Associate Professor
Graduate School of Education


Brief Biography

Teklu Abate Bekele is Associate Professor of International and Comparative Education (ICE) at the Graduate School of Education, The American University in Cairo (AUC). Prior to joining the AUC, Bekele worked as Research Fellow, Research Associate, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer of ICE at the Department of Education, the University of Oslo, Norway.

Bekele was part of over 80 commissions who evaluated Master’s theses in ICE, Higher Education and Education Policies for Global Development programs at the University of Oslo. For nearly a decade, Bekele has been studying the fields of teaching and learning, technology in education, quality of education, education reform, workplace learning and emerging knowledge production cultures, employing qualitative and quantitative methodologies. He also participated in international and interdisciplinary projects involving scholars from America, Europe, Asia and Africa and is currently serving as Board Member for the Nordic Comparative and International Education Society. He also regularly reviews papers for international academic journals including Educational Technology and Society journal. Bekele was awarded twice the University of Oslo’s Quota Scholarship in relation to his graduate and doctoral studies.    


  • June 2009: PhD in Education, University of Oslo
  • June 2004: MPhil in International and Comparative Education, University of Oslo
  • July 1998: BA in Educational Psychology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Research Interest

Bekele ‘s research takes three interrelated trajectories in basic and higher education policy and practice, employing comparative and international perspectives.

  • Digital technologies in learning, teaching, and research
  • Quality of education
  • Emerging knowledge production cultures and context analysis