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Ruth Hayhoe holds a BA Honors in Classics from University of Toronto (1967), and an MA (1979) and PhD (1984) from the University of London. She is a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto and presi-dent emerita of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. She has been a trustee of the New York based United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia since 2000, and Secretary of the Board since 2003. She has written extensively on higher education in China and educational relations between East Asia and the West. Her recent books include Education, Culture and Identity in Twentieth Century China, co-edited with Glen Peterson and Yongling Lu (University of Michigan Press, 2001), Knowledge Across Cultures: A Contribution to Dialogue among Civilizations, co-edited with Julia Pan, (Comparative Education Research Centre, University of HK, 2001), Portraits of Influential Chinese Educators (Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong and Springer, 2006) and Comparative and International Education: Issues for Teachers, co-edited with Karen Mundy et al (Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press and New York: Teachers College Press, 2008). She has received a number of honors and awards, including Honorary Fellow of the University of London Institute of Education (1998); the Silver Bauhinia Star of the Hong Kong SAR Government (2002); Honorary Doctorate in Education, the Hong Kong Institute of Education (2002); and Commandeur dans l’ordre des Palmes Académiques by the Government of France (2002).

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