Education Research Officer
Zoe is a Researcher in the Young Lives Education Team, where she has worked since 2010. She has been closely involved in the design and development of the Young Lives school surveys, and has broad interests in education-related issues in low and middle income countries. In addition to her work at Young Lives, Zoe is a PhD student at the UCL Institute of Education where her doctoral research examines the relationship between language of instruction and pupil learning outcomes in Ethiopia, including a focus on issues of cross-language and cross-cultural educational measurement. Her other research has included work on issues of school effectiveness in Ethiopia and Vietnam, and of privatisation of education in India. She holds an undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics, and an MPhil from Oxford University.
Research interests: Educational Access and Inequality; Educational Measurement; Language and Education; Privatisation of Schooling; Mixed Methods Approaches
Rolleston, C., Zoe James (2015) 'After access: Divergent Learning Profiles in Vietnam and India', Prospects, 10.1007/s11125-015-9361-2
Boyden, J & James, Z (2014) ‘Education, Childhood and Development: Choices and Challenges in a Longitudinal Study’, Oxford Review of Education, 40(1), pp. 10-29
James, Z & Woodhead, M (2014) ‘Choosing and changing schools in India’s private and government sectors’, Oxford Review of Education, 40(1), pp. 73-90
Rolleston, C., James, Z. & Aurino, E (2014) ‘Exploring the effect of educational opportunity and inequality on learning outcomes in Ethiopia, Peru, India, and Vietnam.’ Background paper prepared for the UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013
Rolleston, C., James, Z., Pasquier-Doumer, L., Tran Ngo Thi Minh Tam and Le Thuc Duc (2013) Making Progress: Report of the Young Lives School Survey in Vietnam, Working Paper 100, Oxford: Young Lives
Woodhead, M., Frost, M. & James, Z (2013) ‘Does growth in private schooling contribute to Education for All? Evidence from a longitudinal, two cohort study in Andhra Pradesh, India,’ International Journal of Educational Development 33(1), pp. 65-73
Woodhead, Martin, Melanie Frost and Zoe James (2013) ‘Does growth in private schooling contribute to Education for All? Evidence from a longitudinal, two cohort study in Andhra Pradesh, India,’ International Journal of Educational Development 33(1): 65-73.
Rolleston, Caine, and Zoe James (2012) ‘The Role of Schooling in Skill Development: evidence from Young Lives in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.’ Background paper prepared for the UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2012.