Dr Whitfield Green

Dr Whitfield Green was previously the Chief-Director, Teaching, Learning and Research Development in the South African Department of Higher Education and Training, a post he held from 2010. In this position, he led the work of the Department in respect of:

  • Supporting the development of a university-based teacher education system;
  • Leading the development and implementation of qualifications policies for teachers in the range of education sub-sectors;
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring policy and programmes to support capacity development at universities for advancing student success, staff development and programme/curriculum development, including through management and oversight of the Department’s University Capacity Development Programme; and  
  • Developing a coordinated system for the management of international postgraduate scholarship partnerships.
  • Prior to the position of chief director, Dr Green was the Director for Initial Teacher Education in the former Department of Education, a position he held from 2008. Dr. Green also has extensive experience in a range of education settings, having served as a high school teacher, as a teacher education college lecturer, and as lecturer and senior lecturer at university level. 
  • He holds a Bachelor of Science, Higher Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Education Honours, Master of Education, all from the University of Natal/KwaZulu-Natal, and a PhD from the University of Stellenbosch.
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