Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Presentation by Guest Speaker Dr. Damian Robert Adamson on Nov 25

Comparative Education Research: Who, What and How?

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Wednesday, November 25
Room B180
Duncan McArthur Hall

Damian Robert Adamson

Dr. Robert Adamson is Chair Professor of Curriculum Reform and Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development at Hong Kong Institute of Education. He is also currently Head of the Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning. Formerly, he was Director of the UNEVOC Centre (Hong Kong) and of the Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong. He is the current Vice President and former President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong. He has taught in schools, colleges and universities in France, Wales, England, mainland China, Australia and Hong Kong.

Bob is Editor of Multilingual Education Journal, and international & comparative education editor of Cogent Education. He publishes in the fields of English language teaching, teacher education, comparative education, curriculum studies and higher education. His books include Trilingualism in education in China: models and challenges (co-edited with Anwei Feng, 2015), China’s English: a history of English in Chinese education (2004), Curriculum, schooling and society in Hong Kong (co-authored with Paul Morris, 2010), Assessment reform in education (co-edited with Rita Berry, 2011), The reorientation of higher education: challenging the East-West dichotomy (co-edited with Jon Nixon and Feng Su, 2012), and Comparative education research: approaches and methods (co-edited with Mark Bray and Mark Mason, 2007, 2014)—a work translated into seven languages to date.

Bob has also written more than fifty textbooks for primary and secondary schools and was part of the curriculum development team that produced the Junior English for China and Senior English for China textbook series, which were used by approximately 400 million students. He has served as a Consultant to the People's Education Press in the Ministry of Education, China, for more than 25 years.

In 2013, he was awarded the title of "Kunlun Expert" (昆仑学者) by the Qinghai Provincial Government in the People’s Republic of China in recognition of his 30 years' work in Chinese education, particularly in minority education in Qinghai.

He also participated in Trillingualism Project and Doctoral Video Resources Project.