Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science
Daphne Heywood

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Daphne Heywood, Assistant Professor

Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Sociology, King's University College, University of Western Ontario
Lecturer, Dept. of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.Ed., University of Western Ontario
Dip. Ed., University of the West IndiesPersonal Website
B.A., University of the West Indies


Recent Activities

Aug. 31 Presented “Making the Difference: From tolerance to Affirmation” at University of Ontario, Institute of  Technology.



Daphne is an educator by profession. She holds a doctorate in Sociology & Equity Studies in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies at The University of Toronto, and was a lecturer in a Master of Teaching program at OISE for ten years.

Her doctoral thesis, Alternative Paradigms of Educational Development: Indigenous Models of Schooling for Developing countries, won the Michel Laferrière Research Award 2001 for Most Outstanding Thesis in International Education at the Annual General meeting of CIESC, May 26, 2002, University of Toronto. In 2010 it was published by Lambert Publishers (Germany)with the title, Indigenous Models of Schooling for Developing Countries: Alternative models of Schooling for Developing Countries.

Her teaching portfolio at Western and King's College include Sociology of Law, the Sociology of Corrections, Criminology and Youth in Conflict with the law.

Sociology - Main Campus

1021E-650 Introduction to Sociology (summer)

2239-001 Social Inequality

Sociology - King's

2260B-570 Sociology of Law
2267A-571 Youth in Conflict with the Law
2267B-571 Youth in Conflict with the Law
3341F-570 Social Construction of Gender

Curriculum, Teaching & learning, OISE - U. Toronto

CTL 1011: Anti-Oppression Education in School Settings
CTL 1011: Anti-Oppression Education in School Settings
CTL 1000: Foundations of Curriculum

Education - University of Ontario, Institute of Technology

EDUC 4702U Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Assessment
EDUC 6300 Portfolio Graduate Course
EDUC 6300 Portfolio Graduate Course


Dr. Heywood's research focus is on the sociology of education, teacher education, equity and social justice issues in policy and curriculum; comparative education; global education; and transformative models of schooling.

Current Research Projects

Transnational Identities: Creating Transnational Spaces in the Teacher Education Classroom.


Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)


2010 Indigenous Models of Schooling for Developing Countries, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing.