The Equity Studies in Education is designed for students who wish to study and develop expertise in an equity framework for education. The program conceptualizes education broadly as a concept that includes schooling, but also includes other social forces that shape knowledge in society.
In addition to the conceptual, the pedagogical standpoint of this program is also rooted in an anti-oppression, equity frame. Acknowledging that we do this work on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, the program instructors operate from a critical pedagogy of care, inclusion, hope, and advocacy for dismantling the ongoing legacy of settler colonialism, racism, hetero/sexism, ableism, classism, linguicism, and other socially-constructed and sustained systems of oppression. While we advocate for and work towards these ideals, we also acknowledge that we are each limited by the experiences and standpoints from which we know and experience the world. It is expected that students in this program will engage in an ongoing critical, self-reflective stance on the processes of equity as we seek to understand and achieve it in school, other social institutions, and society at large, as well as in our own contexts as students, faculty, and citizens working towards a just society.
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Formerly known as Curriculum Theory & Implementation, PhD.
Our Curriculum and Pedagogy Stream of the Educational Theory and Practice (eTAP) program will expand your understanding or scope of practice within formal and informal sectors of education, including K–12, early childhood education, adult education, post-secondary education, etc, while you examine program development, assessment, curriculum development and the theories and practices of instructional design and delivery.
Our eTAP programs are intentionally broad to be inclusive of the diverse range of fields of study that could be explored through the lens and dynamics of theories and practices in education.
This multi and interdisciplinary understanding promotes inquiry into your own specific interests and backgrounds within your classes through discussions, additional readings, papers, projects, etc., under the guidance and mentorship of your supervisor and committee.
You will receive close academic mentorship with one or more faculty members who have expertise in areas of research that resonate with your own areas of inquiry.
Note: PhD applicants interested in pursuing research topics in equity studies should contact Dr. Özlem Sensoy (email@example.com) for further details.