Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Buckner, Elizabeth and Sharon Stein. 2019. “What counts as internationalization? Deconstructing the Internationalization Imperative.” Journal of Studies in International Education.

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2019. “The Internationalization of Higher Education – National Interpretations of a Global Model.” Comparative Education Review. 63(3): 315-336.   

Buckner, Elizabeth, Dominique Spencer and Jihae Cha. 2018. “Between Policy and Practice: The Education of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon.” Journal of Refugee Studies, 31(4): 444–465.

Elizabeth Buckner. 2018. “The growth of private higher education in North Africa: a comparative analysis of Morocco and Tunisia.” Studies in Higher Education, 43(7):1295-1306.

Julia C. Lerch and Elizabeth Buckner 2018. “From education for peace to education in conflict: changes in UNESCO discourse, 1945–2015.” Globalisation, Societies and Education. 16(1): 27-48.

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2017. “The Worldwide Rise of Private Higher Education: Patterns of Higher Education Institution Foundings by Sector.” Sociology of Education. 90(4): 296-314.

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2017. “The Changing Discourse on Higher Education and the Nation-State, 1960-2010.” Higher Education. 74(3): 473-489.

Hatch, Rachel. Elizabeth Buckner and Carina Omoeva. 2017. “The Limits of Redistributive School Finance Policy in South Africa.” Journal of Education in Emergencies 1(3): 79-105. (Open Access)

Khan, Faryal, Aradi, Walid, Schwalje, Wesley, Buckner, Elizabeth, and Fernandez-Carag, Marcel. 2017. Women’s participation in technical and vocational education and training in the Gulf States. International Journal of Training Research, 15(3): 229-244.

Buckner, Elizabeth and Rebecca Hodges. 2016. “Cheating or cheated? Surviving secondary exit exams in a neoliberal era.” Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. 46(4): 603-623.

Jackson, Michelle and Elizabeth Buckner. 2016. “Opportunity without Equity: Educational Inequality and Constitutional Protections in Egypt.” Sociological Science 3: 730-756. (Open Access)

Buckner, Elizabeth and Lina Khatib. 2014. “The Martyrs’ Revolution: The Role of Martyrs in the Arab Spring.” The British Journal of Middle East Studies 41(4): 368-384.

Buckner, Elizabeth and Paul Kim. 2014. “Integrating technology and pedagogy for inquiry-based learning: The Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment (SMILE).” Prospects 44(1):99-118.

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2013. “Access to Higher Education in Egypt: Examining Trends by University Sector.” Comparative Education Review. 57(3): 527-552.

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2013. “The Seeds of Discontent: Examining Youth Perceptions of Higher Education in Syria.” Comparative Education. 49(4): 440-463.

Buckner, Elizabeth and Garnett Russell. 2013. “Portraying the Global: Cross-National Depictions of Globalization and Global Citizenship, 1970-2007.” International Studies Quarterly. 57(4): 738-750.

Buckner, Elizabeth and Paul Kim. 2012. “Mobile innovations, executive functions, and educational developments in conflict zones: A Case Study from Palestine.” Educational Technology Research and Development. 60(1): 175-192.

Kim, P., Elizabeth Buckner, Hyunkyung Kim, Tamas Makanya, Neha Talejab and Vallabhi Parikh. 2012. “A comparative analysis of a game-based mobile learning model in low-socioeconomic communities of India.” International Journal of Educational Development. 32(2): 329-340.

Buckner, Elizabeth and Khuloud Saba. 2010.“Syria’s Next Generation: Youth Un/Employment, Education, and Exclusion.” Education, Society, Business: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East. 3(2): 86-94.

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2006. “Language Drama in Morocco: Another Perspective on the Problems and Prospects of Tamazight Language Teaching in Morocco.”  The Journal for North African Studies, 11(4): 421-433.


Book Chapters

Buckner, Elizabeth and Mozynah Nofal.* (Forthcoming) “The Educational Response to Syrian Displacement: A Professionalizing Field in a Politicized Environment,” in Education as a Panacea for Refugee Youth: Transitioning from Conflict to the Classroom, (Eds.) Alexander Wiseman, Lisa Damaschke-Deitrick, Ericka L. Galegher, Maureen F. Park. Routlege Press.

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2011. “Culture, Class and Status Competition: The Growth of English Language Learning in Morocco,” in Global English: Issues of Language, Culture, and Identity in the Arab World, (Eds.) Al-Issa and Dahan. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishers.

Buckner, Elizabeth  and Kim, P. 2011. “Mobile Innovations to Promote Peace in the Middle East.” ACET 2011 Educational Media and Technology Yearbook. Volume 36. Boulder, CO: Springer.


Policy Papers and Reports

Buckner, Elizabeth, Anne Smiley and Sean Cremin. “A New Way of Thinking About Education in Emergencies Data.” NORRAG Special Issue 02. Data collection and evidence building to support education in emergencies.

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2018. “The Other Gap: Examining Low-Income Emiratis’ Educational Achievement.” Working Paper 15. Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE: Al Qasimi Foundation.

Nethercott, Melanie and Elizabeth Buckner. 2017. Policy Options for Improving Teacher Satisfaction in the United Arab Emirates.” Policy Paper 21. Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE: Al Qasimi Foundation.

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2017. “The Status of Teaching and Teacher Professional Satisfaction in the United Arab Emirates.” Working Paper 14. Al-Khaimah, UAE: Al Qasimi Foundation.

Mendenhall, Mary, Russell, S. Garnett and Buckner, Elizabeth. (2016). Urban Refugee Education: Strengthening Policies and Practices for Access, Quality and Inclusion. Teachers College, Columbia University.

Buckner, Elizabeth, Sonal Chedda and Justina Kindreich. 2016. “Teacher Professional Development in the UAE: What Do Teachers Really Want?” Policy Paper 16. Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE: Al Qasimi Foundation.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  2016. “TALIS Thematic Report on Teacher Professionalism.” Paris, France: OECD.

Omoeva, C., Buckner, Elizabeth, Gale, C. and Hatch, R. 2015. “Does horizontal education inequality lead to violent conflict? A Global Analysis.” Washington, DC: FHI 360.

Buckner, Elizabeth and Hatch, R. “Literacy Data: More, but Not Always Better.” 2014. Education Policy and Data Center Policy Brief. Washington, DC: FHI 360.

Aradi, W., Elizabeth Buckner and Wesley Schwalje. 2014. “Female Access to Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Labor Market Outcomes in the Gulf Cooperation Council.” Paris, France: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Aradi, W., Elizabeth Buckner and Wesley Schwalje. 2014. “Female Access to Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Labor Market Outcomes in Qatar.” Paris, France: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Buckner, Elizabeth, Beges, S. And Khatib, Lina. 2012. “Social Entrepreneurship: Why is it important post Arab Spring?” White Paper, published by the Arab Reform Project, Freeman Spogli Institute: Stanford University.

Non-Refereed Publications

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2012. “The School Day in MENA,” in Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, An Encyclopedia. SAGE Publications.

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2012. “Educational Reform in MENA,” in Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, An Encyclopedia. SAGE Publications.

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2011. “The Role of Higher Education in the Arab State and Society: Historical Legacies and Recent Reform Patterns.” Comparative & International Higher Education. 3(1), 21-26.


Book Reviews

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2017. “Arab Dawn.” Journal for Education in Emergencies 1(2), pp. 160-162.

Buckner, Elizabeth. 2016. “Global Goals on the Ground: Implications for Theory and Practice.” Comparative Education Review, 60(1), pp. 199-203.