School of Education and Social Work

Centre for International Education (CIE)

Education and development in the Global South and the diaspora is the main focus of CIE. Our aim is to undertake research and provide a knowledge hub, insights and findings related to the concerns of lower income countries in different parts of the world seeking to enhance their development. Over the last 20 years, CIE has grown to become one of the largest and most highly rated academic groups of its kind in the UK, with a reputation as a leader in its fields of study and as a centre of excellence.

CIE offers a friendly, supportive and challenging environment in which to debate development issues, theoretical perspectives and methodological positions related to education and development. Its staff support the International Education and Development MA and approximately 30 doctoral candidates on the Education PhD course.

Undergraduates may want to consider complementing their studies with additional 'elective' modules (15 credits each) or 'pathways' (60 credits) in International Education and Development. Details can be found under Customise your course.

Two New Lectureships Available in International Education 

The University of Sussex is looking to recruit two new Lecturers in International Education and Development to join the Department of Education within the School of Education and Social Work (ESW). The candidate will join the vibrant and influential Centre for International Education (CIE), contributing to teaching and research. The Education Department is engaged in a range of courses in international education at undergraduate level, a highly successful and expanding Masters in International Education and Development and there are regular opportunities for doctoral supervision in the field of International Education and Development. The successful candidate will be expected to make a contribution across this portfolio. Expertise in the field of curriculum and learning in the Global South would be an advantage. The successful applicant will need to show a clear research agenda evidenced by publications and working papers aiming for publication in internationally rated journals. They would be expected to contribute and complement our existing research expertise in CIE. The successful candidate will be a research active academic who enjoys working in a dynamic, multidisciplinary, environment with a commitment to excellent teaching and impactful research.

For further details or informal discussion, contact the Head of Department of Education, Professor Simon Thompson, or the Head of the School of Education & Social Work, Professor Gillian Hampden-Thompson

Lecturer in International Education and Development
Reference number: 0336
Salary: starting at £36,261 and rising to £39,609 per annum, pro rata (if applicable) 
Closing date: 18 January 2019

Lecturer in International Education and Development (Fixed Term)
Reference number: 0337 
Salary: starting at £36,261 and rising to £39,609 per annum, pro rata (if applicable) 
Closing date: 18 January 2019

Key Issues in Teacher Education – A sourcebook for Teacher Educators

There is a dearth of evidence-based scholarly resources for training teacher educators in developing countries. This book is a response to this gap.  Written by Janet Stuart, Kwame Akyeampong and Alison Croft, it grew out of the experience and insights they gained while working on the Centre for International Education (CIE) Multi-Site Teacher Education Research (MUSTER) project between 1997 and 2001. As a sourcebook, it is designed to be a resource for people involved in teacher education, especially in the global south, and can be downloaded for personal use or as training material for teacher educators.

I had never thought that I would work in Albania before I started my Master's at Sussex

Read about Ryoko Endo's journey from Sussex Masters to Albania and how the International Education and Development MA course "changed my life completely".

Keep up to date on development issues with these blogs ...

1. New post on UKFIET blog dated 5 January written by Marcos Delprato on 'Why parental aspirations matter for children's learning among indigenous populations in Latin America within the new SDG agenda'.

2. A UNESCO-hosted blog on learning and bullying in the IIEP learning portal is now available based on a paper co-authored by Marcos DelpratoKwame Akyeampong and Máiréad Dunne.

3. The Global Education Monitoring Report's World Education Blog includes contributions from former CIE Director, Emeritus Professor Keith Lewin.

Featured publication

Delprato, M. (2018): 'Parental education expectations and achievement for indigenous students in Latin America: evidence from TERCE learning survey'. International Journal of Educational Development [Accepted]

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CIE Director
Professor Mario Novelli
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CIE Deputy Director
Professor Kwame Akyeampong
T +44 (0)1273 877051

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Gunjan Wadhwa

Centre for International Education
Department of Education
School of Education and Social Work
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University of Sussex