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.

Don't miss ...


Date: Thursday 8 February
Time: 1-2pm
Venue: Seminar Room 18, Essex House
Speaker: Dr Michela Franceschelli, Lecturer in Sociology, University College London, Institute of Education
Title: Identity and Upbringing in South Asian Muslim families

What is it like to grow up as a South Asian British Muslim today?
What are the experiences of South Asian Muslim parents bringing up their children in contemporary Britain?
Identity and Upbringing in south Asian Muslim Families explores these questions within the context of the series of events which, from 9/11 to the recent upsurge of the Islamic State, have affected the perceptions and the identity of Muslims around the world. Franceschelli reveals the complex range of negotiations behind the coming of age of South Asian Muslim teenagers and reflects on the changes and continuities between their life experiences, priorities and aspirations compared to their parents’ generation. Based on primary research with South Asian Muslim young people and parents, this book highlights the importance of Islam to upbringing; the shifting value of South Asian cultural norms in Britain; and the persistent influence of class in shaping inequalities amongst families and on young people’s experiences of growing up.

Check out the CIE Winter Newsletter: 2017/18 [PDF 278.84KB] to find out what we've been doing over the course of the last term. It's all here!

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.

Check out the latest CIE Annual Report

CIE annual report cover 2016/17








Featured publication

Delprato, Marcos and Chudgar, Amita (2018): 'Factors Associated with Private-Public School Performance: Analysis of TALIS-PISA link data'. International Journal of Educational Development. (Accepted)

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For information about CIE contact
Projects Coordinator
Jane Shepard

CIE Director
Professor Mario Novelli
T +44 (0)1273 678639

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

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