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C.M., O.Q., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Dr. Ratna Ghosh is James McGill Professor and William C. Macdonald Professor of Education at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She was Dean of Education from July 1998 to December 2003. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.) in 2000, Officer of the Order of Quebec (O.Q.) in 2005, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (F.R.S.C.) in 1999. She is also a Full Member of the European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities. Her publications in books, journals and encyclopedias, her prestigious grants and teaching reflect her varied research interests, which include education and technology. She has done research in Canada, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Professor Ghosh was featured in the Canadian Edition of Time Magazine, October 13, 2003 issue as one of "Canada's Best in Education".
In 2009 she was selected for the Power List published by India Abroad.
She is the recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in 1996, and has received several awards from national and international organizations. She has held important administrative positions at McGill, as Director of Graduate Studies and Research for the Faculty of Education, and Acting Director of McGill International. She has had an important leadership role in the development and governance of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, which is a consortium of Canadian universities involved in academic exchanges and programs between India and Canada. She served as its Resident Director in New Delhi, India, in 1982-83, and as President of the Institute from 1988-90. She has been on the Board of Directors (as well as the Education and International Committees) of the Canadian Human Rights Foundation. She is on the editorial board of several international journals. In 2009 she was elected as the President (2011-2012) of the Comparative and International Education Society of the U.S.
Ph.D in Comparative and International Education,
Department of Educational Foundations,
University of Calgary
M.A. in Comparative and International Education, Department of Educational Foundations,
University of Calgary
B.A. Honours in English with Distinction,
University of Calcutta
Music Diploma in Pianoforte and Theory,
Trinity College of Music,
Research and Study
Research Grants, Development Projects and Fellowships
Unless otherwise indicated, amounts are in Canadian dollars
|2015-2020||Countering religious extremism through education in multicultural Canada. Insight Grant, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Principal Investigator.|
|2014-2015||Education and Security: A Literature Report. Tony Blair Faith Foundation, London, UK.|
|2011-2013||Middle class educated women in India: Caught between dichotomies of globalization and a patriarchal social matrix. ($180,000) Social Science Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Principal Investigator.|
|2009 - 2011||Women’s Empowerment and Education: Panchayats and Women’s Self Help Groups in India. Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Grant, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. $80,000|
|2009 - 2012||Exacerbating Conflicts – Promoting Peace? The Role of Social Science and Language Textbooks in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka). R. Ghosh, co-Investigator. Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, TrancCoop-Programm. 37,000 Euros|
|2008 - 2009||2008-2009 The National Knowledge Commission Report, 2006; Its Implications for Women's Education in West-Bengal, R. Ghosh Principal Investigator, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Development Seed Grant: $20,000.|
|2007 - 2008||Values and teacher Education: Project funded by the Chilean Ministry of Education. Santiago, Chile|
|2006 - 2009||Construction of the “Other” in Curricula and Textbooks: A Post-Structuralist Analysis of Nationalist Identities in India and Pakistan, R. Ghosh Principal Investigator, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): $145,542|
|2005 - 2009||Écoles, culture et santé mentale: une articulation a repenser dans une societé en transformation. Team Grant : Total $50,000 my portion $12,000. Fonds de la recherché en santé Quebec (FRSQ). (Project: Educational and Mental Health Issues faced by Bangladeshi Students in Montreal)|
|2005 - 2008||Co-Applicant Rousseau, Cécile. Conséquences du terrorisme sur la santé mentale et le développement moral des enfants: Repenser les modèles d'intervention et de prévention Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant, Rousseau, C., Ghosh, R., Guzder, J., Hussain, M., Lashley, M., Measham, $124,279|
|2003||Education and democracy in Islamic societies: Implications for human security. $20,000 conference grant, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade|
|2003 - 2006||Multicultural approaches to education, North American Mobility Project (NAFTA) $160,000 team grant|
|2002 - 2007||Consolidation of food security in India, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). $5 million team grant (Gender Specialist)|
|2002 - 2003||Multicultural approaches to education: North American Mobility Project (NAFTA)|
|1999 - 2000||Intercultural values and their relationship to education: a comparative study of Japan and Canada. International Council for Canadian Studies. $8,000 (Principal Investigator)|
|1998 - 2001||Economic liberalization and its impact on women and women’s education in India and China. Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et l’aide à la recherche du Québec (FCAR) $70,000. (Principal Investigator)|
|1999 - 2002||Impact of private professional college education on young women, and their attitude towards marriage and work in India (Individual Grant) Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. $ 71,413.|
Fields of Research and Study
- Multicultural education; race relations; human rights and education; identity
- Teacher education in cross-cultural perspective
- Women in comparative perspective
- The education of minority groups in comparative perspective
Sociology of Education in Developing Areas
- Education and development
- International development and cooperation (bilateral, non-governmental)
- The impact of globalization and economic liberalization policies on education
Women in Development
- The impact of globalization and economic liberalization policies on women
- Women in science, engineering and technology
Review of Educational Institutions
|2011||University of West Indies (Mona Campus, Jamaica)
Department of Educational Studies
|2006||University of West Indies (Cave Hill Campus, Barbados)
School of Education
|2004||Islamia Educational Colleges, Amman, Jordan|
|2003-2005||Royal University for Women Academic Partnership Project , Kingdom of Bahrain (Team Leader)|
|2002||The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta|
Academic and Scholarly Positions
Fellow, Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne, during Sabbatical Leave, January-June 2014.
|Sept 2014||Research Partner, PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence) a National Network Centre of Excellence, Canada|
|Sept 2014||Senior Affiliate, The Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS)|
Sabbatical leave: Jawaharlal University, Delhi; East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
|Jan 2004- Dec 2010||James McGill Professor, McGill University|
2004, 2005, 2006
|MMSH (Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme), (C.N.R.S., Universités d’Aix-Marseille I et III) Institute recherches et d’etudes sur le monde Arabe et Musulman (IREMAM-CNRS) Aix-en-Provence, France|
|May-June, 2005, 2006||Sabbatical Leave Visiting Fellow, Et. Edmund's College, Cambridge University, England|
|March, 2004||Sabbatical Leave University of Turin, Italy|
|1998 - 2003||Dean, Faculty of Education, McGill University|
|1998||Half year sabbatical leave in Mexico|
|1996 - 1997||Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Cultures & Values in Education, McGill University|
|1994||William C. Macdonald Chair in Education, McGill University|
|1988||Full Professor, Faculty of Education, McGill University|
|1995 - 1998||Department of Cultures & Values in Education, McGill University|
|1988 - 1995||Department of Administration & Policy Studies in Education, McGill University|
|1995 - 1997||Director of Research, Department of Cultures & Values in Education, McGill University|
|1985||Visiting Scholar, St. Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, U.K.|
|1981 - 1988||Associate Professor, Department of Administration & Policy Studies in Education, McGill University|
|1982 - 1983||Sabbatical Year, Senior Research Scholar, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi, India|
|1977 - 1981||Assistant Professor, Administration & Policy Studies, Faculty of Education, McGill University|
|1976 - 1977||Visiting Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations, University of Calgary|
Please note: This list is from the past ten years only.
Ghosh, R. & Abdi, A. (2013, 2nd ed.) Education and the Politics of Difference: Canadian Perspectives. Toronto: Canadian Press. (Foreword by Carlos Torres). (Foreword for the 2004 edition by Henry Giroux)
Ghosh, R. (2014) Third Edition with Mariusz Galcznyski) Redefining Multicultural Education: Inclusion and the Right to be Different. Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Scholars’ Press. (1996 First Edition Toronto: Harcourt Brace & Co., 2nd ed 2004 Nelson Thomas Learning)
Ghosh, R. and Lussier, D. (Eds.) (November, 2011). Ccontemporary Issues in Diversity and Education, Special Issue of Canadian and International Education.
Ghosh, R and McDonough. K. (Spring, 2011) Diversity and Education for Liberation. Special Edition of Canadian Issues/Thèmes Canadiens for the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and international Education Society (CIES).
Anyon, J., Ghosh, R. & Mickelson, R. (January, 2007) Editors. New Perspectives on Youth Development and Social Identity in the 21st Century. Special issue, Teacher College Record. Columbia University, New York, Volume 109 No. 2.
Chapters in Books
Ghosh, R. and Galcszynski, M. (2016) Shaping Leadership in Epstein, E. (ed) Crafting a Global Field, NY: Springer pp. 188-198.
Ghosh, R. (August, 2015) Education in Secular Democratic Societies: the challenge of religious diversity. In Sikka, S., Puri, B. & Beaman, L. (Eds.) Living with Religious Diversity. New Delhi: India, Routledge pp.137-152.
Galczynski, M., Tsagkaraki, V., & Ghosh, R. (2015). Further unpacking multiculturalism in the classroom: Continuing to explore the politics of difference through current events. In L. Wong & S. Guo (Eds.), Multiculturalism in Canada: Theories, Polices and Debates. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers pp. 289-310.
Naseem, M.A. and Ghosh, R. (2010) Construction of the ‘Other’ in History Textbooks in India and Pakistan in Pampanini, G., Adly, F. and Napier, D.B. (Eds.) Interculturalism, Society and Education. Rotterdam: Sense
Ghosh, R. and Chakravarti, P. (2010) (Released at the World Council of Comparative Education Societies in June 2010) Women’s Education in India at the start of the Twenty-First Century: Implications of the National Knowledge Commission Reports. In A Tribute to David N. Wilson: Clamouring for a Better World, Masemann, V., Majhanovich, S., Truong, N and Janigan, K. (eds.). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
R. Ghosh (2004; 2nd updated edition 2010). Canada a Multicultural Policy in Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform, Edited by Iris Rotberg. Lanham:Maryland, U.S.A.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group/
Ghosh, R. Naseem, A., Vijh. Ashok. (2010).Tagore and Education: Gazing beyond the Colonial Cage. In A. Abdi (Ed.) Decolonizing Philosophies of Education. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers
Ghosh, R., Abdi, A. and Naseem, A. (2008). Identity in colonial and postcolonial contexts: select discussions and analyses. In A. Abdi & G. Richardson (Eds.), Decolonizing democratic education: trans-disciplinary dialogues. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers
Ghosh, R. (2008). Globalization, Education and Women in India in Abdi, Ali A. & Guo, Shibao (Eds.) Education and Social development. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers (pp. 105-127).
Ghosh, R. and Abdi, A.(2007) Schooling and Society: Perspectives on Knowledge, Culture, and Difference in Writing and Reading Across the Disciplines by Laurence Behrens, et al, (Eds.), Toronto: Pearson Longman.
Ghosh, R. (2007). Women’s Education as Human Rights Education in Abdi, Ali A. & Shultz, Lynette (Eds.) Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, pp.81-93.
Ghosh, R. (2006) Preface. Gender Equality in Iranian History: From Pre-Islamic Time to The Present. New York: The Edwen Mellen.
Ghosh, R., Tarrow,N., & Elizondo, A.,(2003) "Program Differences in Values Teaching in Teacher Education Programs: Canada, Mexico and the United States." In Teaching, Learning, and Student Motivation in a Multicultural Context, F. Salili and R. Hoosain, (Eds.). Connecticut: Information Age Publishing, pp.173-192.
Ghosh, R. & Vijh, A.K., “Science, Gender and Multiculturalism.” In The Canadian Multicultural Experience: Myth and Reality, A. Richardson and G. Merchant, (Eds.). Edmonton: ICRN Press (2003).
Articles in Refereed Journals
Ghosh, R., Chan, A., Manuel. A., Maihemuti, D. (2016) Can Education Counter Violent Religious Extremism? In Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. Online versions at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/11926422.2016.1165713. Print Version 22, (3). 1-17
Ghosh, R. (accepted for publication) The moral challenge to violence in schools, International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning (UNESCO).
Ghosh, R. and Mahbub, T. (forthcoming) Property Rights of Women in India: Constitutional equality and the paradox of unequal share of property in Special Issue on “Genre et droits de propriété” (Talahite, F. and Deguilhem, R. Eds.) pour Les cahiers du genre, Paris, France.
Ghosh, R., Chakravarti, P., and Mansi, K. (April 2015) Women's Empowerment and Education: Panchayats and Women's Self Help Groups in India, Special Issue: Indian Education at the Crossroads of Postcoloniality, Globalization and 21stC Knowledge Economy in Policy Futures in Education, (Mousumi Mukherjee, ed.), 13 (3), pp. 294-314. Oxford, U.K.: Symposium Journals.
Ghosh, R. (2013). Diversity and Quality in Higher Education: A comparison of preferential policies in India and the U.S. In Higher Education Forum Vol.10 (pp.35-49), Research Institute for Higher Education (RIHE), Hiroshima University.
Galczyinski, M., Tsagkaraki, V. and Ghosh, R. (2013) Unpacking Multiculturalism in the Classroom:Using Current Events to Explore the Politics of Difference. Canadian Ethnic Stuides Journal 43(3).
Ghosh, R. (December 2012). School Effectiveness: Pursuing Excellence and Inclusion. Asia Pacific Journal of Educational Development. 1:2 pp. 1-6.
Ghosh, R. (August 2012) Diversity and Excellence in Higher Education. Comparative Education Review. 56:3, pp. 349-365
Ghosh, R. and Guzder, J. (November, 2011). Re-bordering Immigrant and Refugee Identities in Quebec’s Multicultural Society: the case of South Asian (SA) youth. In Contemporary Issues in Diversity and Education (R. Ghosh and D. Lussier Eds.) Special Issue of Canadian and International Education. 40:2, pp.12-33
Ghosh, R, (2008). Education, Women and Development: The Anomaly of Women’s Education in India. Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean, 10, (1).
Ghosh, R., Mickelson, R. and Anyon, J., (2007). Introduction to the Special Issue on New Perspectives on Youth Development and Social Identity in the 21st Century [Special issue]. Teachers College Record, 109, (2), 1-5.
Ghosh, R. (2004) Public Education and Multicultural Policy in Canada: the special case of Quebec. International Review of Education, 50, (5-6), 543-566.
Ghosh, R. (2004) Globalization in the North American Region: toward renegotiation ofcultural space. McGill Journal of Education, 39, (1), 87-101.
Ghosh, R. & Naseem, A., (2003). Colonial and Post-Colonial Construction of Identity: A Comparison of Teenage Identities in Macau, Hong Kong and Goa [Monograph]. PICRA (July-August).
Ghosh, R. & Naseem, A., (2003). Education is That Which Liberates: Educational Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore [Special issue]. Journal of Post-Colonial Studies.
Other Publications: Print and Media
Ghosh, R., Manuel, A., Chan, A., Maihemuti, D. (February, 2016). Education and Security: A Global Literature Report on Countering Violent Extremism. Tony Blair Faith Foundation, London, U.K. pp.84
Ghosh, R. (February 10, 2016) How education, not surveillance, is most effective in countering violent extremism for In-depth Series on Books, Not Bombs: Exploring a crucial missing piece in counter extremism strategies in Open Canada.Org (https://www.opencanada.org/).
Ghosh, R. (July 12, 2014) A Hundred Years After Komagatamaru: Multiculturalism in Australia, Canada and India. Fearless Nadia Occasional Papers, Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia.
Ghosh, R. (March 2014) Education In Secular Democratic Societies: The Challenge of Religious Diversity in (S. Sikka and L. Beaman, eds.) Living with Religious Diversity: special issue of the IIC Quarterly (Winter 2013-Spring 2014). pp. 86-101
Ghosh, R. (2013) “Roots of Violence Against Women” in Ajit Jain (ed.) Violence Against Women: All Pervading. Toronto: Elsworth Heyworth Center for Women. Pp.83-87.
Ghosh, R. (Spring, 2011) Multiculturalism and Education as That which Liberates. In Diversity and Education for Liberation (R.Ghosh and K. Macdonnough Eds.), Special Edition of Canadian Issues/Thèmes Canadien, pp.3-8
Ghosh, R. (2008) Racism: Can education help prevent it? Education Canada, Toronto: Canadian Education Association.
Invited Book Reviews
Ghosh, R.(2009) Women and Social Reform in India by Sumit Sarkar and Tanika Sarkar, Journal of Comparative Family Studies. 41:3, pp.478-480.
Keynote Addresses and Invited Talks
|Including the Excluded
July 17, 2016
|Sir Asutosh Mukherjee College Centennial lecture. Kolkata, India.|
|Inclusive Education: What does it mean in India?
July 19, 2016
|International Seminar on Contemporary Trends in Education jointly organized by the Kingston Educational Institute and West Bengal State University, Barasat, West Bengal, India.|
|Can Education Counter Religious Extremism?
March 30, 2015
|Comparative, International and Development Education Centre (CIDEC), Ontario Institute in Studies in Education (OISE), Toronto.|
|Social Development and Business Growth: the significance of Women's Participation.
January 17, 2014
|Keynote speech at the National Seminar on Business Growth and Corporate Sustainability, CGDSD College, Chandigarh, India.|
|Gender and Education: Special reference to Jordan
November 23, 2013
|Plenary Session 6th International Conference of the Jordan Society for Scientific Research, Amman, Jordan.|
School Effectiveness: pursuing excellence and diversity
|2012 Global Forum in Education, National Academy of Educational Research, New Taipei City, Taiwan|
School Education in Canada
School of Education, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan
General Features of K-12 Education in Canada
Taiwan National Normal University, School of Education, Taipei, Taiwan.
Tagore and the Renaissance of Indian Thought: why is he neglected in the West?
150th celebration of Tagore’s Birth, Kabir Cultural Centre, Montreal, Canada
Diversity and Educational Policy in Canada
|School of Education, National Center of Ethnic Studies, MInzu University of China, Beijing, China|
|Educational Policy and Practices in Multicultural Canada
(September 24, 2012)
|International Symposium on "Hot Issues of Worldwide Education Reform," Beijing Normal University Beijing, China|
|Diversity and Excellence in Higher Education: Is there a conflict?
(April 26, 2012)
|Presidential Address, Comparative and International Education Society (U.S.) Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Educational Development and Social Change: Women in Science, Engineering and Technology
(October 22, 2011)
|World Forum on Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China|
Constructing the Self and the Other: a comparison of history textbooks in India and Pakistan.
|Seminar in honour of Vandra Masseman, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Toronto, Canada|
|Educational Policy and Practices in Multicultural Canada
(February 5, 2010)
|Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India|
|Nationalism and Education in French Canada (Québec): the case of South Asian youth
(February 4, 2010)
|Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India|
|Nationalism and Education on French Canada (Quebec)
(January 15, 2010)
|National University for Educational Policy and Adminsitration (NUEPA), New Delhi, India|
|English Language Schools and the Ongoing Challenge of Diversity
(May 22, 2009)
|Quebec Community Groups Network & Association for Canadian Studies, Seminar on Exploring Diversity in English Speaking Quebec, Atwater Library, Montreal|
|Education and Human Rights
(May 7, 2009)
|Concordia University Conference on Transformation through Learning, Education Students, Concordia University Library, Montreal|
|Racisme, antisémitisme et discriminations en éducation : comment transformer les données de la recherche en outils pédagogiques et en pratiques?
(March 13, 2009)
|Seminar, Université du Québec a Montréal (UQAM), Montreal|
|Education and Social Policy in Canada: The special case of Quebec
(April 6, 2008)
|University of Geneva, Faculté de psychologie et des sciences de l'éducation, Geneva.|
|What does a Gender Gap in Indian Society mean?
(March 14, 2008)
|Shastri-McGill Roundtable, McGill University, Montreal|
|Diversity and Educational Policy in Canada: Contemporary Issues.
(February 13, 2008)
|Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru Univeristy, New Delhi, India|
|Racism: Can education help prevent it?
(August 15, 2007)
|City of Calgary, UNESCO Program on Commitment to Ending Racism, Global Fest, Calgary|
|Democratizing Education in India: The paradox of the Reservation Policy
(March 30, 2007)
|China India Development and Relations Symposium (CIDRS), Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations, New York City.|
|Global Challenges for Internationalization in Higher Education
(February 23, 2007)
|Public Lecture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan|
|Education and Canada and Multicultural Reality
(December 12, 2006)
|Centre for Canadian Studies University of Delhi, Delhi, India|
|Globalization and the Impact on the Education of Women in India.
(October 4, 2006)
|Kapoor Lecture: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA|
|Canadian Women: From non-persons to persons
(November 25, 2005)
|Invited talk. Symposium of the Royal Society of Canada, Ottawa|
|Femmes, droits humains et citoyenneté mondiale en relation à l’Inde, à l’Asie du Sud et au Moyen-Orient
(May 11, 2005)
|Institut de recherches et d’etudes sur le monde Arabe et Musulman (IREMAM-CNRS) Aix-en-Provence, France (Invited Address)|
|Deconstructing Boundaries of Hate in Indian and Pakistani Curricula and Textbooks: A Post-structuralist Analysis of Militaristic Nationalism
(June 9, 2005)
|Von Hügel Insitute, Cambridge University, England (Invited Talk)|
|Women and the Globalization of Difference: does education change their status?
(December 3, 2004)
|Invited talk at the Centre of Excellence in Sociology, Kansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan|
|Issues for Women in Science and Technology in Japan
(November 29, 2004)
|Keynote Speaker at the Conference on Women in Science, Trade and Technology, Tokyo, Jointly sponsored by the governments of Canada and Japan, November 29-30, December 1, 2004|
|Women’s Education and Human Rights
(November 13, 2004)
|Plenary Speech at the conference on Shared Learning and Dialogue: Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship, Edmonton, Alberta,), November 11-13, 2004|
|Women in science, engineering and technology
(November 25, 2003)
|Invited talk at the President’s Internationalization Achievement Awards, University of Calgary|
|Challenges, New Initiatives and Directions
(October 8, 2003)
|President’s Advisory Council Meeting. Royal Society of Canada, Acadia University, Wolfsville, Nova Scotia|
|The Role of National Academies in Removing Gender Bias: Glass Ceilings and Leaky Pipelines
(June 24, 2003)
|Royal Society of London, London, U.K.|
|Globalization: Results of Research in South Asia
|Interdisciplinary workshop series on “Gender and Rapid Economic Growth in Contemporary East, Southeast, and South Asia.” University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa|
|Impact of Globalization on Women
|Invited talk. Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Montreal, Quebec|
|Globalization, Gender and Education in Developing Countries
|Keynote address. International Conference on Problems and Prospects of Education in Developing Countries, University of the West Indies, Barbados, W.I.|
2009-11 Organizer, Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society of the US (CIES) held in Montreal, May 1-5, 2011 (2100 participants)
Organizer: Diversity and Critical Issues in Education in the Next Decade, McGill University, Dec. 3,4, 2008
Ghosh, R. (August 22, 2016) Middle Class Women in India caught between Globalization and a Patriarchal Social Matrix. XVI World Congress of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES): The Dialectics of Education: Comparative Perspectives, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
Ghosh, R. (August 23, 2016) Education Innovation in Korea. Discussant to the presentation by Dr. Chaechun Gim, Former Vice-Minister, Education Secretary, Ministry of Education and now President of the Korean Educational Development Institute(KEDI).
Ghosh, R. (March 11, 2015) Education as a Counter-Terrorism Tool. CIES Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
Presidential Panel (March 12, 2015) Education as a Moral Enterprise. CIES Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
United Nations Headquarters in New York on 24 July 2014. Expert Round Table: Role of Education in Countering Violent Extremism held at by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) in cooperation with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation
Ghosh, R. (March 8, 2014) Diversity, Inclusion and Education in Canada: Multicultural and Intercultural Perspectives. Invited paper presented at the International Seminar on Democracy, Education and Development: Issues relating to Inclusion, Equity and Sustainability, March 6-8, 2014. National University of Educational Policy and Administration (NEUPA), New Delhi, India.
Ghosh, R. (Feb. 2013). Religion, Education and Secularism in Diverse Societies in Living With Religious Diversity, International Seminar (Feb.18-19, 2013), India International Centre, New Delhi, India
Ghosh, R. (Nov. 9, 2011). The Role of Education and of the Media in Building an Inclusive Society at Conference on Rethinking Equity in India and Quebec: Towards Inclusive Societies, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada.
Ghosh, R. and Vivek Venkatesh (October 26, 2011), Theoretical Issues in Multicultural Education & Practical Applications in Inuit Contexts: Canadian Perspectives. Southwest University of Nationalities, Chengdu. China
Guzder, Jaswant, Ratna Ghosh, Miriam Haider and Lavanya Sampasivan (October 2011). Mental Health Survey: Urban First Generation Tamil Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi Adolescent. Joint meeting of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry )AACAP) and Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP), Toronto: October 16-22.
Ghosh, Ratna, Mariusz Galczynski and Vilelmini Tsagkaraki (Sept. 30, 2011) Unpacking Multiculturalism in the Classroom. ACS/CESA Joint Annual Conference Multiculturalism Turns 40: Reflections on the Canadian Policy, Ottawa.
|Chakravarti, P. and Ghosh, R. (for May 2011). Empowerment, Education and Livelihood: Women's Self-Help groups in India. Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society of the US (CIES), Montreal, May 1-5, 2011.|
Ghosh, R. (May 2011). Religion, education, and secularism in Quebec. Presentation in panel on Religion, education, and secularism worldwide: understanding policies, prospects, and paradoxes. Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society of the US (CIES), Montreal, May 1-5, 2011.
Ghosh, R. (2010) "Towards a More Inclusive National History” Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) & The Ontario History and Social Sciences Teachers' Association (OHASSTA) national conference entitled “Canada’s Diverse Histories” November 5-6, 2010, Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport Hotel.
|Ghosh, R. (June 15, 2010). Re-bordering Immigrant and Refugee Identities in Quebec's Multicultural Society: the case of South Asian (SA) youth. World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) Congress, Istanbul.|
|Ghosh, R. (November 9, 2009). Educational Policy for a Knowledge Society: Implications for Women and Higher Education in India. Panel on Knowledge and Pedagogies in Context. 4th Conference of the mediterranean Society of Comparative Education (M.E.S.C.E.), Rabat, Morocco.|
|Ghosh, R. (May 25, 2009). A Gender Analysis of the National Knowledge Commission Report (India). Panel on Globalization and Higher Education. Canadian and International Education (CIESC), Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa.|
|Ghosh, R. (March 24, 2009) Women, Human Rights and Education. Panel on Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Charleston, South Carolina.|
|Naseem, A. & Ghosh, R. (March 20, 2008) Textbooks and Curricula as Sites for Peace Education. Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Columbia University, New York.|
|Ghosh, R., Elizondo, A., Tarrow, N. (December 13, 2007). Values and Teacher Education: interpreting our results after 9/11. Seminario Internacional: Formación de Prefesores y Formación de Valores. Universidad Central, Sanitago, Chile.|
|Tustsumi, T., Seiler, G., Ghosh, R. (November 29, 2007) Inquiry Method: Quebec Education Program in Elementary Science. Transforming CARICOM Primary School Science Education. November 28-29, 2007, Ocho Rios, Jamaica (sponsored by IANAS/UNESCO, UWI).|
|Ghosh, R. (November 25, 2007) Canadian Perspectives on Models for Partnership in Canada. India Education Forum: Exploring Models for Partnership. Chair and panel member. Ottawa (jointly organized by The Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE), The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI), Department for Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), etc.|
|Naseem, M. A. and Ghosh, R. (September 3, 2007). Construction of the ‘Other’ in History Textbooks in India and Pakistan. Thematic Group 6: Transition, conflict, and Post-conflict Societies, Living Together, Education and Intercultural Dialogue, XIII World Congress, World Council of Comparative Education Societies: 3-7 September 2007, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.|
|Ghosh, R. (May 1, 2007). The Gender Gap in India: school and society in session on Women and Education: reaching the girl child. Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Binational Conference on Women & Social Change: Perspectives from Canada and India, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.|
|Ghosh, R. (March 31, 2006). La question linguistique: refléxion sur la question à partir du mileau de l’éducation. Panel presentation at the conference on La realtion parents immigrants/réfugiés- École, organized by the Mental Health, School and Culture team, Transcultual Psychiatry, McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Montreal.|
|Ghosh, R. ( March 22, 2006) Gestion de la diverstié religieuse à l’école les problématiques de laїcité st d’accommodements raisonnables. Round table presentation at the Conference on Cultural Diversity in Schools in France and Quebec, Centre of Ethnic Studies, University of Montreal (CEETUM), Montreal.|
|Ghosh, R. and Arshad, A. (2006) Educational Technology for Empowerment: the need to evaluate the role of technology in education. Bridging the Gap: Human Dimensions of Science and Technology, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Bilateral Conference, Delhi, February 21-23, 2006.|
|Ghosh, R. (April 15, 2005) Canada: a muliticultural policy in panel on Global Educational Reform in the Context of Political and Economic Change, Gaps in socio-economic Status, and the Tension between Decentraluization and Accountability. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Canada.|
|Ghosh, R. (October 28, 2004) The Globalization of Difference: Implications for language and Culture. Paper presented at the World Congress of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), Havana, Cuba October 27-31, 2004. Also, Chair of panel on Language Culture and Education.|
|Research Project Needs in Education in Jordan. The First Conference for Scientific Research in Jordan Universities, Amman, Jordan. October 25-26, 2003|
|A Cross-Cultural Study of Teacher Values. Eighth bi-annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values (ISSWOV), Warsaw, Poland, June 2002.|
|The Impact of Economic Liberalization on Women’s Education, Career and Life in India. Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Orlando, Florida, March 2002.|
National and International Academies
|2011||Elected Associate member of The Academy of the Developing World (TWAS), Social Sciences Division, in Trieste, Italy.|
|1999||Fellow, Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences) (F.R.S.C.)|
|1999||Full Member, European Academy of Arts, Sciences and Humanities|
|2011||Diamond Jubilee Medal (Queen Elizabeth II), Canada|
|2000||Member, Order of Canada (C.M.)|
|2005, June 22||Officer, Order of Quebec (O.Q.)|
|2002||Golden Jubilee Medal (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II), Canada|
|1993||Dame of Merit, Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta|
Other Honours / Distinctions
|2011-2012||President, CIES Comparative and International Education Society (U.S.)|
|2008, March 13||Elected for a four year term (Vice President, President-Elect (2010), President (2011), Past-President (2012) of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) of the United States.|
|2003||Time Magazine, Canadian Edition, October 13, 2003, “Canada’s Best”, Profile as Best Differentiator in Education (attached).|
|2009, September||One page feature article in The Power List India Abroad.|
|2004||James McGill Professor, McGill University (to 2011).|
|1994||William C. Macdonald Professor of Education, McGill University|
|2008, June||Lifetime/Outstanding Achievement Award given by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (Toronto, June 14).|
|2002||Leadership in Internationalization of Education Award from Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE)|
|2003||President’s Internationalization Achievement Award, University of Calgary (November 25, 2003)|
|1996||Woman of Distinction Award, Education & Training, YWCA|
|2005, April||Elected Visiting Fellow, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University, U.K.|
|1985||Visiting Scholar, St. Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, U.K.|
|1999||Order of the University of Calgary|
|1999||Honorary Member Golden Key National Honour Society|
|2007, June||Picture on the First Day cover commemorating a special stamp on Canadian Citizenship in the national exhibition of the British Columbia Philatelic Society, Vancouver, B.C.|
|2006, April||Named 40 Outstanding Alumni (1966-2005) U of Calgary (along with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Three-time Olympian Curtis Myden, and Canadian Astronaut Robert Thirsk)|
|1982-1983||Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. Senior Long Term Fellowship|
|1974-1976||Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship|
|1974||Killam Predoctoral Scholar, University of Calgary|
|1973-1974||Province of Alberta Graduate Fellowship|
|1972-1973||Province of Alberta Graduate Fellowshi|
Academic Service to the Community
Professional Service to the Community:
Workshops and seminars to community groups, colleges, schools and business and women’s organizations.
(2008- ) President-Elect, Comparative International Education Society (CIES)
(1998-2003) Dean, Faculty of Education, McGill University
(1995-1997) Director of Graduate Studies and Research, Department of Culture & Values in Education, McGill University
(1995) Acting Director, McGill International
(1988-1990) President, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
(1986-1988) Treasurer, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
(1984-1986) Secretary, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
(1981-1982/1983-1986) Director of Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Education, McGill University
(1982-1983) Resident Director, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi, India (sabbatical year)
(1979) Academic Director, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s Summer Program for Canadian Teachers, India
Recent Major Appointments (since 2004)
Canada Council as Expert Evaluator for the Killam Research PRIZE (2009-2011) August 2009.
College of Reviewers for the Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program (2009-2011)
Committee for Selection of New Fellows for the Social Sciences Division (Academy II) in the Royal Society of Canada by the nominating Committee (2009-2011)
Federal Government, Indo-Canadian Advisory Committee under the Historical Recognition Program, 2 year appointment (2009-2011) Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Ottawa. Ministerial Appointment by Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, the Honourable Jason Kenney
Chair, International Review Committee for School of Education, University of West Indies (Cave Hill Campus) (other members King’s College, London (UK) and University of west Indies (Mona Campus, Jamaica)
National/International Committee Memberships (recent)
President Elect, Comparative international Educational Society (CIES) (2009-2010), President, (2011-2012).
Adjudication Committee of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute for the Millennium Development Program (funded by CIDA) (2010).
Member, National Research Advisory Committee, Canadian Education Association (2007-2008)
Royal Society of Canada
- Member of Executive Council, Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities 2004-2006
- Chair, Committee for the Alice Wilson Award 2002-2008
- Member of the Innis-Gerin Medal Committee, 2001-2004