BA, Cambridge University, UK (1961) Postgraduate Certificate
of Education, Institute of Education, London University, UK (1962) Ph.D.,
Edinburgh University, UK (1968). Principal fields: Education in Africa;
Analysis of early donor agency influence in Africa; African education; Kenyan
Teacher of English at secondary school level in Ethiopia
Lecturer in African History, University of Nairobi (1968-71)
Lecturer in Centre of African Studies, and in Department of
Educational Studies, University of Edinburgh (1972-77)
Associate Director, Social Sciences Division, International
Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada; responsible for
education research funding programme throughout developing
Reader in Education, and Director, Centre of African
Studies, University of Edinburgh (1982-85, and 1988-1992)
Professor of Education, and Director, Centre of African
Studies, University of Edinburgh (1993-2005)
Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong,
Emeritus Professor, School of Social and Political Studies
Sciences and Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh (2006 to
Affiliations (associations, organizations, institutions)
British Comparative and International Education Society,
Vice-chairman (1988-90); Chairman (1990-92, 1992-94). [now British Association
for International and Comparative Education (BAICE)].
Network for Policy Research, Review & Advice on Education & Training
(NORRAG), Chairman (1986-92).
Royal African Society, Council member and Vice-President
(1998 till present).
UK Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET)
Chair (1999-2001); Vice-Chair (2001-03).
Member of the Editorial Board of: International Journal of
Educational Development (Pergamon/Elsevier); The Vocational Aspect of Education
(Triangle Journals); Prospects (UNESCO).
King, K. (1971): Pan-Africanism and Education: A
Study of Race Philanthropy and Education in the Southern States of America and
East Africa. Oxford Studies in African Affairs. Oxford: Clarendon
King, K. (1977): The African Artisan: education and
the informal sector. Heinemann: London.
King, K. (1981): 'Dilemmas of Research Aid to Education in Developing
Countries', Comparative Education, Vol.17, No.2, pp.247-254.
Reproduced in Prospects (UNESCO, Paris, 1981), Vol.XI, No.3, pp.343-351.
King, K. (1986): 'Manpower, technology and employment in
Africa: internal and external policy agendas'. Reprinted in R.J. Berg and J.
Whitaker (eds.), Strategies for African Development. Los Angeles,
California: University of California Press, pp.422-452.
King, K. (1989): 'The character of schooling in Sub-Saharan
Africa'. In N. Entwistle (ed.), Handbook of Educational Ideas and
Practice. London: Routledge, pp.207-217.
King, K. (1991): Aid and Education in the developing
world: the role of donor agencies in educational analysis. Harlow: Longman.
King, K. (1992): 'The external agenda of aid in internal
educational reform'. International Journal of Educational Development,
Vol.12, No.4, pp.257-263.
King, K. (1994): 'Technical and Vocational Education: an
overview' in T. Husén and T.N. Postlethwaite (Eds.), The International
Encyclopedia of Education. 2nd Edition, Oxford: Pergamon, pp.6245-6251.
King, K. (1995): Jua Kali Kenya: change and
development in an informal sector 1970-1995. London: James Currey.
King, K. (1996): 'From analysis to advice and from counsel
to consultancy: the challenge to educational research'. In L. Buchert and K.
King (Eds.), Consultancy and research in international education.
Bonn: German foundation for International Development/ Network for Policy
Research, Review and Advice on Education and Training (NORRAG), pp.11-31.
King, K. & Buchert, L. (Eds.) (1999): Changing
international aid to education: global patterns, local contexts. Paris:
UNESCO/Network for Policy Research, Review and Advice on Education and Training
King, K. & McGrath, S. (2002): Globalisation,
enterprise and knowledge: education, training and development in Africa.
King, K. & McGrath, S. (2004): Knowledge for
development? Comparing British, Japanese, Swedish and World Bank aid.
London: Zed Books.
Palmer, R., Wedgwood, R., Hayman, R., King, K. & Thin, N. (2007): Educating
out of poverty? A synthesis report on Ghana, India, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and
South Africa, DFID Researching the Issues Series No.70. DFID: London.
King, K. (2007): 'Multilateral agencies in the construction
of the global agenda on education'. Comparative Education, Vol.43,
No.3 (in press).
Contributed By: Maria Manzon