The Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education/Association Canadienne Pour L’étude sur les Femmes et L’éducation (CASWE/ACÉFÉ) is dedicated to promoting feminist scholarship and pedagogy, and to exploring the influence of emerging paradigms made possible by the contributions of women. As a constituent association of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education / La Société canadienne pour l’étude de l’éducation (CSSE/SCÉÉ), CASWE/ACÉFÉ functions as a meeting place for both alternative and traditional views of educational research. By appealing to a broad and diverse membership, CASWE/ACÉFÉ supports and represents diverse interests and voices within the broader Canadian educational research community.
CASWE offers a forum for exposing vital components of contemporary education that are frequently rendered invisible by existing pedagogy, curriculum, philosophy, policy, and school organization. Social justice and equity concerns have been constructed in particular ways with a subtle or even conspicuous avoidance of alternative interpretations. Issues of gender pervade social justice and equity in aspects of existing pedagogy, curriculum, philosophy, policy and school organization. Key areas of interest for CASWE include:
- Equity and Inclusion in Education/Academia
- Gender Identities and Gender Expression
- Feminism and Intersectionality
- Critical and/or Gender Informed Methodologies
- Canadian Contexts for Women in Education
- Feminism in Education
CASWE is a constituent association of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE).
CASWE – l’ACÉFÉ A Brief History Thank you to Sharon Cook, former CASWE – l’ACÉFÉ president and lifetime achievement award winner, for providing the following History of CASWE – l’ACÉFÉ The Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education (CASWE) became CSSE’s newest member Association in November 1993 and by 1996 had 111 members. CASWE’s story is … Continue reading History of CASWE
President’s message from Kathy Sanford, September 2017 CASWE has represented the interests and needs of Canadian female scholars for over two decades, providing a forum for their voices to be heard. Over these years, issues related to gender have broadened and shifted, becoming more inclusive and diverse. Issues of gender, as related to women but … Continue reading President’s Message
CASWE Constitution Terms of Reference for Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education Association Canadienne Pour L’étude sur les Femmes et L’éducation Revisions Proposed June 2015 (see italicized phrases) 1.0 Name The name of this organization shall be the Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education/Association canadienne pour … Continue reading CASWE/L’ACEFE Constitution
Executive members 2017-2018: Kathy Sanford (UVictoria) – President Kathy Sanford is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Her research interests include issues of gender, gender and pedagogy/assessment. She also researches in the areas of new literacies and technologies, learning through videogames, ePortfolios, non-formal education, and teacher education. … Continue reading CASWE/L’ACEFE Executive Members
The Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education / Association Canadienne Pour L’étude sur les Femmes et L’éducation (CASWE/L’ACEFE), in conjunction with our special interest group devoted to Queer Studies in Education and Culture (QSEC) is seeking enthusiastic and committed individuals to serve as CASWE Ambassadors across each of the institutions where we … Continue reading CASWE/L’ACEFE Ambassadors