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Yusuf Sayed
Professor of International Education and Development Policy (Education)
T: +44 (0)1273 872876

Selected publications


de Kock, Tarryn, Sayed, Yusuf and Badroodien, Azeem (2018) "Narratives of Social Cohesion”: Bridging the Link between School Culture, Linguistic Identity and the English Language. Education as Change, 22 (1). pp. 1-29. ISSN 1682-3206

Mwale, Shadreck, Al-Hawsawi, Sajjadllah, Sayed, Yusuf and Rind, Irfan A (2018) Being a mobile international postgraduate research student with family in the United Kingdom: conflict, contestation, and contradictions. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 42 (3). pp. 301-312. ISSN 0309-877X

Sayed, Yusuf and McDonald, Zahraa (2017) Motivation to become a foundation phase teacher in South Africa. South African Journal of Childhood Education, 7 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2223-7674

Sayed, Yusuf and Van Niekerk, Robert (2017) Ideology and the good society in South Africa: the education policies of the Democratic Alliance. Southern African Review of Education, 23 (1). pp. 52-69. ISSN 1563-4418

Sayed, Yusuf, Motala, Shireen and Hoffman, Nimi (2017) Decolonising initial teacher education in South African universities: more than an event. Journal of Education, 68. pp. 59-92. ISSN 0259-479X

Long, Caroline, Graven, Mellony, Sayed, Yusuf and Lampen, Erna (2017) Enabling and constraining conditions of professional teacher agency: the South African context. Contemporary Education Dialogue, 14 (1). pp. 5-21. ISSN 0973-1849

Hoffman, Nimi, Sayed, Yusuf and Badroodien, Azeem (2016) Different rules for different teachers: teachers' views of professionalism and accountability in a bifurcated education system. Journal of Education, 65. pp. 123-153. ISSN 0259-479X

Sayed, Yusuf (2016) The governance of public schooling in South Africa and the middle class: social solidarity for the public good versus class interest. Transformation : Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa, 91. pp. 84-105. ISSN 0258-7696

Sayed, Yusuf and Badroodien, Azeem (2016) Teachers and social cohesion in the Global South: expanding the notion of education quality. Education as Change, 20 (3). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1682-3206

Rodriguez-Gómez, Diana, Foulds, Kim and Sayed, Yusuf (2016) Representations of Violence in social science textbooks: rethinking opportunities for peacebuilding in the Colombian and South African post-conflict scenarios. Education as Change, 20 (3). pp. 76-97. ISSN 1682-3206

Salmon, Thomas and Sayed, Yusuf (2016) Teacher governance reforms and social cohesion in South Africa: from intention to reality. Education as Change, 20 (3). pp. 38-56. ISSN 1682-3206

Novelli, Mario and Sayed, Yusuf (2016) Teachers as agents of sustainable peace, social cohesion and development: theory, practice & evidence. Education as change, 20 (3). pp. 15-37. ISSN 1682-3206

Sayed, Yusuf, Badroodien, Azeem, Salmon, Thomas and McDonald, Zahraa (2016) Social cohesion and initial teacher education in South Africa. Educational Research for Social Change, 5 (1). pp. 54-69. ISSN 2221-4070

Sayed, Yusuf and Ahmed, Rashid (2015) Education quality, and teaching and learning in the post-2015 education agenda. International Journal of Educational Development, 40. pp. 330-338. ISSN 0738-0593

Barrett, Angeline, Sayed, Yusuf, Schweisfurth, Michele and Tikly, Leon (2015) Learning, pedagogy and the post-2015 education and development agenda. International Journal of Educational Development, 40. pp. 231-236. ISSN 0738-0593

Badat, Saleem, Sayed, Yusuf and Unset (2014) Post-1994 South African education: the challenge of social justice. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 652 (1). pp. 127-148. ISSN 0002-7162


Sayed, Yusuf, Carrim, Nazir, Badroodien, Azeem, McDonald, Zahraa and Singh, Marcina, eds. (2018) Learning to teach in post-apartheid South Africa: student teachers' encounters with Initial Teacher Education. African Sun Media, Stellenbosch, South Africa. ISBN 9781928357964

Book Section

Sayed, Yusuf, Motala, Shireen and de Kock, Tarryn (2018) Between higher and basic education in South Africa: What does decolonisation mean for teacher education. In: Jansen, J (ed.) The politics of curriculum: knowledge, decolonisation and curriculum stasis in South Africa. Wits University Press. (Accepted)

Sayed, Yusuf, Ahmed, Rashid and Mogliacci, Rada (2018) The 2030 global education agenda and teachers, teaching and teacher education. In: Verger, Antoni, Altinyelken, Hukya K and Novelli, Mario (eds.) Global education policy and international development: new agendas, issues and policies, 2nd edition. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 185-208. ISBN 9781474296014

Sayed, Yusuf and Badroodien, Azeem (2017) The Mandela legacy: examined through the shaping of teacher and teacher education policy in the immediate post-apartheid South Africa period (1994-1999). In: Soudien, Crain (ed.) Nelson Mandela: comparative perspectives of his significance for education. Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices, 42 . Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, pp. 137-150. ISBN 9789463009065

Sayed, Yusuf, Badroodien, Azeem, Hanaya, Akiko and Rodríguez, Diana (2017) Social cohesion, violence and education in South Africa. In: Seedat, Mohamed, Suffla, Shahnaaz and Christie, Daniel J (eds.) Enlarging the scope of peace psychology: African and world-regional contributions. Peace Psychology Book Series . Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 239-254. ISBN 9783319452890

Soudien, C, Sayed, Yusuf and Pillay, S (2015) The making of identity and Africa: voices of the struggle to be African in South Africa. In: Napier, Diane Brook (ed.) International Perspectives on Race (and Racism). Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, New York. ISBN 9781634831260

Sayed, Yusuf (2015) Digital Story Telling (DST) and social justice in higher education. In: Condy, Janet (ed.) Telling Stories Differently. SUN Media, South Africa. ISBN 9781920689858

Edited Book

Sayed, Yusuf, ed. (2018) Continuing professional teacher development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Bloomsbury, London. ISBN 9781474277891

Sayed, Yusuf, Kanjee, Anil and Nkomo, Mokubung (2013) The search for quality education in post-apartheid South Africa Interventions to improve learning and teaching. HSRC press, Cape Town. ISBN 978-0796924070

Reports and working papers

Sayed, Yusuf, Badroodien, Azeem, Omar, Yunus, Ndabaga, Eugene, Novelli, Mario, Durrani, Naureen, Barrett, Angeline, Balie, Lorna, Salmon, Thomas, Singh, Marcina, Kaleeba, Ali, Bizimana, Barthelemy, Habumuremyi, Jean Marie Vianney, Ntahomvukiye, Claudien, Rwabyoma, Asasira, Rubagiza, Jolly and Utomi, Jane (2018) [Synthesis Report: 2018] Engaging teachers in peacebuilding in post-conflict contexts: Rwanda and South Africa. Project Report. ESRC/DFID Poverty Alleviation Fund.

Durrani, Naureen, Halai, Anjum, Kadiwal, Laila, Rajput, Salima Karim, Novelli, Mario and Sayed, Yusuf (2017) Education and social cohesion in Pakistan. Project Report. UNICEF.

Sayed, Yusuf and Novelli, Mario (2016) The role of teachers in peacebuilding and social cohesion: synthesis report on findings from Myanmar, Pakistan, South Africa and Uganda. Project Report. Research Consortium Education and Peacebuilding, University of Sussex.

Governder, Logan, Hoffmann, Nimi and Sayed, Yusuf (2016) Teacher professionalism and accountability in South Africa: a review of the literature. Working Paper. Centre for International Teacher Education.

Horner, Lindsey, Kadiwal, Laila, Sayed, Yusuf, Barrett, Angeline, Durrani, Naureen and Novelli, Mario (2015) Literature review: the role of teachers in peacebuilding. Other. UNICEF.