Professor Kerry Kennedy is currently Advisor (Academic Development) and a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Governance and Citizenship having previously been Chair Professor of Curriculum Studies and Director of the Centre for Governance and Citizenship at the then Hong Kong Institute of Education. Prior to that he was Dean of the Faculty of Education and Human Development and Associate Vice-President (Quality Assurance). Before joining the then Hong Kong Institute of Education in 2001 he was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Canberra, Australia. He did his undergraduate studies and initial professional education at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He has a Master of Education degree from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Letters degree in Australian History from the University of New England. He completed an MA and PhD at Stanford University. His research interests are in curriculum policy and theory with a special interest in civic and citizenship education. He has won research grants from the Australian Research Council, the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and the Hong Kong SAR Government's Central Policy Unit. His most recent research project (funded by the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong SAR Government), was concerned with youth radicalism in Hong Kong. He completed a project on refugee and asylum seeker policy in Hong Kong for the Central Policy Unit in 2015. He published Changing Schools for Changing Times - New Directions for the School Curriculum in Hong Kong (Chinese University Press, 2005) now translated into Chinese (解讀香港教育：香港學校課程的新趨勢 - Chinese University Press, 2011). He co-authored (with Professor John Lee) Changing Schools in Asia: Schools for the Knowledge Society (Routledge, 2010). He co-edited (with Dr Gregory Fairbrother and Dr Zhao Zhenzhou) Chinese Citizenship Education: Preparing Citizens for the "Chinese Century" (Routledge, 2014). His co-authored book with Laurie Brady, Curriculum Construction, is now in its 5th Ed. (Pearson Education, 2014) and a 6th edition is currently being prepared. He co-edited (with Professor Andeas Brunold), Regional Contexts for Citizenship Education in Asia and Europe (Routledge,2015). In 2016, he co-authored with Dr Miron Bhowmik, Out-of-School Ethnic Minority Young People in Hong Kong, for Springer. He co-editied with Professor John Lee Theorizing Teaching and Learning in Asia and Europe-A Conversation between Chinese Curriculum and European Didactics (Routledge, 2017). His most recent book,working with Professsors Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz and and Anna Zalewska, was Young People and Active Citizenship in Post-Soviet Times: A Challenge for Citizenship Education, published in 2018. He is the Co-Editor (with Professor John Lee) of the Routledge International Handbook of Schools and Schooling in Asia that was launched at the International Conference of the Korean Association for Multicultural Education in Seoul,Korea in May 2018. He is the Series Editor of the Routledge Series on Schools and Schooling in Asia as well as the Asia-Europe Education Dialogue Series.He is Co- Series Editor of the Springer Series on Governance and Citizenship in Asia. He is the former Editor of Curriculum Perspectives, the journal of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association, and former Co-Editor of Educational Studies. In 2012 he was the Co-Winner of the Richard M. Wolf Memorial Award for educational research presented by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.
Civic & Citizenship Education / Curriculum Policy & Theory
Honourary Professor, South China Normal University.
Honourary Professor, Management and Science University, Malaysia.
Auditor, Quality Audit Council, Hong Kong (2012).
Ad Hoc Panel Member, Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation and Vocational Qualifications (2012-current).
Director, HKIEd Schools Limited (2012-2013).
Series Editor, Routledge Series on Schools and Schooling in Asia
Series Editor, Asia-Europe Education Dialogue Series, Routledge
Series Editor, Hong Kong Teacher Education Series, Hong Kong Univeristy Press
Series Co-Editor, Springer Series on Governance and Citizenship in Asia
Editor, Curriculum Perspectives, 2012-2017
Co-Editor, Educational Studies, 2015-2018
Advisory Board Member, European Centre for Research on Identity and Citizenship, 2012-current.
Member, Domain Technical Review Panel (Global Citizenship) of the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) Project, 2015.
Consultant, South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization's South East Asia Basic Education Standards Project, 2015.
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Curriculum Studies, University of Johannesberg, 2016-current