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Dr Angeline Mbogo Barrett


Angeline is co-Director of the Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education (CIRE) and Director of Postgraduate Research in the School of Education.

She currently leads research on Language Supportive Teaching and Textbooks in Tanzania. Previous research includes the DFID-ERSC research  project Engaging Teachers in Peacebuilding in Post-conflict Context, the Education Quality in Low Income Countries (EdQual) Research Programme Consortium (2005-1020).  She has conducted consultancies on improving teacher quality in sub-Saharan Africa and indicators for the Education Sustianable Development Goal.

Her research on pedagogy and teacher professionalism in sub-Saharan Africa builds on her doctoral research (2001-2004) on primary school teachers’ professional identity in Tanzania and her experience as science and mathematics educator in East Africa and England.  

Angeline supervises doctorates in the areas of:

  • education and international development
  • education for sustainability
  • influence of global and national policy agendas on schools and teachers
  • teacher professional development and teacher education
  • teacher identity and teacher professionalism
  • secondary science education in under-resourced contexts
  • secondary science or mathematics education in multilingual contexts

She can supervise doctorates using a range of qualitative methodologies, including case study, interview research, narrative inquiry.