2013 Visiting Fellows
We are pleased to announced that the FEDUA Visiting Fellows for 2013 will be:
- Dr Colin Barr - Ave Maria University, USA (hosted by the Humanities Research Institute)
- Dr Bruce King - University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (hosted by ERIN)
- Professor Paul Oslington - Australian Catholic University, Australia (hosted by the Humanities Research Institute)
- Dr Collin Webster - University of Wollongong, Australia (hosted by the PRC in Physical Activity and Nutrition)
Dr Bruce King
Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
School of Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Monday 4 March to Friday 15 March 2013
Dr Bruce King is a Faculty Associate in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has served as principal investigator with the Research Institute for Secondary School Reform for Youth with Disabilities and as consultant to two studies in Australia which extended the research on Authentic Intellectual Work. His teaching, scholarship, and outreach concentrate on instructional reform, professional community, and school and district leadership. Whilst visiting the School of Education, Dr King presented two seminars and collaborated on research projects.
2012 Visiting Fellows
Professor Lu Shaochen
Centre for the Study of Marxism Abroad, University of Fudan, Shanghai
Hosted by the Humanities Research Institute’s Religion in Political Life programme RiPL
Monday 8 July to Friday 31 August
While at Newcastle, Professor Lu will present a seminar with the Group for Religious and Intellectual Traditions, participate in informal discussions and pursue the development of collaborative projects with Associate Professor Roland Boer and other scholars within the Religion in Political Life programme.
The Department of Psychology and Educational Studies
RUC Roskilde University, Denmark
Host by ERIN Comparative and International Education Group University of Newcastle, CIEGUN
Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August
Carney is a leading international figure in the field of CIE. Recent evidence of his status and international reputation in the CIE field includes the:
Awarded the prestigious George Bereday Award for the best paper published in the Comparative Education Review (CER) journal in 2009, for the article entitled: Negotiating Policy in an Age of Globalization: Exploring Educational "Policyscapes" in Denmark, Nepal, and China 53(1): 63-88.Comparative Education Review is the premier (ERA A*, IF 0.9) international academic journal for CIE research.
The criteria used to select the George Bereday Award winner includes: a) strength of the article’s theoretical framework; b) the degree of sophistication and innovativeness of methodology used; c) the soundness of the data collection procedures and analysis; d) the article’s social utility and its implications for public policy; and e) the extent to which the article makes a unique contribution to the development of the field of comparative and international education.
Chair of the Globalisation and Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of the U.S. based Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).
His work being the central focus of the CIES 2010 Presidential Address by Gita Steiner-Khamsi, published in CER. In her discussion of the groundbreaking theoretical and methodological approach of Carney’s (2009) article, Steiner-Khamsi (2010) noted how “By comparing different cases, levels, and areas, he stretches the conventional rules of cross-national comparison. The two key questions in contextual comparison—case selection (what do the selected cases stand for?) and comparability (can they be compared?)—are addressed convincingly.“ (p.327).
His work being the subject of a Highlighted Session of the CIES 2011 conference, Overcoming methodological nationalism: On "policyscapes" and beyond, was dedicated to responding to Carney’s work. The panel was chaired by Steiner-Khamsi, with papers from high profile CIE scholars: Susan Robertson, Roger Dale, Lesley Bartlett and Frances Vavrus, Noah Sobe, and Gita Steiner-Khamsi – with Carney as discussant.
Carney published in high profile journals including: British Journal of Sociology of Education, Comparative Education, International Journal of Educational Development, Comparative Education Review, Oxford Review of Education.
Professor Mary Lynn Hamilton
School of Education
Curriculum and Teaching
University of Kansas
The School of Education has welcomed Professor Mary Lynn Hamilton as a visiting academic in June/July, 2012. Mary Lynn is a Professor of Curriculum and Teaching at the University of Kansas. She is also co-editor of the international journal Teaching and Teacher Education. While in residence with the school Mary Lynn will give seminars and meet individually with staff and research higher degree candidates to discuss research and writing projects.