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Carlos Alberto TORRES

 

 

Carlos Alberto Torres is a Distinguished Professor of Education, UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education and Director of the UCLA Paulo Freire Institute. He is also the President of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (2013-2016).
A political sociologist of education he did his undergraduate work in sociology in Argentina (B.A. honors and teaching credential in Sociology, Universidad del Salvador), his graduate work in Mexico (M.A. in Political Science, FLACSO) and the United States (M.A. and Ph.D. in International Development Education, Stanford University), and post-doctoral studies in educational foundations in Edmonton, Canada (University of Alberta).
Dr. Torres has been a Visiting Professor in universities in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa and lectured in universities in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, Finland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Mozambique, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and Tanzania among other countries.  
Not counting his publications in fiction and poetry he is the author, co-author or editor of more than 70 books and over 300 peer-reviewed research articles.  His empirical research focuses on the impact of globalization especially on higher education and adult education. He is considered one of the world's leading authorities on Latin American Studies, and the principal biographer of Brazilian philosopher and critical social theorist, Paulo Freire.
His most recent book published in Teachers College Press-Columbia University and entitled First Freire: Early Writings in Social Justice Education (Teachers College Press-Columbia University, New York, 2014) is the 2015 recipient of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Cyril O. Houle Award for Outstanding Literature in Adult Education
In his theoretical work, Dr. Torres has accounted for the major shifts and transformations, national and global, that deeply impacted these fields. A book he wrote with Raymond Morrow, Social Theory and Education, is considered a standard text on theories and meta-theories in Sociology of Education. A book he edited with Robert Arnove, Comparative Education: The Dialectics of the Global and the Local, now in its fourth edition, is the textbook of choice for many Comparative Education programs in the English-speaking world. Another of his books, Education, Democracy and Multiculturalism: Dilemmas of Citizenship in a Global World, translated in several languages, suggested new agendas for these fields.
Dr. Torres' areas of theoretical research focus on the relationship between culture and power, the interrelationships of economic, political, and cultural spheres, and the multiple and contradictory dynamics of power among and within social movements that make education a site of permanent conflict and struggle. The question of educating the global citizen is at the top of his research agenda.


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