University of Calgary

Shibao Guo

  • Associate Professor

Currently Teaching

Profile

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.

Research & Scholarly Activity

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.

Current Projects:

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)

Education

PhD
University of British Columbia

MPhil
University of Nottingham

BA
Shandong Normal University

Professional & Community Affiliations

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.

  • Prairie Metropolis Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration, Integration, and Diversity (PMC) - Affiliated Researcher
  • Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) – Member and Immediate Past-President
  • Canadian Ethnic Studies Association (CESA) - Member of the Executive

Publications

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.

Media Work

  • Radio Canada International – Chinese Services (Montreal), interviewing for my research report on Transnational Migration and Return Chinese Immigrants for Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, April 20, 2011.
  • OMNI TV – Mandarin Edition, interviewing for my research report “Understanding immigrants’ downward social mobility: A comparative study of economic and social integration of recent Chinese immigrants in Calgary and Edmonton”, published by the Prairie Metropolis Centre, Working Paper #WP10-12, March 11, 2011.
  • OMNI TV – Mandarin Edition interview, in response to MacLean’s article ‘Too Asian?’, November 19, 2010.

Awards

  • The 2008 Award for Contributions to the Contemporary Chinese Youth, World Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations

Curriculum Vitae

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