Faculty profile

Namrata Sharma

Adjunct Professor



Office hours

by appointment

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Dr. Sharma’s research areas include international and comparative education, with a special focus on India, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. She is an adjunct instructor and an international education consultant. Dr. Sharma’s publications appear in a number of academic journals and books.


• International and Comparative Education
• Global Citizenship Education

Her research includes study of the UNESCO led practice of global citizenship education; the effects of political climates on the values held by the youth; perceptions of youth as global citizens; and the role played by institutions in shaping student values and their sense of belonging. She has participated in funded international projects, including research topics on learning and teaching in higher education. The research outcomes have included the development and teaching of online courses (such as instruction of EDU 114: Comparative and International Education: Non-Western Perspectives at SUNY Oswego).


Selected publications:
• Sharma, N. (2018). Value-creating global citizenship education: Engaging Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda as examples. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
• Sharma, N. (2015). Can active citizenship be learned? Examining content and activities in a teacher's education module engaging with Gandhi and Makiguchi. In M. Mukherjee (Guest Ed.). Indian education at the crossroads of postcoloniality, globalization and 21st century knowledge economy, special issue II. Policy Futures in Education, 13(3), 328-241. Sage Publications.
• Gundara, J.S. & Sharma, N. (2013). Some issues for cooperative learning and intercultural education. Intercultural Education, 24(3), 237-250.
• Sharma, N. (2008). Makiguchi and Gandhi: Their educational relevance for the 21st Century. Maryland, Lanham: UPA, Rowman & Littlefield.


Most recent:
• Co-facilitated 2-day Division B pre-conference seminar on ‘Soka Studies in the possibilities and necessities of non-Western, International, and Comparative Curriculum Inquiry,’ American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 2018.


Ph.D., Education, UCL Institute of Education (IOE), London, United Kingdom, 2006
MA (Master of Education), Soka University, Tokyo, Japan, 1998
B.Com. (Hons.), (Bachelor of Commerce), SRCC, University of Delhi, India, 1994