2004 Dr. h.c. of Education, Mongolian State University of Education, Ulaanbaatar (honorary doctoral degree)
1983 Ph.D. Social Psychology, University of Zürich, Switzerland [Dr.phil.I]
1979 M.A. Social Psychology University of Zürich, Switzerland [lic.phil.I]Majors: Social Psychology and Mathematical-Biological Psychology
Minors: Sociology and Cultural Anthropology
1975 High school degree, branch: humanities, Holbeingymnasium Basel, Switzerland
- Policy borrowing and lending
- Globalization studies
- Comparative policy studies
- School reform and teacher policy
- Development and education
BooksSteiner-Khamsi, Gita & Waldow, Florian, eds (2012). Policy Borrowing and Lending. World Yearbook of Education 2012. London and New York: Routledge, 443 pages.
Chisholm, Linda & Steiner-Khamsi, Gita, eds (2009). South-South Cooperation in Education and Development. New York and Capetown, South Africa: Teachers College Press and HRSC Press, 304 pages.
Silova, Iveta & Steiner-Khamsi, Gita, eds (2008). How NGOs React. Globalization and Education Reform in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Mongolia. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 303 pages.
Steiner-Khamsi, Gita & Stolpe, Ines (2006). Educational Import in Mongolia: Local Encounters with Global Forces. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 246 pages.
Steiner-Khamsi, Gita, ed. (2004). The Global Politics of Educational Borrowing and Lending. New York: Teachers College Press, 235 pages.
Steiner-Khamsi, Gita, Torney-Purta, Judith & Schwille, John, eds (2002). New Paradigms and Recurring Paradoxes in Education for Citizenship: An International Comparison. Oxford: Elsevier Science, 295 pages.Steiner-Khamsi, Gita (1992). Multikulturelle Bildungspolitik in der Postmoderne [Multicultural Educational Policy in Postmodernity]. Opladen: Leske & Budrich, 239 pages.
Full Curriculum Vitae [updated 2012].
ITSF 4091: Comparative education
Introduction to theories in comparative education, cross-national comparative analysis, educational indicator research, educational transfer and borrowing, and the relation between culture and education. This course is also offered at the doctoral level (ITSF 6580).
ITSF 4092: Qualitative research and evaluation in international education
The study of qualitative methodologies appropriate to various kinds of educational programs, issues, and problems in diverse research settings.
ITSF 4096: Strategic planning and organizational change in international and national educational settings
The seminar uses theories and methods of social network analysis for examining regional and global policy networks. Besides reading and discussing sociological texts and policy studies literature, we will conduct collaborative empirical analyses of policy networks and policy entrepreneurs. Willingness to conduct empirical research (content and reference analyses) is a condition for participating in this seminar.
ITSF 5006: Comparative Policy Studies: Overview
The course is designed to help students to understand foundations and techniques of policy analysis underlying education sector strategies of low-income countries. Part 1 will review critical debates over the role of donors and aid recipients in development contexts and introduce students to tools and techniques for producing education sector strategies. Part 2 will provide an overview of theories of the policy process from an international comparative perspective and therefore also include theories of global education policy, “traveling reforms,” and transnational policy borrowing and lending. Part 3 will discuss trends in various sub-sectors that international agencies tend to frame as “best practices” and for which they provide technical assistance and external financial support.
ITSF 5580: Postcolonial studies of education
Prerequisites or corequisites: ITSF 4090 and ITSF 4091. This course explores the impact of missionary, colonial education, and neo-colonial education on school reform both in dependent countries and in former colonial countries.
ITSF 6902: Studies in international and transcultural studies
ITSF 8900: Dissertation advisement in international and transcultural studies
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.