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Ali A. Abdi
Prof. Ali A. Abdi

The University of British Columbia, Canada

Professor


Email: ali.abdi@ubc.ca


Qualifications

1998 Ph.D., International Development Education, McGill University, Canada

1993 M.A., Political Science, Concordia University, Canada

1990 B.A., Sociology, Concordia University, Canada


Publications (Selected)

  1. Shultz, Lynette, Abdi, Ali A. & Richardson, George (Eds.) (in 2011). Global citizenship education in institutions of higher education: issues of policy and practice. New York: Peter Lang.
  2. Abdi, Ali A., Shizha, Edward & Ellis, Lee (2010). Citizenship education and social development in Zambia. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 170 pages.
  3. Abdi, Ali A. (2009). Education and social development: global perspectives. Canadian and International Education, 38(2), 1-22.
  4. Abdi, Ali A. (2009). Re-centering the philosophical foundations of knowledge: the case of Africa with special focus on the global role of teachers. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 55(3), 269-283.
  5. Mhina, Christine & Abdi, Ali A. (2009). Mwalimu’s Mission: Julius Nyerere as (adult) educator and philosopher of community development. In A. Abdi & D. Kapoor (Eds.), Global perspectives on adult education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  6. Abdi, Ali A. & Richardson, George (Eds.) (2008). Decolonizing democratic education: trans-disciplinary dialogues. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers. 220 pages.
  7. Abdi, Ali A. & Naseem, Ayaz (2008). Globalization as an educational framework of convergence: globalizing the local and localizing the global. In A. Abdi & G. Richardson (Eds.), Decolonizing democratic education: trans-disciplinary dialogues. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  8. Abdi, Ali A. & Shultz, Lynette (Eds.) (2008). Educating for human rights and global citizenship. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. 256 pages.
  9. Abdi, Ali A. (2008). Citizenship and its discontents: educating for political and economic
  10. development in Sub-Saharan Africa. In M. Peters, A. Britton & H. Blee (Eds.), Global Citizenship Education: Philosophy, Theory and Pedagogy. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  11. Abdi, Ali A. & Guo, Shibao (Eds.) (2008). Education and social development: global issues and analyses. Rotterdam, Holland: Sense Publishers. 262 pages.
  12. Abdi, Ali A. & Kapoor, Dip (Eds.) (2008). Global perspectives on adult education. New York; Palgrave Macmillan. 284 pages.
  13. Abdi, Ali A., Puplampu, Korbla P. & Dei, George J.S. (Eds.) (2006). African Education and globalization: critical perspectives. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 222 pages.
  14. Abdi, Ali A. & Cleghorn, Ailie (Eds.) (2005). Issues in African education: sociological perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 320 pages.
  15. Ghosh, Ratna & Abdi, Ali A. (2004). Education and the politics of difference: Canadian perspectives. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press. 200 pages.
  16. Abdi, Ali A. (2002). Culture, education, and development in South Africa: historical and contemporary perspectives. Westport, CT & London: Bergin & Garvey. 232 pages.