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    Greg W. Misiaszek Associate Professor
    Institute of Education Theories;
    Address:Yingdong 311

    Selected Positions

    ·         Assistant Professor, Beijing Normal University, Faculty of Education, Institute of Educational Theories

    ·         Associate Director, Paulo Freire Institute, UCLA

    ·         Co-Editor, Global Comparative Education: Journal of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES)

    ·         Co-Chair of the Journal/Newsletter Task Force, WCCES

    ·         International Advisory Committee Member, UNESCO Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education, UCLA



    ·         Ph.D., Education (Social Sciences and Comparative Education), UCLA, 2011

    o    Dissertation: Ecopedagogy in the Age of Globalization: Educators’ Perspectives of Environmental Education Programs in the Americas which Incorporate Social Justice Models

    ·         M.S., Educational Psychology (Educational Technologies), University of Southern California (USC), 2005

    ·         B.S., Environmental Studies (Chemistry focus), University of Southern California (USC), 1996


    Courses Taught

    ·         ·Critical Theories of Education: Pedagogies and Educational Structures (BNU, graduate level)

    ·         Globalizations and Education: Local and Global Spheres of Education (BNU, graduate level)

    ·         Ecopedagogy: Environmental Education Towards Understanding Socio-Environmental Issues (BNU, graduate level)

    ·         Foundations of Education: Critical Approaches and Global Analysis (BNU, undergraduate level)



    Dr. Greg Misiaszek has taught various courses, published and/or has been invited to present internationally listed on this page. He is a Freirean and a critical comparative educator. His analysis of these topics is always through critical theoretical lenses such as the following: theories of globalizations (from above and from below), Indigenous sciences/knowledges, critical race theories, colonialisms (e.g., anti-, de-, post-), feminism, peace pedagogies, and critical media culture theories. Dr. Misiaszek’s most current research is on the intersections between Global Citizenship Education (GCE) and environmental pedagogies, including Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), as they coincide and conflict with various spheres of citizenship (from local to planetary) and citizenship education models. His comparative ecopedagogical research has focused on how socio-environmental connections are taught, not taught, or mis-taught, and the local/global political reasons why. His book from Routledge will be out early 2018, Educating the Global Environmental Citizen: Understanding Ecopedagogy in Local and Global Contexts. He is currently working on his second book under review by Bloomsbury entitled Ecopedagogy: Critical Environmental Teaching for Planetary Justice and Global Sustainable Development. Before working at BNU, he worked for nearly 20 years at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Davis School of Gerontology helping to develop educational programs and managing transformative programs which focused on ending various types of social injustices including ageism, elder abuse, and disabilities discrimination (including fall prevention).


    Educating the Global Environmental Citizen: Understanding Ecopedagogy in Local and Global Contexts. (2018) Routledge, Taylor and Francis


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