Christopher J Poor

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Chris completed a Master of Education degree at the University of Auckland before studying for his first PhD in Sociology at the New School for Social Research in New York. After a postdoctoral fellowship with the department of Communication Studies at the University of Otago and briefly teaching Sociology in California he is now pursuing his second PhD, this time in Education.

Research | Current

Chris' current doctoral research investigates the importance of self-efficacy and autonomy in child development and in institutional and societal democracy in the context of moves toward assessment-centred curricula and corporate-oriented governance. He also has research interests in theories of causality, complexity, and the philosophy of praxis.