PROF MICHELE SCHWEISFURTH
Canada - Associate Fellow
Professor of International and Comparative Education, University of Glasgow
Michele holds a PhD in Education from the University of Warwick (UK), a
MSc in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oxford (UK), and a BEd and a BA in English Language, Literature and French from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). She joined the University of Glasgow School of Education as Professor of Comparative and International Education in January 2013 from the University of Birmingham. Within the School of Education, Michele is also Director of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change and professor of International and Comparative Education in the MSc EPPE. Originally from Canada, she has a wide range of international experience as a researcher, teacher, and advisor. Michele is a comparative educationist interested in tensions between global frameworks (such as children’s rights, and notions of ‘best practice’ in teaching and learning) and local and cultural imperatives. Her research takes a comparative and international perspective on topics including the relationship between education and development in low-income and transitional countries, democratic education and education for democracy, and teacher professional learning and identity.