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Chinese Name: 甘國臻

Variants: Kennedy, K., Kennedy, K. J.

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 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 for the Central Policy Unit a project on refugee  and asylum seeker policy in Hong Kong.  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. His most recent book, co-editied with Professor John Lee, is Theorizing Teaching and Learning in Asia and Europe-A Conversation between Chinese Curriculum and European Didactics (Routledge, 2017)He is working with  Professsors  Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz and  and Anna Zalewska on a new book, Young People and Active Citizenship in Post-Soviet Times: A Challenge for Citizenship Education, expected to be published in 2017. 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 Editor of Curriculum Perspectives, the journal of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association, and  Co-Editor of Educational Studies. He is currently the Co-Editor (with Professor John Lee) of the Routledge Handbook on Schools and Schooling in Asia due for release in 2018.  In 2012 he was the Co-Winner of the Richard M. Wolf Memorial Award presented by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.  

Research interests

Civic & Citizenship Education / Curriculum Policy & Theory

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Research Outputs 1980 2019

Hong Kong
Social Class

Citizenship status and identities of ethnic minorities: Cases of Hong Kong Filipino youth

NG, H. Y. & KENNEDY, K. J., 2019, Education, ethnicity and equity in the multilingual Asian context. GUBE, J. & GAO, F. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, p. 123-140

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national minority
Hong Kong
country of origin
social responsibility
factor analysis
national minority
Hong Kong
social benefits
1 Citation (Scopus)

Alienated and disaffected students: Exploring the civic capacity of 'Outsiders' in Asian societies

KUANG, X. & KENNEDY, K. J., 2018, In : Asia Pacific Education Review. 19, 1, p. 111-135

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