Liz Jackson is Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Hong Kong. She previously worked as policy coordinator of the Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates, and as policy consultant to the South African Department of Education.

Jackson is a dedicated researcher, educator, and mentor. Her work explores multiculturalism, citizenship, and sociological, philosophical, and policy features of schooling across contexts and locations. Her teaching and supervision explores Hong Kong civic education, education for sustainable development, and related issues in moral education and educational theory.

Jackson's book, Muslims and Islam in U.S. Education: Reconsidering Education is out now with Routledge.


Click here for more information on my book published with Routledge this spring! Purchase now at a 30% discount (until the end of 2014), in hard copy or for Kindle!

My book examines curriculum in relation to popular culture dealing with Muslims and Islam in the United States, with a special emphasis on issues around teaching about and after September 11, 2001. It also serves as a critical case study for interrogating the aims and means of multicultural education, offering a historical perspective on this important aspect of civic education in the United States.

It also includes a foreword by Nicholas Burbules.

Recommend it to your local academic and public libraries! Also available on Amazon!


I will be a facilitator for this summer's Higher Education for Tomorrow Summer Institute for up-and-coming higher education leaders in Asia and beyond! Feel free to contact me if you would like more information about this exciting event at HKU!


Liz Jackson, "Challenges to the Global Concept of Student-Centered Learning with Special Reference to the United Arab Emirates: 'Never fail a Nahayan'," Educational Philosophy and Theory (2014). 

Liz Jackson, "Comparing Race, Class and Gender," in Comparative Education Research: Approaches and Methods, 2nd ed., eds. Mark Bray, Bob Adamson, and Mark Mason (Hong Kong: Springer/Comparative Education Research Centre, 2014): 195-220. 

Liz Jackson, “They Don't Not Want Babies: Globalizing Philosophy of Education and the Social Imaginary of International Development," in Philosophy of Education 2013, ed. Cris Mayo (Urbana: Philosophy of Education Society, 2014): 353-361. 

You can now read my article for free, as a most-accessed article in Religious Education:
Liz Jackson, “Islam and Muslims in U.S. Public Schools Since September 11, 2001,” Religious Education 106, no. 2 (2011): 162-180.


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