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Michael Anthony Samuel

Professor of Teacher Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Presently involved in contributing to the development of a PhD in higher education leadership and management in sub-saharan Africa programme. Participating countries: Uganda, Cameroon, Finland, UKZN. Co-ordinator: Prof Damtew Teferra: UKZN Higher Education Studies. Targeted commencement 2014. (September 2014).
Set up a doctoral cohort programme with the Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE). Dealing with staff capacity development towards becoming a postgraduate degree awarding institution. Presently building capacity of staff to obtain/supervise PhDs. Programme initial stages of orientation to PhD began in April 2011, extended in July 2011. Co-supervise the doctoral cohort model with resident MIE staff and UKZN supervisors. (Commenced: January 2012).
Set up a specialisation cohort of PhD doctoral seminar-based programme for Staff members at UKZN who are researching some aspect of Higher Education Studies (e.g. curriculum design and development in higher education). Currently 15 UKZN staff involved. Being co-taught with members of the Discipline of Higher Education Studies and Co-ordinated with Prof Renuka Vithal (DVC: Teaching and Learning). (Commenced: January 2011).
Faculty Co-ordinator of the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQC) Accreditation Review for the Site Visit of the Council on Higher Education for the following programmes:
Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE); Bachelor of Education (BED); Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
UKZN Faculty of Education was one of the few Higher Education Institutions to receive full accreditation for all its programmes. A commendation for the Professional Practicum component of the Faculty was granted by the HEQC. (2007).
Seconded to serve on Ministerial Committee on Teacher Education: engaged in national Policy development. Teaching responsibilities confined to supervision of doctoral cohort seminar-based model during this period. (2003-2006)
Nominated Ministerial Committee representative on the Technical Committee for the ELRC/HSRC study on determinants of educator demand and supply in the context of HIV & AIDS study. National study on HIV & AIDS prevalence amongst the teaching force). Served as Advisory Research Reference. ”. (2004- 2005).


  • –present
    Professor of Teacher Development Studies , University of KwaZulu-Natal

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Professor of Teacher Development Studies
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation