Staff

Professor Yusuf Sayed

South African Research Chair in Teacher Education and Director of CITE

Room 2.45C – CPUT Mowbray Campus Main building
Tel: +27 21 959 5832

Yusuf Sayed is the South African Research Chair in Teacher Education, Research Professor in Education, and the Founding Director of the Centre for International Teacher Education (CITE), at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa. He is also a Reader in International Education at the University of Sussex and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), Rhodes University, South Africa. Professor Sayed has previously served as Senior Policy Analyst at the EFA Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO in Paris and as Team Leader for Education and Skills within the Department for International Development (DFID), UK. Yusuf also taught at UWC in the 1990s, serving as Head of Department of Comparative Education. Prof Sayed has extensive expertise in education policy analysis and in teacher education.

Professor Azeem Badroodien

Associate Professor and Deputy Director of CITE

Room 2.45B – CPUT Mowbray Campus Main building
Tel: +27 21 953 8787
Email: badroodiena@cput.ac.za

Azeem Badroodien is currently Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for International Teacher Education (CITE) at CPUT. Other than his work on teacher education policy sociology, a key aspect of Prof Badroodien’s research explores the discursive links between poverty, unemployment, racialisation, education, work, and how this links to debates on social cohesion and coherence. He is further intellectually grounded in historical perspectives and understandings of the ways aspects of race and identity shape different kinds of policy-thinking, institutional development and capacity-building in the domains of teaching and learning, as well as the workplace, especially  since 1994. A student of UCT with a Phd from UWC, Prof Badroodien has worked at the HSRC as a Chief Research Specialist, as a tenured academic at the University of Nottingham (UK), and as senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University.