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Publishing in Curriculum Perspectives

Paper PresentationSaturday 24th of June,  11:30am | Dr Philip Roberts and Dr Deb Price


In this session the Editors of Curriculum Perspectives will discuss publication in the journal. The journal Aims and Scope, the submission and review process, and common flaws in papers will be discussed. If you are thinking of submitting to Curriculum Perspectives the Editors will be happy to discuss your paper to help you succeed in your goal

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Presenter Bios

Dr Philip Roberts | Associate Professor

Dr Philip Roberts is an Associate Professor in Curriculum Inquiry and Rural Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra. He is the research leader of the Rural Education, Curriculum and Communities Research Group in the Centre for Sustainable Communities at the University of Canberra and an ARC DECRA Fellow (2020-23). Philips’ research focuses on the role of knowledge in curriculum, rural knowledges and the sustainability of rural communities.

Prior to moving to the university sector 14 years ago Philip was a teacher and school executive in rural and remote schools for 12 years. He has held various positions on state curriculum boards, departmental boards, teacher registration boards and the teachers union. Philip has spent his career advocating for and supporting initiatives aimed at enhancing equity for rural, regional and remote communities.

Throughout his research career he has been awarded in excess of $6m for research projects with a focus on education and the development of professionals in rural, regional and remote areas and published over 60 academic publications on these topics. He teaches pre-service teachers, and post graduate classes on curriculum development, the use of data in educational decision making, and the preparation of professionals for rural communities.

Dr Deb Price | ACSA President, Research Degree Coordinator of Uni SA

Dr Deborah Price is the Research Degree Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education and Wellbeing at the University of South Australia Education Futures and is the Portfolio Lead: Partnerships on the executive of the Centre for Research in Educational and Social Inclusion (CRESI).

Deb Price's research, teaching and scholarship span inclusive education and wellbeing which advocate capability and codesign approaches, valuing the diversity and voice of young people. Her current research contributes to the broad themes of social justice and equity, with a particular focus on: disability studies and special education; inclusive education; learner, educator and community wellbeing; youth studies; relationships and identity; bullying and cyberbullying; alternative education; culturally and religiously responsive pedagogies; inclusive curriculum; initial teacher education; and educational influence. 

Deb Price led the Youthworx South Australia initiative in collaboration with local councils and not for profit organizations focused on Re-engaging youth in learning and employment through the creative art of film-making. Deb Price has also been a Chief Investigator for Commissioned Research including Teacher Wellbeing for the Australian Independent Schools Association, New South Wales.

Rebecca Cairns | Lecturer, Humanities Education, Deakin School of Education

Rebecca is a lecturer at the Deakin in the School of Education, based in Geelong on Wadawurrung Country. Her curriculum inquiry research focuses on history education and Asia education, as explored by her new co-authored book The Asia literacy dilemma: A curriculum perspective (Cairns & Weinmann, 2023). Her latest projects explore student perspectives on the status of school History and the possibilities for decolonising Australian history teaching. She has joined the team as an associate editor of the ACSA’s journal Curriculum Perspectives. Prior to working in Higher Education, Rebecca was a secondary school teacher in Victoria and Far North Queensland.

Kate O'Connor

Kate O’Connor is Senior Lecturer in Policy and Leadership and Director of Graduate Research in the School of Education at La Trobe University. Kate’s research focuses on curriculum policy and practice in secondary schooling and higher education, both separately and as a trajectory. Her work draws on theoretical perspectives from curriculum inquiry, education policy studies and sociology of education, and is concerned with questions relating to the knowledges valued in education and the implications of different ways of structuring curriculum at the policy level. She has expertise in qualitative research methods, historical research and policy analysis and has worked on projects concerned with changes in school curriculum policies over time, the nationalisation of schooling reform, the changing context of disciplinary knowledge across the educational trajectory and the curriculum and knowledge implications of new digital platforms.

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