Professor W. John Morgan
He is Emeritus Professor of Comparative Education, University of Nottingham, where he was also 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. 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.
He is now at the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD).
Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice: (Ed., with B. Wu), Routledge, London, 2016, Hardback, xiv and 160p.
Buber and Education: Dialogue as conflict resolution (A. Guilherme), Routledge, London, 2014, Hardback and E-Book: xii and 176p.
Higher Education Reform in China: Beyond the expansion, (Ed., with B. Wu), China Policy Series, Routledge, London, 2011, Hardback, xiv and 174 p. Paperback, xiv and 174p, 2013.
Philosophy, Dialogue and Education: Nine modern European philosophers: (with A.G Guilherme), Routledge, London and New York, Hardback, 190pp.
A Handbook of Education in China: (Ed. with Q. Gu and F. Li), Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA, USA, 2017, Hardback and E-book: xx and 558 pp.
‘Students’ decision-making about postgraduate education at G University in China: The main factors and the role of family and of teachers.’ (With D. Liu). The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, , Asia-Pacific Edu Res. DOI 10.1007/s40299-015-0265-y, 2015, 1-11.
"A Time for Silence? Its possibilities for dialogue and for reflective learning." (With A. C. Zimmermann), Studies in Philosophy and Education. DOI: 10.1007/s11217-0159485-0, 2015,
‘Peace Profile: Waldo Williams’: Peace Review: a journal of social justice, 27 (2), 244-251, 2015, DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2015.1037664, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10402659.2015.1037664?ai=1hc& ui=6osf&af=T
‘The integration of migrants in Europe: The role of higher and further education’: Weiterbildung, 6, 2015, 34-37. (With I. White).
"Where will the next generation of Nobel Prize winners come from?" The Conversation, 2015, at: http://theconversation.com/where-will-the-next-generation-ofnobel-prize-winners-co.
‘The importance of higher education for international development’: Weiterbildung, 3, 2015, 39-41. (With I. White).
‘Russian parents unimpressed with state of education system.’ (With G. Kliucharev), The Conversation, 2015, at: http://theconversation.com/russian-parents-unimpressed-withstate-of-education-system-37810.
"Why reforms to China's college entrance exam are so revolutionary", (B. Wu), The Conversation, 2015, at: http://theconversation.com/why-reforms-to-chinas-collegeentrance-exam-are-so-revolutionary-36048
‘The Chinese dream for higher education.’ (With B. Wu), The Conversation, 2015, at: http://theconversation.com/the-chinese-dream-for-higher-education-and-the-dilemmait-presents-35065.
‘Fei Xiao Tong: A public intellectual in Communist China’: Anthropology Today, 30 (6), December, 2014, 28-31.
‘Academics across borders: narratives of linguistic capital, language competence, and communication strategies.’ (With J. Gimenez): Globalization, Societies, and Education, DOI: 10.1080/ 14767724.2014.937402, 2014.
‘Philosophies of War and Peace’, Guest editor and symposium introduction. (With A. Guilherme), Peace Review: A journal of social justice, 26 (3), 2014, 313-316.
‘The changing expectations of education for the professions in post-socialist Serbia: The views of lawyers and of university teachers.’ (With D. Kaurin), International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, 6 (2), 2014, 59-74.
‘The value of higher education: public or private good?’ Weiterbildung, 6, 2014, 3841. (With I. White).
‘UNESCO: A social philosophy for the 21st century?’ Planet: the Welsh internationalist, Issue 213, Spring, 2014, 52-58.
‘Education for global development: Reconciling society, state, and market’: Weiterbildung, 1, 2014, 38-41. (With I. White).
‘Ethics, economics and higher education: A comment’: Citizenship, Social, and Economics Education, 12 (2), 2013, 129-135.
‘Introduction: Chinese higher education reform and social justice.’ (With B. Wu). In Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice: (Eds. B. Wu and W. J. Morgan), Routledge, London, 2016, 1-13.
‘Employment equality in China’s universities: perceptions of ‘decent work’ among university teachers in Beijing.’ (With J. Li and B. Wu). In Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice: (Eds., B. Wu and W. J. Morgan), Routledge, London, 2016, 52-65.
‘Moving to find a job: Chinese Masters’ degree graduates and internal migration.’ (With F. Li and Y. Zhao). In Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice: (Eds., B. Wu and W. J. Morgan), Routledge, London, 2016, 80-93.
‘Education: From egalitarian ideology to public policy.’ (With F. Li). In Handbook of the Politics of China, D. S. G. Goodman (Ed.), Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, USA, 2015, 217-237.
‘Marxism-Leninism: the ideology of 20th century communism.’ In: International Encylopaedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol. 14: Elsevier, Oxford, 656-662, 2015; ISBN: 9780080970868.
‘‘The changing expectations of education for the professions in post-socialist Serbia.’ (With D. Kaurin), Yearbook of the Institute of Sociology, Vol. 13: Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 2015, 232-251 (in Russian); ISBN 5948812898
Honours and awards
Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, October 2017.
Fellow, Royal Historical Society, April 2016.
Honorary Professor: Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, 2014.
The University of Nottingham's Vice Chancellor's Achievement Medal: 2014.
Co-Chair (with Mrs Amina Mohammed, Nigeria) of the UNESCO Director General's Senior Experts' Group on Education and Learning in a Changing World: 2013-2015.
Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales: 2012.
Honorary degree of D.Sc. Awarded by the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences: 2010.
Chair of the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO: 2010-2013.
Board of the United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO: 2007-2013.
Distinguished Professor: the International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education, New Delhi, India: 2008.
Senior Fellowship of the China Policy Institute: 2008.
Commonwealth Scholarship Commissioner for the United Kingdom: 2002- 2008
Patron of Landmines Disability Support Trust: 2007.
Visiting Professorial Fellow: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London: 2002-2005.
Fellowship of the Royal Anthropological Institute: 1989.
Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts: 1979.