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Centre for Education and International Development

Leading research and teaching in education and international development.

CEID Leadership Team

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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 90 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:

About us 

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 vision

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 work

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

CEID Leadership Team

  • Jenny Parkes – Professor of Education, Gender and International Development
  • Ian Warwick – Associate Professor
  • Elaine Chase – Professor of Education, Wellbeing and International Development

Academic staff

Administrative staff

  • Ioana Stan
  • Choy Wong

Emeritus staff

  • Jo Heslop – Honorary Lecturer in Education and International Development
  • Angela Little – Professor Emerita of Education and International Development
  • Pat Pridmore – Professor Emerita of Education and Health in International Development
  • Chris Yates -– Honorary Lecturer in Education and International Development

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    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

    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.

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