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Communities & Change Conference

Research partnerships and collaborations
in Education and Social Work

Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 October 2007

Download the Conference Program and Abstracts (pdf - 46 pages)

'Communities and Change' Conference opens the Sydney School of Education and Social Work's inaugural Research Festival. It draws upon interdisciplinary themes of education, social policy and social work through to community development, international development, governance, public health and cultural diversity.

Conference Strands

  • Social Policy – Confronting Disadvantage
    (1: Violence, Abuse & Oppression; 2: Practice Research; 3: Schools as Sites of Social Intervention)
  • Development & Learning in Children and Youth
  • Education Policy and Professional Practice
  • TESOL research and academic learning communities
  • Open Session on the main conference theme
  • Research Innovations in Arts, English and Literacy Education (Symposium – Day 3)

Keynote Speakers

Monday 22nd October
Prof Tony Vinson
The distribution of disadvantage in Australia and the role of education in remedying it

Tuesday 23rd October
Prof Gabrielle Meagher
What do Australians think about increasing inequality?