM
The Greater Toronto Area has an alternative schooling history that is unique in public education. From its early roots in the late 1960s, there are now approximately 60 alternative schools in the GTA. This first-ever conference will offer a wide range of theme-based sessions for the sharing of ideas and questions. The keynote speaker, renowned writer and teacher, Herbert Kohl, has prepared a video presentation especially for this event. Kohl has been challenging both mainstream and alternative schooling for 50 years. This conference will bring together approximately 280 teachers, administrators, parents, students, school board officials, researchers (including graduate students), teacher candidates and other interested members of the educational community.