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Christopher Bjork

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Professor, Vassar College

Christopher Bjork earned his PhD in educational anthropology at Stanford University. Certified to teach both elementary and secondary school, he has worked as a classroom teacher in Japan and the United States.

His research interests include international and comparative education, educational reform in Asia, educational decentralization, and teacher education. He is the author of High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform (Chicago, 2015) and Indonesian Education: Teachers, Schools, and Central Bureaucracy (Routledge, 2005). His work has appeared in journals such as Comparative Education ReviewAnthropology & Education QuarterlyPhi Delta Kappan, Comparative Education, and International Review of Education.  

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  • SEAP Faculty Associate in Research