The Faculty of Education of the University of Ottawa and the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services (CRECS) have announced that they will host the new Equity Knowledge Network / Réseau de savoir sur l’équité (RSEKN).
RSEKN is a provincial multi-stakeholder bilingual knowledge mobilization network that brings equity innovators together to stimulate activities and support product development that help break down systemic barriers facing children and youth from marginalized groups. It will bring together students, teacher candidates, educators, researchers, policy makers, administrators and community agencies who wish to address systemic educational inequities across Ontario, so that all students are able to reach their full learning potential.
The network will create virtual communities of practice (CoPs) to address these issues, focussed on five priority education areas: anti-racism, refugees and newcomers, inclusion of students with disabilities, gender and sexuality, and minority languages.
“An educational system that challenges systemic barriers must counter all forms of intolerance, reframe the way we think about social issues and embrace the challenge of moving beyond talk and walking together into action. I am really excited to play a role in this new network.”
- Noor El-Husseini, Network Coordinator
Three professors of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Education professors are Equity Knowledge Network project leaders: Nathalie Bélanger, director, graduate studies (French programs); Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, director, Teacher Education program; and Ruth Kane, director, graduate studies (English programs).
Learn more about the Equity Knowledge Network.