Professor Chris Duke

  • Affiliate (Education)

Biography

Chris Duke is an Anglo-Australian, born in London, who studied at Cambridge University (BA hons, MA, CertEd) and King’s College London (PhD) as a historian and sociologist.   He qualified in Education, History and Sociology, he has since in Britain, Australia and New Zealand bee a n Professor of Adult and Continuing Education, later in Lifelong Learning, and University President of UWS Nepean: in turn at Woolwich Polytechnic now the University of Greenwich 1961-66;  the University of Leeds 1966-69;  the Australian National University 1969-85; the University of Warwick 1985-96; University of Western Sydney 1996-2000; University of Auckland 2000-2002; RMIT University Melbourne 2002-2007. His main experience is in Asia and Europe, with shorter periods in other world regions. He was Director HE for the UK national adult education organisation NIACE.  He is an Honorary Life Member of ASPBAE and ICAE. His final salaried position was Director and Professor of Lifelong Learning and Community and Regional Partnership RMIT.  He is currently Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow and RMIT University, and he is active in civil society organisations and periodic consultancy.

With eight grandchildren in Australia and one in Thailand he divides his time between these countries, with homes in France and England.  Comparing life, culture and values in different countries is good lifelong learning.  French village life teaches much about indigenous knowledge and wisdom. Each country shows how differently and fast things change, and how difficult governments find it to keep up. He grew up in rural England among farm and gypsy communities, with German prisoners-of-war as adult friends, so learned multiculturalism early. He has also been a keen and traditional gardener from childhood. At the University of Leeds he worked with South Asian and Caribbean immigrants of the ‘Windrush generation’ in action research, applied social science doing as well as studying applied social science, and published with the Institute for Race Relations.

He has always worked for civil society-based democracy in local and global non-governmental organisations (NGOs or CSOs), and has held honorary leadership positions in UK and Australian as well as regional and international non-governmental or civil society organisations including ICAE (1978-85) and ASPBAE (1972-85).


Research interests

He is currently Secretary-General of the global network PIMA (PASCAL International Member Association) and edits its Bulletin, which has recently been exploring experiences of indigenous communities and learning. This encourages new thinking about education, development and social progress.  He is concerned for social justice and equity; about how democracy is evolving in this new century; and by the good and bad ways that new media can contribute.

He as worked from the early 1970s in a consultative capacity for intergovernmental agencies, especially UNESCO and UIL, the OECD, and the European Commission, and for universities and national governments in many countries. His main interests have been in the role of adult, non-formal and higher/tertiary education in development, local, regional and national, including access opportunities, civil society empowerment, and local community action. He played lead roles in projects over several years on universities and regional engagement for OECD and PASCAL, of which I was founding CEO and Secretary-General from 2002.

He is deeply committed to international collaboration, inter-community understanding, participatory and democratic action research, equity, social justice and civil society. He wishes to see good local and global government that supports social eco-sustainability; and really useful university systems that engage with the needs and problems of communities, societies and countries. He writes and advises often on lifelong learning and on these related matters


Publications

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2015

Cheng, M., Kitagawa, F., Osborne, M. and Duke, C. (2015) Internationalisation as University Business Model Innovation: A Case Study of the University of Nottingham. In: CHER 2015: 28th Annual conference of Consortium of Higher Education Researcher, Lisbon, Portugal, 7-9 Sept 2015,

2014

Osborne, M. , Duke, C., Kitigawa, F. and Cheng, M. (2014) The internationalisation strategy of the University of Nottingham (UK) and the establishment of campuses in Asia. In: Study on Innovation in Higher Education: Annexes. Publications Office of the European Union: Luxembourg, pp. 2-22. ISBN 9789279350825

2013

Duke, C., Osborne, M. and Wilson, B. (2013) A New Imperative: Regions and Higher Education in Difficult Times. Series: Universities and lifelong learning. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719088308

2010

Duke, C. (2010) Learning cities and regions. In: Peterson, P., Baker, E. and McGraw, B. (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Education. Elsevier, pp. 144-149. ISBN 9780080410463 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00032-4)

2009

Duke, C. (2009) Please, No More 'Business as Usual': What the harsh new world means for adult and higher education. Adult Education and Development, 72, pp. 171-184.

Duke, C. (2009) Trapped in a local history: why did the extramural fail to engage in the era of angagement? In: Cunningham, P. (ed.) Beyond the Lecture Hall: Universities and community engagement from the middle ages to the present day. University of Cambridge: Cambridge, pp. 169-187. ISBN 9780956086129

Duke, C. and Hinzen, H. (2009) Background note: a new effort for new times - steps in the long march to Belem. Adult Education and Development, 73, pp. 31-52.

Duke, C. and Hinzen, H. (2009) The role of NGOs in adult education and capacity-building for development: the case of DVV International. In: Jarvis, P. (ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning. Routledge, pp. 332-346. ISBN 978-0-415-58165-3

2008

Duke, C. and Hinzen, H. (Eds.) (2008) Knowing More, Doing Better. Challenges for CONFINTEA VI, from Monitoring EFA in Non-Formal Youth and Adult Education. Series: International Perspectives in Education. DVV Internat.. ISBN 9783885137900

Duke, C. (2008) Lifelong Learning, Asia and 'the South'. KEDI Journal of Educational Policy,

Duke, C. (2008) Regionalisation and higher education. Journal of Access Policy and Practice, 5(2), pp. 99-115.

Duke, C. (2008) University engagement: avoidable confusion and inescapable contradiction. Higher Education Management and Policy, 20(2), pp. 63-73.

Duke, C., Hasan, A., Cappon, P., Meissner, W., Metcalf, H. and Thornhill, D. (2008) OECD Reviews of Education, Croatia. Technical Report. OECD, Paris, France.

Duke, C. and Hinzen, H. (2008) Introduction and recommendations: the right to education in the context of migration and integration. International Perspectives in Adult Education, 59, pp. 10-25.

Duke, C. and Hinzen, H. (2008) What can we learn for CONFINTEA? Adult Education and Development, 73, pp. 15-30.

2006

Duke, C., Doyle, L. and Wilson, B. (Eds.) (2006) Making Knowledge Work: Sustaining Learning Communities and Regions. NIACE: Leicester. ISBN 9781862012462

Field, J. and Osborne, M. (2006) Researching social capital in Europe: towards a toolkit for measurement. In: Duke, C., Doyle, L. and Wilson, B. (eds.) Making Knowledge Work: Sustaining Learning Communities and Regions. NIACE: Leicester, pp. 54-66. ISBN 9781862012462

2005

Duke, C., Osborne, M. and Wilson, B. (2005) Rebalancing the Social and Economic: Learning Partnership and Place. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education: Leicester. ISBN 9781862012707

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Number of items: 18.

Articles

Duke, C. (2009) Please, No More 'Business as Usual': What the harsh new world means for adult and higher education. Adult Education and Development, 72, pp. 171-184.

Duke, C. and Hinzen, H. (2009) Background note: a new effort for new times - steps in the long march to Belem. Adult Education and Development, 73, pp. 31-52.

Duke, C. (2008) Lifelong Learning, Asia and 'the South'. KEDI Journal of Educational Policy,

Duke, C. (2008) Regionalisation and higher education. Journal of Access Policy and Practice, 5(2), pp. 99-115.

Duke, C. (2008) University engagement: avoidable confusion and inescapable contradiction. Higher Education Management and Policy, 20(2), pp. 63-73.

Duke, C. and Hinzen, H. (2008) Introduction and recommendations: the right to education in the context of migration and integration. International Perspectives in Adult Education, 59, pp. 10-25.

Duke, C. and Hinzen, H. (2008) What can we learn for CONFINTEA? Adult Education and Development, 73, pp. 15-30.

Books

Duke, C., Osborne, M. and Wilson, B. (2013) A New Imperative: Regions and Higher Education in Difficult Times. Series: Universities and lifelong learning. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719088308

Duke, C., Osborne, M. and Wilson, B. (2005) Rebalancing the Social and Economic: Learning Partnership and Place. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education: Leicester. ISBN 9781862012707

Book Sections

Osborne, M. , Duke, C., Kitigawa, F. and Cheng, M. (2014) The internationalisation strategy of the University of Nottingham (UK) and the establishment of campuses in Asia. In: Study on Innovation in Higher Education: Annexes. Publications Office of the European Union: Luxembourg, pp. 2-22. ISBN 9789279350825

Duke, C. (2010) Learning cities and regions. In: Peterson, P., Baker, E. and McGraw, B. (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of Education. Elsevier, pp. 144-149. ISBN 9780080410463 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-044894-7.00032-4)

Duke, C. (2009) Trapped in a local history: why did the extramural fail to engage in the era of angagement? In: Cunningham, P. (ed.) Beyond the Lecture Hall: Universities and community engagement from the middle ages to the present day. University of Cambridge: Cambridge, pp. 169-187. ISBN 9780956086129

Duke, C. and Hinzen, H. (2009) The role of NGOs in adult education and capacity-building for development: the case of DVV International. In: Jarvis, P. (ed.) The Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning. Routledge, pp. 332-346. ISBN 978-0-415-58165-3

Field, J. and Osborne, M. (2006) Researching social capital in Europe: towards a toolkit for measurement. In: Duke, C., Doyle, L. and Wilson, B. (eds.) Making Knowledge Work: Sustaining Learning Communities and Regions. NIACE: Leicester, pp. 54-66. ISBN 9781862012462

Edited Books

Duke, C. and Hinzen, H. (Eds.) (2008) Knowing More, Doing Better. Challenges for CONFINTEA VI, from Monitoring EFA in Non-Formal Youth and Adult Education. Series: International Perspectives in Education. DVV Internat.. ISBN 9783885137900

Duke, C., Doyle, L. and Wilson, B. (Eds.) (2006) Making Knowledge Work: Sustaining Learning Communities and Regions. NIACE: Leicester. ISBN 9781862012462

Research Reports or Papers

Duke, C., Hasan, A., Cappon, P., Meissner, W., Metcalf, H. and Thornhill, D. (2008) OECD Reviews of Education, Croatia. Technical Report. OECD, Paris, France.

Conference Proceedings

Cheng, M., Kitagawa, F., Osborne, M. and Duke, C. (2015) Internationalisation as University Business Model Innovation: A Case Study of the University of Nottingham. In: CHER 2015: 28th Annual conference of Consortium of Higher Education Researcher, Lisbon, Portugal, 7-9 Sept 2015,

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