Dr Abdulai Abukari
PhD, MPhil, PgCertHE, BEd (Hons), FHEA
Work based learning theory; practice and assessment; Comparative and international education studies of current work based learning practices in higher education; Organisational learning; Curriculum development; Student motivation and theories of learning & Teaching; Service functions of higher education; Higher education and work based learning in developing countries.
Undergraduate Research Methods;
Postgraduate Research Methods;
Education and Equality
Education and Social Policy
Comparative and International Education
Postgraduate Learning Development;
Doctoral Level Supervision
Abukari, A. (submitted) Understanding Academics’ Personal Theories of ‘teaching’ in work-based learning, Teaching in Higher Education,
Abukari, A. And Corner, T. (2010) 'Delivering higher education to meet local needs in a developing context: the quality dilemmas; Quality Assurance in Education, 18 (3) pp 191-208
Abukari, A. (2010) 'The dynamics of service engagement of higher education: A comparative study';Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 40 (1) pp 43 – 57
Abukari, A. & Costley, C. (2009) Work-based learning in higher education, European Journal of Education (Special Edition), 44 (3) pp. 312-317.
Abukari, A. (2007) ‘Financing Teacher Education in Ghana: Exploring Non-Traditional Sources’ Occasional Papers in Education and Lifelong Learning, 1 (1) pp. 27-43.
Abukari, A. (2005) ‘Conceptualising Lifelong Learning: A Reflection of Lifelong Learning at Lund University (Sweden) and Middlesex University (UK), European Journal of Education, 40, (2), pp 143-154.
Conference Papers (peer reviewed)
Abukari, A. (2010) Practicalising lifelong learning: using work-based learning as a case, paper presented at Work Based Learning Futures Conference at the Institute for Work Based Learning, Middlesex University, April 2010.
Abukari, A. (2008) Value or Quality? A Mode 2 Perspective of Quality management in work based Projects. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Work Based Learning network of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL), 3-4 July, University of Wales Institute in Cardiff.
Abukari, A (2007) ‘Service Engagement of the Contemporary University: Towards a New Understanding through a Comparative Study of Middlesex University (UK) and the University for Development Studies’ (Ghana), Unpublished doctoral thesis, London: Middlesex University.
Abukari, A. (2007) ‘Work Based Learning: old wine in a new bottle?’ Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Work Based Learning Network of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL), 5-6 July, London.
Basiel, A., Abukari, A., Bailey, M. and Hughes, P. (2007) ‘European Perspectives on Work Based Learning’, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Work Based Learning Network of the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL), 5-6 July, London.
Corner, T. and Abukari, A. (2006) ‘Multiculturalism in the Digital World: Can this Utopia become Reality?’ Paper presented at the Netherlands (towards FILTER 2 Project).
Abukari, A. and Corner, T. (2005) ‘Service Engagement in Higher Education: exploring emerging models’. Paper Presented at Annual Conference of British Educational Research Association (BERA), 14-16 Sept. 2005, Glamorgan.
Abukari, A. (2004) ‘Practicalising Lifelong Learning: A Focus on Middlesex University’s National Centre for Work Based Learning and Partnership’, Paper presented at the Biannual Conference of Comparative Education Society of Europe (CESE) Conference, 24 June – 1 July 2004 Copenhagen, Denmark.
Abukari, A (2004) ‘Global Conflict Resolution: A Critical Approach to Multicultural Education’, BAICE Conference, 3-5 September 2004, University of Sussex.
Abukari, A. And .Costley, C. and Stephenson, J. (2008) Report on research leading to an options appraisal and feasibility study for the establishment of an all-Wales Workforce Development Centre. Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council of Wales (HEFCW)
Abukari, A., Costley, C. and Brenda Little (2008) Literature Review on Employee Learning. Funded by the Higher Education Academy, England.
A. Abukari and Costley, C. (2007) Work-based learning impact study. Funded by the Higher Education Academy, England.
Research Methods for theSocial Sciences, British Educational Research Journal, 36 (1) pp. 158-159.