Research Activities

Research in Progress  

David, S.A., (2021). Implications of internationalisation of higher education for teaching and learning practices in tertiary education (research in progress)  

David, S.A., et.al. (2021). Epistemic access to higher education: Exploring students’ views and experiences on regular and distance programmes (under review) 

David, S.A., (2021). Towards a dialogical and progressive educational policy framework: manoeuvring a middle way among the polarised constructs. (under review)  

 

Journal articles published     

David, S.A., & Hill, C. (2021). Transforming teaching and learning in tertiary education: postgraduate students’ perspectives from the UAE. Education + Training, 63(4), 562-578 https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-05-2020-0122  

Abukari, A., & David, S.A., (2021). Editorial: Leading Education in Times of Crisis: Perils or Opportunities? Journal for Researching Education Practice and Theory, 4(2), 1-3.

Khulood, A., & David., S.A. (2021), Implications of educational management during COVID-10 Pandemic. Journal for Researching Education Practice and Theory, 4(2), 88-127.

 El Din, AMG & David, S.A., (2021). International mindedness: global perspectives for learners and educators. International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 20(1), 99-101.

Mansour, HF & David, S.A., (2021). Teacher’s organisational commitment in mechanistic school structures: a study conducted on the job characteristics of a private school in Abu Dhabi. Asia-Pacific Journal of Educational Management Research, 6(1), 11-26.

Abbasi, MA., & David, S.A., (2021). The impact of continuous professional development on teacher’s performance: A case study among teachers in a private school in Dubai. Globus Journal of Progressive Education, 11(2), 106-117.

 Al Hassanieh, R., & David, S.A., (2020). The Influence of Distributed Leadership on Effective School Governance and Improved School Performance: A Study Conducted in Two Private Schools in the UAE, Journal of Educational Leadership in Action, 7(1).  

David, S.A., & Hill, C. (2020). Curriculum innovation for postgraduate programmes: perspectives of postgraduate learners in the UAE, International Journal of Innovation and Learning. 28(3), 297-316. DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2020.109838      

Baroudi, S., & David, SA. (2020). Nurturing female leadership skills through peer mentoring role: A study among undergraduate students in the United Arab Emirates. Higher Education Quarterly. DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12249

David, S.A., & Abukari, A., (2019). Perspectives of teachers on selection and development of school leaders in the UAE. International Journal of Educational Management, 34(1), 56-69. 

Al Samkari, H, & David, S.A., (2019). The role and impacts of authentic leadership on staff engagement and performance: A study among school leaders and teachers in private schools in the UAE. Specialty Journal of Psychology and Management, 5(4), 65-78.

Mohebi, L, & David, S.A. (2019). Pre-service teachers’ perspectives on their preparedness to use technology in classrooms in the United Arab Emirates: A qualitative approach, SSRN Social Science Research Network, Rochester, NY, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3421431

Bahaireh, S., & David, S.A., (2019). Appreciative leadership and teachers’ subjective well-being: An appreciative tool for an appreciate outcome. Speciality Journal of Psychology and Management, 5(3), 46-63.

Albasha, W., & David, S.A., (2019). Teacher’s perspective on engaged teaching: Study from an American curriculum school in Dubai. Speciality Journal of Knowledge Management, 4(2), 1-13.

Abukari, A., & David, S.A. (2019). Quality assuring the professional doctorate: Challenging traditional precepts through the supervisors’/advisers’ lens. Quality Assurance in Education, 27(3), 304-319.  

David, S.A., (2019). The relationship between the third mission and university ranking: exploring the outreach of the top ranked universities in BRICS countries, Innovation, 3(3), 1-21.

Eltanahy, M., & David, S.A (2018). A study investigating the factors influencing predominant teaching strategies used in American curriculum schools in the UAE. International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 9(3), 275-290. 

Hadayat, N., & David, S.A (2018). Impact of cognitively modified instruction on vocabulary acquisition of second language users of grade 2: a study conducted in a private American school in Dubai. International Journal of English Language Teaching, 6(3), 34-51. 

AbuZayed, I., & David, S.A (2018). The Way Forward: Reviewing an Interior Design Curriculum in the United Arab Emirates, Research Journal of Education, 4(1), 1-11.

David S A & Motala S (2017). Can BRICS Build Ivory Towers of Excellence? Giving New Meaning to the World Class Universities. Research in Comparative and International Education, 12(4), 512-528.

David, S.A., (2017). Knowledge convergence towards economic polarisation: undergraduate students’ postgraduate course choice in the UAE. International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 8(3/4), 316-328.

David S A, Taleb H, Scatolini S, Al-Qallaf A, Al-Shammari H S & George M A (2017). An investigation into educational learning mobility among the Gulf cooperation council countries. International Journal of Educational Development, 55 (2017), 41-48.

Al Husseini, A & David, S. A (2017). The Impact of Head Teachers’ Instructional Leadership Role on Teachers’ Professional Practices in Four Private Schools in Dubai, the UAE, Research Nebula, 6(1), 23-28.

El Alfy, S & David, S. A (2017). Investigating Organizational Justice in Higher Education in U.A.E. International Journal of Management in Education, 11(2), 163-187.

Daraghmeh, H.A.R., & David, S.A (2017). Benchmarking of Educational Leaders’ Technology Utilization: A study of the attitudes of education leaders in using technology in the UAE. Education Research Journal. 7(3), 48-58. 

David, S.A. (2017). Internationalisation of higher education in the UAE and the implications for undergraduate student’s institutional choice for postgraduate studies. Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration. 1(2), 235-250.

David, S. A. (2016). Social Responsiveness of Higher Education in India: Embracing or Embarrassing Access, Equity and Social Justice. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities. 8(4), 181-193. 

Rensburg, I., Motala, S. & David, S. A (2016). Research Collaboration among Emerging Economies: Policy and Economic Implications for BRICS Nations. International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 9(4), 344-360. 

Abu Afifeh, K. A & David, S. A (2016). Identifying leadership styles that influence students’ learning environment: Perspectives from five schools in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Research Demagogue, 3(1), 40-45.

Reema, A. S & David S. A (2016). Impact of an Intervention on Environmental Educational Awareness and Behavior on one Middle School Students in the UAE. Research Tracks, 3(2), 14-17.

Al Rasbi, S & David S. A (2016). Students’ Perception of Academic Library Services in their Learning Progress. A Quarterly Referred Journal on Dialogues on Education 5(1), 330-358. 

Rensburg, I., Motala, S. & David, S.A. (2015). Learning Mobility and Internationalisation of Higher Education: Economic and Policy Implications for BRICS Nations. International Journal of Education Economics and Development, 6(3), 262-278. 

Rensburg, I., Motala, S. & David, S.A.    (2015). Opportunities and Challenges for Research Collaboration among BRICS nations. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 45(5), 814-818.

David, S. A. (2015). The power of imagination and intellectual curiosity: Creative thinking and innovative teaching learning practices. A Quarterly Referred Journal on Dialogues on Education, (ISSN 2278-2435), 4(2), 154-163. 

Rensburg, I., Motala, S. & David, S.A. (2015). Internationalisation of Higher Education: a South African Perspectives. Frontiers of Education in China, 10(1), 91-109. 

David, S. A. & Wildemeersch, D. (2014). Higher Education Curriculum Restructuring in Times of Globalisation. The Indian Journal of Social Work, 75(4), 555-574.   

David, S. A. (2014). Economic Globalisation and Higher Education Transformation: Comparing the Trends in the States, Kerala and Tamil Nadu of India. J.Soc Sci, 38(3), 283-292.

David, S. A. (2013). A Critical Understanding on Learning Management System. A Quarterly Referred Journal on Dialogues on Education, (ISSN 2278-2435), 2(4), 4-12.

David, S. A. (2013). Implications of Economic Globalisation for Higher Education Curriculum Restructuring: Exploring the Trends in the States Kerala and Tamil Nadu of India. Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Vol. XXVII, No.4.

David, S. A. (2010). Learning Mobility between Europe and India: New Face of International Cooperation. In Goncalve S (2010), Eds., Exedra Journal, Special Issue on ‘European Perspectives on Internationalisation: Sharing Policies and Good Practices.

David, S. A. (2010). The New Face of Higher Education Cooperation between the EU and India, Stage Magazine, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.

David, S. A., Sanyal B K., & Wildemeersch, D. (2007). Engaging with Cross-Border Higher Education in India while Sustaining the Best Tradition of Indian Values. University News, 45, (37). Association of Indian Universities, Delhi, India.

David, S. A., & Wildeneersch, D. (2006). Dealing with Cross-Border Higher Education: Comparing the Chinese and the Indian ways. Tertium Comparationis. 12(2), pp. 145-163.

David, S. A., & Wildemeersch, D. (2005). The impacts of the World Bank on educational policy making: General Tendencies in India. Research and Reflections on Education, 3(3), pp. 1-10.

 Book Chapters

Oganesyan, A., Nalbandyan, A., & David, S.A., (2021). Increasing international networks of universities: Emerging new forms of university cooperation. Proceeding of the International Science and Technology Conference, FarEastCon. Pp.783-799.

Motala, S., & David, S A (2020). General Trends and Impacts of the Internatioanlsiaion of Higher Educaiton in South Africa. In Rensburg, I., Motala, S., & Cross, M. (2020) (Eds.,) Transforming Universiites in South Africa: Pathways to Higher Education Reform. Boston: Brill / Sense. Pp.185-204.

Al Junaibi N & David S A (2015). The Role of New School Model in Abu Dhabi towards a Student-Centered Classroom. In George M A, Scatolini S S & David S A (2015) (Eds.,). Including the other Acknowledging difference in Education. Euro-Khaleeji.

David, S. A. (2014). Excellence, equity and efficiency for access and success in higher education: Towards progressive inclusion and throughput in India. In: Lawrence, Arul A.S., Barathi C., & Vadivu, Pandia P. (Eds.), Transformation in Higher Education (pp. 1-11). New Delhi: APH Publishing Corporation. 

David, S. A. & Wildemeersch D. (2010). Globalisation and growing global perspectives in higher education curriculum: General tendencies in India. In: Majhanovic s., Gok F., Soudien C., Macleans A. (2010) (Eds.), Education, Language, and Economics: Growing National and Global Dilemmas. Rotterdam: Sense.

David, S. A. (2010). Globalisation and Higher Education Restructuring: Current Trends in India. In Milton, G. (2010) Eds., International Explorations in Education. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing.

 

Books

David, S.A., Hill, C., & Abukari, A. (2022). Future of educational management and leadership. Conference Proceedings. The British University in Dubai.

David, S.A., & Abukari, A. (2021). Leadership in times of crisis and beyond. Conference Proceedings. The British University in Dubai.

David, S.A., & Hill, C. (2020). (Eds.), Applied research on innovative curriculum practices. Book Project under progress. Riga: Scholars’ Press.

David, S.A. & Abukari, A. (2018). (Eds.), Educational Policies in the Age Social Advancement: Studies from the United Arab Emirates. Riga: Scholars’ Press.

Pinnington, A., &  David, S.A., (2017). (Eds.,) The 3rd BUiD Doctoral Research Conference Proceedings. The British University in Dubai, UAE.

Pinnington, A., Boussabaine, H., David, S.A., & Kola, A. (2016). (Eds.,) The Second BUiD Doctoral Research Conference Proceedings. The British University in Dubai, UAE.

George M A, Scatolini S S & David S A (2015) (Eds.,). Including the other Acknowledging difference in Education. Euro-Khaleeji.

David, S. A. (2012). (Eds..). Conference Abstract Book; Sharing Research Works in Educational Sciences. 7th& 8th Dec 2012. SRM University, Chennai, India. 

David, S. A. (2011). Economic Globalisation and Higher Education Curriculum Restructuring: Exploring the Trends in the States of Kerala and Tamil Nadu of India. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing.

David, S. A. (2010). The Impact of the World Bank on Educational Policy Making: General Tendencies in India. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing.

  Abstracts in Conference Proceedings

David, S.A., (2019). Transforming teaching and learning in tertiary education: postgraduate students’ perspectives from the UAE. ICTEL, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2019.

David, S.A., (2018). The relationship between the third mission and university ranking: exploring the outreach of the top ranked universities in BRICS countries, Moscow Ranking, Dec, 2018. 

David, S.A., (2018). Towards a dialogical and progressive educational policy framework: manoeuvring a middle way among the polarised constructs. CESE, May 2018 Cyprus.

David, S.A., (2018). Curriculum innovation for postgraduate programmes: perspectives of postgraduate learners in the UAE. GCE Symposium, April 2018, RAK, UAE.

David, S.A., (2018). Institutional best practices for quality assurance in research universities: a case study on the British University in Dubai, Int., Seminar, New Delhi, India, Jan 2018.

David, S.A. (2016). Internationalisation of higher education in the UAE and the implications for undergraduate student’s institutional choice for postgraduate studies. ISANA Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 7-9, Dec, 2016.

David, S.A. (2016). Epistemic Access and the Essence of Knowledge Pursuit: Postgraduate Scholars’ Experience in the UAE. World Comparative Education Congress, Beijing, 22-26, Aug 2016.

David, S.A. (2016). Knowledge Convergence towards Economic Polarisation: Undergraduate Students’ Postgraduate Course Choices in the UAE. European Comparative Education Society Conference, Glasgow, UK, 1-3, June, 2016.

David, S.A. (2015). Social Responsiveness of Higher Education: Embracing Access, Equity and Social Justice in India. ICIE Conference, Krakow, Poland, 1-4, July, 2016.

David, S.A. & Motala, S (2015). Can BRICS Build Ivory Towers of Excellence? Giving New Meaning to the World Class Universities. CIES. pp. 62.Washington D.C., USA. 8-12 March.

David, S. A. (2014). The power of imagination and intellectual curiosity: Creative thinking and innovative teaching learning practices. Conference on Creative and Critical Thinking. Holy Trinity College of Education, Melpalai, Marthandam, India. 5-6 November.

David, S.A. & Motala, S (2014). Epistemic Access and Social Justice in Higher Education. Towards a Progressive Inclusion. SAERA, Durban, South Africa, 12-14 Aug, 2014.

Cross, M., David, S. A. & Shonubi, O. (2014). Socially Embedded University: Embracing Access, Equity and Social Justice in Higher Education in India, South Africa and the USA. CIES Conference, 11-15 March 2014, Toronto, Canada.

David, S.A. & Motala, S (2013). Internationalisation of Higher Education: Implications for Learning Mobility among BRICS. IEASA, CUT, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 22-25 August 2013.

David, S. A. (2013). Implications of Economic Globalisation on Higher Education Curriculum Restructuring: Comparing the Trends in the States of Kerala and Tamil Nadu of India. It was presented at Global Conclave for Young Scholars, (27-01-11), New Delhi, India.

David, S. A., & Wildemeersch, D. (2008). Globalisation and Curriculum Restructuring in Higher Education in India. Global Research Seminar: Sharing Research Agendas on Knowledge Systems. (28-30 November 2008), UNESCO, Paris, France.

David, S. A., & Wildemeersch, D. (2007). Globalisation and growing global perspectives in higher education curriculum: General tendencies in India. It was presented at World Comparative Education Congress XIII at Sarajeva, Bosnia (3-7, September 2007).

David, S. A., Sanyal, B. K., & Wildemeersch, D. (2006). Engaging with Cross-Border Higher Education in India while Sustaining the Best Tradition of Indian Values. It was presented at OECD Conference on Values and Ethics: (11-13, September 2006), OECD, Paris, France.

David, S. A., & Wildemeersch, D. (2006). Dealing with Cross-Border Higher Education: Comparing the Chinese and the Indian ways. It was presented at XXII Comparative Education Society in Europe, Conference (3-5, July 2006), Granada, Spain.

 

Current Funded Research Activities
  1. BUiD institutional research funding (with a research partner at University of Glasgow, UK)
  2. Emirati Grant from Zayed University (Joint research with Dr Laila Mohebi)
  3. SARCHI-Chair Prof Shireen Motala– Research Collaboration, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Previous Funded Research Activities
  1. BUiD institutional research funding
  2. Moscow Ranking, Russia on Third mission of universities
  3. NIEPA, India on Institutional Quality Assurance in Higher Education
  4. PDFR – University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  5. Doctoral Fellowship – KULeuven, Belgium

 

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