Faculty profile

Namrata Sharma

Adjunct Professor


Contact

namrata.sharma@oswego.edu

Office hours

by appointment

Namrata Sharma head shot

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.

Research

• 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).

Publications

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. Policy Futures in Education, 13(3), 328-341. Sage Publications. DOI: 10.1177/1478210315571215

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

Conferences

Most recent:
Invited seminar, DERC, UCL Institute of Education (IOE), London, UK, 23 May, 2019
(https://mediacentral.ucl.ac.uk/Play/18130)

Plenary Paper, Earth Charter Education Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica, 21-31 January, 2019
(http://earthcharter.org/virtual-library2/international-earth-charter-education-conference-leading-way-sustainability-2030-conference-report/)

 

Awards and honors

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

 

Education

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