Authored and edited books
I have published broadly in the areas of philosophy of education and global studies in education, focusing on questions related to what it means to be a good person in varied social and political contexts. Some of my key texts are highlighted here. See my CV for more detailed information.
Beyond Virtue: The Politics of Educating Gratitude and Humility
Educating students for emotional wellbeing is a vital task in schools. However, education emotions is not straightforward. Emotional processes can be challenging to identify and control. How emotions are valued varies across societies, while individuals within societies face different emotional expectations.
Lecture organised by the Department of International Education, Education University of Hong Kong, and the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia.
I am a philosopher of education who brings philosophical and theoretical texts and arguments to bear on matters relating to schooling in society. My work focuses particularly on the diversity of human experience.
I am an editor for the book series New Directions in the Philosophy of Education (Routledge), and Deputy Editor for the leading journal Educational Philosophy and Theory. I am Immediate Past President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia and the Past Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre.
I have worked in England, Scotland, Mexico, Turkey, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong. I grew up in Oregon, and did my MPhil at the University of Cambridge and my PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.