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.
How to Transfer from MEd to MA Degree?
MA, MEd Research Projects
Students and Alumni Experiences
Teresa Dettling, MEd - Social Justice Activist.
Vive Wong, MEd - Non-profit organization in the Community Engagement Sector.
Christie Mendes, MEd - Learning and Development.
Sarah Shove, MEd - Grade 7 Teacher, Delta School District.
Madeline Brewster, MEd - High School Teacher, Vancouver School District.
Mark Touzeau, MEd - Primary School Teacher, Langley School Dictrict.
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