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Prof Elaine Unterhalter
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
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  • Professor of Education and International Development
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education

I work on themes concerned with gender, race and class inequalities and their bearing on education. My specialist interests are in the capability approach and human development and education in a number of countries in Africa, with a special interest in South Africa. My current concerns are with education, poverty, addressing intersectional inequalities and global social justice. I have been working on questions concerning indicators and the analysis of data to support  international, national and local initatives for change. 

Personal country knowledge

  • South Africa: education policy and provision, HIV, gender, higher education
  • Kenya: education policy and provision
  • Tanzania: education policy and provision
  • Nigeria: education policy and provision

Languages spoken/written

  • French: spoken (intermediate), reading (intermediate) 
  • Afrikaans/Dutch: spoken (basic), reading (intermediate)

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