Centre for International Education (CIE)

Research Candidates

Jennifer AgbaireName: Jennifer Agbaire
Course: Education PhD
Research title: Access to University in Nigeria: Exploring the impact of admission policy and practices
Research theme: The complex, quota-based admissions system through which students are recruited to federal universities in Nigeria emphasises academic merit and involves consideration of applicants' place of origin, whilst excluding gender and socio-economic status linked to widening inequalities in university access across the country. Using focus groups and semi-structured individual interviews, Jennifer explores equity dilemmas and tensions arising from admissions policy and practices through the experiences of current and aspiring students as well as the views of admissions staff. She seeks to understand the impact of the admissions system on inclusion, and how individual or collective socio-ethnic characteristics may influence construction of meaning around the concept of equity in access to higher education.

Esi Fenyiwa Amonoo-KuofiName:  Esi Fenyiwa Amonoo-Kuofi
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Education PhD
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Teacher Leadership and Professional Development in Ghanaian Schools
Research theme: Consideration of effective teacher leaders; how professional learning occurs; and connections to the teaching quality global agenda. Framing methodologies: Vygotsky’s social-constructivism, Fullan’s educational change & Wenger’s communities of practice.

 

Name: Iris Amponsah-Afah
Course: International Doctor of Education (EdD)
Research title: Pedagogical practices in middle-to-high fee paying private schools in Ghana
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Farzana BardaiName: Farzana Bardai
Course: Education PhD
Research title: The Role of the Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Factors Influencing Education State Capacity Development by INGOs: A case study of AKF in Afghansitan
Research theme: The processes and outcomes of capacity development of government officials within the Afghan education system by International Non-Governmental Organizations using a mix method case study approach to understand how education policy and delivery is influenced by actors that work at the international, national and local levels of education governance in Afghanistan. Particular areas of interests are governance, financing education in conflict-affected countries, impacts of globalization on education policy and practices and the role of INGOs within the broader international education and development literature. 

Eva BulgrinName: Eva Bulgrin
Course: 
Education PhD
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The Discursive and Social Practices of the Policy of Decentralisation and De-concentration in Pre- and Primary Education in Benin
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Governance of education systems, in particular governance mechanism of the decentralisation of education; policy analysis, in particular influence of international agencies on policy and practice in developing countries.

 

Name: Euralia Chisango
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Inclusive education in mainstream secondary schools: Meaning and practice for teachers of science in Zambia
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Name: Taryn de Kock
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Governing corporate sector involvement in public education provision in South Africa: Equity and social citizenship in a globalising context
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Name: Theresa May Gooda
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Research title: Reading Re-Cognized: Fostering collaborative reading pedagogies to reconstruct reading teaching practice in the secondary English classroom
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Name: Suvasini Iyer
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Education PhD
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Exploring the Subjectivities of Middle Class Young People in an Elite, Private Indian School
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Name:  Patrick Kenneth Kane
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Education PhD
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Stitching together the fragments of resistance: Popular education and social movement learning in southwest Colombia
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Name: Godwin Khosa
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Exploring a multiple-stakeholder model of public services delivery improvement: A case study of the National Education Collaboration Trust in South Africa
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Name: Agness Mumba-Wilkins
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Re-thinking sexuality education: Voices from Zambian youths
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Name: Helen Murray
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Trajectories of a national university: Higher education, conflict and the public sphere in Lebanon
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Name:  Wezi Mwangulube
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 Education PhD
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Understanding HIV Education in a Developing Country Context: A critical discourse analysis of life skills-based HIV curriculum in a Malawian junior secondary school
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Name: Charles Obiero
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Teachers experiences and understanding of continuous professional development (CPD) in Uganda
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Name: Sushri Sangita Puhan
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Illuminating the experiences of people with adoption in India: An analysis from the perspective of policy, practice and personal narratives
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Name: Daniella Rabino
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Rural youth in the island's shadows: Rethinking sustainability in Madagascar
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Name: Michael Roy
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Mapping the politics of education policy in the Republic of North Macedonia: Integration, segregation and conflict
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Name: Abigail Wells
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Teaching feminisms in UK secondary schools
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Name:  Anna Wharton
Course:  Education PhD
Research title:  Syrian Refugee Children and the Relationship Between Education and Community Development
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