The GTA Conference on Alternative Public Schooling

Publicly Funded Alternative Schooling in the GTA:

A First Ever Conference!

November 17th and 18th, 2012


 Keynote Address:  Specially prepared video by Herbert Kohl

The Greater Toronto Area has an alternative schooling history that is unique in public education. From its early roots in the late 1960s, there are now approximately 60 alternative schools in the GTA. This first-ever conference will offer a wide range of theme-based sessions for the sharing of ideas and questions.

The keynote speaker, renowned writer and teacher, Herbert Kohl, has prepared a video presentation especially for this event. Herbert Kohl has been challenging both mainstream and alternative schooling for 50 years.

Saturday Sessions Nov. 17th, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Oakham House

Ryerson University Conferencing Centre
55 Gould St. Toronto, Ontario M5B 1E9

 Sunday Session Nov. 18th, 2012
Morning Session only 10:00 a.m. – noon
Follow up discussion

To be announced

Presenters include: teachers, administrators, parents, researchers, authors, students and school representatives who wish to share their knowledge and experiences, widen access to publicly funded alternative schooling, and discuss deeply important issues and ideas and questions that arise from diverse alternative programs in the Greater Toronto Area.

Please forward this to everyone who might be interested.

 This conference is co-sponsored by: York University Faculty of Education and York Centre for Community and Education, Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada.


For more information please contact: Raquel Cariati or Esther Fine, or telephone York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC) at 416-650-8458.