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School and Teacher Education Policy Research Network

Putting education faculties at the forefront of school education
We exist to encourage education faculties to be at the centre of discussion, critique, and policy research in school education.

Our major areas of focus? Quality teaching, policies for equity and parent engagement.  

At the School and Teacher Education Policy Research Network, we’ve created a new space to disseminate, share and discuss expertise, research and scholarship. We leverage existing work from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, and apply our expertise to policy analysis, policy debate and policy making. 

Our primary research areas are:  

  • Policy for equity and social justice
  • Curriculum and assessment
  • Quality teaching and teacher education
  • Parent and community engagement and public school autonomy
  • Policy implementation in schools and higher-education institutions.

Our people


Our network organises and hosts events and activities for interested researchers, students, community groups and government representatives. 

Material School Design in the Making

When: 24 October, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Where: Room 458, Education Building A35, Manning Rd
Speaker: Associate Prof. Lisa Rosén Rasmussen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Cost: Free

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From Evidence-based Educational Research to Pragmatic Knowledge Construction

When: 2 November, 10.00am - 1.00pm
Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd
Speaker: Associate Prof. James G Ladwig (University of Newcastle)
Cost: Free but registration essential

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The Politics of Education Policy

When: 6 November, 4:30pm - 7.30pm
Where: Charles Perkins Auditorium, D17, John Hopkins Dr, Camperdown
Speakers: Adrian Piccoli, Robert Randall, Jessica Gerrard, Bob Lingard, Glenn C Savage
Cost: Free but registration essential

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Recent seminar topics include:

  • Schools, communities, prejudice and the ‘promise’ of social justice (Nov 2017)
  • An important disruptor (Oct 2017)
  • Inclusion and participation (Oct 2017)
  • Social justice in the classroom (Oct 2017)
  • Transformation and activism (Sep 2017)
  • Examining changing LGBTQ youth social policy since 1990 (Oct 2017)
  • Pedagogic possibilities of new diaspora formations and transnationalism (Oct 2017)
  • World premiere of Jane Caro's The Staffroom (Aug 2017)


Associate Professor Helen Proctor


Associate Professor Nicole Mockler


Dr Remy Low