Staff Profile: Adjunct Associate Professor Eric Atmore
Prof Eric Atmore
Degrees:B Social Science (SW), B Social Science Honours (Community Work) B Social Science Honours (Social Planning), M Social Science (Social Planning), PhD (Stellenbosch University) in Education Policy Studies.
Position Title: Adjunct Associate Professor
Location: Office 4.25, Leslie Social Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT
Tel: 021 650 4221
Consultation Times: By Appointment. E-mail or call to request an appointment.
Key roles in the Department:
Lectures at undergraduate and post graduate levels, research supervision, and social responsiveness.
Eric is a graduate of our department and returned becoming Adjunct Associate Professor. He leads the Centre for Early Childhood Development, a national non-profit organisation, at the same time as holding this position at UCT. Eric completed his PhD in 2019. The title of his PhD: An Interpretive Analysis of the Early Childhood Development Policy Trajectory in Post-Apartheid South Africa.
Research Interest Areas:
Early Childhood Development
Funding and Resource Mobilisation
Social Policy and Management
Social and Economic Development
Strategic Leadership and Management
Atmore, E. 2019. An Interpretive Analysis of the Early Childhood Development Policy Trajectory in Post-Apartheid South Africa. PhD Thesis: Stellenbosch University.
Van Niekerk, L. Ashley-Cooper, M and Atmore, E. (2017) Effective early childhood development programme options meeting the needs of young South African children. Cape Town: Centre for Early Childhood Development.
Atmore E (2013) Early childhood development in South Africa – progress since the end of apartheid. International Journal of Early Years Education, volume 21, Issue 2-3.
Ashley-Cooper M and Atmore E (2013) Early Childhood Development as a Strategy to Eradicate Poverty and Reduce inequality. The Thinker, July 2013, Johannesburg. pp 8 – 11.
Atmore E, van Niekerk L and Ashley-Cooper M (2012) Challenges facing the Early Childhood Development sector in South Africa. South African Journal of Childhood Education, Institute of childhood education, University of Johannesburg, volume 2 Number 1, June 2012 pp121 – 140.
Atmore E, van Niekerk L and Ashley-Cooper M (2012) Early Childhood Education: The difference between policy and reality. The Youth Dividend, unlocking the potential of Young South Africans. Transformation Audit 2012. Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town pp 81 – 87.