© 2012

Education and Global Cultural Dialogue

A Tribute to Ruth Hayhoe

  • Karen Mundy
  • Qiang Zha

Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Qiang Zha, Karen Mundy
      Pages 1-10
  3. Comparative Education, International Relations, and Dialogue across Cultures

  4. Chinese Higher Education and the World

  5. Inquiries into Chinese Education Inspired by Ruth Hayhoe

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-301

About this book


Cultural and spiritual resources are arguably essential to achievement of educational goals, both as economic and political initiatives and as human rights. This book addresses questions surrounding education and inter-cultural understanding in a broad global framework.


childhood comparative education education globalization higher education history of education internationalization research university

Editors and affiliations

  • Karen Mundy
    • 1
  • Qiang Zha
    • 2
  1. 1.OISE/UTCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationYork UniversityCanada

About the editors

Robert F. Arnove, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University/Bloomington, is an Honorary Fellow and past President of the Comparative Education Society (CIES). Yeow Tong Chia is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. Irving Epstein is Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Educational Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University. Joseph P. Farrell is Professor Emeritus of Comparative and International Education at the OISE/UT, where he has served on graduate faculty since 1968. Ruth Hayhoe is a Professor at OISE/UT. Her professional engagements in Asia have spanned 30 years, including Foreign Expert at Fudan University in Shanghai 1980-1982; Head of the Cultural Section of the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, 1989-1991; Visiting Professor at Nagoya University in 1996; and Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Education, 1997-2002. Hongcai Wang holds the position of Professor of Education at Xiamen University, where he is the Director of Educational Theory Studies. Wing On Lee is Dean of Education Research at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, and is currently President of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies. Karen Mundy is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair at OISE/UT. Her award winning research has focused on the politics of international education assistance in the developing world, educational reform in Africa, the role of civil society advocacy in educational systems, and the issue of global education in North American schools. David Post teaches comparative education and sociology of education at The Pennsylvania State University. Haiyan Qiang is Professor of Comparative Education on the Faculty of Education, South China Normal University, in Guangzhou, China, and holds the post of Associate Director of the Centre for Women's Studies in the same institution. Heidi Ross is Director of the East Asian Studies Center and Professor of Educational Policy Studies at Indiana University. Vilma Seeberg is Associate Professor for International/Intercultural Education at Kent State University. Yimin Wang is a Doctoral Candidate in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department with a concentration in International and Comparative Education at Indiana University. Rui Yang is Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Research Projects and Centres), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. Qiang Zha is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, York University. Ningsha Zhong received her PhD degree at OISE/UT, and is currently affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Bibliographic information


"This is a special volume full of fine chapters. It is impossible to wholly grasp the extraordinary contribution made by the path-breaking work of Professor Ruth Hayhoe to cultural-historical analysis, East-West dialogue and bringing China to the world - her full effects will only become apparent over the decades to come - but Education and Global Cultural Dialogue honors Ruth and her work as well as could be done. Brilliant!" - Simon Marginson, Professor of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, Australia

"Ruth Hayhoe has not only been a pioneer of education research and analysis on China, she has also helped to shape this very field for almost half a century. This volume reflects upon many of her research interests, and in doing so provides invaluable insight into China's educational development." - Philip G. Altbach, Monan University Professor and Director of the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA

"This is a remarkable book about the work of a remarkable person that is also an important contribution to the field of comparative education in its own right. It is a powerful demonstration of how part of that field has developed over the decades and ways in which individuals can make a difference." - Mark Bray, UNESCO Chair Professor in Comparative Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

"As a scholar and a friend of China, Ruth Hayhoe has devoted her professional life to building a bridge between that country and the rest of the world. Renowned scholars assembled for this book, representing the best minds in the field, pay tribute to this remarkable intellectual cosmopolite through their reflections on pressing issues in comparative education, history of education, and higher education reform in China." - Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA and former President of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)