Completed theses

Doctoral Studies Completed Theses - 2012 Archive

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Conferred in 2012

Name Degree conferred Thesis title Supervisor Keywords

Alemayehu, Tesfaye

DSW

Social exclusion and vulnerability across time and place: settlement experiences of humanitarian entrants from sub-Sahara Africa now living in Sydney.

Dr Margot Rawsthorne

– community development
– social isolation
– social conditions of immigrants
– humanitarian intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa
– psychological aspects of social marginality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Bedford, Sarah

MPhil

A critical examination of race in business English coursebooks.

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Professor Brian Paltridge

– English for business purposes
– study and teaching of English language (business English)
– evaluation of English language textbooks
– study and teaching of race discrimination in textbooks

Cai, Hongxing

PhD

Deploying the Chinese knowledge diaspora in Chinese research universities: a case study of the 111 project.

Professor Anthony Welch

– 111 Project
– case studies of Beijing da xue
– case studies of Lanzhou da xue
– case studies of Beijing Zhong yi yao da xue
– brain drain in China
– case studies of repatriation in China
– case studies of research in universities and colleges in China
– case studies in international cooperation in research and development projects

Conyer, Bryan

PhD

Effecting pluralism: three case studies of Jewish community schools in Australia.

Professor Anthony Welch

– religious pluralism in Australia
– religious pluralism in the United States
– religious tolerance in Australia
– religious tolerance in the United States
– case studies of Jewish day schools in Australia
– case studies of Jewish day schools in the United States

Eden, Danielle

MEd(Res)

A Gesamtkunstwerk for kindergarten: improving musical confidence in an early stage 1 classroom.

Dr Robyn Gibson

– early childhood education
– instruction and study in preschool music
– instruction and study in school music
– research into instruction and study of music
– music curricula in New South Wales

Ellis, Neville

PhD

Teachers' experiences as practitioner researchers in secondary schools: a comparative study of Singapore and New South Wales.

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Professor Derrick Armstrong

– cross-cultural studies of high school teachers
– high school teachers in Singapore
– high school teachers in New South Wales
– teacher participation in curriculum planning in Singapore
– teacher participation in curriculum planning in New South Wales
– teacher participation in educational counseling in Singapore
– teacher participation in educational counseling in New South Wales

Fleming, Josephine

PhD

Charting the developmental periphery: an exploration of three university continuing and professional educational units.

Professor Anthony Welch

– comparative education
– higher education
– university pathways
– knowledge and power
– professional education
– case studies in adult education
– case studies in continuing education
– case studies in critical pedagogy

Fraser, Andrew

PhD

Just education: teachers' voices on social justice, advantage and disadvantage: a study undertaken in Sydney catholic schools in neoliberal times.

Professor Raewyn Connell

– social aspects of teaching in NSW
– secondary education in Sydney, NSW
– Catholic schools in Sydney, NSW

Girdwood, John

PhD

Rethinking the World Bank and its knowledge policy regime: towards an analytics of governmentality perspective.

Professor Gabrielle Meagher

– World Bank
– knowledge management
– economic aspects of education
– international cooperation in education

Green, Annette

PhD

Bridging two worlds: from industry to schools.

Professor Robyn Ewing

– teacher education
– teacher socialisation
– alternative pathways to teaching
– vocational education in New South Wales
– training of teachers in New South Wales
– effective teaching

Herrett, Maree

PhD

Gender divides: gender equity policy in Australian education 1975–2010.

Professor Raewyn Connell

– history of education in Australia in the 20th century
– history of education in Australia in the 21st century
– educational equalisation in Australia
– gender equity in curriculum reform

Hodson, Linda

PhD

The art of the possible: relationships in teaching and learning.

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Professor Robyn Ewing

– case studies in research into education in Australia
– case studies in the training of teachers in Australia
– case studies in student teaching in Australia
– case studies in the study and teaching of education in Australia

Hyde, Sarah

 

Academic regulation and the transformation of learning and participation in a problem-based learning medical program.

Associate Professor Richard Walker

– sociocultural theory
– higher education
– medical students
– problem-based learning
– study and teaching of problem-based learning

Jung, Yong Moon

PhD

Study of ideas of poverty and inequality in South Korea.

Dr Ruth Phillips

– social conditions in South Korea
– equality in South Korea
– income distribution in South Korea

Li, Rong

MEd(Res)

An integrative analysis on Chinese Year 10 high school students' mathematics interest, achievement: goals and achievement.

 

Associate Professor Richard Walker

– study and teaching of secondary mathematics in China
– evaluation of study and teaching of secondary mathematics in China

Maher, Elizabeth

EdD

Promoting social responsiveness within a developmental relationship-based approach with primary caregivers and young children with autism.

Dr Susan Colmar

– autism in children
– care of autistic children
– family relationships and autistic children
– education of autistic children
– education of children with mental disabilities
– education and learning in disabled children

Matheson, Carolina

MEd(Res)

Transfer of learning in professional development programs for university teachers: an exploratory study of transitions between teacher development and teacher practice.

Associate Professor Richard Walker

– college teachers in Chile
– training of college teachers in Chile
– social aspects of training teachers in Chile

McCormick, Alexandra

PhD

Discourse of development and inequality: Education for All in South-East Asian and South Pacific aid-receiving nations.

Dr Ruth Phillips

– Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All, Unesco
– education in South Australia
– education in Islands of the Pacific

McGeoch, Kirsty

PhD

Adventures with selves: an inquiry into digital storytelling for language education.

Professor Robyn Ewing

– study and teaching of language and languages
– computer-assisted instruction in language and languages
– language acquisition
– psychology of learning
– active learning
– new media

McGraw, Kelli

PhD

Innovation and change in the 1999 NSW HSC English syllabus: challenges and problems.

Professor Peter Freebody

– curricula, Board of Studies, NSW
– study and teaching of secondary English language in New South Wales
– study and teaching of secondary English literature curricula in New South Wales
– evaluation of outlines, syllabi, etc., in English language

Sargent, Jason

PhD

Towards resolving the refugee camp as campus paradox: exploring complexities in attainment of higher education by refugees on the Thai-Burma border.

Dr Elizabeth Cassity

– social conditions of refugees from Burma
– social conditions of refugees in Thailand
– education of refugee children
– services for refugee children

Shang, Ying

MEd(Res)

Facing an uncertain future: a theory-driven and CIPP evaluation of the adult English program in XISU.

Dr Kevin Laws

– Xi'an International Studies University
– evaluation of adult learning
study and teaching of English language in Xi'an, Shannxi Sheng, China
– study and teaching of continuing education in English language in Xi'an, Shannxi Sheng, China
– evaluation of study and teaching English language

Smith, Louisa

PhD

Trading gender: the embodiment and gender contradictions of women in the male-dominated industries of skilled manual trades and information technology (IT).

Professor Raewyn Connell

– gender mainstreaming
– occupational training for women
– educational equalisation
– gender and policy
– sexuality and sexual identity

Stephens, Harry

EdD

Reconstruction of the familiar: a history of Our Lady of Lebanon College, Harris Park, NSW, between 1972 and 2008.

Associate Professor Craig Campbell

– history of Our Lady of Lebanon (Harris Park, New South Wales)
– history of catholic schools in Harris Park, New South Wales

Stevenson, Miriam

PhD

Voices for change: exploring aspects of social citizenship alongside young adults who have Down syndrome.

Professor Barbara Fawcett

– services for patients with Down syndrome
– education for patients with Down syndrome
– social aspects of Down syndrome
– psychological aspects of Down syndrome
– services for people with mental disabilities

Szambowski, Dominic

PhD

Developing intercultural sensitivity for the global hospitality industry: towards the creation of a hospitality intercultural sensitizer, the 'tailored-occupational' approach to intercultural sensitizers.

Dr Kevin Laws

– culture assimilator
– intercultural sensitiser
– hospitality training

Tearle, Kerri

MEd(Res)

Is that normal? A comparative analysis of learning support policy in New South Wales and New Zealand.

Dr Ilektra Spandagou

– government policy on learning disabilities in New South Wales
– government policy on learning disabilities in New Zealand
– training of teachers of children with mental disabilities in New South Wales
– training of teachers of children with mental disabilities in New Zealand
– education of children with disabilities in New South Wales
– education of children with disabilities in New Zealand

Zhang, Zuocheng

PhD

Business English education in China and the construction of professional identities.

Professor Brian Paltridge

 

– study and teaching of Business English language in China
– study and teaching of English language in higher education in China
– cross-cultural studies in higher education in China
– case studies in educational psychology

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