Tsediso Michael Makoelle


Tsediso Michael Makoelle is currently the Vice Dean for Research and an associate professor at Nazarbayev University in Nur-sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan. He is one of the recipients of the prestigious Nelson Mandela scholarship to the UK. He holds the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Inclusive Education from the University of Manchester (UK) and a Doctor of Education (DEd) in Education Management and Leadership from the University of South Africa (UNISA). His span of experience in education stretches for more than 25 years in various teaching and leadership capacities at universities and schools in South Africa and abroad. He has written and published extensively on inclusive education and education leadership for both a national and international readership. He has supervised to completion several Master and PhD students and members of several international research bodies. He is a reviewer of grants applications for the South African National Research Foundation (NRF), has reviewed papers for several international journals, and evaluated research doctoral and master theses for several universities in South Africa and elsewhere. He has also reviewed post graduate courses and programmes for many universities and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. He is passionate about inclusive education with research interests in conceptualisation and operationalisation of inclusive pedagogy within the disadvantaged South African classroom contexts and beyond. He has devoted his research work to the framework of Participatory Action Research, informed by notions of critical, reflective practitioners and transformative epistemologies.

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