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Professor Roger Dale

Professor Roger Dale

Professor Roger Dale
BA Hons, PGCE, PhD

Emeritus Professor

Area of research

Globalisation, Europeanisation and the governance of education, education policy, international organizations, critical policy methodology.

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Roger Dale is Professor of Education.  Until 2002, he was Professor of Education at the University of Auckland.  Prior to moving to Auckland, he had been involved in producing courses in sociology of education and education policy at the Open University for almost 20 years.

Whilst at Auckland he co-led a major research study into the responses to globalisation of four education systems - Alberta (Canada), New Zealand, Scotland and Singapore.  One strand of investigation was the role of regional organisations (EU, NAFTA and APEC) in national responses to globalisation.

This led to a major interest in the EU and education policy, which is now the main focus of his work, complementing and extending qualitatively his earlier work on the state and education policy.  It led to him becoming Academic Coordinator of the EU Erasmus Thematic Network, GENIE (Globalisation and Europeanisation in Education) which was based in the GES.

Together with Susan Robertson he co-founded the journal Globalisation, Societies and Education, whose first volume was published in 2003.


Roger teaches on the Education Policy and Globalisation, Education and Society courses on the EdD; and on the Education, Society and ICT unit in the MSc in Technology, Education and Society.


  • globalisation
  • Europeanisation and the governance of education
  • education policy
  • critical policy methodology
  • international organisations
  • education systems
  • role of regional organisations
  • EU and education policy


  • *AERA
  • CIES.



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