Lecturer in Sociology and unit advisor for Social Justice Issues in Secondary Education. Member of Global Trouble Social Justice Group Of UWS. Presently involved in project entitled: Visible minorities: how students and cooperating teachers negotiate Professional Experience in Schools. Awarded Seed Grant to investigate the effects of social justice education on student's understanding of social justice. Member of the UWS Conference Convening Committee for Postgraduate Students. Member of the AARE Conference Convening Committee( UWS).

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Publications:
Against the Grain? Boys’ Education, Schools and Gender

The work will evaluate the extent to which schools in Australia perpetuate gender divisions and inequality in society. It will focus on inequalities particularly in relation to male students in the school arena.Much of the discussion will be based on my own teaching experience in secondary schools for boys in New South Wales. While there is no deliberate intent on the part of schools to perpetuate gender divisions and inequalities, this does infact occur because schools are not operating in a vacuum but are an integral part of the larger society which they mirror.

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Social Justice, Professional Experience and Schooling: A Reflection

Social justice education has the potential of producing teachers capable of shifting the ways in which they interact in this unjust world.

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Crossing Borders: Academic Service Learning as a Pedagogy for Transnational Learning

The “Crossing Borders” program enables transnational learning communities generate and sustain empowering knowledge networks which will result in an increased understanding of the challenges and opportunities involved in crossing cultures.

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Refugee-Centred Education: Making Community Engagement Central Rather than Peripheral to Pre-service Teacher Professional Development

This presentation evaluates the Refugee Action Support program in terms of its pedagogy, preparation and support of this unique group of learners.

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The Refugee Action Support Program: A Case Study Report of Best Practice

This paper will review the Refugee Action Support program within the context of ‘best practice’ as well as the role of museums in this pedagogy

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Refugee Transition: School-University Partnerships that Support Refugee Students’ Participation in Tertiary Education

This paper seeks to discuss pathways that would enable and support the successful transition of refugee secondary school students in the Greater Western Sydney region into tertiary study.

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Published online: January 14, 2015

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