Leading research and teaching in education and international development.
Education is integral to international development, and the Centre for Education and International Development (CEID) at IOE has nurtured world leaders in educational practice and research for over 85 years.
The centre comprises a team of internationally recognised experts in international development, education, and international educational policy. It delivers world leading teaching and carries out research of global importance.
Our focus areas
The centre concentrates around six thematic areas, each underpinned by the aim to improve people's lives through research, teaching, knowledge exchange and policy engagements.
We have substantial experience and expertise in carrying out research and consultancy projects for research councils, multilateral and bilateral agencies, national governments, regional and local agencies, NGOs, Foundations and private sector organisations. The thematic areas include:
- Poverty, education and inequalities
- Education, conflict and peacebuilding
- Education and the promotion of health and wellbeing
- Education, migration and (im)mobility
- Education, gender equity and empowerment
- The role of education in sustainability and climate action
- Our vision
Who we are
CEID is the largest community of researchers, teachers, students, practitioners and activists focusing on education and international development in a single institution in the UK, with a history of over 90 years in the field. We work collaboratively to describe, analyse and strive to redress historic and contemporary injustices associated with education, across a range of local, national and transnational settings.
Our focal areas include examining the role of education in conflict and peacebuilding, gender equity and empowerment, health and wellbeing, migration and (im)mobility, poverty and inequalities, colonialism and decolonisation, sustainability and climate action.
We view education as a critical and ethical endeavour to promote human rights, sustainability, justice, peace and wellbeing, and as a means to expand opportunities, capabilities and freedoms.
We seek to promote, practise and support contextually nuanced equitable, quality and transformative education in its many forms.
We strive to counter injustices and exclusions linked to historical and ongoing colonialisms, and the unequal distribution of political, social, cultural and economic power between states, organisations and people.
Our research, teaching and other activities are grounded in key values and ethics related to equity, criticality, reflexivity, accountability, trust, care and inclusivity. We encompass approaches to research and teaching that are inter-, multi- and trans-disciplinary. We draw from and enquire into different kinds of knowledge to understand the breadth, complexities and influences on and of education.
Our research is theoretically engaged, methodologically rigorous, ethically informed, trustworthy, and critically reflexive about the use and generation of knowledge and data.
Our teaching, underpinned by research, engages with policy, practice and activism. It has been improved over decades by dialogue and debates with cohorts of students who have brought acuity to the potential of education to engage with and rectify injustices.
Across our work, we critically examine global, regional and local inequalities associated with the relationships between the global north and the global south, the contribution of diasporas, the processes of epistemicide, exclusion, inclusion, marginalisation, mobility and immobility. We seek to promote critical, eco-sustaining and egalitarian visions of education and development arising from the global majority.
CEID Launch Keynote - 15 June 2017
- Our staff
- Moses Oketch - Professor of International Education Policy and Development
- Elaine Unterhalter - Professor of Education and International Development
- Ben Alcott - Associate Professor
- Will Brehm - Associate Professor
- Elaine Chase - Professor of Education, Wellbeing and International Development
- Simone Datzberger - Lecturer in Education and International Development
- Colleen Howell, Lecturer in Education and International Development
- Laila Kadiwal - Lecturer in Education and International Development
- Anil Khamis - Senior Lecturer in Education and International Development
- Geeta Kingdon - Professor of Education and International Development
- Marie Lall - Professor of Education and South Asia Studies
- Alexandra Lewis - Lecturer in Education and International Development
- Helen Longlands - Lecturer in Education and International Development
- Tristan McCowan - Professor of International Education
- Amy North - Associate Professor
- Charlotte Nussey - Research Fellow, Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate
- Jenny Parkes - Professor of Education, Gender and International Development
- Rosie Peppin Vaughan - Lecturer in Education and International Development
- Tejendra Pherali - Professor of Education, Conflict and Peace
- Caine Rolleston - Professor of Education and International Development
- Ian Warwick - Associate Professor
- Chris Yates - Lecturer in Education and International Development
- Ioana Stan
- Choy Wong
- Reflections on working for UNICEF in times of crisis, 5 December 2023
- Climate change, environmental degradation and violence against children, 22 November 2023
- Epistemic disruption, inequality and new realities in South African higher education, 12 October 2023
- Facing the future with courage for foundational learning in Africa, 6 July 2023
- An incoming wave of teacher retirements in South Africa: Opportunity or threat?, 8 June 2023
- Celebration of the life and work of Professor Roy Carr-Hill, 8 June 2023
- Lunch Hour Lecture | Is girls’ education the answer to everything?, 29 November 2022
Study with us
Join us and carry out post-graduate Masters, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research on Education and International Development issues, learn and critique development theories as they apply to education, and draw on your contextual expertise and experience to engage with other scholars.
Graduate taught courses
- Education and International Development MA
- Education and International Development: Conflict, Emergencies and Peace (CEP) MA
- Educational Planning, Economics and International Development MA
- Education, Gender and International Development MA
- Education, Health Promotion and International Development MA
Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research
The IOE provides an ESRC-recognised doctoral training programme to support students in acquiring cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative skills.
We have an active programme of teaching and doctoral students are supported by experienced staff who offer research supervision across a range of topics and research methods including:
- systematic reviews
- application of quantitative methods
- regression analysis and others.