Dr. Guo-Brennan's scholarly endeavors focus on creating, conceptualizing, integrating, interpreting, and applying knowledge and research that promote high-quality, vibrant, inclusive, and future-oriented education systems, programs, and practices locally, nationally, and internationally. The agenda of her scholarly endeavors is shaped and informed by her interdisciplinary academic and professional backgrounds in several fields, including teacher education, international higher education, global education, international/comparative education, global leadership, curriculum theory, international development, and educational administration. This agenda highlights four themes:

  • Improving international higher education's excellence, accessibility, inclusion, and equity through reorienting policy, programs, curricula, and practices towards preparing globally competent citizens, educators, and leaders.
  • Promoting the sustainability and collective wellbeing of communities, societies, and shared humanity through education for global citizenship, global leadership, and sustainable development.
  • Improving teacher education systems, programs, and practices through examining philosophies, histories, systems, and practices from international and comparative perspectives.
  • Advancing equity and inclusion in education systems and institutions through addressing the educational issues related to diversity, migration, and the new demands of a global knowledge economy and an interconnected world.


*Guo-Brennan, L. (2022). Access to music education (AMusE): Interdisciplinary perspectives in a dynamic systems context.  Mitacs Grants for two four-month Globalink Research Internship.

Guo-Brennan, L. (2021-2022). Preparing global educators: Framework, strategies, and impact.

*Cohen, A. J., Guo-Brennan, L. et al. (2021-2024). Access to music education (AMusE): Interdisciplinary perspectives in the context of a dynamic system.

*MacDonald, R. & Guo-Brennan, L. (2019-2023). The impact of integrated curriculum on global competency, literacy, and numeracy in PEI elementary schools.

*Guo-Brennan, L. & Guo-Brennan, M. (2019-2021). Global competency for All: A transnational study on the promising policies, program strategies, and practices in higher education in the USA, Canada, China, and the U.K.

Guo-Brennan, L., VanLeeuwen, C., MacPhee, M., & Guo-Brennan, M. (2018). A collaborative, participatory inquiry on the impact of community service learning on international graduate students.

*Stewart, J., Guo-Brennan, L., Ricento, T. & Li, X. (2014-2016). Refugee children in Canada. 

*Stewart, J., Guo-Brennan, L., Ricento, T. & Li, X. (2014-2016). Bridging two worlds: Culturally responsive career development programs and services to meet the needs of newcomer and refugee children in Canada. 

*Stewart, J., Guo-Brennan, L., Ricento, T. & Li, X. (2014-2016). Immigrant and Refugee student integration: Building welcoming communities and schools for a sustainable future.

Guo-Brennan, L., Francis, C., Townsend, E & Guo-Brennan, M. (2014). Examining the impact of UPEI's pre-service teachers' practicum on selected Kenyan schools.

*Guo-Brennan, L. & Wei, W. (2013-2015). Academic mobility in higher education: Pathways to building international strategic alliance.

*Esses, V., Andrew, C., Belkhodja, C., et al. (2012-2019). Pathways to prosperity: New policy directions and innovative Local practices for newcomer attraction and retention. 

Guo, L. (2012). Developing pre-service teachers' intercultural competency in teacher education.

Guo, L. & Goddard, T. (2011-2012). Internationalizing teacher education for an interconnected world - a case study. 

Guo, L. (2012). From Laoshi to partners in learning: Pedagogic conversations across cultures in global classrooms. 

Guo, L. (2012). Internationalizing teacher education through a holistic approach. 

*Howard, L.L., MacQuarrie, C. & Guo, L., (2011-2012). Reaching out and welcoming in: Newcomer parental engagement at a junior high school on Prince Edward Island.

Guo, L. (2011). Preparing global educators through global citizenship education.

Guo, L. (2011). Strengthening the international partnership between UPEI and Chinese institutions.

*Guo, S. Guo, Y. Beckett, G. Li, Q. Guo, L. (2010 -2011). Teaching under China's market economy: Five case studies. Brussels, Belgium: Education International

*Guo, L., Goddard, T., & Desveaux, D. (2009-2011). Exploring the path to global citizenship education in teacher education. 

Guo, L. (2010). Internationalizing teacher education: A case study. 

Guo, L. (2009). Toward goodness and harmony: East-west dialogue on curriculum wisdom.

Guo, L. (2007-08). The meaning of curriculum reform for teachers in China: A hermeneutic inquiry.

Shi, J., Guo, L. et al. (2004). Theories and practices in promoting rural teacher development through learning support centers in Western China

Guo, L. (2003). Fostering effective international partnership: Visiting scholars' perspectives and experiences