Dr Md Shajedur Rahman

Dr Md Shajedur Rahman

School of Education
Research Fellow

Contact details

School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Md Shajedur Rahman is a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is studying how race and faith-based expression is ‘made’, enabled and limited through a multiplicity of factors and conditions across the secondary school and public contexts in England.

Dr Rahman is experienced in the area of ‘education and international development’ with expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method social research. He has researched at different educational levels, including primary, secondary and higher education institutions in both the Global South and the Global North contexts.

Dr Rahman’s research interests include, but not limited to, sociology of education, Teachers Professional Development (TPD) in the Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and other resource-restricted contexts, International and Comparative Education, Ethnography (especially researchers’ positionality during ethnographic fieldwork), Critical Realism, and decolonising educational research.


  • 2016-2020: Open University UK; PhD: Thesis title - Unexplored Areas of Teacher Collaboration: Evidence from a Bangladeshi Rural Primary school
  • 2011-2013: Institute of Education, University of London; MA in Primary Education (Policy and Practice)
  • 2007-2009: University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; MEd in Curriculum and Instructional Technology
  • 2003-2007: University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; BEd in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education
  • Member, British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE)
  • Member: Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
  • 2022 BAICE Conference Co-Convener:  Experiencing education partnerships


Journal Articles

Rahman, M. S. and Siddik, A. B. (2022) Teachers Professional Development to Teach Marginalised Children during Covid-19: A Bangladesh Perspective, the International Journal of Teacher Education and Professional Development (IJTEPD), 5(1), 1-14. DOI: 10.4018/IJTEPD.295547

Rahman, M. S. (2019) Teachers' peer support: difference between perception and practice, Teacher Development, 23:1, 121-138, DOI: 10.1080/13664530.2018.1488765

Rahman, M. S. and Akter, N (2015). 'ICT-Periodism' in the Classroom: Lessons Learnt from English in Action. International Journal of Science and Research, 4(2) pp. 1330–1334.

Siddique, A and Rahman, M (2014) Enhancing Classroom Interaction: A reflection on the English in Action’s classroom practices, Teachers World, 41, Dhaka

Book chapters:

Sohel, M. C.; Rahman, M., S., Azim, F., Siddik, A., B., and  Ashrafuzzaman, M. (2022) Blended Learning Space for Primary and Secondary Education- Challenges and Opportunities in Resource-Constrained Contexts. In T.Driscoll (Ed) Designing Effective Distance and Blended Learning Environments in K-12, IGI Global, London, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6829-3.ch012

Sohel, M. C.; Akter, N.; Rahman, M. S. (2020) Home Education in the United Kingdom: Policy, Practice and Challenges. In R. English (Ed.), Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century, IGI Global, London, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6681-7.ch013

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