Dr Samson Maekele Tsegay

Research Fellow, School of Education and Social Care

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Education and Social Care

Location: Cambridge

Research Supervision:Yes

Email: samson.tsegay@aru.ac.uk

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Background

Samson studied MA and PhD degrees in Educational Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education) on a Chinese Government Scholarships at Beijing Normal University, China. He finished his PhD with a CGPA of 4.00/4.00 (having an average mark of 96%) and was awarded 2018 Excellent International Student Graduate. In 2020, he also completed another PhD in Education and Social Justice at the University of Roehampton, UK. He was a recipient of the distinguished Roehampton University-Sacred Heart (RUSH) Scholarship.

Before joining Beijing Normal University, he worked in Eritrea as a graduate assistant and program coordinator for about ten years. He was the Coordinator of Distance Education and Evening programs of the University of Asmara and the National Board for Higher Education, Eritrea. Furthermore, he worked as a Visiting Lecturer at Beijing Normal University and University of Roehampton.

Spoken Languages

  • Tigrigna 
  • Amharic 

Research interests

  • Comparative education 
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Global citizenship education
  • Education and migration 
  • Internationalisation of higher education 

Qualifications

  • PhD in Education and Social Justice, University of Roehampton
  • PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education), Beijing Normal University
  • MA in Educational Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education), Beijing Normal University
  • BA in Educational Administration, University of Asmara

Selected recent publications

Tsegay, S. M., 2021. Raising Children in Exile: Experiences of Highly Educated Eritrean Migrants in the UK. International Studies in Sociology of Education, pp. 1-21.

Ashraf, M. A., Tsegay, S. M., Meijia, Y., 2021. Blended learning for diverse classrooms: Qualitative experimental study with in-service teachers. SAGE Open, 11(3), pp. 1-11.

Ashraf, M. A., Tsegay, S. M., Ning, J., 2021. Teaching Global Citizenship in a Muslim-Majority Country: Perspectives of Teachers from the Religious, National, and International Education Sectors in Pakistan. Religions, 12(5), pp. 1-14.

Tsegay, S. M., Mcjerry, A. B., 2020. Global Citizenship Education and Teacher Education in Africa. In Schugurensky, D., Wolhuter, C. (eds), 2020. Global Citizenship Education and Teacher Education (New York and London: Routledge), pp. 139-160.

Tsegay, S. M., 2020. Expectations, Challenges and the Struggle to Fit-in: Exploring the Experiences of Highly Educated Eritrean Migrants in the UK. In Misiaszek, L. I. (ed), Exploring complexities in Global Citizenship Education: Hard spaces, methodologies, and ethics (London: Routledge), pp. 112-139.

Frezghi, T. G., Tsegay, S. M., 2019. Internationalisation of Higher Education in China: A Critical Analysis. Social Change, 49(4), pp. 643-658.

Tsegay, S. M., 2019. Diaspora academics engagement in Eritrean higher education institutions: Current conditions and future trends. Migration and Development, pp. 1-21.

Tsegay, S. M., Zegergish, M. Z., Ashraf, M .A., 2018. Pedagogical practices and students’ experiences in Eritrean higher education institutions. Higher Education for the Future, 5(1), pp. 89-103.

Tsegay, S. M., Zegergish, M. Z., Ashraf, M. A., 2018. Socio-cultural adjustment experiences of international students in Chinese higher education institutions. Millennial Asia, 9(2), pp. 183–202. doi: 10.1177/0976399618786342

Ashraf, M. A., Liu, S., Ismat, H. I. and Tsegay, S. M., 2017. Choice of higher education institutions: Perspectives of students from different provinces in China. Frontiers of Education in China, 12(3), pp. 414-435.

Tsegay, S. M., 2016. The role of higher education in nurturing global citizenship in Eritrea. Spanish Journal of Comparative Education, 28, pp. 183-201. 

Recent presentations and conferences

Tsegay, S. M. Life Skills for Socio-Cultural Integration of Migrants, presented at the International Online Conference on Crisis Management through Life Skills (Invited speaker) (18-20th February 2021).

Tsegay, S. M. The Path to the Dream Life: Socio-cultural Integration of Highly Educated Eritrean Migrants in the UK, presented at the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) Summer Conference 2019 (Norwich, UK, 10-12 July 2019).

Tsegay, S. M. Exploring the Early Experiences of Highly Educated Migrants in the UK, presented at UACES Graduate Forum Conference 2019 (Manchester, UK, 8-9 July 2019).

Tsegay, S. M. Hope Springs Eternal: Socio-cultural Integration Experiences of Highly Educated Eritrean Migrants in the UK, presented at the School of Education Doctoral Researchers Conference. (University of Roehampton, London, UK, 17 July 2019).

Tsegay, S. M. Expectations, Challenges and the Struggle to Fit-in: Exploring the Experiences of Highly Educated Eritrean Migrants in the UK, presented at the 2nd WCCES Symposium at UNESCO International Bureau of Education (Geneva, Switzerland, 14-15 January 2019).

Tsegay, S. M. Internationalization of Higher Education and Student Mobility: Access, Widening Participation and (Mis)Recognition, presented at the Political Studies Association: British and Comparative Political Economy Specialist Group Workshop (Sheffield, UK, 8 November 2018).

Tsegay, S. M. Pedagogical Practices and Students’ Experiences in Eritrean Higher Education Institutions, presented at the 6th BNU-IOE International Conference in Education (12-13 May 2017, Beijing Normal University). 

Tsegay, S. M. The Role of Higher Education in Nurturing Global Citizenship: The case of Eritrea, presented at the 16th World Congress of Comparative Education Societies (22-26 August 2016, Beijing, China).