Dr Solomon David

Dr Solomon David


Assistant Professor - Educational Management and Leadership
He has ten years of university teaching experience including his teaching experiences at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, SRM University, Chennai, India, and University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Contact details

+971 4 279 1400 Ext: 462
+971 4 279 1490
solomon.david@buid.ac.ae

 

He also has special interest in comparative international education, higher education, sociology of education, curriculum studies and educational policy. He obtained his B.A., (St. John’s College) B.Ed., (St. Xavier’s College of Education) and M.A., from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, India and got his M.Ed., and PhD from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He has been a post-doctoral research and teaching fellow at University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He also has done various short term courses and trainings including the one from APCIEU - South Korea and UNED - Spain. He received IRO-KUL doctoral fellowship for his doctoral research, post-doctoral research fellowship award from University of Johannesburg, South Africa and various other awards including Sharing Knowledge Project award – VLIR UOS.

He has guest lectured at various other institutions in Belgium, India and South Africa. He has been an intern at UNESCO, Paris, France, a trainee at DG Education and Culture, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium and has been a consultant to various organizations such as CFCA, Missio, SuAzio, Diligent, Studio Globo and few others.

He has published three books and over 15 articles in reputed journals. He actively conducts independent and joint research focusing to publish at accredited journals. He is a member in the editorial board on 'Journal of Dialogues in Education', and a reviewer in the journal 'Education as Change', ‘Studies in Higher Education’ and in few others. Currently he is interested to conduct research in the following areas; comparative international higher education, higher education governance, university leadership, sociology of knowledge, curriculum studies, intercultural education and education for international understanding. 

 

Journal articles

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. ISANA December 2016 special issue (accepted for publication).

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 (accepted for publication). 

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) (listed in forthcoming).

El Alfy, S & David, S. A (2016). Investigating Organizational Justice in Higher Education in U.A.E. International Journal of Management in Education (listed in forthcoming).

Rensburg, I., Motala, S. & David, S. A (2016). Research Collaboration among Emerging Economies: Policy 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), pp. 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), pp.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), pg. 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), pp.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), pg. 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. Waxmann, Munster, Germany.

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, Palayamkottai, India.

 

Book Chapters

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

Pinnington, A., Boussabaine, H., David, S.A., & Kola, A. (2016) (Eds.,). The Second BUiD Doctoral Research Conference Proceedings. The British University in Dubai, UAE. ISBN:978-9948-02-481-1.

George M A, Scatolini S S & David S A (2015) (Eds.,). Including the other Acknowledging difference in Education. Euro-Khaleeji. ISBN-10: 132967667X / ISBN-13: 978-1329676671

David, S. A., Pandian, G., Vijaya, K., Prema, N., & Emilda, H.J. (2012). (Eds..). Conference Abstract Book; Sharing Research Works in Educational Sciences. 7th& 8th Dec 2012. SRM University, Chennai, India. ISBN: 978-81-909565-0.

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. ISBN-13: 978-3844315677 / ISBN-10: 3844315675

David, S. A. (2010). The Impact of the World Bank on Educational Policy Making: General Tendencies in India. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN-10: 3838326679 / ISBN-13: 978-3838326672.

 

Abstracts in Conference Proceedings

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.

Motala, S., & David, S.A. (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.

Motala, S., & David, S.A. (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.

Motala, S., & David, S.A. (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.

 

 

Teaching Units

 

EdD/PhD

Research Paradigms and Advanced Qualitative Methods

Educational Policy: Theory and practice

Curriculum and Innovation

 

Masters

Organizational Behaviour

Citizenship, Environment and Human Rights

Leadership and School Improvement

 

Areas of Research and Supervision

Educational management, leadership and policy 

Comparative, international higher education

Intercultural and citizenship education

Sociology of education and knowledge

Curriculum theories and studies  

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