Five College African Studies Program

David R. Evans


Education Policy Research and Administration Department, School of Education
University of Massachusetts

Director of the Center for International Education

Office: 283 Hills House South
Telephone: (413) 545-4175

Degree: Ph.D., Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (1969).

Research Interests: Evans has more than forty years of experience working on education systems in developing countries, much of that in Africa. His interests include educational policy, educational planning, teacher education systems, nonformal education, and the intersection between culture and education practice. He has worked on projects, or as a consultant in more than 40 countries. For the past thirty years he has been director of the Center for International Education and has been Principal Investigator on many large-scale projects in Africa – including Southern Sudan, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya, Somalia, Lesotho, Swaziland, etc.

Courses include: Theory and Practice of Nonformal Education; Education Policy in Developing Countries; Cultural Perspectives on Educational Management.

Publications: Selected Articles and Chapters: Formulating Educational Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa; Popular Education and Conscientization; Overview and Analysis of the Case Studies-Lessons for Education Policy Formation; The Planning of Nonformal Education.

Languages: English, Swahili.

Geographic focus: Eastern & Southern Africa