Department of Education


Dr. Indra Persaud

Published chapters and articles include:

  • 2019 ‘Seychelles Teacher Education’ (book chapter) International Handbook of Teacher Education (co-authored with Dr S. Marie), HM Studies and Publishing;
  • 2015 ‘The Daring Discourses of Teaching Geography’, in Teaching Geography, Geographical Association.
  • 2014 ‘Island Créolité: the making and re-making of island identities’, in Island Studies, UniSey
  • 2011 ‘The Daring Discourses of Teaching Geography’ Geography (2011) 96 (3) 137-142, Geographical Association.

Mr. Justin Zelime

  • Zelime, J. & Deutschmann, M. (2016). Revisiting the Trilingual Language-in-Education policy in the Seychelles National Curriculum Framework and Subject Curricula: Intentions and Practice.  Island Studies,3(1),50-59.
  • Zelime, J. & Deutschmann, M. (2018). Conflicting Ideologies: When the Ideological Meets the Perceived and Operational.– A study of primary teachers’ attitudes, perceptions and practice of Seychelles Creole (Kreol Seselwa) and English as mediums of instruction in the Seychelles Primary Schools. In Smith, K. (ed) (2018). Norsk og internasjonal lærerutdanningsforskning:  Hvor er vi? Hvor vil vi gå? Hva skal vi gjøre nå? / Norway: Fagbokforlaget,  129-151
  • Zelime, J., Deutschmann, M., & Rijlaarsdam, G. (2018). The effect of the language  of testing on second language learners’ academic performance in Social Studies: The case of Kreol Seselwa and English in the Seychelles classrooms. L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 18, pp. 1-22. 10.17239/L1ESLL-2018.18.01.10
  • Zelime, J. & Deutschmann, M. (2018).  Communicating local knowledge in a foreign language – a comparative study of ideational and interpersonal aspects of primary school pupils’ L1 and L2 texts in the Seychelles. (submitted Deutschmann, M. & Zelime, J. (2014). Towards a Framework  for Investigating Language-in-Education-Policies in Second Language Medium of Instruction Contexts – The Case of the Seychelles.  Island Studies,  ISSN 1694-2582,  1, (1), 68-77
  • Deutschmann, M. & Zelime, J. (2015) I used to like writing in Kreol but now I only use English”: an exploratory study of language attitudes and examination performance among primary and secondary school pupils in the Seychelles: Island Studies, ISSN 1694-2582, 1, (2), 36-45

Contact Us

Dr Indra Persaud
Head of Department

Anse Royale
P.O. Box 1348
Mahé, Seychelles

+248 4381222