Lecturer

Bio

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.

 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

 

Regmi, K. D. (in press, 2020). Social foundations of lifelong learning: A Habermasian perspective. International Journal of Lifelong Education(00), 00-00. https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2020.1758813

 

Regmi, K. D. (in press, 2020). Educational governance in Nepal: Weak government, donor partnership and standardised assessment. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2019.1587704

 

Regmi, K. D. (in press, 2020). Higher education in Nepal: A handmaiden of neoliberal instrumentalism. Higher Education Policy. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41307-019-00138-0

 

Regmi, K. D., Andema, S., & Asselin, M. (2020). Literacy for self-reliance: A critical exploration of Nyerere’s legacy in Tanzanian education policies. International Review of Education, 66, 53-74. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11159-020-09824-3

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Walter, P., Regmi, K. D., & 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. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2018.02.002

 

Regmi, K. D. (2017). Critical Discourse Analysis: Exploring its Philosophical Underpinnings. Méthod(e)s: African Review of Social Sciences Methodology, 2, 93-107. https://doi.org/10.1080/23754745.2017.1354555

 

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

 

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

 

Regmi, K. D., & Walter, P. G. (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, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504509.2016.1147502

 

Regmi, K. D. (2016). Critiquing hegemony of capitalism: A call for popular education. International Critical Thought, 6, 190-208. https://doi.org/10.1080/21598282.2016.1172326

 

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

 

Regmi, K. D., & Walter, P. G. (2016). Conceptualising host learning in community-based ecotourism homestays. Journal of Ecotourism, 15, 51-63. https://doi.org/10.1080/14724049.2015.1118108

 

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

 

Regmi, K. D. (2015). The influence of supranational organizations on educational programme planning in the least developed countries: The case of Nepal. Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 45, 501-514. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11125-015-9352-3

 

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, 317-322. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2014.993223

 

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

Education

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

Selected Publications

Refereed Book Chapters

Regmi, K. D. (in press). Nepali lifeworld and its higher education system: A critical assessment of the dis/connection. In B. Hall & R. Tandon (Eds.), Social Responsibility and Higher Education. [UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research]

Regmi, K. D. (in press). Canadian contributions to international development and adult education: A political economy perspective. In Brigham, S., McGray, R., and Jubas, K. (Ed.) Adult Education and Learning in Canada: Advancing a Critical Legacy. Thompson Educational Publishing: Toronto, Canada

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 (pp. 261-271). Germany: Peter Lang. Available https://www.peterlang.com/view/9783653951011/chapter15.xhtml

Singai, S., Gioli, G. Riemer, E., Regmi, K. D., Mastrokoukou, S, & Singh, S. (2016). Knowledge economy and demographic change: Comparative case study of Europe and South Asia. In Egetenmeyer, R (Ed.). Adult and Lifelong Learning in Europe and beyond Comparative (pp. 67-84). Germany: Peter Lang. Available https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-653-05973-1

Book Reviews

Regmi, K. D. (2019). Review of “Educating entrepreneurial citizens: Neoliberalism and youth livelihoods in Tanzania” authored by DeJaeghere, Joan G., Routledge, New York. International Review of Education, 65(4), 663–666. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11159-019-09794-1

Regmi, K. D. (2018). 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 Education. 64(1), 135–137. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11159-017-9678-6

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

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

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

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

Regmi, K. D. (2017). Local-global tensions in African literacy policies: Towards an asset perspective of literacy. Report commissioned by the Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE). Available at: https://code.ngo/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/code-local-global-tensions-african-literacy-policies-report-aug2017.pdf

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

Selected Conference Presentations/Papers

Regmi, K. D. (2020). Political economy of program planning: Towards a new planning model for adult education. Paper to be presented at the Adult Education in Global Times: An International Research Conference (AEGT2020), June 4-7, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Regmi, K. D. (2020). Education for sustainable development: A critical assessment of Canadian contribution. Paper to be presented at the 64th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), March 22-26, Miami, USA.

Regmi, K. D. (2019). Lifelong learning for the sustainable development of “Least Developed Countries”: The case of Nepal. Paper presented at the 63nd Annual CIES Conference, April 14-18, San Francisco.

Regmi, K. D. (2018). Local–global tensions in African literacy policies: Towards an asset perspective of literacy. Paper presented at the 62nd Annual CIES Conference, March 25-29, Mexico City

Regmi, K. D. (2018). The political economy of South-South cooperation: China and India in Nepal’s education. Paper presented at the 62nd Annual CIES Conference, March 25-29, Mexico City

Regmi, K. D. (2017). Global partnership for international development: Tension between governance and government. Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, May 26-29, 2018 University of Regina, Canada.

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.

Regmi, K. D. (2016). Governing education without government? USAID, UNESCO and World Bank in Nepal’s education. Paper presented at the 60th Annual CIES Conference, March 6-10, Vancouver, Canada.

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.

Regmi, K. D. (2014). Can “lifelong learning” be a post-2015 agenda for the “Least Developed Countries (LDCs)”? A case from Nepal. Paper presented at the 58th Annual CIES Conference, March 10-15, Toronto, Canada.

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 CIES of Canada, December 4–5, Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre campus, Vancouver

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.

Regmi, K. D. (2013). Lifelong Learning in the Least Developed Countries: Towards an alternative model. Paper presented at the 32nd National Conference of the CASAE, June 3 – 5 University of Victoria, British Columbia.

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.

Regmi, K. D. (2012). Prospects of lifelong learning in developing countries. Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE). Canada: CASAE. [Poster Presentation]

Courses Taught

Teaching Adults  (ADHE 327)

Institutions of Adult Education  (ADHE 328)

Developing Short Courses, Workshops and Seminars  (ADHE 329)

An Overview of Adult Education  (ADHE 412)

Work and Learning  (EDST 575 for Adult Learning and Global Change program)

Research Methodology in Education (EDUC 500)