School of Education

Pryah Mahabeer


Pryah Mahabeer
Dr. Pryah Mahabeer

Discipline Curriculum & Education Studies

Contact Number 031-260-3040

Office Address Room S514, Second Floor, Wing 5, Main Tutorial Building

Last Updated 1 year ago

Degrees Held

  • BEd Hons (NMMU)
  • HDE (Witwatersrand)
  • MEd (NMMU)
  • PhD (UKZN)

Research Interests

  • An interdisciplinary approach to curriculum studies, curriculum decision-making and development. An interest in teacher education and development, leadership and management, Early Childhood Education and gender studies.

Teaching Experience, Expertise and interests

  • Experience in teaching at basic education and higher education. Lecturing Curriculum and Education Studies modules (undergraduate to Masters Level). Undergraduate and postgraduate module design and coordination.

    Expertise in teaching and research lies in: education and curriculum studies, curriculum policy, decision-making and development; research proposal development; postgraduate supervision and teaching. Doctoral Cohort Support.



  • Mahabeer, P., Nzimande, N., & Shoba, M. (2018). Academics of colour: Experiences of emerging Black women academics in Curriculum Studies at a university in South Africa. Agenda, 1-15.
  • Mahabeer, P. (2015). Complicated curriculum conversations: Reflections of curriculum decision-makers engaged in the restructuring of national teacher education frameworks. Journal of Educational Studies, 219-233.