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 Mike is executive editor of the journal, Educational Philosophy and Theory
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Mike is executive editor of the journal, Educational Philosophy and Theory, and editor of three international ejournals: Policy Futures in Education, E-Learning and Digital Media & Knowledge Cultures
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Michael Adrian Peters is Distinguished Professor at Beijing Normal University, China, and Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Also Excellence-Hire Professor (Illinois) and Professor and Personal Chair (Auckland). He remains attached to the University of Waikato as a research professor affiliate in the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research.
He was professor of Education at the University of Waikato for seven years (2011-2018).
He was previously at the university of Illinois (Urbana Champaign) as an Excellence Hire Professor (2005-2011); University of Glasgow as Research Professor (2000-2005); University of Auckland, where he held a Personal Chair (2000-2005) in addition to his position in Glasgow, and held various positions from 1992; University of Canterbury (1991-1992); University of Auckland, Auckland Teachers’ College and Auckland University of Technology as lecturer and tutor during his Masters and PhD studies (1979-1984).
He also worked as a research consultant mainly for State agencies in the period 1984 to 1990.
He is the executive editor of the journal, Educational Philosophy and Theory, and editor of three international ejournals, Policy Futures in Education, E-Learning and Digital Media, and Knowledge Cultures.
His interests are in education, philosophy and social policy and is a lifelong Fellow of the New Zealand Academy of Humanities. His research interests are in educational philosophy, theory and policy studies with a focus on the significance of both contemporary philosophers (Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Heidegger) and the movements of poststructuralism, critical theory and analytic philosophy to the framing of educational theory and practice.
He is also interested in philosophical and political economy questions of knowledge production and consumption. His major current projects include work on distributed knowledge, learning and publishing systems, and ‘open education’.
He has written over eighty books, including The Global Financial Crisis and the Restructuring of Education (2015), Paulo Freire: The Global Legacy (2015) both with Tina Besley, Education Philosophy and Politics: Selected Works (2011); Education, Cognitive Capitalism and Digital Labour (2011), with Ergin Bulut; and Neoliberalism and After? Education, Social Policy and the Crisis of Capitalism (2011). He has acted as an advisor to governments on these and related matters in Scotland, NZ, South Africa and the EU.He was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of NZ in 2010 and awarded honorary doctorates by State University of New York (SUNY) in 2012 and University of Aalborg in 2015.

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