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Cheryl Williams is a lecturer in the School of Education. She began her career in education as a Kindergarten teacher in coastal NSW before moving on to teaching Secondary English in inner Sydney and country high schools. While teaching she completed a Master of Education degree and a Graduate Certificate in Drama Teaching at The University of Sydney.Cheryl has also been a Head Teacher and occupied various Deputy Principal-level positions such as Academic Associate- Teacher Education and Quality Teaching Consultant.

She was involved in the development and delivery of resources for Quality Teaching (the NSW model of pedagogy) in 2003 and has continued in her engagement with this model in university courses and in schools through teaching, research, professional development and conference activities. Her teaching and research work, particularly in foundations and professional experience, teacher induction and professional learning provides a rich base for working in partnerships between schools, universities and teachers.

Cheryl was Deputy Director of the Professional Experience Unit, Ourimbah Campus from 2005-2010. Since 2011 she has been Program Chair for the Foundations and Professional Studies Program Management Group in the School of Education.

Qualifications

  • Master of Education, University of Sydney, 25/10/1996
  • Diploma of Teaching, Southern Cross University, 19/05/1981
  • Bachelor of Education, University of New England, 02/04/1993

Research

Research keywords

  • Critical and feminist pedagogy
  • Professional experience - school / university links
  • Quality teaching and teacher education
  • Rural and remote education
  • Social justice and equity issues

Research expertise

Cheryl’s research expertise is in the areas of teacher professional learning, pedagogical reform, induction, supervision and mentoring. She has a deep interest in gender and power issues in education as well as feminist and post-modern interpretations of teachers, teaching and teaching contexts.

Her PhD studies and research passions focus on post-structural and feminist analyses of self, pedagogy and power in the experiences of graduate teachers. Cheryl'seducational interests have consistently centred on issues to do with the quality of teaching and learning, equity and social justice issues, transition to university teacher education, and teacher professional learning with a focus on induction.

Cheryl is currently involved with colleagues locally and internationally in the fields of teacher education, induction and professional learning, pedagogy and curriculum reform, and post-structural/feminist analyses of education and teaching.

Recent Invitations:

  • Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese Principals Conference (2011)
  • Keynote address and workshop “Quality Teaching as a vehicle for pedagogical reform” (2011)
  • Roehampton University, London (2010)
  • Staff Seminar- Pedagogical reform in NSW- the Quality Teaching model of pedagogy -Umea University, Sweden (2010)
  • Staff Seminar- Power and pedagogy in teacher induction (2010)
  • Public Lecture- Pedagogical reform using the Quality Teaching model of pedagogy (2010)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
139999Education Not Elsewhere Classified100

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - British Educational Research Association

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Editor - American Educational Research Association
  • Member - Australian Association for Research in Education
  • Member - Australian Teacher Education Association

Awards

Research Award.

2007University Equity Fellowship
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
This fellowship enables me to advance my PhD thesis and extend my research profile nationally and internationally in the field of Teacher Induction and Quality Teaching

Collaboration

I am currently involved with colleagues locally and internationally in the fields of teacher education, induction and professional learning, pedagogy and curriculum reform, and post-structural/feminist analyses of education and teaching.

I have also been invited to share research and other work with international academic colleagues at Umea University (Sweden), Roehampton University (London) American Institutes for Research in Education (Washington-DC, USA) and the University of Nevada (Las Vegas) in my fields of pedagogy and teacher induction.

Previous local collaborations have included Bathurst Diocese, Broken Bay CEO, Australian Government Quality Teacher Project- (Academic Mentor to Hastings Collegiate and Lord Howe Island Central School ) and NSW Department of Education and Community (New Teacher Development Unit- Induction and Mentoring Programs)

Since 2009, I have been involved as Academic Partner in a Wilcannia-Forbes Diocese professional learning project as part of the Smarter Schools National Partnerships initiative in developing a Centre of Excellence in Teacher Quality at St Augustine’s Parish School, Narromine. We are now in our third year, and moving into the invitation stage of encouraging more schools to emply our model for collegial professional learning.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Cheryl was Deputy Director of the Professional Experience Unit, Ourimbah Campus from 2005-2010. Since 2011 she has been Program Chair for the Foundations and Professional Studies Program Management Group in the School of Education.

She is Course Coordinator of Foundations of Education (EDUC1008) and Pedagogy and Inclusion (EDUC3195) at Ourimbah Campus, and Productive Teacher Learning(EDUC6203) and Supervision and Mentoring of Teachers (EDUC6132) in the Master's of Educational Studies, Callaghan Campus and Weblearn.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Foundations of teaching
  • Internship and Professional experience
  • Postgraduate pedagogy
  • Social contexts of teaching
  • Supervision and mentoring
  • Undergraduate pedagogy

Teaching expertise

Teaching interests and expertise

Foundations of education

Pedagogy and assessment

Power and gender issues

Sociology of education

Teacher learning, supervision and mentoring

Programs

Bachelor Of Teaching (Secondary)/ Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor Of Teaching (Primary)/ Bachelor of Arts

Master of Educational Studies

Courses

EDUC1008- Foundations of Education

EDUC 3195- Pedagogy and Inclusion

EDUC6200- Productive Classroom Practice

EDUC 6203- Productive Teacher Learning

EDUC 6132- Supervision and Mentoring of Teachers

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Williams CA, Gore JM, Cooper SA, 'The Brave and the Bold: Researching the professional lives of early career teachers. Imagine if ...The impact of quality teaching on the socialisation of early career teachers', AARE Conference Paper Abstracts - 2004, Melbourne (2004) [E3]

Publications

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Conference (25 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Williams CA, 'Graduate Teachers' Experiences of Induction: Understanding Induction as a 'Regime of Truth'', ECER 2013 - Online Programme, Istanbul (2013) [E3]
2012Williams CA, 'On the social and political aspects of graduate teachers' experiences during induction', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Williams CA, Keay J, ''Loving or liking' teaching: An initial study on why teachers stay in the profession', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Whalan F, Williams CA, 'Translating lesson study into Australian school contexts: A mapping to national standards and quality teaching', AARE 2012 Conference Proceedings & Program, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2011Keay J, Williams CA, 'Why do teachers stay in the profession?', BERA Annual Conference. Annual Programme, London (2011) [E3]
2011Williams CA, Gore JM, 'On the exercise of power during induction - Disciplining graduate teachers?', BERA Annual Conference. Final Programme, London (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Jenny Gore

2010Williams CA, Plummer F, 'Incorporating lesson study for teacher professional development', Proceedings of the 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, Paris (2010) [E1]
2010Williams CA, Plummer F, 'Mentoring and coaching: incorporating lesson study for teacher professional development', 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society, Paris, France (2010) [E3]
2010Williams CA, 'On power relations in teacher induction', 2nd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society, Paris, France (2010) [E3]
2010Williams CA, Gore JM, 'Discipling graduate teachers - on the exercise of power during induction', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Jenny Gore

2010Reynolds RM, Williams CA, Brown JR, 'Social justice and school communities: Using a school linkage program to further students' undertsandings of social justice', Learning for Life: Sustainability, Global Citizenship and Social Justice. SEAA Biennial Conference with SASOSE Annual Conference. Paper Sessions - Full Abstracts, Adelaide, SA (2010) [E3]
2009Miller WA, Williams CA, Ladwig JG, Gore JM, Griffiths TG, 'An examination of the quality and conceptualisation of English teaching', AARE 2008 International Education Research Conference: Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
2008Reynolds RM, Brown JR, Williams CA, 'Citizenship and service learning: Can school/university partnerships enhance student teachers' sense of citizenship through service learning?', SEAA Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
2008Miller WA, Williams CA, Griffiths TG, Gore JM, Ladwig JG, 'An examination of the quality and conceptualization of English teaching', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
2007Gore J, Williams C, 'Teacher induction : a critical moment in professional development', AERA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Chicago, United States (2007) [E1]
2007Brown JR, Reynolds RM, Williams CA, 'The LINKS Program: The complexities of a university-school connection', AARE 2007 Conference: Index to Conference Papers, Abstracts and Symposia, Fremantle, Victoria, Australia (2007) [E1]
2007Gore J, Williams C, Ladwig J, 'On the Place of Pedagogy in the Induction of Early Career Teachers', -, Adelaide (2007) [E1]
2007Williams CA, Reynolds RM, Brown JR, 'Learning about teaching through school/university partnerships', Australian Teacher Education Association 35th Annual Conference. Quality in Teacher Education: Considering Different Perspectives and Agendas. Conference Proceedings Archive, Wollongong (2007) [E1]
2007Reynolds RM, Williams CA, Brown JR, 'Building school/university partnerships through student service learning experiences', 2007 HICE proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii (2007) [E1]
2007Lyons GS, Williams CA, 'Quality teacher education: Walking the talk', Quality in Teacher Education: Considering Different Perspectives and Agendas. Program Booklet, Wollongong (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Gordon Lyons

2006Williams C, 'One bite at a time": mentored learning to teach according to standards', AERA Annual Meeting Proceedings, San Francisco US (2006) [E1]
2006Reynolds RM, Brown JR, Williams CA, 'Building School /University partnerships throughout student service learning experiences', Hawaii International Conference on Education 2007 - Conference Proceedings, Hawaii, United States (2006) [E2]
2004Williams CA, Gore JM, Cooper SA, 'The Brave and the Bold: Researching the professional lives of early career teachers. Imagine if ...The impact of quality teaching on the socialisation of early career teachers', AARE Conference Paper Abstracts - 2004, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
2002Williams C, 'Telling Tales: Stories from new teachers in country schools', Proceedings AARE Annual Conference, Brisbane (2002) [E2]
2002Williams C, 'Feet on the ground and running: supporting beginning teachers in Tamworth District and at the University of Newcastle', Proceedings Challenging Futures CERG-UNE Conference, Armidale (2002) [E2]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants7
Total funding$40,021

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2014 (1 grants)

Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 19 - 21 November 2014.$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Ms Cheryl Williams
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020142014
GNo:G1400942

2012 (1 grants)

SSNP9 - A Professional learning project about pedagogy and assessment$12,000
Funding Body: Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes

Project Team
Ms Cheryl Williams
SchemeRole
Research ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020122013
GNo:G1200988

2011 (1 grants)

BERA Annual Conference, London Institute of Education, 6 - 8 September 2011$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Ms Cheryl Williams
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020112011
GNo:G1100857

2007 (3 grants)

Equity Research Fellowship - teaching relief$19,541
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Cheryl Williams
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,54120072007
GNo:G0186937

9th National New teacher Symposium, UCSC - Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California, USA, 3/2/2007 - 7/2/2007$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Cheryl Williams
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0187306

Tenth Annual Symposium on Teacher Induction, San Jose, California USA, 28/1/2008 - 10/2/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Cheryl Williams
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0188292

2006 (1 grants)

Teacher Induction: Blueprint for Succes$2,080
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Ms Cheryl Williams
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,08020062006
GNo:G0186122
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Research Supervision

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Ms Cheryl Williams

Work Phone(02) 4348 4141
Fax(02) 4348 4075
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEducation
Office
HO1-17,
CCC Humanities Office,
Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/cheryl-williams
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/school-old/education/williamscheryl/index.html