Professor Murray Print
BA(UWA), DipEd(UWA), PhD(OSU), MA(Sydney)
Professor and Chair of Education
A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney
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Murray is a recognised leader in civics and political education and curriculum development within Australia and internationally. He directed the Consortium Project in Civics and Citizenship Education, as well as a major ARC-funded project on youth participation in democracy, and has been chief investigator in many other projects in civics covering:
- Youth Electoral Study
- values, policy and civics education in the Asia-Pacific region
- civics education, assessment and benchmarking
- the first phase of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) international civics study
Murray has been a board member of Civitas International, an international civic education organisation and, in 2003, was awarded the Centenary Medal for his contributions to civics education and the community.
In 2011 Professor Print was appointed to lead the development of the Civics and Citizenship Curriculum for all Australian schools within the Australian Curriculum.
Educational systems: administration, management and leadership
- International and comparative education
Research on teaching and learning
- Social sciences, including civics
Keywords: electoral education, civics, citizenship, democratic education
Current research students
|Project title||Degree||Research student|
|Palestinian school students and civic engagement.||PhD||Gillian KERR-SHEPPARD|
|How and To What Extent Can Citizenship Education Address Concerns about Political Disengagement among Young People in Indonesia?||PhD||Sugianto TANDRA|
- Youth Electoral Study - democratic participation of Australian youth
- Volkswagen Shiftung research grant 2011-2 - Education for a Future of Democratic Citizenship in Europe: Competencies for engaged citizens.
- Australian Research Council Discovery grant commencing 2012 : National educational goals, schools and building democracy for the future. This project addresses three key issues - how to engage young people as active, informed citizens; how can schools be more effective in preparing citizens and sustaining their future civic participation; and how do national educational goals affect this process.
Sydney Democracy Forum - co-organizer
World Democracy Forum - co-organizer
Editorial Board of:
International Journal of Citizenship Teaching and Learning
International Journal of Social Education
Estudios Sobre Educacion
2012 Mercator Visiting Professor, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
2010,2011 University of Hannover, Germany
2008 Faculty of didactics, University of Oldenburg, Germany
2007 Center for Political Research, University of Leuven, Belgium
2007 International Institute for Democracy and Electoral assistance, Stockholm (Visiting research fellow)
2003 UNESCO Visiting Scholar, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
2013 Civics and Citizenship Curriculum: The Australian Experience. Invited Keynote presentation July 24, Thai Civic Education Consortium, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
2013 Curriculum development in Democratic Citizenship Education. Invited Keynote presentation June, 4 Review of the Thai Civics Curriculum, Thai Civic Education Consortium, Bangkok
Citizenship education: pedagogy that engages. Invited keynote address, Hiroshima, Japan
2010 Youth and Political Participation: Schools, Political Education and Young People Joining the Electorate. Keynote address, World Democracy Forum, Washington, DC.
2009 Indicators of youth engagement in democracy, politics and elections. Invited
Keynote address, Electoral Educators network, Canberra. Parliament House.
2009 Political awareness and civic education. Invited keynote address, Federal
Congress for Civic Education, Halle, Germany
2009 Civic Engagement and Political Education of Young People. Invited keynote
address, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan
2008 Building political engagement through the school curriculum. Invited
keynote address, Youth and Politics: Comparative Perspectives on Political Socialization. International conference, Bruges, Belgium
2008 Connecting youth political participation and civic education in school. Invited paper, Civic Education and Political Participation, Invited International Conference, University of Montreal
2008 Implementation, Learning Processes and Teaching Political Education
Invited International Workshop of the Doctoral Program ProDid (residential), University of Oldenburg, January.
Awards and honours
Centenary Medal 2003
- National educational goals, schools and building democratic citizens for the future.; Print M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
- Building youth engagement in democracy through civic education; Print M, Lange D; DVC Research/International Visiting Research Fellowship (IVRF).
- Linkage 2003 Active citizenship of young people through electoral enrolment LP0348044; Sullivan G, Guhan G, Print M; Australian Electoral Commission/Project Support.
- Active citizenship of young people through electoral enrolment; Print M, Saha L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
- Participation and engagement of young people in generating social capital in educational contexts; Print M; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).
- The impact of values, policy and civics education in the Pacific Rim Countries; Print M; Soka University of America/Pacific Basin Research Center.
- Developing indicators for measuring changes in student attitudes and understanding from introducing citizenship education programmes in Australian schools; Print M; New South Wales School Education/Research Support.
- Developing indicators for measuring student attitudes and understanding in civics; Print M; New South Wales School Education/Research Support.
Schools, Curriculum and Civic Education for Building Democratic Citizens (Sense Publishers, 2012)