Head of ITT: Partnership and Engagement
School of Education, University of Reading (UK)
Consultant Director of Education, Young Citizens (UK)
David Kerr is Head of Initial Teacher Training: Partnership and Engagement at the University of Reading. He is a member of the national DfE ITTAG (Initial Teacher Training Advisory Group. He provides inputs on Citizenship, Fundamental British Values and Prevent on ITT courses, both UG and PG. He is also module convenor for Global Developments in Education on the BAEd (non QTS) course and supervises MA and EdD students.
Prior to working at Reading he was course leader for the Citizenship PGCE Secondary course at the University of Bristol and Research Director at NFER (National Foundation for Educational Research). He is also Consultant Director of Education at the NGO Young Citizens (formerly the Citizenship Foundation). David was seconded to Department for Education (DfE) and QCA in London in support of the citizenship education initiative in England. He has led major research studies in citizenship education at national, European and international level for Department for Education (DfE), IEA, OECD, European Commission (EC) and Council of Europe (CoE) including the Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study (CELS) and IEA CELS and ICCS10 studies. He is a citizenship and civic education expert for the Council of Europe. He is currently a Council Member of the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) and joint editor of its journal Teaching Citizenship. He has written and published widely in the field of citizenship and human rights education.