Patricia Kubow

Professor, International and Comparative Education Program Chair

Curriculum and Instruction
Academic Programs:
International and Comparative Education; Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies
Research Areas:
Global-local forces on cultural constructions of democracy, citizen identities of children and youth, formal citizenship education
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About Me

Patricia K. Kubow is Professor and Program Chair in International and Comparative Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University. As founding director of the Center for International Education, Development and Research, she received numerous federal grant awards that brought prestigious Fulbright teacher and international educator programs to the IU School of Education. Her comparative research focuses on global-local constructions of democracy, citizen identity, and formal and indigenous education in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. She has conducted research in 25 countries worldwide. Kubow has received distinguished research awards from the: Association of North America Higher Education International; Comparative and International Education Society (i.e., Joyce Cain Award for Distinguished Research on People of African Descent); American Educational Research Association; and Association of Teacher Educators. A former President of the United States/The White House and the U.S. Agency for International Development Education have recognized her work in the area of democratic citizenship education. Kubow has been a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Jordan and also received a Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad award for South Africa and a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad award for Jordan. Kubow has served as a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa). Kubow’s co-authored textbook, Comparative Education: Exploring Issues in International Context, is used in universities worldwide and has been translated into Korean. Her co-edited book, Teaching Comparative Education: Trends and Issues Informing Practice, is part of the Oxford Studies in Comparative Education series with Symposium Books. Her publications also appear in a host of journals, including Comparative Education Review, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Global Comparative Education, World Studies in Education, and Higher Education in Europe.

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