Dr. Kapil Regmi worked as a college lecturer, educational researcher and consultant for almost a decade in Nepal. He completed Master Degree in Adult Education (MEd) and PhD in Educational Studies from the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on critical development issues faced by the most impoverished communities of the Global South. He has published several peer-reviewed papers that inform policy makers working at supranational organisations such as the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Bank and UNESCO regarding the development of contextually specific educational plans and policies for underprivileged people and their communities. 


University of British Columbia, 2017, PhD
University of British Columbia, 2012, MEd

Selected Publications

Journal articles

1.     Regmi, K. D. (2019). Higher education in Nepal: A handmaiden of neoliberal instrumentalism. Higher Education Policy. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41307-019-00138-0

2.     Regmi, K. D. (2019). Educational governance in Nepal: Weak government, donor partnership and standardised assessment. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education.  Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2019.1587704

3.     Regmi, K. D. (2019). Global construction of literacy policies for “Least Developed Countries”: Focus on Ethiopia, Nepal and Sierra Leone. Adult Education Quarterly. 63(3), 225-246. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0741713619837350

4.     Regmi, K. D. (2019). Critical policy sociology: Key underlying assumptions and their implications for educational research. International Journal of Research & Method in Education. 42 (1): 59-75. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2017.1398228

5.     Regmi, K. D. (2018). Foundational models of development, underlying assumptions and critiques. Social Change. 48 (3): 325-344. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0049085718781688

6.     Walter, P., Regmi, K. D. and Khanal, P. R. (2018). Host Learning in Community-based Ecotourism in Nepal: The case of Sirubari and Ghalegaun Homestays. Tourism Management Perspectives. 26, 49-58. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2018.02.002

7.     Regmi, K. D. (2017). Habermas, lifeworld and rationality: Towards a comprehensive model of lifelong learning. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 36(6), 679-695. Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2017.1377776

8.     Regmi, K. D. (2017). World Bank in Nepal’s education: Three decades of neoliberal reform. Globalisation, Societies and Education. 15 (2):188-201 Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2016.1169517

9.     Regmi, K. D. and Walter, P. (2017). Modernisation theory, ecotourism policy, and sustainable development for poor countries of the global South: Perspectives from Nepal. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology. 24 (1):1-14. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504509.2016.1147502

10.  Regmi, K. D. (2017). Critical discourse analysis: Exploring its philosophical underpinnings. Méthod(e)s: African Review of Social Sciences Methodology, 2(1-2), 93-107. Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23754745.2017.1354555

11.  Regmi, K. D. (2016). The political economy of 2015 Nepal earthquake: Some critical reflections.” Asian Geographer. 33 (2):77-96. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10225706.2016.1235053

12.  Regmi, K. D. (2016). Critiquing Hegemony of Capitalism: A Call for Popular Education. International Critical Thought. 6 (2): 190-208. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21598282.2016.1172326

13.  Regmi, K. D. and Walter, P. (2016). Conceptualizing Host Learning in Community-based Ecotourism Homestays. Journal of Ecotourism. 15 (1):51-63. Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14724049.2015.1118108

14.  Regmi, K. D. (2015). Can lifelong learning be the post-2015 agenda for the Least Developed Countries? International Journal of Lifelong Education. 34(5), 551-568 DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2015.1070209

15.  Regmi, K. D. (2015). The influence of supranational organisations on educational programme planning in the Least Developed Countries: The case of Nepal. Prospects: UNESCO’s Quarterly Review of Comparative Education. 45 (4):501-514. DOI http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11125-015-9352-3

16.  Regmi, K. D. (2015). Lifelong learning and post-2015 educational goals: Challenges for the least developed countries. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 45(2), 317-322. Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2014.993223

17.  Regmi, K. D. (2015). Lifelong learning: Foundational models, underlying assumptions and critiques. International Review of Education—Journal of Lifelong Learning. 61(2), 133-151. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11159-015-9480-2

Book chapters

  1. Regmi, K. D. (2016). The Status of Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning in Nepal. In Egetenmeyer R (Ed.) Adult and Lifelong Learning in Europe and beyond: Comparative Perspectives from Wurzburg Winter School 2015 (pp. 261-271). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang Publication. Available https://goo.gl/X3qs9j

  2. Singai, S., Gioli, G. Riemer, E., Regmi, K. D., Mastrokoukou, S, & Singh, S. (2016). Demography, lifelong learning and knowledge economy: Perspectives from the global South and North. In Egetenmeyer R (Ed.). Adult and Lifelong Learning in Europe and beyond Comparative Perspectives from Wurzburg Winter School 2015 (pp. 67-84). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang Publication

Book reviews

  1. Regmi, K. D. (2019). Educating entrepreneurial citizens: Neoliberalism and youth livelihoods in Tanzania. International Review of Education, 65(4), 663–666. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11159-019-09794-1

  2. Regmi, K. D. (2017). Review of “India: Preparation for the World of Work: Education System and School to Work Transition” edited by Matthias Pilz, Wiesbaden Germany: Springer. International Review of Educationhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11159-017-9678-6
  3. Regmi, K. D. (2016). Review of “More than good intentions: How a new economics is helping to solve global poverty” By Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel, Penguin Group, New York, NY, 2011. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 61 (3): 367-370. Available: https://goo.gl/TTsNUj
  4. Regmi, K. D. (2016). Review of “Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking” by Susan Cain, Crown Publishers, New York. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 3 (1):63-68. Available: https://goo.gl/D21zpW
  5. Regmi, K. D. (2012). Review of “Routledge international handbook of lifelong learning” by Peter Jarvis (Ed). Routledge, New York, NY, 2011. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 25(1), 77-79. Available https://goo.gl/xSztDs

Dissertations and reports

  1. Regmi, K. D. (2017). Local-global tensions in African literacy policies: Towards an asset perspective of literacy. Report commissioned by the the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE). Available at: https://goo.gl/4TscYi
  2. Regmi, K. D. (2017). Lifelong learning in least developed countries: The case of Nepal. PhD Dissertation, University of British Columbia. Available at: https://goo.gl/jgQKVw
  3. Regmi, K. D. (2009). Recognition, accreditation and validation of non-formal and informal learning: Prospects for lifelong learning in Nepal. Master of Philosophy Dissertation, Kathmandu University. Available at: http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED510242
  4. Regmi, K. D. (2005). Proficiency in the Use of English Communicative Functions: A Comparative Study of Public and Private Higher Secondary Schools of Kathmandu Valley. Master of Education, Tribhuvan University, Unpublished Thesis.

Selected conference presentations

  1. Regmi, K. D. (2017). Global partnership for international development: Tension between governance and government. Proposal submitted to the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, May 26-29, 2018 University of Regina, Canada.
  2. Regmi, K. D. (2017). The political economy of South-South cooperation: China and India in Nepal’s education. Proposal submitted to the Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), March 25-29, 2018, Mexico City, Mexico.
  3. Regmi, K. D. (2016). Incheon Declaration for Education 2030: Financing adult education for Least Developed Countries. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE), May 28-31, University of Calgary.
  4. Regmi, K. D. (2016). Governing education without government? USAID, UNESCO and World Bank in Nepal’s education. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), March 6-10 Sheraton Centre Vancouver, British Columbia
  5. Regmi, K. D. (2015). Adult Education and Sustainable Development Goals. Paper presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE), 9-11 June, University of Montreal, Quebec.
  6. Regmi, K. D. and Li, Gang (2014). China’s influence on the educational development of Least Developed Countries: The case of Ethiopia. Paper presented at the West-Coast Networking Conference, The Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC), December 4–5, Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre campus, Vancouver
  7. Regmi, K. D. (2014). Higher education in Least Developed Countries: The case of Nepal. Paper presented at the Tri-Nations 2014 Conference, March 29-30, University of British Columbia, Canada.
  8. Regmi, K. D. (2013). Lifelong Learning in the Least Developed Countries: Towards an alternative model. Paper presented at the 32nd National Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE), June 3 – 5 University of Victoria, British Columbia.
  9. Regmi, K. D. (2013). Education system of the third world countries: A systemic fault? Paper presented at the Second Inter-University Graduate Seminar in Educational Research, June 1, 2013, UBC.
  10. Regmi, K. D. (2012). Prospects of lifelong learning in developing countries Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) (pp. 424). Canada: CASAE. [Poster Presentation]

Courses Taught

ADHE 327 (Teaching Adults)

ADHE 328 (Institutions of Adult Education)

ADHE 329 (Developing Short Courses, Workshops and Seminars)

ADHE 412 (An Overview of Adult Education)

EDST 575 (Work and Learning), ALGC course

EDUC 500 (Research Methodology in Education)