This talk primarily draws on a social analysis conducted by the World Bank’s Social Sustainability and Inclusion team. The analysis covers the evident and expected socio-economic risks and impacts of COVID-19 for mobile populations (these include, economic migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees, migrant workers and irregular migrants) and host communities across Africa.
For James Baldwin, the purpose of education is to create in a person the ability to ask questions of the society and undertake responsibility to change it “no matter what risk.” In this event, Crichlow considers Baldwin’s “extracurricular life” in public school as the experiential starting place for his thinking the tasks of education.
There has been considerable change in lives worldwide in 2020 due to the novel coronavirus, and the persistence of systemic anti-Black racism. Participants in the Faculty of Education’s Borderless Higher […]
IN THE MEDIA: Black organizations receive as little as 7 cents for every $100 donated to Canada's big charities, study finds
For every 100 dollars donated to a charitable organization in Canada, as little as seven cents go toward supporting Black charities, concludes a new first-of-its kind study of the country's […]
The Faculty of Education’s Anti-Black Racism Committee (ABRC) invites you to this webinar, where panelists will create a space of inquiry and engagement through dialogue as they consider questions such […]
November 2020 issue of 'Innovatus' focuses on teaching, learning and the student experience in the Faculty of Education
Welcome to the November 2020 issue of Innovatus, a special issue of YFile that is devoted to teaching and learning innovation at York University.
What is it like to be a Black person in Canada? The question, posed to Faculty of Education Professor Carl E. James, was intended as a starting point for a frank discussion about anti-Black racism.
"I started my career as an elementary school teacher, and they were some of the most magical years of my life. Teaching for me has become a journey of self-discovery, an encounter with the self. Education is ultimately an endeavour in being more human. It demands of us an ongoing commitment to living and working from our complex and often contradictory parts - the magical parts, the scared parts, the joyful parts, the engaged parts, the ignorant parts and the resistant parts."
While COVID-19 has posed unprecedented challenges to education around the globe, teachers and educational leaders in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps face unique constraints as they navigate school closures. Since March, they have worked to adapt with limited resources, minimal access to digital technologies, and supporting students who faced significant barriers to schooling before the pandemic hit.
10:00 AM EDT/5:00 PM EATonline via Zoom Featuring Dr. Nombuso Dlamini (York University) What lenses do we use to give meaning to a sociopolitical and economic landscape marked by questions […]