- Associate Professor
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Born and raised in China, Dr. Shibao Guo received his MPhil in Adult Education from the University of Nottingham and his PhD in Educational Studies from the University of British Columbia. He joined the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta in 2003 as tenure-track assistant professor. In 2005, he moved to the University of Calgary, where he teaches in the area of Adult Learning (formerly Workplace & Adult Learning). Dr. Guo is past president of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (2009-2011) and a former Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education (2008-2011). Currently he serves on the Executive of Canadian Ethnic Studies Association and is Co-Editor of Canadian Ethnic Studies.
Dr. Guo’s research focuses on transnational migration and adult education in the context of globalization. He has been actively involved in a number of studies on the integration experience of recent Chinese immigrants in Canada and the role of community-based voluntary organizations in helping immigrants with their settlement and adaptation. Specifically, he examines issues pertaining to the devaluation of immigrants’ prior learning and work experience and traces its root causes. He also studies the experience of recent Chinese immigrants who “return” to China. One of his current projects explores internal migration in China with a focus on the experience of migrant teachers. Over the year he has developed research expertise in the areas of work, learning, mobility, knowledge recognition, and citizenship in the age of transnational migration.
Citizenship and identity: An inquiry into the role of ethno-cultural organizations in Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Principal-Investigator
Teaching under China’s market economy: Five case studies, Education International, Brussels, Principal-Investigator (Co-PI: Yan Guo; Co-Investigators: Gulbahar Beckett, Qing Li, Linyuan Guo)
University of British Columbia
University of Nottingham
Shandong Normal University
Dr. Guo contributes his knowledge and expertise to a number of local, national, and international organizations. He is board member of Calgary Chinese Community Service Association. He was member of the Adjudication Committee of Immigrants of Distinction Award (2006-2009). At the national level, he was treasurer (2007-2009) and then co-president (2009-2011) of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. He also serves on the Aid to Scholarly Publications Committee, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS). Currently he serves on the Executive of Canadian Ethnic Studies Association and is Co-Editor of Canadian Ethnic Studies. Internationally, he serves as reviewer for the American Educational Research Association (AERA); the University Grants Committee, the Hong Kong Research Grants Council; and a number of international journals.
Guo, S. (Ed.) (forthcoming, 2012). Transnational migration and lifelong learning: Global issues and perspectives. London: Routledge.
Guo, S. (forthcoming, 2012). The changing face of work and learning in the context of immigration: The Canadian experience. Journal of Education and Work.
Guo, S., & Chase, M. (2011). Internationalisation of higher education: Integrating international students into Canadian academic environment. Teaching in Higher Education, 16(3), 305-318.
Guo, S. (2010). Toward recognitive justice: Emerging trends and challenges in transnational migration and lifelong learning. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 29(2), 149-167.
Guo, S. (2009). Difference, deficiency, and devaluation: Tracing the roots of non/recognition of foreign credentials for immigrant professionals in Canada. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 22(1), 37-52.