“Developing Scholarship in Comparative Education”
at The University of Hong Kong.
Comparative education is constantly evolving as educational priorities and dynamics change. Individuals and institutions involved in comparative education face the challenge of maintaining core values while adapting to new circumstances. In this conference, we reflected on the nature of the changing times and on the contributions of individuals and institutions in developing high quality scholarship to ensure the relevance and validity of comparative education.
Sponsored by the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning (IELL) at the Hong Kong Institute of Education
Conference Venue: The University of Hong Kong
Dates: Feb. 6 (Fri.) – Feb. 7 (Sat.), 2015
Individual paper presentation
English and Chinese
Lee Wing On was the founding Director of CERC in 1994, and taught at HKU until 1998. He subsequently held positions at the University of Sydney, the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and the National Institute of Education in Singapore. He is now Vice-President of the Open University of Hong Kong.
Mark Bray was Director of CERC from 1996 to 2001, and again has been Director from 2010 to the present and UNESCO Chair Professor in Comparative Education, University of Hong Kong. He handed over the Directorship in 2002 when he became Dean of the HKU Faculty of Education.
Bob Adamson was Director of CERC during 2002. He subsequently moved to the Hong Kong Institute of Education, where he is now Chair Professor of Curriculum Reform.
Mark Mason was Director of CERC from 2002 to 2008. He subsequently moved to the Hong Kong Institute of Education and then in 2013 took leave of absence to work in Geneva as Senior Programme Specialist in UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education.
Yang Rui was Director of CERC from 2008 to 2010. He remains in HKU as a member of the CERC Management Committee and is a Professor in the Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education with particular focus on education in China and issues of globalisation.