Professor, Vassar College
Christopher Bjork earned his PhD 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 and comparative education, educational reform in Asia, educational decentralization, and teacher education. He is the author of High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform (Chicago, 2015) and Indonesian Education: Teachers, Schools, and Central Bureaucracy (Routledge, 2005). His work has appeared in journals such as Comparative Education Review, Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Phi Delta Kappan, Comparative Education, and International Review of Education.