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About FESI 2021

In this year’s institute, we not only raise questions of pervasive systems that serve to push students out of schools and limit possibilities, but also take a close look at schooling and education in the context of inequities exacerbated by COVID-19.

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Keeping in line with our historical intentions, The Faculty of Education at York University's annual Summer Institute (FESI) addresses very timely and relevant needs for students, communities, school boards and the Ontario Ministry of Education. Our belief is that a variety of stakeholders must contribute to this dialogue in meaningful and powerful ways to ensure that collective knowledge is generated and mobilized, resulting in a plan for action towards significant systemic changes for all students.

FESI intentionally aims to highlight local knowledge and local solutions that are relevant to young people in Ontario, with a belief that harnessing the wisdom of the local collective is key to enacting change for the betterment of our most vulnerable students. These discussions happen with a recognition of discourses, dialogues and actions operating globally, historically and presently

We thank you for your ongoing commitment to learning and committing to transformative actions to support all children. We look forward to our ongoing collaborative learning.

FESI 2021
Organizing Committee