Professor W. John Morgan

Professor W. John Morgan

School of Social Sciences

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).

Selected publications

Books

Civil Society, Social Change, and a New Popular Education in Russia (with I. N. Trofimova and G.A. Kliucharev), Routledge, London and New York, 2018, Hardback, 188p.

Philosophy, Dialogue, and Education: Nine modern European philosophers (with A. G. Guilherme), Routledge, London and New York, 2018, Hardback, 190p.

Handbook of Education in China (Ed. with Q. Gu and F. Li), Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA, USA, 2017, Hardback and E-Book, xx and 558p.

Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice (Ed., with B. Wu), Routledge, London and New York, 2016, Hardback and E-Book, Paperback, 2017, xiv and 160p.

Buber and Education: Dialogue as conflict resolution (with A. Guilherme), Routledge, London and New York, 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 and New York, 2011, Hardback, xiv and 174 p. Paperback, 2013.

Articles

‘The OECD and “Education at a Glance” Providing Educational Data for Policy Making’, Weiterbildung, 4, 2018, 34-37 (with I. White).

‘When Students Become “Prisoners”: A Game Theory Analysis of Internship by Beijing College Students’, (with X. Ding, H. Wei, L. Kang) ECNU Review of Education, 1 (2), 2018, 43–71, https://doi.org/10.30926/ecnuroe2018010203,

‘Why do students enrol for postgraduate education in China? The influence of gender and of family habitus.’ (with D. Liu), Gender and Education, 2018, DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2018.1447092. At: https://doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2018.1447092.

‘The Rate of Return to Educational Investment for Engineers: Evidence from the private sector in China.’ (with F. Li and M. Li), Athens Journal of Education, 5 (1), 2018, 61-72.

‘Internationalization of Higher Education: Some reflections on Russia and China.’ (with A. Guilherme), Educação, 40 (3), 2017, 315-323: http://revistaseletronicas.pucrs.br/ojs/index.php/faced/article/view/28799/16524

‘E. M. Forster’s ‘The Machine Stops’: humans, technology and dialogue’ (with A. Zimmermann), AI & Society, 2017, 1-9, Published online: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00146-017-0698-3

‘Academics across borders: narratives of linguistic capital, language competence, and communication strategies.’ (with J. Gimenez), Globalization, Societies, and Education, 15 (1), 2017, 68-95.

Review: The Place of Michael Oakeshott in Contemporary Western and Non-Western Thought (Ed.) Noël K. O’Sullivan, Imprint Academic, Exeter, 2017. In Collingwood and British Idealism Studies incorporating Bradley Studies, 23, (2), 2017, 259-269.

‘The Contrasting Philosophies of Martin Buber and Frantz Fanon: The political in Education as dialogue or as defiance’ (with A. Guilherme), Diogenes, 2016, Vol. 61(1) 28–43.

‘Martin Buber, Hasidism, and Jewish spirituality: the implications for education and for pastoral care,’ (with A. Guilherme), Pastoral Care in Education, 2016, 34 (3), 133-143, 2016

"A Time for Silence? Its possibilities for dialogue and for reflective learning" (with A. C. Zimmermann), Studies in Philosophy and Education. 35 (4), 2016, 399-413.

‘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, ISSN 0119-5646, DOI 10.1007/s40299-015-0265-y, 2015, 1-11.

‘Peace Profile: Waldo Williams’, Peace Review: a journal of social justice, 27 (2), 2015, 244-251.

‘Fei Xiao Tong: A public intellectual in communist China’, Anthropology Today, 30 (6), December 2014, 28-31.

‘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.

Book sections

‘Fei Xiao Tong: A public intellectual in Communist China.’ In Anthropology as Social Critique: Its Public Role in the Globalized World (Eds.) P. Skalnik and M. Brocki, Jagiellonian University Press, Krakow, 2018, 69-80.

‘Introduction: Education in China’ (with Q. Gu and F. Li), Handbook of Education in China (Ed. with Q. Gu and F. Li), Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, England, U.K., 2017, 1-14.

‘Maoist ideology and education’, Handbook of Education in China (Ed. with Q. Gu and F. Li), Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, England, U. K., 2017, 43-60.

‘Chinese students overseas: choice of destination’ (with D. Liu), Handbook of Education in China (Ed. with Q. Gu and F. Li), Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, England, U. K., 2017, 442-467.

‘Introduction: Chinese higher education reform and social justice.’ (with B. Wu). 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’ (J. Li and B. Wu). 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’ (F. Li and Y. Zhao). Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice, (Eds., B. Wu and W. J. Morgan), Routledge, London, 2016, 80-93.

Review: China through the Lens of Comparative Education: The selected works of Ruth Hayhoe, World Library of Educationalists, Routledge, London and New York, 2015, x and 238 pp. International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, 8 (2), 2016, 145.

‘Education: From egalitarian ideology to public policy.’ (with F. Li). Handbook of the Politics of China, D. S. G. Goodman (Ed.), Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, USA, 2015, 217-237. http://www.elgaronline.com/abstract/9781782544364.xml

‘Marxism-Leninism: the ideology of 20th century communism.’ International Encylopaedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol. 14: Elsevier, Oxford, 2015, 656-662.

‘The integration of migrants in Europe: The role of higher and further education’ Weiterbildung, 6, 2015, 34-37, (with I. White).

‘The importance of higher education for international development’ Weiterbildung, 3, 2015, 39-41. (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.

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.