BA (Hons) English Language and
Literature and French (University of Western Ontario) - 1984;
Teachers' Certificate (University of Western Ontario) - 1985;
Comparative and International Education (University of Oxford) - 1995;
Education (University of Warwick) - 2000.
English and French teacher at
Holy Rosary Secondary School, Pujehun, Sierra Leone, West Africa (1985 - 1986)
of English as a Second Language, Maple Leaf and Omnilangue Language Schools,
Ottawa, Ontario (1986 - 1987)
and French Teacher at Renfrew Collegiate Institute, Renfrew, Ontario, (1987 -
Educator/English Lecturer, Universitas IAIN Jamiah Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh,
Sumatra, Indonesia, (1989 - 1991)
of employment training programme for clients with disabilities, SCOPE,
Edinburgh, Scotland, (1991 -1992)
- TCI Business College, Prison Literacy Instructor - HM Prison, Grand Turk,
Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies, (1993 - 1994)
Assistant on Five Cultures Primary Education Project, Occasional Lecturer in
Comparative Education, Co-ordinator, MA TESOL programme for Malaysian students,
Institute of Education, University of Warwick, (1995 - 1998)
then a senior lecturer, University of Birmingham, (1998 - 2007)
Comparative and International Education, and Director of the Centre for
International Education and Research (CIER), University of Birmingham, UK,
the journal Comparative Education (2009 - )
Affiliations (associations, organizations, institutions)
Member of the Comparative and
International Education Society (CIES);
the executive editorial board for the International Journal of Educational
of the British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE),
(chair from September 2010).
Cox, S; Dyer, C; Robinson-Pant,
A. and Schweisfurth, M. (eds) (2009). Children as Decision Makers in Education:
sharing experiences across cultures. London: Continuum Books.
D. & Schweisfurth, M. (2008 and 2006). Comparative and International
Education: An introduction to theory, method and practice. London: Continuum.
M. (2008). Education and Democracy in The Gambia: reflections on the position
of development projects in a small African state. In D. Johnson (Ed.), The
Changing Landscape of Education in Africa: quality, equality and democracy.
Oxford: Symposium Books.
M. (2006). Preparing for Active Citizenship: international comparisons. In
Electoral Training Commission of Korea: Participation-oriented Civic Education
Contributing to Political Development, 94-106. National Electoral Commission,
M., Q Gu. (2009). Exploring the Experiences of International Students in UK
Higher Education: possibilities and limits of interculturality in university
life, Intercultural Education, 20(2), 463 - 473.
M. (2006). Education for Global Citizenship: teacher agency and curricular
structure in Ontario schools, Educational Review, 58(1), 41-50.
M. (2006). Global and Cross-national Influences on Education in Post-Genocide
Rwanda, Oxford Review of Education, 32(5), 697-709.
M. (2005). Learning to Live Together: a Review of UNESCO's Associated Schools
Project Network, International Review of Education, 51(2/3), 219-234.
Schweisfurth, M. (2006). Who adapts? Beyond cultural models of 'the' Chinese
Learner, Language, Culture and Curriculum, 19(1), 74-89.
M., Davies, L. and Harber, C. (eds) (2002). Learning Democracy and Citizenship:
International Experiences. Oxford: Symposium Books.
Contributed By: Simon A. Ziba, Loyola University of Chicago