TORONTO — Educating for Peace and Justice: Action for Safe and Equitable Classrooms, Schools and Communities took place on September 24, 2011 at the University of Toronto. Dr. Nadeem Memon (Director of Education, Razi), conducted a workshop titled Islamophobia in the Classroom.
The one-day professional learning conference was sponsored by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Student Services and attended by over 400 teacher education candidates. The sessions involved hands-on skill building and discussions on various approaches to peacemaking and social justice education in schools, relevant to various grade levels and areas of interest.
Dr. Memon’s session covered topics from Teaching With Sensitivity: Accommodating the Needs of Muslim Students in Public Schools, a two-day institute scheduled for October 2011. This program will address how to accommodate the unique issues facing Muslim students in public schools.
About OISE – The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (Institut d'études pédagogiques de l'Ontario de l'Université de Toronto), OISE, is an international leader in initial and continuing teacher education, graduate studies in education, and education research.
About Razi – Razi develops societally relevant educational programs for institutions in the government, education, and private sectors. Based in Toronto, Canada and Dubai, UAE — Razi services clients in North America, Europe, East Asia, and the GCC region.