Professor of International Education and Development Policy, University of Sussex (UK) and South African Research Chair
Professor Yusuf Sayed is the Professor of International Education and Development Policy at the University of Sussex (UK) and the South African Research Chair in Teacher Education, and the Founding Director of the Centre for International Teacher Education (CITE), at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa. Previously Yusuf was Senior Policy Analyst at the EFA Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO, Team Leader for Education and Skills, the Department for International Development UK, and Head of Department of Comparative Education at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Yusuf is an international education and development policy specialist. His research focuses on education policy formulation and implementation as it relates to concerns of equity, social justice, and transformation. He has published extensively on education quality and teacher education, exclusion and inclusion; education governance; private education and public-private partnerships in education; equity, social justice and social cohesion in education. He has recently completed an ESRC/DFID funded project “Engaging teachers in peacebuilding in post conflict contexts: evaluating education interventions in Rwanda and South Africa. He is currently engaged in several large-scale studies about teacher professionalism, teacher education and continuing professional development in South Africa and globally including an EU funded study ‘Safe and quality education for girls and boys in displacement situations in Ethiopia and Somalia’.