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Professor ADAMSON, Bob
Chair Professor of Curriculum Reform; UNESCO Chair in TEVT and Lifelong Learning; Director of Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development

Professor Bob Adamson
Area of Expertise
  • Comparative education
  • Curriculum studies
  • English language teaching

Professor ADAMSON, Bob
Chair Professor of Curriculum Reform; UNESCO Chair in TEVT and Lifelong Learning; Director of Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development

Professor Bob Adamson is Chair Professor of Curriculum Reform, holder of the UNESCO Chair in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TEVT) and Lifelong Learning and Director of The Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development at The Education University of Hong Kong. Formerly, he was Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre at The University of Hong Kong, and President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong. He has taught in schools, colleges and universities in France, Wales, England, mainland China, Australia and Hong Kong.

Professor Adamson publishes in the fields of English language teaching, teacher education, comparative education, curriculum studies and higher education. His books include China’s English: a history of English in Chinese education (2004), Curriculum, schooling and society in Hong Kong (co-authored with Paul Morris, 2010), Comparative education research: approaches and methods (co-edited with Mark Bray and Mark Mason, 2008)—a work translated into eight languages — and The reorientation of higher education: challenging the East-West dichotomy (co-edited with Jon Nixon and Feng Su, 2012).

Professor Adamson has also written more than fifty textbooks for primary and secondary schools and was part of the curriculum development team that produced the Junior English for China and Senior English for China textbook series, which were used by approximately 400 million students.

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