David Johnson elected Chen Yidan Visiting Global Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Category: News

David Johnson (Reader in Comparative and International Education) has been elected as Chen Yidan Visiting Global Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for 2019/2020.

Fellows are international leaders and scholars from a variety of geographic regions and education sectors. The mission of the programme is to foster global knowledge and awareness in students at the university and advance an understanding of the assumptions, purposes and consequences of a wide range of educational policies and practices, globally.

David Johnson teaches papers on ‘comparative policy options for education in Developing Countries’ and on ‘the history and politics of education in Africa’ at the department. He is the series editor of  Policy Directions for Raising Learning Outcomes in Developing Countries (Bloomsbury) and was until recently the Programme Research Lead for the ESRC/DFD funded Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems in Developing Countries Research Programme that comprises of 30 research studies in 15 countries in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.

Currently he is one of 5 principal investigators in a £3million research study on Nigeria. The research is housed at Princeton University and falls under the auspices of the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE)  Research Programme (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford). He works closely with the World Bank on the design and implementation of National Learning Assessments in Sudan (2015 and 2018) and Nigeria (2019) and designed in 2010 indicators for the assessment of teacher effort and motivation, currently used in a comparative study of service delivery (Service Delivery Indicators, World Bank) across sub-saharan Africa.