Ms Kate Keeley

DipEd(UNSW), LLB(UTS), BA(UNSW)
Lecturer
Curriculum Coordinator, Geography, Economics, Business Studies BA/BEd(Secondary combined degree)
Curriculum Coordinator, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Society and Culture Master of Teaching Program

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93512304
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Biographical details

Kate was appointed to the faculty in 2008 and is the coordinator of HSIE Secondary Curriculum for both the Master of Teaching Program and the combined BA/ BEd program. She also coordinates the Meeting the Needs of Cultural Diversity unit in the undergraduate program. Prior to her appointment Kate was a lecturer within the Teacher Education Program at Macquarie University and a part-time lecturer within the degree and diploma programs at the Koori Centre at the University of Sydney.

Kate brings to these positions a long career within the NSW Department of Education and Communities as a classroom teacher and member of the school executive. She has also undertaken significant positions within the Department of Education and Communities as the State Manager for the Disadvantaged Schools Program, the Gender Equity Program and the Gifted and Talented Program. Kate has also worked at the NSW Board of Studies as Senior Curriculum Office HSIE and more recently as the Senior Project Manager for the current Years 7-10 Aboriginal Studies. She chaired the Legal Studies Syllabus Committee as well as the HSC Legal Studies Examination Committee. She was for five years the Supervisor of Marking for the HSC Legal Studies Examination. Kate was also a member of the HSC Aboriginal Studies Examination Committee.

Kate was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1984.

Kate is currently undertaking a PhD under the supervision of Professor Raewyn Connell and Associate Supervisor A/Professor Deb Hayes.

Research interests

Educational history, sociology and philosophy

  • Sociology of education

Educational systems: administration, management and leadership

  • International and comparative education

Learning sciences; psychology of education

  • Assessment and evaluation

Research on teaching and learning

  • Teacher education and professional learning
  • Social sciences, including civics

Social structures, inequalities and social justice

  • Indigenous issues

Keywords: early career teachers and accreditation, aboriginal education, global education, juvenile justice, legal studies and legal issues within education, social justice and equality, environmental education

Thesis work

Supervisor: Debra HAYES

Raewyn CONNELL

Current projects

  • Currently the coordinator for the USYD EDFAC Global Education Project ($40,000 in 2010 and $25,000 funding grants from NSW Professional Teachers Council/ AusAid (with A/Prof Tim Allender, Dr A Sriprakash)
  • Exploring Culture as a verb: A partnership Program with low ses culturally diverse schools (TIGS Grant $24,000 A/Prof Cruicshank, K Keeley)
  • Meeting the Needs of Cultural Diversity: A Study of the ongoing partnership with Birrong Boys' High School and the students of EDSE 5010 Meeting the Needs of Cultural Diversity (funded by a grant from the NSW Professional Teachers Council/AusAid $5,000 in 2011)
  • Social Inclusion and the Socio-cultural prediction of Teaching and Learning: the Under-privileged of Australia and the Slum Children of India (IPDF $7,000 project 2011/12 (A/Prof T Allender Chief Investigator, Dr A Sriprakash)

Associations

  • Member of the Aboriginal Teachers Association NSW

  • Member Australian Teacher Education Association

  • Faculty ICT Representative

  • Member of the University of Sydney ICT Working Party

  • Member of EDFAC Teaching and Learning Committee

  • Coordinator Global Education Project (AusAid/PTC) USYD

Awards and honours

  • 2011 Social Inclusion Scholarship, University of Sydney

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Education, University of Sydney, 2011

  • Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Education & Social Work, University of Sydney, 2010

Selected grants

2012

  • Social Inclusion and the Socio-cultural predications of Teaching and Learning: the Under-privileged of Australia and India; Allender T, Keeley C, Sarangapani P, Khunyakari R, Sriprakash A; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2010

  • Global Citizenship eLearning Resources; Keeley C; Professional Teachers Council of New South Wales/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Conferences

  • Sriprakash, A., Keeley, C., Allender, T. (2011). Globalising educational knowledge? Schooling and citizenship in India and Australia. Knowledge / Culture / Social Change International Conference, UWS, Sydney, 7-9 November: Centre for Cultural Research, UWS.

2011

  • Sriprakash, A., Keeley, C., Allender, T. (2011). Globalising educational knowledge? Schooling and citizenship in India and Australia. Knowledge / Culture / Social Change International Conference, UWS, Sydney, 7-9 November: Centre for Cultural Research, UWS.

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