Centre for International Education (CIE)

Eastern Africa


Zeitlyn, Benjamin; Lewin, Keith M; Chimombo, Joseph; Meke, Elizabeth (2015): 'Inside private secondary schools in Malawi: Access or exclusion?' International Journal of Educational Development , 43 pp. 109-117. ISSN 0738-0593

Westbrook, JoCroft, Alison (2015): Beginning to teach inclusively: an analysis of newly-qualified teacher pedagogy in lower primary classes in Tanzania Teaching and Teacher Education , 51 pp. 38-46. ISSN 0742-051X

Chimombo, Joseph; Meke, Elizabeth; Zeitlyn, Benjamin; Lewin, Keith (2014): Increasing access to secondary school education in Malawi: Does private schooling deliver on its promises? Privatisation in Education 

Sabates, R., Westbrook, J. and Hernandez-Fernandez, J. (2012): The 1977 Universal Primary Education Reform in Tanzania: A historical base for quantitative enquiry. International Journal of Research and Method in Education. DOI:10.1080/1743727X.2011.609551

Gordon, C., Sabates, R., Bond, R. and Wubshet, T. (2011): Women’s Education and Modern Contraceptive Use in Ethiopia’ International Journal of Education, 3(1): E9

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

Somerset, Anthony (2011): Access, Cost and Quality: Tensions in the development of primary education in Kenya. Journal of Education Policy, 26(4), pp 483-497

Somerset, Anthony (2010): Free Primary Education and After in Kenya: Enrolment impact, quality effects and the transition to secondary school (with Moses Oketch). CREATE Pathways to Access, Research Monograph No.37. CIE: University of Sussex

Somerset, Anthony (2009): Universalising Primary Education in Kenya: The elusive goal. Comparative Education, 45(2), pp 233-250

Kunje, D., Lewin, K.M. and Stuart, J.S. (2003): Teacher Education in Malawi: Insights into practice and policy. DFID Research Series 49c pp141 ISBN

Presentations / Conference papers

Pryor, J. and Meke, E.S. (2008): Facing the challenges of teaching in Malawi through collaborative action research.
Paper prepared for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York. March 2008.


Sabates, R., Westbrook, J. and Hernandez-Fernandez, J.: The health and education benefits of universal primary education for the next generation: Evidence from Tanzania. CREATE Pathways to Access: Research Monograph No.62. University of Sussex.

Bhalalusesa, E., Westbrook, J. and Lussier, K. (2011): Teaching Preparation in Africa: Learning to teach early reading and maths. Tanzania country report, Centre for International Education (CIE). University of Sussex for the Hewlett Foundation.

Research projects
  • Expansion of Speed School Programme to Ethiopia 
    Research Team:  Kwame AkyeampongRicardo Sabates and Benjamin Zeitlyn
    Sponsor:  Geneva Global 
    Funding granted in 2011 for an 18 month project starting in September 2011
  • Out-of-school children in East and Southern Africa
    Research Team: Mairead Dunne and Ricardo Sabates with Benjamin Zeitlyn
    Sponsor: UNICEF, Nairobi, Kenya
    July - December 2011
Completed doctoral theses

Cecilia Kimani (2012): Human rights and the education of deaf children in Kenya

Asayo Ohba (2010): Policy intention and its consequences: Who gains from the abolition of secondary school fees in Kenya?

Ikuko Suzuki (2003): Parental participation in primary school governance in Uganda

Useful links

Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR), Rwanda