Mark Bray

Institutional affiliation:

I hold the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Education, associated with the Comparative Education Research Centre, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.

Personal Description:

Mark Bray holds the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Education at the University of Hong Kong. He commenced his career as a teacher in Kenya and then Nigeria, and subsequently taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Papua New Guinea and London before moving to Hong Kong in 1986. Between 2006 and 2010, he took leave from Hong Kong to work in Paris as Director of UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). He has also conducted many assignments for such bodies as the Asian Development Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, OECD, UNICEF, and World Bank. He is especially known for his work on comparative education approaches and methods, and on the shadow education system of private supplementary tutoring.