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Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

The Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (LHAE) is home to three of OISE’s graduate programs: Adult Education and Community Development, Educational Leadership and Policy, and Higher Education. LHAE is also home to three collaborative specializations in which students can pursue interdisciplinary work: Educational Policy; Comparative, International and Development Education; and Workplace Learning and Social Change.

Overview of Programs

Codes: =Field, • =Collaborative Specialization

Adult Education and Community Development Program - MA, MEd, PhD
   
• Indigenous Health - MA, MEd, PhD
   • Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course - MA, MEd, PhD
   • Community Development - MA, MEd
   • Comparative, International and Development Education - MA, MEd, PhD
   • Educational Policy - MA, MEd, PhD
   • Environment and Health - MA, MEd, PhD
   • Environmental Studies - MA, MEd, PhD
   • Sexual Diversity Studies - MA, MEd, PhD
   • Women and Gender Studies - MA, MEd, PhD
   • Workplace Learning and Social Change - MA, MEd, PhD

Educational Leadership and Policy Program - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   • Comparative, International and Development Education - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   • Educational Policy - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   • Ethnic and Pluralism Studies - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   • Sexual Diversity Studies - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   • Women and Gender Studies - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD

> International Educational Leadership and Policy - EdD only
   • Comparative, International and Development Education - EdD
   • Educational Policy - EdD
   • Ethnic and Pluralism Studies - EdD
   • Sexual Diversity Studies - EdD
   • Women and Gender Studies - EdD

Higher Education Program - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
Higher Education - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   • Comparative, International and Development Education - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   • Educational Policy - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   • Sexual Diversity Studies - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
   • Women and Gender Studies - MA, MEd, EdD, PhD

> Education in the Professions - MEd
   • Comparative, International and Development Education - MEd
   • Educational Policy - MEd
   • Sexual Diversity Studies - MEd
   • Women and Gender Studies - MEd

> Student Development and Student Services in Higher Education - MEd
   • Comparative, International and Development Education - MEd
   • Educational Policy - MEd
   • Sexual Diversity Studies - MEd
   • Women and Gender Studies - MEd

Collaborative Specializations

LHAE is also home to three collaborative specializations which provide students with exposure to cross-field and cross-disciplinary approaches to educational problem framing and problem solving to broaden possibilities for innovative and effective interdisciplinary analysis. In order to participate in collaborative specialization, students must first be admitted to and registered in a regular degree program.

Comparative, International and Developmental Education (CIDE)
CIDE is one of the world's largest, most diverse, and dynamic collaborative specializations in the field of comparative education. Faculty interests span an exciting range of theoretical and practical issues—from the study of ethnicity and identity to the issues of globalization and global governance; from non-formal learning and citizenship education to concrete problems of educational reform, social equality, language education, conflict resolution and community development.

Educational Policy (EP)
EP serves students interested in educational policy development and implementation, with particular emphasis on improving educational process. EP provides students with exposure to cross-field and cross-disciplinary approaches to educational problem framing and problem solving to broaden the possibilities for innovative and effective policy analysis.

Workplace Learning and Social Change (WLSC)
WLSC is designed for students interested in developing their understandings of work and learning trends in Canada and internationally, with a focus on social change. This specialization situates workplace learning within broader social trends such as globalization, neo-liberalism and organizational restructuring. It aims to highlight the learning strategies that seek to foster social change through greater equality of power, inclusivity, participatory decision-making and economic democracy.


NOTE: Please see Bulletin sections below for more information on LHAE programs.
• See the School of Graduate Studies Calendar for details on 
Collaborative Specializations.
• See the School of Graduate Studies Calendar for Graduate Faculty Members.