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Biography

James G. Ladwig is currently associated with the School of Education for the Faculty of Education and Arts. Prior to this, Associate Professor Ladwig served as Principal Research Fellow (January 2008 - December 2009) for the Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Well-Being (RISIW). Associate Professor Ladwig had also served as Chair of the Curriculum, Teaching and Learning committee for the School of Education at the University of Newcastle. He is internationally recognised as a leading researcher in school reform, the sociology of education, educational policy and the philosophy of education. He designed and directed major studies of school reform in several Australian state systems, as well as overseas. His methodological studies have gained wide audience since the mid 1990s, particularly since the publication of his Academic Distinctions (1996), in which he critically analysed the limited impact of radical sociological studies of school knowledge and proposed an alternative research agenda. His theoretical studies in analysing schooling as a world cultural institution have been gained recognition in English, Portuguese and Spanish. He has served as Principal Research Fellow for the University of Queensland, visiting Research Professor at the National Institute of Education, Singapore and has designed several major research studies across these institutions. At Newcastle, the studies Ladwig developed have drawn in excess of 1.7 million dollars. He was a founding member of the Centre for Professional Learning in Education at Newcastle.

Since the late 1990s, Ladwig's research has been specifically designed to have impact on the nature and direction of educational policy and school reform. Now known as the key architect of the NSW Quality Teaching framework, a model of pedagogy developed from his studies of school reform, Ladwig impact carries across most Australian states and territory, as well as overseas. Specific foci of his school reform work include the development of pedagogically focused school reform, instructional leadership, educational governance and educational equity. He chaired the evaluation advisory group for Queensland school reform initiative known as the New Basics, and consulted on the creation of Singapore's Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice. He is frequently invited as a keynote speaker for research conferences and professional bodies, nationally and internationally.

Since 2002 Ladwig has published journal article, book chapters and invited essays in the USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Brasil, Finland, and the UK. Ladwig is on the editorial board of Pedagogies, and serves as a regular reviewer for the American Educational Research Association major review journals, the American Educational Research Journal, and several other international journals around the globe. He has served as an invited reviewer for Portugal's educational researcher council and Canada's Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin - USA, 21/04/1992
  • Teachers Certificate, State of Missouri - USA, 30/06/1984
  • Artium Baccalaurei, Washington University - St Louis, 18/05/1984
  • Master of Education, Harvard University, 11/06/1987

Research

Research keywords

  • Curriculum and social identity
  • Pedagogical quality
  • Pedagogy and Achievement
  • Quality teaching
  • Research methodology
  • Teacher professional development
  • The philosophy of education
  • The sociology of education

Research expertise

In terms of research, scholarship and consultancies, I am recognised nationally and internationally as an authority in socio-cultural understandings of education, with specific expertise on school reform and the restructuring of systems of schooling and on issues of educational equity. My academic work draws from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds outside of education itself, primarily sociology, philosophy and social and political theory. Essentially, I bring these divergent disciplinary perspectives to bear on issues related to a deceptively simple question, How can we make schooling more socially just and equitable? While this question carries at least some salience in most parts of the world, in Australia we are fortunate to have the goal of making school outcomes socially just as a national goal (the current version of these goals are known as The Adelaide Declaration). Within education, the central question of my work relates to the sociology of education, curriculum, pedagogy, educational policy and the restructuring of schooling. Clearly, there are also implications of this question well beyond the bounds of schools.

In the early part of my career, much of my more academic, theoretically based work focused on understanding how educational research historically has not had a major impact on schooling and on proposing methodological and theoretical strategies for altering this history specifically toward making schooling a more just and equitable institution. Since the publication of that work, most of my attention has been focused on doing what I could then only articulate as a theoretical possibility.

This trajectory has had direct impact on the nature of the work I have pursued over the past decade. A substantial portion of my research time has focused on applied research and policy consultation work. This more applied work has translated into many publications that are technical reports to government bodies and funding agencies (in particular, the Department of Education in Queensland, Education Queensland, and the New South Wales Department of Education and Training). These reports are the intellectual property of the funding agency and it takes a very long time to gain approval for publications based on them. The reasons for this focus in my research and scholarship are simple. In order to undertake the longer term, more pure research that we need to meet the goals of the Adelaide Declaration, two conditions must be generated in the Australian context. On one hand, some basic applied research questions need addressing (e.g., how to model classroom practice with instruments that can be used in research addressing broad population questions?). On the other hand, much more alternative and challenging educational practices need to be occurring in schools before we can figure out if any do actually help (my research has documented a remarkably wide-spread mediocrity of teaching in Australia).

Perhaps my strongest impact has come from models of pedagogy I have developed for both research and professional development in Queensland and NSW. These are known quite widely, nationally and internationally, as Productive Pedagogy and Quality Teaching, respectively.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130202Curriculum And Pedagogy Theory And Development85
139999Education Not Elsewhere Classified15

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - American Educational Research Association
  • member - American Sociological Association
  • Member, Member of Executive 2002 - Australian Association of Research in Education

Editorial Board.

  • Board Member - Pedagogies: An International Journal

Learned Academy.

  • Member and Board member (2000-2002) - Sociology of Education Research Committee of the International Socioogy Association

Appointments

Member and Chair
National Schools Network Research and Evaluation Committee (Australia)
01/01/1993 - 01/12/1998
Member of University Scholarships Committee
University of Newcastle (Australia)
01/01/1995 - 01/12/1998
Section Convenor
Australian Sociological Association Conference, Newcastle, NSW (Australia)
01/12/1995 - 01/12/1995
Member of the Faculty of Masters of Educational studies course committee
University of Newcastle (Australia)
01/01/1996 - 01/12/1998
Chair, Framework Research Advisory Group
Education Queensland (QLD's Dept of Education) (Australia)
01/01/2000 - 01/10/2005
Chair of Postgraduate Coursework Programs in Education
University of Newcastle (Australia)
01/01/2002 - 01/12/2004
Research Training Co-ordinator
Australian Association for Research in Education (Australia)
01/01/2002 - 01/01/2003
School of Education Indigenous Contact Officer
School of Education, University of Newcastle (Australia)
01/01/2002 - 01/01/2006
Board Member
International sociological Association, Sociology of Education research Committee (Australia)
01/01/2002 - 01/01/2004

Invitations

Increasing student learning - what research tells us about the impact of certification systems
Australasian Committee of Chief Executive Officers of Curriculum, Assessment and Certification Authorities, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006
Schooling, pedagogy and world curriculum: disciplinarity and openness in curricular reform
World Congress of Heads of International Baccalaureate Schools, Thailand (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2005

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I have served as coordinator of several courses and programs over the years, including Chair of Postgraduate coursework for the School of Education here at the University of Newcastle. I currently chair the Schools Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Committee, which essentially governs all non-research programs in Education. These positions have required me to develop administrative expertise that includes organisational and personnel management and leadership matters.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Curriculum Studies
  • Educational management
  • Educational policy
  • Research methodology
  • The philosophy of education
  • The sociology of education

Teaching expertise

I have taught several courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of the sociology of education, curriculum studies, the philosophy of education, educational policy, research methodology and educational leadership and management.

Of particular note are courses I have designed and written for postgraduate coursework students that build on my research agenda, in particular in the areas of instructional leadership and in curriculum and pedagogical reform.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2005Ladwig JG, 'Monitoring the Quality of Pedagogy', Leading and Managing, 11 70-83 (2005) [C1]
2001Ladwig JG, Gore JM, 'Australia: The imposition of a schooled habitus', Upsala Reports on Education 39 - November, Department of Education, Upsala University, Sweden 43-58 (2001) [B2]

Co-authors: Jenny Gore

2005Ladwig JG, 'Modelling pedagogy in Australian school reform', AARE 2004 Conference Papers Collection, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E2]
2003Ladwig JG, 'First approximations of world pedagogy', Contemporary curriculum: Uncertainties and challenges, Cortez editora, Brasil 265-284 (2003) [B2]

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1996Ladwig JG, Academic Distinctions: Theory and Methodology in the Sociology of School Knowledge, Routledge, New York, 194 (1996)

Chapter (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Ladwig JG, Gore JM, 'Re-reading the standards agenda: An Australian case study', Re-Reading Education Policies: A Handbook Studying the Policy Agenda of the 21st Century, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam 722-734 (2009) [B1]

Co-authors: Jenny Gore

2008Ladwig JG, 'Coda: Terrorism, globalization, schooling and humanity', Transnational Perspectives on Culture, Policy, and Education: Redirecting Cultural Studies in Neoliberal Times, Peter Lang, Bern 341-349 (2008) [B1]
2003Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Meritocracy and the Competitive Individual: The Australian Case', Adolescent Facing the Educational Politics of the 21st Century: Comparative survey on five national ccases and three welfare models, Finnish Educational REsearch Association, Finland 235-266 (2003) [B1]

Co-authors: Tom Griffiths

2003Ladwig JG, 'First approximations of world pedagogy', Contemporary curriculum: Uncertainties and challenges, Cortez editora, Brasil 265-284 (2003) [B2]
2003King MB, Youngs P, Ladwig JG, 'Capacity Building Through Collaborative Professional Development', Teachers as Leaders in a Knowledge Society - College Year Book 2003, Australian College of Educators, Canberra, ACT 44-54 (2003) [B2]
2001Morrison KA, Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Australian Teachers: Educational governance and its relationship with social inclusion and exclusion', Upsala Reports on Education 37 - November, Department of Education, Upsala University, Sweden 51-74 (2001) [B2]

Co-authors: Tom Griffiths

2001Ladwig JG, Gore JM, 'Australia: The imposition of a schooled habitus', Upsala Reports on Education 39 - November, Department of Education, Upsala University, Sweden 43-58 (2001) [B2]

Co-authors: Jenny Gore

2001Griffiths TG, Morrison KA, Ladwig JG, 'Australian systems actors speaks: New (and old) mechanisms and constructions of old (and new) levels of social exclusions', Upsala Reports on Education 37 - November, Department of Education, Upsala University, Sweden 27-50 (2001) [B2]

Co-authors: Tom Griffiths

2000Ladwig JG, 'World Institutions, World Dispositions: Curriculum in the World-Cultural Institution of Schooling', Multicultural Curriculum, Routledge, NewYork 310 (2000) [B1]
1998Lingard B, Ladwig JG, Luke A, 'School Effects in Postmodern Conditions', School Effectiveness for Whom?, Falmer Press, UK 197 (1998) [B1]
1998Ladwig JG, Gore JM, 'Nurturing democracy in schools', Schooling for a fair go, The Federation Press, NSW, Sydney 128 (1998) [B1]

Co-authors: Jenny Gore

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Journal article (21 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Unterhalter E, Ladwig JG, Jeffrey C, 'Aspirations, education and social justice: applying Sen and Bourdieu', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION, 35 133-145 (2014)
2013Ladwig JG, 'Theoretical notes on the sociological analysis of school reform networks', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1-18 (2013)
2010Ladwig JG, 'Beyond academic outcomes', Review of Research in Education, 34 113-141 (2010) [C1]
2010Ladwig JG, 'What NAPLAN doesn't address (but could, and should)', Professional Voice, 8 35-39 (2010) [C2]
2009Ladwig JG, 'Working backwards towards curriculum: On the curricular implications of Quality Teaching', Curriculum Journal, 20 271-286 (2009) [C1]
2008Ladwig JG, 'Response to Loomis et al.: Information flows, knowledge transportability, teacher education and world culture', Teaching Education, 19 13-15 (2008) [C1]
2008Ladwig JG, 'Anti-Intellectualism and teacher education in the 21st century', Zeitschrift fur Padagogische Historiographie, 14 88-99 (2008) [C2]
2007Ladwig JG, 'Modelling pedagogy in Australian school reform', Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2 57-76 (2007) [C1]
2006Ladwig JG, 'Progresssive Chimeras', Zeitschrift fur padagogische Historiographie, 1 48-50 (2006) [C1]
2006Ladwig JG, 'Educational policy and social reproduction: Class inscription and symbolic control (Book review)', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 27 399-402 (2006) [C3]
2005Ladwig JG, 'Monitoring the Quality of Pedagogy', Leading and Managing, 11 70-83 (2005) [C1]
2005Ladwig JG, Gore JM, 'Teaching and Learning - Measuring teacher quality and student achievement', Professional Educator, 4 26-29 (2005) [C3]

Co-authors: Jenny Gore

2004Gore JM, Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Towards better teaching: productive pedagogy as a framework for teacher education', Teaching and Teacher Education, 20 375-387 (2004) [C1]
1999Ladwig JG, 'Where are we? The limits of contemporary social analyses of educational governance', Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 20 (2) 295-304 (1999) [C1]
1998Ladwig JG, 'Book Review - "Looks are deceptive, distinctions are real" : Meta-Commentary on academic distinctions', Educational Researcher, 27 (3) 34-37 (1998) [C3]
1997Ladwig JG, 'Pedagogy, symbolic control and identity: Theory, research, critique - Bernstein,B', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION, 18 125-128 (1997)
1996Ladwig JG, White V, 'Integrating research and development in the National Schools Network', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, 40 302-310 (1996)
1994Ladwig JG, 'Science, rhetoric and the construction of socially recognisable evidence in educational research', The Australian Educational Researcher, 21 77-96 (1994)
1994LADWIG JG, 'FOR WHOM THIS REFORM - OUTLINING EDUCATIONAL-POLICY AS A SOCIAL FIELD', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION, 15 341-363 (1994)
1992LADWIG JG, KING MB, 'RESTRUCTURING SECONDARY SOCIAL-STUDIES - THE ASSOCIATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL FEATURES AND CLASSROOM THOUGHTFULNESS', AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL, 29 695-714 (1992)
1991Ladwig JG, 'Is Collaborative Research Exploitative?', Educational Theory, 41 111-120 (1991)
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Review (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Ladwig JG, 'Curriculum and teacher change', International Encyclopedia of Education (2010) [D1]
1999Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, Gore JM, Lingard B, 'Education in a post-penal, post-industrial, post-modern, soon-to-be post-colonial nation', Uppsala Reports on Education (1999) [D1]
1998Ladwig JG, 'Authentic School Reform', Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education (1998) [D1]

Conference (35 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Ladwig JG, 'What NAPLAN and Myschool don't address (but could, and should)', Australian Education Union National Symposium, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Miller WA, Griffiths TG, 'On the status and quality of physical education as school subject: An empirical study of classroom and assessment practice', AARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection: Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
2009Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, Downey J, Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Miller WA, 'Conceptions of social science knowledge: Assessing the impact on pedagogical reform', AARE 2008 International Education Research Conference: Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
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]
2009Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Miller WA, Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, Ellis H, 'Quality assessment in university social science courses', AARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection: Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E2]
2008Ladwig JG, Ellis H, Miller WA, Griffiths TG, Gore JM, 'Scientific method, content coverage, and pedagogy', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
2008Ladwig JG, Gore JM, Griffiths TG, Miller WA, 'Pedagogical inertia and reform in NSW school mathematics', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
2008Ladwig JG, 'The paper tiger, the waking giant, and the ants: On the international ranking of higher education and its implication for the Antipodes', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
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]
2008Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, Gore JM, Miller WA, Ladwig JG, 'Conceptions of historical and geographical knowledge: Assessing the impact of pedagogical reform', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
2008Gore JM, Miller WA, Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, 'Physical education: Teacher capacity, curriculum structure, and pedagogical relationships', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
2007Ladwig JG, Gore JM, Miller WA, Griffiths TG, Smith M, 'Quality of pedagogy and student achievement: Multi-level replication of authentic pedagogy', AARE 2007 Conference: Index to Conference Papers, Abstracts and Symposia, Fremantle WA (2007) [E1]
2007Gore J, Williams C, Ladwig J, 'On the Place of Pedagogy in the Induction of Early Career Teachers', -, Adelaide (2007) [E1]
2007Griffiths TG, Gore JM, Ladwig JG, 'Teachers' fundamental beliefs, commitment to reform, and the quality of pedagogy', Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2006 Annual Conference, Adelaide (2007) [E1]
2007Miller WA, Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, Gore JM, 'Equity effects of quality teaching: Closing the gap', Index to Conference Papers, Abstracts and Symposia, Fremantle WA (2007) [E1]
2007Griffiths TG, Miller WA, Ladwig JG, Gore JM, 'Equity and pedagogy: Familiar patterns and QT based possibilities', AARE 2007 Conference: Research Impacts: Proving or improving?, Fremantle WA (2007) [E1]
2007Gore JM, Ladwig JG, 'Professional development for pedagogical impact', Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2006 Annual Conference, Adelaide (2007) [E1]

Co-authors: Jenny Gore

2007Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, Miller WA, 'Data-driven guidelines for high quality teacher education', AARE 2007 Conference: Index to Conference Papers, Abstracts and Symposia, Fremantle WA (2007) [E1]
2007Ladwig JG, Miller WA, Gore JM, Griffiths TG, 'Curricular implications of a multi-dimensional analysis of pedagogy and equity', 2007 Biennial ACSA conference: Curriculum Centre Stage. Proceedings, Melbourne (2007) [E2]
2007Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, Miller WA, 'Variations in pedagogical quality and their social effects: Implications for teacher education', 2007 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition: The World of Educational Quality. Papers, Chicago (2007) [E2]
2006Griffiths TG, Gore JM, Ladwig JG, 'Conceptions of pedagogy teacher understanding as a critical factor in professional learning and pedagogical practice', 2006 AERA Annual Meeting Abstracts, San Francisco (2006) [E3]
2005Miller WA, Ladwig JG, 'Examining non-dominant cultural perspectives in pedagogical practice', AARE 2004 Conference Papers Collection, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E2]
2005Ladwig JG, 'Modelling pedagogy in Australian school reform', AARE 2004 Conference Papers Collection, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E2]
2005Gore JM, Ladwig JG, King MB, 'Professional Learning, Pedagogical Improvement, and the Circulation of Power', AARE 2004 Conference Papers Collection, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E2]

Co-authors: Jenny Gore

2004Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, 'Can quality teaching improve class-based inequalities?', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]

Co-authors: Tom Griffiths

2004Miller WA, Ladwig JG, 'Examining non-dominant cultural perspectives in pedagogical practice', AARE 2004 Melbourne Doing the Public Good: Positioning Education Research Abstracts of Papers International Education Research Conference, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
2004Gore JM, Ladwig JG, King B, 'Professional learning, pedagogical improvement, and the circulation of power', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]

Co-authors: Jenny Gore

2002Gore JM, Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Exploring 'productive pedagogy' as a framework for teacher learning', AARE 2002 Conference Papers, Brisbane (2002) [E2]
2001Ladwig JG, Gore JM, 'The imposition of a schooled habitus', AARE 2000 - Conference papers, Sydney (2001) [E2]

Co-authors: Jenny Gore

2001Gore JM, Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Productive pedagogy as a framework for teacher education: Towards better teaching', AARE - Conference Papers, Fremantle (2001) [E2]
2001Morrison KA, Ladwig JG, 'Teachers' understanding(s) of educational inclusion and exclusion: A discursive analysis of limits and possibilities', AARE 2000 - Conference papers, Sydney (2001) [E2]
2001Ladwig JG, Gore JM, Lingard B, Griffiths TG, Morrison KA, Cooper SA, 'Educational governance, social inclusion and social exclusion in Australia', AARE - Conference Papers, Sydney (2001) [E2]
2000Gore JM, Ladwig JG, 'The imposition of a schooled habitus', AARE-NZARE Sydney 2000 - Education Research: Towards an Optimistic Future- Abstracts, Sydney 4-7 December (2000) [E3]

Co-authors: Jenny Gore

2000Ladwig JG, 'Educational governance, social inclusion and social exclusion in Australia - Symposium overview', AARE-NZARE Sydney 2000 - Education Research: Towards an Optimistic Future- Abstracts, Sydney 4-7 December (2000) [E3]
2000Ladwig JG, Cooper SA, 'Mimicry, alchemy and fabricated optimism: on the production of the 'new' educational governance', AARE-NZARE Sydney 2000 - Education Research: Towards an Optimistic Future- Abstracts, Sydney 4-7 December (2000) [E3]

Co-authors: Sharon Cooper

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Report (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Miller WA, Ellis H, 'Quality Assessment Framework: A Guide for Assessment Practice in High Education', Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 57 (2009) [R1]

Co-authors: Jenny Gore

2009Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Miller WA, Ellis H, Parkes RJ, Griffiths TG, 'Final Report: Quality Assessment: Linking Assessment Tasks and Teaching Outcomes in the Social Sciences', Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 51 (2009) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants40
Total funding$2,213,019

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2014 (1 grants)

Are Australian Schools Socially Stratified?$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jim Albright
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020142014
GNo:G1301385

2013 (1 grants)

2013 MATSITI Evaluation$53,343
Funding Body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Project Team
Professor John Lester, Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Doctor Mark Lock
SchemeRole
More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers InitiativeInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$53,34320132013
GNo:G1300915

2012 (1 grants)

Sociedad de Investigacion Educativa Peruana, Lima, Peru, 13 -15 September 2012$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020122012
GNo:G1200950

2011 (1 grants)

Stronger Smarter Students - NAPLAN analysis$9,000
Funding Body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,00020112011
GNo:G1100554

2009 (3 grants)

QUT Evaluation of Strong Smarter Learning Communities Project$243,090
Funding Body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$243,09020092013
GNo:G0900195

Schools Climate Change Initiative Research Project$70,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig, Doctor Nicole Mockler
SchemeRole
Schools climate change initiativeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$70,00020092010
GNo:G0190435

Towards 2012: Pedagogical improvement as a policy instrument for achieving national goals for Aboriginal education$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Wendy Miller, Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020092009
GNo:G0189829

2008 (4 grants)

Education for sustainability K - 12 Curriculum Framework$20,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020082008
GNo:G0189585

Making Modern Institutions Work: Developing a Critical Bibliographic Resource for Future Cross-Profession Project Development$14,531
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Stephen Webb
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,53120082008
GNo:G0189083

Making Modern Institutions Work: Developing a Critical Bibliographic Resource for Future Cross-Profession Project Development$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Stephen Webb
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020082008
GNo:G0189379

AERA 2008 Annual Meeting and EXhibition, Hilton Hotel, New York, 24/3/2008 - 28/3/2008$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0188628

2007 (3 grants)

Quality Assessment: Linking assessment tasks and teaching outcomes in the social sciences$219,939
Funding Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Project Team
Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Doctor Wendy Miller, Doctor Tom Griffiths, Doctor Robert Parkes
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$219,93920072008
GNo:G0188132

Enhancing pedagogy and outcomes at an independent college$50,802
Funding Body: Anonymous

Project Team
Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Doctor Wendy Miller
SchemeRole
Anonymous ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,80220072007
GNo:G0187203

2007 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Chicago, 9/4/2007 - 13/4/2007$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020072007
GNo:G0187566

2006 (1 grants)

Quality teaching and the cultural knowledge of aboriginal students in NSW$50,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig, Mr Michael Donovan, Doctor Wendy Miller
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020062006
GNo:G0186524

2005 (2 grants)

2005 RIBG allocation$42,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$42,50020052005
GNo:G0185821

How do effective learning and teaching practices in special education align with the broader pedagogical framework of quality teaching$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Robert Conway, Associate Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020052005
GNo:G0184747

2004 (2 grants)

Systemic implications of pedagogy and achievement in NSW Public Schools$550,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Dr P Brock, Ms Gillian Shadwick, Mr R Randall, Dr Maxwell Smith, Ms Ann McIntyre, Doctor Tom Griffiths, Doctor Wendy Miller
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$550,00020042007
GNo:G0183622

Systemic implications of pedagogy and achievement in NSW public schools.$267,263
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Dr P Brock, Dr M Bruniges, Mr R Randall, Dr Maxwell Smith, Ms J Davy, Doctor Tom Griffiths, Doctor Wendy Miller, Ms Gillian Shadwick, Ms Ann McIntyre
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$267,26320042006
GNo:G0183823

2003 (5 grants)

Write a classroom practice coding manual for the NSW model of pedagogy$17,940
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,94020032003
GNo:G0183136

Write a learning task coding manual for the NSW model of pedagogy$17,940
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,94020032003
GNo:G0183137

Enhancing student learning: An investigation of the impact of improving the quality of learning and assessment tasks set by teachers$17,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,50020032003
GNo:G0182366

Contract for development of research background paper on Pedagogy$13,800
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,80020032003
GNo:G0183133

Joint conference of Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education$1,125
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,12520032003
GNo:G0183657

2002 (1 grants)

Development of a statement and framework for quality pedagogy for NSW public schools.$17,710
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore, Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,71020022002
GNo:G0182638

2001 (2 grants)

'Productive Pedagogy' and the professional development of practising teachers.$11,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00020012001
GNo:G0180121

Visit of Dr Bruce King from 19 January 2002 to 3 March 2002$5,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,20020012001
GNo:G0181670

2000 (2 grants)

A pilot study of 'Productive Pedagogy' as a framework for teacher professional development.$12,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Small GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020002000
GNo:G0178888

Visitor: Prof Johan Muller From 17 November to 22 December 2000.$3,250
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,25020002000
GNo:G0180208

1998 (3 grants)

Educational governance, social inclusion and social exclusion in Australia$176,870
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore, Assoc. Prof R Lingard
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$176,87019982000
GNo:G0177088

Longitudinal Research Project Leading Schools Program$134,420
Funding Body: University of Queensland

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Queensland Government Department of EducationChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$134,42019981999
GNo:G0177961

10th World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, South Africa 12-17 July 1998$2,433
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,43319981998
GNo:G0180246

1997 (2 grants)

Curriculum and Social Identity.$12,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00019971997
GNo:G0176690

Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, USA, 24-28 March 1997$2,090
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,09019971997
GNo:G0179497

1995 (2 grants)

Innovative links between Universities and Schools for Teacher Professional Development$90,000
Funding Body: Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Innovative Links ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$90,00019951995
GNo:G0175970

Intern. Sociology of Education Conference, Sheffield, UK, 3-5 Jan$1,956
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,95619951995
GNo:G0176865

1994 (2 grants)

'American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting', New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 4 - 8 April 1994$1,672
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,67219941994
GNo:G0174542

American Educational Research Assoc(AERA)Annual Meetin - New Orleans - 4-8 April 1994$1,672
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,67219941994
GNo:G0175081

1993 (2 grants)

A synthesis of current progress toward restructuring Australian Schools: The National Schools Project, Phase Two.$29,783
Funding Body: Edith Cowan University

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Education, Policy & Administrative StudiesChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$29,78319931993
GNo:G0174279

'The Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)' - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - 12 - 16 April 1993$1,190
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,19019931993
GNo:G0174327
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions9
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.75
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.95

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20122020PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorRestorative Practices and the Impact on a Learning Community
20122016PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorHow can a cooperative, culurally inclusive development process influence online content delivered to remote communities
20112013M Philosophy (Education)Principal SupervisorOn the Basis of Outcomes Does the Yapug Program Achieve the Desired Intent of Qualifying Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander People For Entry Into Undergraduate Programs?
20112016PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorMasks and Education: A study of masks in the teaching of Drama and Theatre Studies in the Australian Secondary Curriculum
20112016PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorAn analysis of Scientific Language Constructs, Demands and Implication for Student Performance
20102015M Philosophy (Education)Principal SupervisorWorking Outside the Square Within - A History of Environmental Education in NSW
20102014PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorAn Analysis of Teaching Processes Within Primary Education Using Business Process Modelling: Congruence or Divergence?
20092014PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorA Study of School and Aboriginal Community Collaboration and its effect on Teacher Professional Knowledge
20062013PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorDoes The Inclusion of Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge Support The Engagement and Educational Outcomes of Aboriginal Students?

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorEducation New South Wales: a System and a Classroom
2010PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorAn Investigation of Teachers' Collective Responsibility for Student Learning
2009PhD (Education)Consultant SupervisorAustralian Schools: Social Purposes, Social Justice and Social Cohesion
2009PhD (Education)Sole SupervisorSweet Potatoes, Spiders and Waterlilys: Privileging Australian Indigenous Knowledges: Epistemological Consequences of Knowledge Production
2008PhD (Education)Sole SupervisorStrategy and the Principal
2003PhD (Education)Sole SupervisorWhat are you going to be when you grow up?
1998PHD Education Studies
University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorA world-systems historical analysis of Cuban Education
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Associate Professor James Ladwig

Work Phone(02) 4921 6847
Fax(02) 4921 7887
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Education
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEducation
Office
HC94,
Hunter,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/james-ladwig