Francisco Ramirez is a professor of education at Stanford and a CDDRL faculty member. He conducts cross-national studies on the role of education in the formation of world society, and the influence of world society on educational developments. These studies include topics such as patterns of women's access to higher education; the role of education and science in economic development; and the interrelationships among education, citizenship and human rights. His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Bechtel Initiative on Global Growth and Change. He is a recipient of the Spencer Foundation Mentor Network Award. He received a BA in social science from De La Salle University, and an MA and PhD in sociology from Stanford University.
Ramirez has taught courses on "World, Societal, and Educational Change," "Education and the Status of Women: Comparative Perspective," "Education and Society," and "Comparative Studies of Educational Systems."
His recent publications include: "Globalization and Education in Asia," a chapter in the Handbook on Educational Research in the Asia Pacific Region (with J. Chan-Tiberghein, 2002); "Eyes Wide Shut: University, State and Society," in the European Educational Research Journal (2002); and "World Society and the Political Incorporation of Women," in the "Special Issue on Gender Studies" of the journal Kolner Zeitxchrift fur Soziologie and Sozialpsychologie (2001).