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Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Collective of Curriculum Professors

  • By: Thomas P. Thomas
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Since its founding in the late 1960s, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto has been a resource for study of how curriculum is implemented and enacted by teachers and interpreted by students through the innovative scholarship of Michael Fullan, F. Michael Connelly, John P. Miller, Roger Simon, and D. Jean Clandinin. A cadre of graduates expanded applications of the narrative inquiry to new populations and cultures.

A graduate of the University of Toronto with a doctorate in sociology, Fullan served as dean of OISE and as policy-implementation advisor to the Minister of Education and Training in Ontario. Fullan has been internationally recognized for his study of institutional change and the factors that promote or inhibit sustained reform. Fullan's initial ...

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