Professor Peter Jarvis

Professor of Continuing Education

Qualifications: BA (Sheffield), BD (London), MSocSc (Birmingham), PhD (Aston), D.Litt (Surrey), HonDPhil (Helsinki), D.Univ (Hons) (Pecs), DSc (Hons) (City University), D Univ (Hons) (Hellenic Open University) FRSA, DEd (Hons) (Fairfax) but later discovered that the university was not accredited to award doctorates!


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Peter Jarvis is a former head of the Department of Educational Studies and is a former Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Adult Education, University of Georgia, USA. He holds honorary visiting professorships in City University (UK), Pecs University (Hungary)) and Tianjin Radio and Television University Chibna). He is also a Special Professor at the University of Nottingham. He has received a variety of academic honours, such as: being President of the British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE) in the year 1999-2000; the Cyril O Houle World Award for Adult Education Literature from the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education; on two occasions; the Comenius Award - International ESVA Foundation (Outstanding Adult Educator in Europe - First Holder); he was also the first non-North American to be elected to the International Hall of Fame of Adult and Continuing Education in USA, which is located in University of Oklahoma. He was also awarded a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science research fellowship at the University of Tokyo. He was Noted Scholar at the University of British Columbia, and has been a Visiting Professor at the universities of Ljubljana, Pedagogical University of Tallinn, Tennessee, Alaska at Anchorage and Maryland. He is an honorary member of a number of Professional Associations in different parts of the world. He is also a frequent speaker on all aspects of adult education, distance learning and lifelong learning throughout the world (full list of addresses and venues available).


He has held seveval part-time positions in and taught social sciences for the British Open University for thirty years.

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