Education Policy and the Pursuit of Equality: Perspectives from South Africa Dr. Yusuf Sayed in conversation with Vivek Vellanki The first episode of Dialoging Education engages with the subject of education policy and the pursuit of equality. Dr. Yusuf Sayed has worked extensively on looking at education policy in post-apartheid South Africa and also written on international policy, quality debates. In this 28 minute interview with Vivek Vellanki, he discusses the South African education system, teacher education, decentralisation, privatisation, and much more.
About Dr. Yusuf Sayed Dr. Yusuf Sayed is a Reader in International Education at the University of Sussex. He is also as Research associate at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), Rhodes University, South Africa. Previously Yusuf was Senior Policy Analyst at the EFA Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO, Team Leader for Education and Skills, the Department for International Development UK, and Head of Department of Comparative Education at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. Dr. Yusuf is an education policy specialist with a career in international education and development research. His research focuses on education policy formulation and implementation as it relates to concerns of equity, social justice, and transformation. He has published on various issues in international education and development including education exclusion and inclusion; education governance and the role of the state; equity, financing and education; and education quality and teacher education. He specialises in research at the school and ternary level