| Cornel DaCosta, a regular contributor
to the Goan Voice (UK) and to Goanet, was born and brought
up in Mombasa, Kenya. He completed secondary schooling
at the Goan High School and then trained as a teacher
at the Coast Teacher Training College, Mombasa.
In 1962, he travelled to the UK for
further study. He studied, worked, and lived in London
throughout. London to him is a big wonderful museum
with all the cultural advantages of a highly cosmopolitan
Cornel obtained several diploma and
degree qualifications including a PhD. In his studies,
he opted for subjects like Economics, Law, Sociology,
Education, History and International Affairs.
He has co-authored three texts with
K. Gokulsing on university/higher education, published
many articles in professional journals and given many
conference papers all over the world. He is currently
working on a biography of Pio Gama Pinto.
He has variously taught, (part and
full-time), at the Institute of Education, University
of London, Middlesex University, and the University
of East London, teaching undergraduate to PhD level
students. At UEL, he was deputy Head of Department
and also the Acting Head for a year. He worked, based
in London, as a Professor of Education, Florida State
University, and is currently engaged in supervising
American students undertaking study in London. Until
very recently he was an external examiner at Canterbury
Christ Church University, Kent, England.
Cornel has travelled widely and engaged
extensively in Goan and other community activities
and in writing articles for community and cyber publications.
Additionally, he has had a particular passion for
the saxophone and played in several dance bands in
Kenya and the UK.
In 1981, Cornel founded with Colin
Mably, the International Society for Teacher Education
(ISTE). This society has been highly successful in
promoting research, running international seminars
in different parts of the world and in promoting collaborative
work among academics and students. Currently, Cornel
is a consultant and specialist in University Education
in London, UK.
|List of Book by Dr
K. (Moti) Gokulsing, & Cornel
DaCosta (1997) Usable Knowledges As The Goal of University
Education: Innovations in the Academic Enterprise
Culture. (New York, The Edwin Mellen Press). For details
K. (Moti) Gokulsing, Cornel DaCosta
and Jessup Gilbert (1997). A Selected Bibliography
Of Competence-Based Education and Training (CBET).
(New York, The Edwin Mellen Press). For details click
K. (Moti) Gokulsing & Cornel
DaCosta (2000) A Compact For Higher Education. (Aldershot,
England. Ashgate Publishing Ltd). For details click