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 several academic journals and books. She is an expert with the United Nations Harmony with Nature Knowledge Network.


• International and Comparative Education
• Global Citizenship Education

Her research includes study of the UNESCO-led discourse and practice of Global Citizenship Education and Education for Sustainable Development; 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. 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. (forthcoming). From Buddha to Tagore and Gandhi: Value-creating curricula in India. In M. F. He & W. Schubert (Eds.), Curriculum Studies. New York: Oxford University Press. doi (forthcoming):10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.1138

Sharma, N. (2020). Value-creating global citizenship education for sustainable development: Strategies and approaches. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58062-9

Sharma, N. (2018). Value-creating global citizenship education: Engaging Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda as examples. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78244-7

Sharma, N. (2015). Can active citizenship be learned? Examining content and activities in a teacher's education module engaging with Gandhi and Makiguchi. Policy Futures in Education, 13(3), 328-341. https://doi.org/10.1177/1478210315571215

Sharma, N. (2008). Makiguchi and Gandhi: Their educational relevance for the 21st century. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.


Most recent:

Invited speaker, Annual Special Lecture (virtual), SERC-GC, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Canada, 18 November, 2020

Invited seminar, DERC, UCL Institute of Education (IOE), London, UK, 23 May, 2019 

Plenary Paper, Earth Charter Education Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica, 21-31 January, 2019

Awards and honors

Certificate of Appreciation, CITrA, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27 November, 2019

Best Paper Award at the Academic Network on Global Education & Learning (ANGEL) Conference, London, UK, 9-10 May, 2019 


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

For more information visit: Dr. Sharma's website