Angela W Little FAcSS is Professor Emerita at the University College London Institute of Education, where she held the Chair of Education and International Development between 1987 and 2010. She began her career in international and comparative education in 1971 as a volunteer teacher in Nigeria, with Voluntary Service Overseas. A past President of both BAICE and the predecessor British Comparative and International Education Society, she was previously a Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, a member of the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission and of the Council of the Overseas Development Institute. She was a founder member of the London International Development Centre of the University of London, and of the UKFIET Board of Trustees. She chaired the International Advisory Board of the Young Lives Research Programme at Oxford University and in 2018 was a ‘specially appointed’ Professor of the University of Hiroshima.
Throughout her career she has combined academic and professional work through collaborations with universities, bi-lateral and multi-national agencies, national education ministries and non-governmental organisations.
She is the author and/or editor of numerous books, special issues of journals, book chapters, journal articles and reports on the themes of Education for All, Pedagogy, Multigrade Teaching, Assessment and Qualifications, Globalisation and Education and the Political Economy of Education Reform. She has directed twelve comparative research projects in countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, supervised thirty four research students to successful completion of their doctorates and written and directed two films. She continues to be actively engaged in the field of Education and International Development through research, teaching and practice (www.angelawlittle.net).