Roopa Desai Trilokekar, associate professor at York University’s Faculty of Education, has been awarded the Canadian Bureau of International Education’s Catalyst Award for the book International Education as Public Policy in Canada, co-authored with Glen A. Jones and Merli Tamtik. The award is given to an individual or group for bringing cutting-edge knowledge to the field of international education.
The book provides a comprehensive analysis of international education policy in Canada, tracing the complex history of when, how and why it emerged as a policy area of strategic importance. Tamtik, Trilokekar and Jones frame the analysis with a comprehensive introduction, reviewing key developments leading to the emergence of contemporary policy, and a thoughtful conclusion summarizing key findings and raising important questions on the pathways forward. Their work contributes to our national understanding of international education, and will have enormous implications on both public policy and practice.
It is a substantive and comprehensive contribution to cutting-edge research on international education in Canada. Thoughtful, critical essays from leading scholars and practitioners across Canada illuminate important federal, provincial and territorial perspectives. The book includes important policy insights and practical implications, speaking to scholars and practitioners, as well as informing future policy makers and decision-makers. It will serve as a text for the growing number of courses in international education, higher education and public policy, thus greatly influencing upcoming scholar-practitioners, and spark critical, global conversations.
“Co-editing this book has been a fascinating journey in understanding and telling this unique Canadian story,” says Trilokekar.