Description: These are challenging times, and many are calling for greater equity in educational organizations. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives have proliferated as result. In this talk Professor Lopez examines current efforts by organizations to focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives; and whether this approach is enough to create lasting, sustainable, and equitable change in organizations.
Bio: Dr. Ann Lopez is a Jamaican born educator and professor of educational leadership and policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Canada. She is the Director of the Center for Leadership and Diversity, Provostial Advisor, Access Programs, and also held the position of Academic Director, Initial Teacher Education at OISE. Dr. Lopez has 30 years of experience as an educator in K-12 education and schooling, and higher education. Her research, teaching and scholarly work primarily focuses on antiracist, decolonizing education, equity and diversity in education and schooling, and school leadership across contexts particularly in the global south. Dr. Lopez is the author of several journal articles and books including her most recent book entitled, Decolonizing Educational Leadership: Alternative Approach to Leading Schools. Dr. Lopez was recently appointed Professor Extraordinarius, UNISA, South Africa. Dr. Lopez is co-Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of School Leadership and Co-Series Editor, Studies in Educational Administration. She has been honored for her work and is the recipient of the of the OISE 2020 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching, and the 2022 University of Toronto Award of Excellence and Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize – Influential Leader.
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