George H. Richardson

Dr. George H. Richardson is Professor and Associate Dean (International) in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education.  His research interests include the role of education in national identity formation, global citizenship education, multicultural and international education and action research.

Since 1993, he has worked in development-based projects in Ukraine, Western China, Jordan, Iraq, Tanzania, Ghana, Pakistan and Vietnam. From 2006 to 2011, he was Co-chair of UNESCO’s Steering Committee on Teacher Training in Iraq; in 2009, he was one of the authors of the University of Alberta’s institutional plan for international engagement; and in 2013, he was a member of the working group that designed a national accord on internationalization for the Association of Canadian Deans of Education.

His areas of international expertise include curriculum design and development in basic and tertiary education, teacher education, strategic planning in post-secondary institutions, quality assurance, developing research capacity in post-secondary institutions, and qualitative research (particularly action research).