Honorary Professor and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow
Cardiff University

He is Honorary Professor, School of Social Sciences and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, at the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data, and Methods. He is also Emeritus Professor of Comparative Education, University of Nottingham, where he was UNESCO Chair of the Political Economy of Education; Senior Fellow, the China Policy Institute; and Acting-Director of the Institute of Asian Pacific Studies. He has also worked in adult and further education as a Workers' Educational Association tutor-organizer and as a college lecturer. He is a member of the Judges' Panel for the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland's Arthur Maurice Hocart Memorial Essay Prize and its Postgraduate Student Essay Prize for 2017-2018. His current research interests are in: Comparative political economy of education: especially Russia and China; civil society and the anthropology of knowledge; ethics and social research; and peace education.


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Considering the Role of the Teacher: Buber, Freire and Gur-Ze’ev
Educ. Real. vol.43 no.3 Porto Alegre July/Sept. 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2175-623674790 This article considers three different concepts of the role of the teacher. Buber understands the teacher as the builder-teacher of a dialogical community playing a fundamental role...
July 2018
Higher Education Reform in China
This book provides a critical examination the challenges to the development and sustainability of higher education in China: Can its universities move from quantity to quality? How will so many graduates find jobs in line with their expectations? Can Britain and other...
January 2018
Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice
In place of a distributive justice perspective which focuses simply on equal access to universities, this book presents a broader understanding of the relationship between Chinese higher education and economic and social change. The necessity for research on the place of...
December 2017
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E. M. Forster’s ‘The Machine Stops’: humans, technology and dialogue
The article explores E.M. Forster’s story The Machine Stops (1909) as an example of dystopian literature and its possible associations with the use of technology and with today’s cyber culture. Dystopian societies are often characterized by dehumanization and Forster’s novel...
February 2017
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Books and Book Chapters
Buber and Education
After Buber’s death the appreciation of his considerable legacy to the various disciplines in which he had worked became rather muted, but was never completely forgotten. There is now a renewed and growing interest in Buber’s thought, especially in his philosophy of...
November 2016
Conference
Social Anthropologies of the Welsh: Past and Present
2nd May 2019 |
Cardiff
This evening lecture and one day symposium are organised jointly by the Royal Anthropological Institute , the Learned Society of Wales , The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data, and...
Conference
Social Anthropologies of the Welsh: Past and Present
1st May 2019 |
Cardiff
This evening lecture and one day symposium are organised jointly by the Royal Anthropological Institute , the Learned Society of Wales , The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , and the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data, and...
Cardiff Lunchtime Seminar
Civil Society, Social Change, and a New Popular Education in Russia
29th January 2019 |
Cardiff
Presented by John Morgan , Cardiff University and Dr Irina N. Trofimova, Russian Academy of Sciences , Moscow, Russia. This seminar is part of the Cardiff WISERD Lunchtime Seminar series. If you are an external guest, please contact us (029 2087 9338...