Equity, Diversity & Social Justice

Providing an Inclusive Environment Addressing Issues of Equity, Diversity and Social Justice

The Faculty of Education offers a broad range of programs, research initiatives and partnerships that embody York University's commitment to equity, diversity, accessible education and social justice. A number of current research and special projects are focused on themes such as parent involvement; homelessness; Aboriginal studies; inclusive education for people with disabilities; Deaf and hard of hearing teacher education; Jewish teacher education; racism, violence and health; school reforms; teachers' work for equity and diversity; and school-university partnerships. In our pre-service program, a number of our teacher education programs are located in urban, inner-city schools and communities. Faculty members and graduate students have developed teaching and research expertise related to urban education. The commitment to equity and diversity of York's Faculty of Education extends beyond the local toward global issues in education. Work in the area of international education ensures that York student experience encompasses international issues, perspectives and opportunities in a more systematic, participatory and meaningful way through a range of teaching-learning and research related activities.