Pedro Pineda Rodriguez


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Research interests

I conduct comparative research on the influence of the global culture on policies, organizational structures, and practices in secondary schools and universities. I currently study:

  • curriculum reforms (based on imported ideas such as peace education, online learning or student-centered learning),
  • the diffusion of student evaluation of teaching,
  • teaching staff´s working conditions,
  • research cooperation,
  • diversity in educational settings,
  • and leadership in post-bureaucratic contexts.

I specialize in the fields of sociology of education, comparative education, higher education, and organizational studies. My research is influenced by sociological neo-institutionalism and by a decolonial perspective. I am fluent in both quantitative and qualitative methods and have expertise in comparative research.

Before I became an academic, I gained work experience as a human resources manager, as an educational consultant and schoolteacher.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor philosophiae (Dr. phil.), Humboldt University of Berlin

Award Date: 5 Oct 2015

Master of Arts (MA), University of Kassel

Award Date: 15 Jun 2008

Pregrado (ISCED 7), Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Award Date: 14 Jul 2005

External positions

Member, European Consortium for Political Research

1 Mar 20201 Mar 2021

Member, Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE)

Member, Comparative and International Education Society

Member, European Group for Organizational Studies


  • comparative education
  • pedagogy
  • curriculum
  • academic employment
  • teacher employment
  • educational evaluation
  • research cooperation
  • diversity in educational contexts
  • educational leadership
  • universities
  • higher education
  • secondary schools
  • neo-institutionalism
  • decoloniality
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • United States
  • Germany
  • Colombia
  • Chile


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