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Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, York University, Canada

Sue Winton is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is also a co-director of the World Educational Research Association’s International Research Network on Families, Educators, and Communities as Educational Advocates. Dr. Winton’s research examines policy influences and practices and their implications for critical democracy. Her current research examines privatization and public education. In one project she is examining advocacy for and against public funding of private schools in three Canadian provinces. In a second project, she and colleagues from Ontario, Germany, and Australia are investigating relationships between immigration, labour, and higher education policies and their implications for international students. Both projects are funded by Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council. Her previous studies include: critical analyses of fundraising, safe schools, bullying, and character education policies; examination of the emergence and activities of advocacy groups in education; and an investigation of the meanings and enactment of school success and successful school leadership in Ontario schools. Dr. Winton began her career in education teaching fifth grade in Monterrey, Mexico. She later taught Spanish, writing, and fourth and fifth grade in Cincinnati, OH, and Toronto, Canada. She earned master's and doctoral degrees in educational administration from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, York University, Canada


  • 2007 
    York University, Education Policy