Inaugural Professorial Address of Prof Beatrice Olutoyin Opeolu Official start: August 26 @ 6:00 pm. Duration: 3h 30m

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Deepening teacher education research

ESTEEMED ACADEMIC: Prof Yusuf Sayed, Research Leadership Chair in Teacher Education, welcomes the renewed funding from the National Research Foundation. ESTEEMED ACADEMIC: Prof Yusuf Sayed, Research Leadership Chair in Teacher Education, welcomes the renewed funding from the National Research Foundation.

nThe National Research Fund has renewed the Research Leadership Chair in Teacher Education for another five years.

Prof Yusuf Sayed, Research Leadership Chair in Teacher Education, says the renewed funding is testament to the hard work and effort of all members of the CPUT-based Centre for International Teacher Education (CITE).

“It is an affirmation of the support we have received from the university and faculty,” said Sayed. “It reflects a deepening of research at CPUT and the commitment and values of CPUT as becoming a research-intensive university.”

For the next phase the Chair and CITE will continue to deepen the work they have engaged with in the first phase which included developing new knowledge about teacher education, building research capacity and strengthening national, regional and international research partnerships.

“We will also seek to continue to actively enhance the impact of our research in the coming phase,” he added. Sayed was reacting to an NRF announcement that confirmed the continuation of funding for the Chair.

“I am pleased to communicate that the panel has recommended that funding for the Chair continue for the next five-year cycle and that this recommendation has been accepted by the NRF,” Dr Rocky Skeef, NRF Executive Director: Reviews and Evaluations, wrote to CPUT recently.

Skeef also indicated in the letter that the panel’s recommendation outcome was reached by consensus.

CITE was founded in 2014 with the understanding that teacher preparation and teacher classroom performance are at the heart of enhancing education quality and ensuring that education acts as a vehicle for achieving equity and transformation in society.

CITE acts as a national, regional and international centre of excellence for research and policy dialogue about education policy and teacher education. 

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.