David Frank Johnson

David Johnson is Reader in Comparative and International Education. He convenes the Centre for Comparative and International Education.

He is the Programme Research Lead for the ESRC-DFID Raising learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme and Academic Lead for the Aga Khan Foundation funded Research Programme on Education and Uncertainty.

He is a Chartered Educational Psychologist who studies learning and cognition and is particularly interested in tracking learning progression in national systems of education over time. Recent work includes time series studies of learning in Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Sudan.

Content by David Frank Johnson
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Effective monitoring to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Freetown

    Effective monitoring of schools is essential to ensure schools are safe environments for children and are delivering a minimum standard of education. Freetown City Council (FCC) has no school monitoring system in place; schools are not routinely supervised which is resulting in a lack of necessary oversight and accountability. The aim of this project is to collect...

    10 Jun 2021 | David Frank Johnson

  • Project

    Effective monitoring to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Freetown

    Globally there has been a push towards improved access to basic schooling. Over the past three decades across Africa, although the percentage of primary-aged children out-of-school has been halved, they are not learning (World Bank Education Statistics, 2017). The World Bank calls this ‘the global learning crisis’. In Sierra Leone, 96% of young women who have...

    22 Jul 2019 | David Frank Johnson