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Clive Millar

Clive Millar

Clive Millar taught English at high schools in Cape Town and in rural Scotland. He became a lecturer at Aberdeen College of Education and at the University of Cape Town, Professor of Education at the University of Fort Hare, and Professor of Adult Education and Director of Extra-mural Studies at the University of Cape Town until his early retirement in 1998. His research on micro-teaching at the University of Stirling was supervised by Donald McIntyre, who became a life-long friend. He was invited to introduce a course in classroom research at the Centre for Creative Education in Cape Town and has enjoyed doing this for the last ten years. He lived in deep retirement with his wife, Sheila, above the sea in Scarborough, the most south-westerly village in Africa. He is blessed with five grandchildren, all living close by.

A Note from the Publisher:
We are very sad to pass on the news that our author, Clive Millar, died on Tuesday 18 July. Clive had been ill for some time and whilst we had known his time was limited, it has still come as a shock. He taught English at high schools in Cape Town and in rural Scotland. He became a lecturer at Aberdeen College of Education and at the University of Cape Town, Professor of Education at the University of Fort Hare, and Professor of Adult Education and Director of Extra-mural Studies at the University of Cape Town. After his early retirement in 1998 he was invited to teach a course in classroom research at the Centre for Creative Education, also in Cape Town. Even in the midst of his discomfort Clive was keen to pass on his ideas and learnings from a lifetime of teaching, so in 2016 we published his work: 'A Practical Guide to Classroom Research'. It includes a Foreword by Jack Whitehead, Visiting Professor in Education at the University of Cumbria, and an endorsement by Barry Hymer, Professor of Psychology in Education also at the University of Cumbria and good friend to Clive - both testaments to the excellent content and style of the book. Clive was a real family man and kept me updated with photos of his grandchildren and his life near the sea in Scarborough, the most south-westerly village in Africa. His emails were always full of intelligent warmth, kindness and humility.
Julia Morris