BAEd Kenya, MEd (International Ed) (Hons), PhD NE
A teacher by profession, Kip Langat has previously taught in both primary and high schools and at universities in Australia and Kenya. Kip is currently a Lecturer in Social Studies and Literacy Education. Since being awarded MEd (Hons) Class 1 with specialities in International Education (UNE), Kip has broadened his research and interest in comparative understandings about teaching and learning in a global context. In October 2006, Kip received the New England Award which recognises this involvement in the full international experience and the many opportunities available to develop life skills.
Kip's doctoral research focused on psychoanalytic inquiry of teaching pedagogies, specifically, teachers' reading positions of prescribed classroom texts. The thesis has a direct link to researching and developing education as a public good, in particular the teaching and learning of English language in local and international contexts. His Class 1 Honours Master's degree thesis draws on a number of theoretical perspectives from the field of international education but with particular focus on discourses of the current trends in public education contexts. The study is an analysis of discourses of education, poverty and sustainable development in rural and regional areas. The research goes beyond the mere rhetoric of education for all to identify and analyse major discourses and narratives embedded in themes such as 'partnership' both nationally and internationally in the formulation of regional educational policies.
Kip's research passions include: