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Prof Andy Green
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UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
Appointment
  • Professor of Comparative Social Science
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

ANDY GREEN is Professor of Comparative Social Science at the UCL Institute of Education, and Director, since 2008, of the ERSC Research Centre on Learning and Life Chances (LLAKES).

He was formerly co-founder and co-director of the UK Government-funded Wider Benefits of Learning Centre (1999-2004) and has directed and co-directed a number of major comparative research projects addressing both economic and social impacts of education and training, including Education and Training for a High Skills Economy (ESRC, 1997-2000); Globalisation, Education and Development (DFID, 2004-6); Convergence and Divergence in Education Systems in Europe (EC, 1996-7).

He has frequently acted as consultant both to international bodies, such as CEDEFOP, the European Commission, OECD and UNESCO, and to UK Government bodies, including the DFES National Skills Task Force (1999-2000) and Skills Task Force Research Group (2002), the Ministerial Skills Strategy Steering Group (2003) and the House of Lords Select Committee on Social Mobility (2015).

Andy Green has published widely on a range of social and education issues, with major works translated into Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish. His major books include: Regimes of Social Cohesion: Societies and the Crisis of Globalisation, Palgrave 2011; Education and Development in a Global Era: Strategies for ‘Successful’ Globalisation, DFID, 2007; Education, Equality and Social Cohesion, Palgrave 2006; Education, Globalisation and the Nation State, Palgrave, 1997. A new and extended edition of his prize-winning 1990 book was published in 2013 as Education and State Formation: Europe, East Asian and the USA. Andy Green was elected as an Acedemician of the Academy of Social Science in 2010.

 His forthcoming book: The Crisis for Young People: Generational Inequality in Education,Work, Housing and Welfare, Palgrave Pivot.

Research Summary

Andy Green's main field of research is the comparative (historical and sociological) study of education and training systems, their origins and social and economic consequences. An ongoing theme in his work has been the role of education in state formation. Most recently he has been researching regimes of social cohesion and intergenerational inequality. He is Director of the ESRC Centre for Learning and Life Chances (LLAKES) (llakes.ac.uk)

Teaching Summary

He teaches on the MA in Comparative Education

Appointments
2015 Professor of Comparative Social Science Department of Education, Practice and Society UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
2006 – 2015 Professor of Comparative Social Science Department of Lifelong and Comparative Education Institute of Education, United Kingdom
2001 – 2006 Professor of Comparative Education Department of Lifelong and Comparative Education Institute of Education, United Kingdom
1998 – 2001 Professor of Education Department of Education Policy Institute of Education, United Kingdom
1996 – 1998 Reader in Education Department of Education Policy Institute of education, United Kingdom
1993 – 1995 Senior Lecturer in Education Post-16 Centre, Department of Policy Studies Institute of Education, United Kingdom
1991 – 1995 Lecturer in Education Department of Policy Studies Institute of Education, United Kingdom
1988 – 1990 Senior Lecturer in Education History and Policy   Thames Polytechnic, United Kingdom
1981 – 1987 Lecturer in Communications and Sociology Department of Communications South East London College, United Kingdom
1977 – 1980 Lecturer in Adult Education   Westminster College of further Education, United Kingdom
1975 – 1977 Ancillary Worker   Inner London Probation and After-Care Service, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1988 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Cultural Studies University of Birmingham
1981 AM Master of Arts – Cultural Studies University of Birmingham
1975 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – English Language and Literature University of Oxford
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