Studying with us

The research centre hosts the highly successful MSc Education (Comparative and International Education).

In addition, a number of doctoral students are supported by and within the Research Centre:

  • Chelsea Robles Mediating the tension between tradition and modernization? Curriculum reform and implementation in Bhutan
  • Sanja Djerasimovic The development of the policy for civic education in the wake of Serbian ‘democratic revolution’: setting the course for ‘education for democracy’
  • Sofia Carlos Negotiating a ‘new’ European schooling: a case of education policy making in Europe
  • Helen Campbell Pickford Acting to educate: the learning of actors in theatre for development: a case study from Rajasthan,India.
  • Thomas Meyer Global human rights and contextualised civic learning: a case study of Japanese education
  • Sun Kim Historical Korean attraction to Japanese, American, and German education since 1910: an analysis of the roles and motives of key actors
  • Abdurrahman Hendek Comparative study of religious education in state schools in England andTurkey
  • Andrew Cunningham Resilient innovation in financing free primary education: a comparative analysis of traditional and non-traditional international, national and local financing schemes in Kenyan Primary schools
  • Hem Borker Learning with Allah: gender and schooling of girls in modern madrasas
  • Peidong Yang Educational desire and Chinese “foreign talents” in Singapore
  • Shan Huang Implementation of quality assurance policies in China, particularly from the teachers’ perspectives
  • Willy Oppenheim Educational participation in rural Pakistan
  • Nardos Tesfay Horizontal inequality, educational outcomes and childhood poverty: the case of Ethiopia
  • Agni Paramita National exams in junior secondary education in Indonesia: ensuring education quality or exacerbating inequality?
  • Soufia Siddiqi School as a site for identity and citizenship exploration among higher secondary students in Pakistan
  • Robyn Sneath Religion, politics, and education: a history of religion in Canada’s public schools
  • Haoran Liu Teaching in the shadow: professional identity in private tutoring schools in China
  • Ariel Lindorff A comparative analysis of school administrator evaluation and its validity in the United States and China
  • Zainab Kabba Towards a relevant Islamic education pedagogy
  • Hoonhui Cho The mechanisms of policy change and academic professionalism in South Korea
  • Aqeela Datoo Assuming the role as agents of reform: the case of secondary school teachers in Kenya
  • Elena Minina The discourse of modernization in the educational reform process in Russia
  • Tania Saeed Encountering Islamaphobia: a case study of Pakistani and British Pakistani women in higher education institutions in England

Completed doctorates

  • Jessica Cohen (2012) Egerton Ryerson and Educational Policy Borrowing: Aspects of the Development of Ontario’s System of Public Instruction, 1844-1876
  • Mitsuko Matsumoto (2012) Education and the Risk of Violent Conflict in Low-Income and Weak States, with Special Reference to Schooling : the Case ofSierra Leone
  • Lindsay Julia Burton (2011) Community-Based Early Learning inSolomon Islands: Cultural and Contextual Dilemmas Influencing Program Sustainability
  • Anastasia Economou (2011) The Formulation, Acceptance and Implementation of the European Dimension in British Compulsory Schooling
  • Aisi Li (2011) Competition and Compromise between British Missionaries and Chinese Officials: the Founding ofShanxiUniversityin 1902
  • Julia Paulson (2011) The Truth and Reconciliation Commission and post-conflict educational policymaking inPeru
  • Sandra Romenska (2010) Processes of Institutional Innovation in Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe in the Period 1989-2005 : Five Higher Education Institutions Supported by the HESP/Open Society Institute Network
  • Emefa Amoako (2009) Shaping Policy at the Confluence of the Global and National :Ghana’s Education Strategic Plan
  • Yahia Baiza (2009) Education inAfghanistan, 1901-2006: Developments, Influences and Legacies
  • Susan Harris-Huemmert (2009) Investigating the Evaluation of Higher Education inGermany: a Case Study of Educational Science (Erziehungswissenschaft) in Baden-Württemberg
  • Jenny Pei-Tseng Hsieh (2009) The Impact of Globalisation on Foreign Language Policy inTaiwan: Curricular Design and Implementation
  • Cindy Naumann (2009) University Educational Exchange Programmes of the British and American Zones ofGermany: Political Education and the Formalisation of Educational Exchange 1945-1949
  • Jeremy Rappleye (2009) Theorizing Educational Policy Transfer in An Era of Globalization: Some Comparative Analyses ofJapanandNepal
  • Wen Wen (2009) The Formulation of China’s Education Policy from 1978 to 2007. A Critical Policy Analysis
  • Yen Xue (2009) Promise and Perils of Foreign Aid to Education
  • Bilal Barakat (2008) An Impossible Imperative?: Strategic Educational Planning inPalestineand other Volatile Contexts
  • Jennifer Chung (2008) An Investigation of Reasons forFinland’s Success inPISA
  • David Kovara (2008) Saying No to Sex: US Central Funding, HIV/AIDS, and Abstinence Promotion inKenya
  • Maira Mukambayeva (2008) The International Higher Education Support Program of the OSI : an Exploration of Innovative Teaching and Learning Practices in Post-Socialist Countries
  • Nichola Savvides (2008) Exploring the European Dimension in Education: A Comparative Study of Three European Schools inEngland,Belgium, andSpain
  • LorrainePe Symaco (2008) Higher Education and Development in thePhilippinesandMalaysia: An Analysis of the Perception of the Main Stakeholders in Government, Education, and Business
  • Yoko Tsuruta (2008) Internationalisation of Higher Education : a Theoretical and Empirical Investigation with Special Reference to Japanese Universities
  • Jason Nicholls (2006) The Possibilities for Comparing a Syllabus Topic in School History Across Cultures: A Contribution to Method in Comparative Inquiry in Education
  • Sin Yan Ying (2006) The Restructuring of Higher Education inHong Kong
  • Andrea Laczik (2005) School Choice from the Perspectives of the Parents: Case Studies inHungaryandRussia
  • Zhou Zhong (2005) A Critical Analysis of Chinese Higher Education in the Context of Its Contribution toChina’s Development
  • Keith Michael Borien (2004) Education in Transition: From Policy to Practice in Post-ApartheidSouth Africa
  • Serra Kirdar (2004) Education, Gender and Cross-Cultural Experience with Reference to Elite Arab Women
  • Linda Arthur (2003) Education Reform in Developing Countries: Decentralisation with Referece toIndiaandPakistan
  • Laura Day (2003) Bridging Educational and Social Divides? Private School Outreach for Out-of-School Children inIndia
  • Julie Mikuta (2002) The Educational Qualifications Framework of New Zealand, 1990-1996
  • Catherine Rosarii Griffin (2001) The Mediation of Market-Related Policies for the Provision of Public Second Level Education: An International Comparative Study of Selected Locations in England, Ireland and the USA
  • Daniel Lincoln (2001) Investigating Constraints on Formal Education in Senegal,West Africa: Two Case Studies of the Experiences of Young Men
  • Su-Ann Oh (2001) From ‘Ivory Tower’ to ‘Knowledge Factory’? Impact of University-Industry Links on Universities inChinaandEngland
  • Natasha Kersh (2000) Processes of Transition in Education inLatvia: Aspects of Policy Reforms and Development with Particular Reference to Financing and Privatisation
  • Christina H. N’tchougan-Sonou (2000) Values Learned through Formal Education: A Comparative Study of Anglophone and Francophone Ewes inGhanaandTogo
  • Maria Birbili (1999) The Experience of Working in Greek Higher Education
  • Daniel J. Guhr (1998) Access to Higher Education in Germany and California
  • Akito Okada (1998) Equality of Opportunity in Post-War England and Japan: A Comparative Study of Educational Policy 1944-1970
  • Christine Mui Neo Han (1996) Education for Citizenship in a Plural Society: with Special Applications to Singapore