Faculty Bio

Christopher Bjork

Professor of Education on the Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. Chair and Coordinator of Teacher Education

Christopher Bjork earned his B.A. and his M.A. in liberal studies from Wesleyan University.  He completed his Ph.D. 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 comparative education, educational reform, teacher education, and youth sports.  He is the author of the book Indonesian Education, and editor or coeditor of many other books, including Japanese Education in an Era of Globalization, Education and Training in Japan, Educational Decentralization, and Taking Teaching Seriously.  His most recent book, High Stakes Schooling, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2015