Carmel Borg is Associate Professor in the Department of Education Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Malta. He is a former Head of Department and ex-Dean of the Faculty of Education. He lectures in: sociology of education, curriculum theory, development and design; critical pedagogy; adult education for community development; and parental involvement in education. He is the author, co-author and editor of a number of books, papers in academic journals and chapters in books that foreground the relationship between education, democracy, power, social justice and human agency. As a public intellectual, he is critically engaged with different publics on issues that are directly relevant to people’s quality of life. For six years, Borg acted as external expert for the European Commission’s education agency, advising on matters that range from compulsory education to adult, continuing and higher education. He is also involved in a number of community-based projects focusing on critical literacy and active citizenship. Borg sits on a number of editorial boards and is founding editor of the Journal of Maltese Education Research (JMER), now the Malta Review of Educational Research (www.mreronline.org), as well as editor of the recently established Education Research Monograph Series (ERMS).
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