Sue Winton

Associate Professor

Ph.D. - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto; M.Ed. - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto; B.Ed. - Queen's University; B.A.H. - Queen's University

Location(s) / Contact Info:

203, Winters College - WC
Keele Campus

Email: swinton@edu.yorku.ca

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Winton's critical policy research examines how education policies and policy processes support and/or undermine critical democratic commitments to equity, diversity, social justice, and public participation in policymaking.

Courses Taught

  • Critical Issues in Leadership and Community Engagement (blended course) (GS/EDUC 7000)
  • Policy Research in Education (GS/EDUC 5205)

Selected Publications

Research Projects

Mobilizing Rhetoric for Policy Change: How Context Influences an Advocacy Group’s Success

Role: Principal Investigator

Year Funded: 2014

Duration: 2

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

The study examines how an education advocacy group in Ontario, Canada, attempts to influence policy by defining and mobilizing the meanings of education policies. It uses rhetorical analysis to identify strategies used by the group and examines how the success of these strategies is affected by a policy’s historical, economic, cultural, and political contexts.

Policy Layer Enactment: New Terrains of Understanding

Role: Co-Investigator

Year Funded: 2015

Duration: 5

Funded by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

The purpose of this research is to understand the complexities of policy layer enactment in Ontario secondary schools. Findings will shed new light on how policy is interpreted, prioritized and “done” in real-world contexts.

Awards

  • Civic Engagement and Public Policy Research Fellowship, University at Buffalo, State University of New York - 2010-2011