Centre for International Education (CIE)

Sub-Saharan Africa

CIE Director, Professor Mairead Dunne, presents "Addressing School Related Gender-Based Violence: Learning from Practice" at the Irish Consortium on Gender-Based Violence in December 2012:


Westbrook, J. (2016): 'Beginning to learn and read in English in sub-Saharan Africa: Very difficult indeed' in Kuchah, K. (ed) International perspectives in teaching English in difficult circumstances. Palgrave

Akyeampong, Kwame; Delprato, Marcos; Sabates, Ricardo; Hernandez-Fernandez, Jimena (2015): On the impact of early marriage on schooling outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa and southwest Asia International Journal of Educational Development , 44 pp. 42-55. ISSN 0738-0593

Akyeampong, K., Lussier, K., Pryor, J. and Westbrook, J. (2013): Improving teaching and learning of basic maths and reading in Africa: Does teacher preparation count? International Journal of Educational Development, 33(3), p272-282.

Lewin, K.M. (2013): Researching Educational Development in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia: Recent findings and policy implications. Accepted for publication in the Chinese Journal of Comparative Education (Beijing).

Akyeampong, K., Lussier, K., Pryor, J. and Westbrook, J. (2013): Improving teaching and learning of basic maths and reading in Africa: Does teacher preparation count? International Journal of Educational Development, 33(3), p272-282.

Lewin, K.M., Wasanga, P., Wanderi, E. & Somerset, A. (2011): Participation and Performance in Education in Sub-Saharan Africa - with special reference to Kenya: Improving policy and practice. CREATE Pathways to Access Research, Monograph No.75

Pryor, J., Akyeampong, K., Westbrook, J. and Lussier, K. (2012): Rethinking teacher preparation and professional development in Africa: An analysis of the curriculum of teacher education in the teaching of early reading and mathematics. The Curriculum Journal, 23(4), pp. 409-502. DOI: 10.1080/09585176.2012.747725

Lewin, K.M. and Sabates, R. (2012): Who Gets What? Is improved access to basic education pro-poor in Sub-Saharan Africa? International Journal of Education and Development 32(1) pp 16

Lewin, K.M. & Sabates, R. (2011): Changing Patterns of Access to Education in Anglophone and Francophone Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Is Education For All pro-poor? CREATE Pathways to Access Research, Monograph No.52

Morley, L. & Croft, A. (2011): Agency and Advocacy: Disabled students in higher education in Ghana and Tanzania. Research in Comparative and International Education, 6:4

Sabates, R., Hernandez-Fernandez, J. and Lewin, K. (2011): The role of maternal education during educational expansion for children in Sub-Saharan Africa. CREATE Pathways to Access: Research Monograph No.64, University of Sussex

Somerset, Anthony (2011): Participation and Performance in Education in Sub-Saharan Africa with special reference to Kenya: Improving policy and practice (with K.M.Lewin, P.Wasanga and E.Wanderi). CREATE Pathways to Access, Research Monograph No.74. CIE: University of Sussex

Croft, A. (2010) (and Michael Tchoumbou Ngantchop): Researching Student Teachers' Perceptions of Their own Learning and Assessment in Cameroon. British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE) conference, Norwich, September 2010

Dunne, M., Bosumtwi-Sam, C., Sabates, R. & Owusu, A. (2010): Bullying and School Attendance: A case study of senior high school students in Ghana. Pathways to Access paper No.41, CREATE, Centre for International Education, University of Sussex

Lewin, K. and Akyeampong, A. (eds) (2009): Access to Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Special Edition on CREATE: Comparative Education Special Issue,  Vol.45 (2)

Dunne, M. (2008): Gender, Sexuality and Development: Education and Society in sub-Saharan Africa. Rotterdam, Sense Publishers. Sole-edited book 250pp ISBN 978-90-8790-470-8

Leach, F. (2008): African Girls: 19th century mission education and the patriarchal imperative. Gender and Education, 20(4), pp 335-347. ISSN 0954-0253

Leach, F. (2008): The schooling of girls in early 19th century Sierra Leone. In M.Dunne (ed) Gender, Sexuality and Development: Education and society in sub-Saharan Africa, Rotterdam: Sense, pp 41-54. ISBN 9789087904708

Lewin, K.M. (2008): Seeking Secondary Schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa: Strategies for sustainable financing. Secondary Education in Africa: Africa Human Development Series. World Bank, Washington DC. pp 170 + CD Rom including case studies, ISBN 13:978-0-8213-7115-2

Dunne, M. (2007): Gender, Sexuality and Schooling: Everyday Life in Junior Secondary Schools in Botswana and Ghana. International Journal of Educational Development. 27 (2007): 499-511

Leach, F. and Bakari, S (2007): "I Invited Her To My Office": Normalising sexual violence in a Nigerian college of education, in S. P. Heyneman (ed) Buying your Way Into Heaven: Education and corruption in international perspective, Rotterdam: Sense

Lewin, K.M. (2007): Expanding Access to Secondary Schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa: Key planning and finance issues. CREATE Pathways to Access Research, Monograph No.8

Akyeampong, K., Pryor, J. and Ampiah, G. (2006): A vision of successful schooling: Ghanaian teachers' understandings of learning, teaching and assessment. Comparative Education, 42 (2), p155-176

Dunne, M. & Leach, F. (2005) Gendered School Experiences: the impacts on retention and achievement in Botswana and Ghana. London, DFID. 171pp ISBN 1-86192-638-3

Pryor, J. (2005): Can Community Participation Mobilise Social Capital for Improvement of Rural Schooling? A case study from GhanaCompare, 35,2. pp 193-203. ISSN 0305-7925

Pryor J., Ampiah, J.G, Kutor, N and Boadu K (2005) Student Councils in Ghana and the formation of the liberal democratic citizen, in: K. Mutua and C. Sundal (Eds.) Forefronts in Research, Greenwich CT, Information Age Publishing. Chapter 5 pp.65-86

Research projects

Title: Private Secondary Education in Malawi (PRISEM)
Lead Researchers: Benjamin Zeitlyn and Keith Lewin working with Joseph Chimombo and Elizabeth Meke from the Centre for Education Research and Training (CERT), University of Malawi
Sponsor: Open Society Institute's Privitisation in Education Research Initiative
Research period: January 2013 - June 2014

Title:  Adamawa State Basic Education Research (ASBER) 
Lead Researcher:  Mairead Dunne 
Sponsor:  Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board, Nigeria 
Research period:  January 2011 - April 2012

Title:  Teacher Preparation and Continuing Professional Development in Africa (TPA) 
Kenya website 
Uganda website 
Senegal website 
Lead Researchers:  John PryorJo Westbrook and Kwame Akyeampong 
Sponsor:  Flora Hewlett Foundation 
Research period:  2009 - 2011

Title:  Secondary Education in Africa 
Lead Researcher:  Keith Lewin 
Sponsor:  World Bank 
Research period:  2003 - 2007

Title:  Gendered School Experiences: The impact on retention and achievement in Ghana and Botswana 
Lead Researcher:  Mairead Dunne 
Sponsor:  DFID 
Research period:  January 2001 - November 2005

Title:  Understandings of Education in an African Village: The impact of information and communication technologies 
Lead Researcher:  John Pryor 
Sponsor:  DFID 
Research period:  2000 - 2003