Speaker details: Maria Yee-man Yau is a long-time educational researcher, having served Canada’s largest school board (Toronto District School Board) for over 30 years. Currently, she is the founder of EquiFair Research Consulting, supporting educational institutions - including universities, Ministry of Education, school boards and individual schools – in conducting research with an equity lens for action. Collecting and analyzing student demographic data is one of her key research portfolios.
Description: This webinar will present what student demographic data collection is about, why it is important for school improvement planning, and how it can be conducted in school. Responding to the growing awareness of systemic oppression towards diverse groups, it is important for schools to embed principles of pluralism in its programming and operations. Collecting student demographic data is one concrete step towards this goal.