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  • D. Brent Edwards Jr.

    Assistant Professor of Theory and Methodology in the Study of Education

    Department(s)

    • Educational Foundations

    Degree(s)

    • 2013 PhD, International Education Policy, University of Maryland, College Park
    • 2007 MSc, Education, University of Pennsylvania
    • 2005 BS, Finance & International Business, University of Maryland, College Park
    • 2005 BA, Spanish Language & Literature, University of Maryland, College Park
    • 2005 Certificate, Latin American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

    Area(s) of Interest

    • Education and International Development
    • Education in Latin America
    • Education in Southeast Asia
    • Global Education Policy
    • Global Governance of Education
    • Globalization
    • International Organizations
    • Policy Analysis
    • Political Economy of Education Reform
    • Quasi-Market Education Reforms

    Brief Biography

    D. BRENT EDWARDS JR. is an Assistant Professor of Theory and Methodology in the Study of Education at the University of Hawaii. His work focuses on (a) the global governance of education and (b) education policy, politics and political economy, with a focus on low-income countries. Within these two research lines, Edwards has focused on investigating the rise of global education policies and the influence of international organizations, as well as trends related to educational privatization (e.g., charter schools, low-fee private schools), decentralization, and community participation. The third general area of Edwards’ research focuses on (c) critical engagement with and democratic alternatives to dominant education models. Geographically, these three areas of focus have lead to research primarily in Mexico, Colombia, Central America (El Salvador, Honduras), and Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines).

    Previously, he has worked with Drexel University as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Educational Administration and International Education, in Philadelphia, USA. Over the years, he has also worked with The University of Tokyo; the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Amsterdam; the Autonomous University of Barcelona; The George Washington University; the Universidad Centroamericana; and the World Bank. In addition to his work appearing in such journals as Comparative Education Review, Comparative Education, Journal of Education Policy, Prospects, and Education Policy Analysis Archives, among others, he has two forthcoming books, titled: International Education Policy and the Global Reform Agenda: Education with Community Participation in El Salvador and The Political Economy of Schooling in Cambodia: Issues of Equity and Quality (both with Palgrave MacMillan).

    All publications can be accessed via: https://manoa-hawaii.academia.edu/DBrentEdwardsJr

    Contact Information

    Office Phone

    808-956-4242

    Office

    Wist Hall 107

    Email

    Brent.edwards@hawaii.edu

    Homepage

    Visit D. Brent Edwards Jr.'s homepage

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    Scholarly Works

      Books

    • Edwards, D. B. (2018). Global education policy, impact evaluations, and alternatives: The political economy of knowledge production. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2018). The trajectory of global education policy: Community-based management in El Salvador and the global reform agenda. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Kitamura, Y., Edwards, D. B., Chhinh, S., & Williams, J. (2015). The political economy of schooling in Cambodia: Issues of equity and quality. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Edwards, D. B., & Ávalos, E. (2015). Resistance to, and adaptation of, the program for Education with Community Participation in El Salvador: The experience of Santa Marta and its inversion of neoliberal reform logic. San Salvador: Universidad Centroamericana.
    • Book Chapters

    • Edwards, D. B. (2018). Accountability through community-based management? Implications from the local level implementation in El Salvador of a globally-popular model. In K. A. H. & R. A. Clothey (Ed.), Another Way: Decentralization, Democratization, and the Global Politics of Community-Based Schooling. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2018). School- and community-based management as global education policy: History, trajectory, geography. In A. Verger & M. N. & H. Kosar-Altinyelken (Eds.), Global Education Policy and International Development: New Agendas, Issues and Programmes, second edition. New York: Continuum.
    • Edwards, D. B., Martin, P., & Flores, I. (2018). Teacher education in El Salvador: Politics, policy, pitfalls. In C. Wolhuter (Ed.), International handbook of teacher education, second edition. Athens: Atrapos.
    • Edwards, D. B., Martin, P., & Flores, I. (2017). El Salvador: Past, Present and Prospects of Educations. In C. M. Posner, C. Martin, & Y. Martin (Eds.), Education in México, Central America and the Latin Caribbean (pp. 141–168). New York: Continuum.
    • Edwards, D. B., & Storen, I. (2017). The World Bank and educational assistance. In G. Noblit (Ed.), Oxford research encyclopaedia of education. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2016). A perfect storm: The political economy of community-based management, teacher accountability, and impact evaluations in El Salvador and the global reform agenda. In W. Smith (Ed.), Global testing culture: Shaping education policy, perceptions, and practice (pp. 25–42). Oxford: Symposium.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2015). Conflict-affected states as sources of global education policy: International organizations and El Salvador’s EDUCO program. In Z. G. & L. Davies (Ed.), The contested role of education in conflict and fragility (pp. 85–103). Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
    • Edwards, D. B., & Brehm, W. (2015). Getting to the decision-making table in educational governance: The emergence of Cambodian civil society within the ‘new global geometry of power. In Y. Kitamura, D. B. Edwards, S. Chhinh, & & J. Williams (Eds.), The political economy of schooling in Cambodia: Issues of equity and quality (pp. 35–57). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Hayashi, M., & Edwards, D. B. (2015). Policy intention versus policy implementation: Disparities in equity and diversity in inclusive education in Cambodia. In Y. Kitamura, D. B. Edwards, S. Chhinh, & & J. Williams (Eds.), The political economy of schooling in Cambodia: Issues of equity and quality (pp. 79–102). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Edwards, D. B., Zimmerman, T., Chhihn, S., Williams, J., & Kitamura, Y. (2015). The complexity of continuation: A narrative perspective on student transition and dropout from primary to lower secondary school in Cambodia. In Y. Kitamura, D. B. Edwards, S. Chhinh, & & J. Williams (Eds.), The political economy of schooling in Cambodia: Issues of equity and quality (pp. 147–169). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Chhinh, S., Edwards, D. B., Williams, J., & Kitamura, Y. (2015). Introduction. In Y. Kitamura, D. B. Edwards, S. Chhinh, & & J. Williams (Eds.), The political economy of schooling in Cambodia: Issues of equity and quality (pp. 3–12). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Edwards, D. B., Martin, P., & Victoria, J. (2015). Different policies, distinct processes: Three case studies of international influence in education policy formation in El Salvador. In C. Brown (Ed.), Globalisation, international education policy & local policy formation: Voices from the developing world (pp. 39–58). New York: Springer.
    • Klees, S., & Edwards, D. B. (2014). Knowledge production and technologies of governance. In T. Fenwick, E. Mangez, & & J. Ozga (Eds.), World yearbook of education 2014: Governing knowledge: Comparison, knowledge-based technologies and expertise in the regulation of education (pp. 31–43). New York: Routledge.
    • Edwards, D. B., & Mbatia, P. (2013). Education decentralization and school clusters in Namibia: Technical, institutional, and political dimensions. In A. Verger, H. Kosar-Altinyelken, & & M. de Koning (Eds.), Global managerial education reforms and teachers: Emerging policies, controversies and issues in developing contexts (pp. 55–73). Brussels, Belgium: Education International.
    • Edwards, D. B., & Klees, S. (2012). Participation in international development and education governance. In A. Verger & M. N. & H. Kosar-Altinyelken (Eds.), Global Education Policy and International Development: New Agendas, Issues and Programmes, first edition (pp. 55–77). New York: Continuum.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2012). The approach of the World Bank to participation in development and education governance: Trajectories, frameworks, results. In C. C. & A. Wiseman (Ed.), Education strategy in the developing world: Understanding the World Bank’s education policy revision (pp. 249–273). Bingley, UK: Emerald.
    • Journal Articles

    • Edwards, D. B., & Higa, S. (2018). The global education policy of school-based management in conflict-affected contexts: Current reach, prominent rationales, future research. Policy Futures in Education [OnlineFirst Dec 7, 2017].
    • Edwards, D. B., Okitsu, T., da Costa, R., & Kitamura, Y. (2018). Organizational legitimacy in the global education policy field: Learning from UNESCO and the Global Monitoring Report. Comparative Education Review.
    • Edwards, D. B., & Hall, S. (2018). Neglected issues: How charters schools manage teachers and acquire resources. Teachers College Record.
    • Edwards, D. B., Brehm, W., & Storen, I. (2018). The national politics of educational advocacy in the context of global governance: International funding and support for civil society engagement in Cambodia. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education.
    • Edwards, D. B., & Storen, I. (2018). Influence over time: Community-driven development and the changing nature of World Bank influence in Indonesia. International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 16, 17–31.
    • Edwards, D. B., Klees, S., & Wildish, J. (2018). Dynamics of low-fee private schools in Kenya: Governmental legitimation, schools-community dependence, and resource uncertainty. Teachers College Record, 119, 1–42.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2017). The global education policy of school-based management in conflict-affected contexts: A cautionary tale. Comparative Education: Bulletin of the Japan Comparative Education Society, 55, 72–86.
    • Rambla, X., Verger, A., Edwards, D. B., Bonal, X., & Fontdevila, C. (2017). Meeting development goals: Evidence from the Civil Society Education Fund. Development in Practice, 27, 851–864.
    • Edwards, D. B., & Okitsu, T. (2017). Can the rural poor hold schools and teachers to account? Policy promise and reality of community school management in rural Zambia. International Journal of Educational Development, 56, 28–41.
    • Edwards, D. B., Okitsu, T., da Costa, R., & Kitamura, Y. (2017). Regaining legitimacy in the context of global governance? UNESCO, Education for All coordination and the Global Monitoring Report. International Review of Education, 63, 403–416.
    • Edwards, D. B., & Hall, S. (2017). Charter School Strategies for Teacher Management and Resource Acquisition. Cadernos De Pesquisa , 47, 442–468.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2017). Policy formation in the context of global governance: Rational, organizational, and political perspectives on policymaking in El Salvador. International Journal of Educational Development, 52, 81–96.
    • Edwards, D. B., DeMatthews, D., & Hartley, H. (2017). Public-private partnerships, accountability, and competition: Theory versus reality in Concession Schools in Bogotá, Colombia. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 25, 1–32.
    • DeMatthews, D., Edwards, D. B., & Rincones, R. (2016). Social justice leadership and community engagement: A successful case from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Educational Administration Quarterly, 52, 711–753.
    • Edwards, D. B., & Loucel, C. (2016). The EDUCO Program, impact evaluations, and the political economy of global education reform. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 24, 1–50.
    • Edwards, D. B., & Klees, S. (2015). Unpacking participation in development and education governance: A framework of perspectives and practices. Prospects, 45, 483–499.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2015). Rising from the ashes: How the global education policy of community-based management was born from El Salvador’s civil war. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 13, 411–432.
    • Edwards, D. B., Victoria, J., & Martin, P. (2015). The geometry of policy implementation: Lessons from the political economy of three education reforms in El Salvador during 1990-2005. International Journal of Educational Development, 44, 28–41.
    • Edwards, D. B., & Brehm, W. (2015). The emergence of Cambodian civil society within global educational governance: A morphogenetic approach to agency and structure. Journal of Education Policy, 30, 275–293.
    • Klees, S., & Edwards, D. B. (2015). The privatization of education: Lessons from the United States and Elsewhere. Brazilian Review of Education, 20, 11–30.
    • Edwards, D. B., Verger, A., & Kosar-Altinyelken, H. (2014). Learning from all? The World Bank, aid agencies and the construction of hegemony in education for development. Comparative Education, 50, 1–19.
    • Edwards, D. B., Zimmerman, T., Chhinh, S., Williams, J., & Kitamura, Y. (2014). Student retention and transition from primary to lower secondary school in Cambodia: Narrative insights into complex systems. Prospects, 44, 367–380.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2014). How to analyze the influence of international actors and ideas in the formation of education policy? Education Policy Analysis Archives, 22, 1–34.
    • Edwards, D. B., & DeMatthews, D. (2014). Historical trends in educational decentralization in the United States and developing countries: A periodization and comparison in the post-WWII context. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 22, 1–36.
    • DeMatthews, D., Edwards, D. B., & Nelson, T. (2014). Identification problems: US special education eligibility for English language learners. International Journal for Educational Research, 68, 27–34.
    • Edwards, D. B., & Klees, S. (2014). Participation in international development and education governance: Three perspectives and three cases from El Salvador. Latin American Review of Comparative Education, 5, 107–121.
    • Edwards, D. B., Victoria, J., & Martin, P. (2014). International trends, structural developments, national preferences and the implementation of education policies: Findings from El Salvador during 1990-2005. Journal of Supranational Policies of Education, 2, 111–140.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2014). The impact of international institutions on education policymaking in small countries: The case of El Salvador. Spanish Review of Comparative Education, 24, 175–197.
    • Edwards, D. B., Martin, P., & Victoria, J. (2014). International influence and national initiative in the formulation of education policies: Three case studies from El Salvador. Voices and Silences: Latin American Review of Education, 5, 3–22.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2014). The World Bank’s concept of participation in international development and the governance of education: An analysis of its framework and results. Latin American Review of Education Studies, 44, 13–46.
    • Edwards, D. B., & DeMatthews, D. (2014). Preparing school leaders for special education: Old criticisms and new directions. School Leadership Review, 9, 41–50.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2013). International processes of education policy formation: An analytic framework and the case of Plan 2021 in El Salvador. Comparative Education Review, 57, 22–53.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2012). Small states and big institutions: USAID and education policy formation in El Salvador. Current Issues in Comparative Education, 15, 82–98.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2012). Researching international processes of education policy formation: Conceptual and methodological issues. Research in Comparative and International Education, 7, 127–145.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2012). Education and social movement oriented citizenship in Colombia: The effects of curriculum, pedagogy, and extra-curricular activities on student orientation. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 7, 117–128.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2010). A comparison of local empowerment in education: Porto Alegre, Brazil and Chicago, USA. Research in Comparative and International Education, 5, 176–184.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2010). Critical pedagogy and democratic education: Possibilities for cross-pollination. The Urban Review, 3, 221–242.
    • Edwards, D. B. (2009). Education in the Netherlands: A look at how policy and practice influence community. The International Journal of Learning, 16, 207–220.