Senior Program Staff
Behrang joined Coady in September 2008. His work is divided between the Coady International Institute and the Department of Adult Education where he coordinates the graduate program in Adult Education and Community Development. Behrang's experience involves community organizing, planning and education in Iran, Kurdistan, India, Afghanistan and Canada. He teaches in the areas of participatory democracy and governance, adult education, participatory project management, natural resource management, and capacity building for community-based development; his research focuses on examining the pedagogical effects of participatory practices at community level.
Behrang has BSc in Engineering (Isfahan University of Technology, Iran), MSc in Planning (University of Guelph) and PhD in Adult Education and Community Development (University of Toronto).
Behrang is a new father; he shares his contemplations on fatherhood in his blog: Antsy Father
Selected Publications and Presentations
Foroughi, B. (2012). Beyond Budgets: Policing Efficiency or Politicizing Partnerships at Toronto Community Housing. Presentation at the Participatory Budgeting in the US and Canada: International Conference, New York City.
Foroughi, B., & Durant, C. (2012). Urban Spaces of Creation, Convergence and Collaboration. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education. Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo.
Foroughi, B., Abdou, N., Irving, C., Savage, S., & Struchkov, A. (2012). Teaching Leadership to Community Development Practitioners. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education. Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo.
Foroughi, B., Irving, C., & Savage, S. (2011). A local case of global learning: critical reflections on leadership education for international community development practitioners. In A.-M. Houghton, (Ed.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults, pp.41-48. Lancaster, UK.
Foroughi, B., Irving, C., & Savage, S. (2011). Facilitating transformative development leadership: A case study reflecting on learning for social action. In Alhadeff-Jones. M & Kokkos, A (Eds), Transformative Learning in Time of Crisis: Individual and Collective Challenges, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Transformative Learning, pp. 109-1. Athens, Greece.
Foroughi, B., Irving, C., & Savage, S. (2011). Learning Leadership for Community Action. Research Roundtable Presentation at the pre-conference of the 30th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Foroughi, B. (2010). Making Sense of Tenant’s Learning: Reflecting on tenant participation within housing communities. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education. Concordia University, Montreal.
Foroughi, B. (2010). Rural Development and Community Development Councils in Afghanistan: Exploring the connections. Presentation at the 29th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development. Concordia University, Montreal.
Foroughi, B., Pennington, E., Rosales, N., & Schuguresnky. (2009). Can municipalities enable adult citizenship learning? The tensions of participatory democracy in local governance. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education. Carleton University, Ottawa.
Foroughi, B. (2008). Prospects and Challenges of Democratic Learning in Democratic Settings: The case of Toronto Community Housing. Presentation at Learning Democracy by Doing: Alternative Practices in Citizenship Education and Participatory Democracy. Transformative Learning Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
Foroughi, B., & Fursova, J. (2008). Stitching the Health Quilt: Community-based research on self-management of chronic conditions among the senior population in one of Toronto’s Priority Neighbourhoods”. Presentation at Taking Charge of Our Health Conference. Toronto, Canada.
Foroughi, B., & McCollum, E. (2008). Apprendre à participer ou participer pour apprendre? La participation des locataires et la gestion du logement social à Toronto. In Paul Maurin et Evelyne Baillergeau (Eds.), L’habitation comme vecteur de lien social dirigé (pp. 237 - 265). Presses De l’Universite du Quebec.