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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