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Prof Kwame Akyeampong

Post:Professor Of International Education & Development (Education)
Other posts:Deputy Director (Centre for International Education)
Location:ESSEX HOUSE EH 119
Email:A.Akyeampong@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:7051
UK:01273 877051
International:+44 1273 877051

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Biography

Kwame Akyeampong is Professor of International Education and Development at the Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, UK. Kwame began his academic career in Ghana at the University of Cape Coast.  Until his appointment at the University of Sussex in 2004, he served as the Director of the Institute of Education at the University of Cape Coast.   He has published widely in international journals on education and development.  His research interests covers teacher education in the global south, evaluation of large scale education programmes, policy and practice of education in developing country context, and mathematics education.  He has particular interest in the political economy of education systems in low-income countries.   His research has aimed to offer alternative viewpoints on educational policy and practice based on critical perspectives and experiences of policy makers, school leaders, teachers and students in African education environments. Kwame has worked on numerous international research and evaluation projects with organisations such as UNESCO, JICA, DFID and the World Bank. From 2011 to 2013, Kwame served as senior policy analyst with the Education for All Global Monitoring Report team in UNESCO, Paris.  

Role

Professor of International Education and Development