BA Politics (Upper Second), University
of Reading, UK (1972)
Postgraduate Certificate of Education (Social
Science), University of Leicester, UK (1973)
MA European Politics, University of
Leicester, UK (1974)
PhD, University of Birmingham, UK (1982).
Political Socialisation of School Children in Kano State, Northern Nigeria
Part-time tutor in Modern History for
the Workers' Education Association (1973-74)
Teacher at Brune Park Comprehensive School,
Gosport, Hampshire. (Social Science teaching and development of political
Head of the Department of Government, School
of Preliminary Studies, Kano State College of Higher Education, Northern
Nigeria. (Teaching of government and politics at 'O' and 'A' Level.) (1977-79)
Research Associate at Bayero University,
Kano, Nigeria, including lecturing in public administration in the Department
of Political Science. (1978-79)
Lecturer in Social and Political Education
and then in International Education, School of Education, University of
Lecturer in School of Education, University
of Birmingham. (1989-91)
Senior Lecturer in International Education,
School of Education, University of Birmingham and Co-Director of the
International Unit. (1991-95)
Professor of Education and Head of the
Department of Education, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa. From 1997
also Head of the School of Education. (On leave of absence from the University
of Birmingham)( 1995-99)
Reader in International Education, University
of Birmingham. (1997- )
Professor of International Education,
University of Birmingham. (2001- )
Head of the School of Education, University
of Birmingham (2003-06)
Affiliations (associations, organizations, institutions)
British Association of International
and Comparative Education (Chair, 2004-2006)
Member of the Editorial Board of:
International Journal of Educational Development (1983-present), Social Science
Teacher (1984-1989), and Compare (2004-2006)
Referee and Book Reviewer for, among others: Educational Management and
Administration, Journal of Education for Teachers, Journal of Curriculum
Studies, International Journal of Educational Development, Comparative
Education, British Educational Research Journal, Educational Review and the
Journal of Modern African Studies.
External Examiner of taught courses at:
University of York (1986-1989), University of Wolverhampton (1986-1989), Leeds
University (2006-present), London Institute of Education (2006-present)
External Examiner of doctoral theses
(1989-present): (In the UK) Cambridge University, University of London,
University of Bristol, University of Sussex, University of Huddersfield,
University of Brighton, Oxford Brookes University; (in South Africa) University
of the Witwatersrand and University of Durban-Westville; and (in Botswana) the
University of Botswana
CR Harber. 2001. State of Transition: Post-Apartheid Educational Reform
in South Africa. Oxford: Symposium Books.
ML Davies, CR Harber, M Schweisfurth. 2002. Democracy Through Teacher Education:
A Guidebook for use with student teachers. Birmingham: Centre for
International Education and Research.
CR Harber. 2004. Schooling as Violence: How Schools
Harm Pupils and Societies. London: Routledge/Falmer.
CR Harber. 2006. A Sociology of Educating (Fifth
Edition). London; Continuum.
M Schweisfurth, ML Davies, CR Harber
(Editors). 2002. Learning
Democracy and Citizenship: International Experiences. Oxford: Symposium
Chapters in Books
CR Harber. 2001. "Education in
Transition?: Change and Continuity in South African Education." In Education in Transition:
International Perspectives on Policy Versus Process, R Griffin (Ed).
Oxford: Symposium Books.
CR Harber, ML Davies. 2002. "Effective
Leadership for War and Peace." In Leadership
in Education, M Brundrett, N Burton, R Smith (Eds). London: Sage.
Articles in Academic Journals
CR Harber. 2001. "Schooling and Violence
in South Africa: Creating a Safer School." Intercultural Studies, 12, 3,
CR Harber. 2002. "Education, Democracy and
Poverty Reduction in Africa." Comparative
Education (Special Number
: Democracy and Authoritarianism in Education), 38, 3, 267-276.
CR Harber. 2002. "Schooling as
Review (Birmingham), 54, 1,
ML Davies, CR Harber, C Dzimadzi. 2003.
"Educational Decentralisation in Malawi: A Study of Process." Compare, 33, 2, 139-154.
CR Harber, J Serf. 2006. "Teacher
Education for a Democratic Society in England and South Africa." Teaching and Teacher Education,
22, 8, 986-997. CR. Harber. 2007. "Elusive Equity: Education Reform in
Post-apartheid South Africa."International Journal of Educational
Development. 27, 1, 114-114. Research Reports ML Davies, CR Harber. 2002.
"The Chiradzulu Initiative: The Process of Change in the District
Education Office in a Context of Decentralisation." Report to the
Department for International Development (DFID), UK. M Schweisfurth, CR Harber,
ML Davies. 2003. "Report of the Global Review of the UNESCO Associated
Schools Project: Results, Recommendations, Conclusion." UNESCO, Paris.
Contributed By: Jennifer Swift-Morgan, Teachers College, Columbia University