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Associate Professor James Ladwig

Associate Professor

School of Education (Education)

Career Summary

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.

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.

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.

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.



Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin - USA
  • Teachers Certificate, State of Missouri - USA
  • Artium Baccalaurei, Washington University - St Louis
  • Master of Education, Harvard University

Keywords

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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development 85
139999 Education not elsewhere classified 15

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2014 -  Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
12/04/2013 - 12/04/2013 Casual Academic University of Newcastle
The Aust Inst of Social Inclusion and Wellbeing
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2005 -  Associate Professor University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/01/2003 Research Training Co-ordinator Australian Association for Research in Education
1/01/2002 - 1/01/2006 School of Education Indigenous Contact Officer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/01/2004 Board Member International sociological Association, Sociology of Education research Committee
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2004 Chair of Postgraduate Coursework Programs in Education University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/10/2005 Chair, Framework Research Advisory Group Education Queensland (QLD's Dept of Education)
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/12/2001 Associate Professor The University of Queensland
Graduate School of Medicine
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/12/2001 Principal Research Fellow University of Queensland
Graduate School of Education
1/01/1996 - 1/12/2004 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/01/1996 - 1/12/1998 Member of the Faculty of Masters of Educational studies course committee University of Newcastle
Australia
1/12/1995 - 2/12/1995 Section Convenor Australian Sociological Association Conference, Newcastle, NSW
Australia
1/01/1995 - 1/12/1998 Member of University Scholarships Committee University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/1993 - 1/12/1998 Member and Chair National Schools Network Research and Evaluation Committee
Australia
1/05/1992 - 1/12/1995 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
1/01/1991 - 1/06/1991 Lecturer University of Wisconsin-Madison
Departmemt of Educational Policy Studies
United States
1/10/1990 - 1/05/1992 Research Associate University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin Center for Education Research, Center on Organisation and Restructuring of School
United States
1/06/1990 - 1/09/1990 Research Associate University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin Center for Education Research
United States
1/09/1988 - 1/10/1990 Project Assistant University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin Center for Education Research, National Center on Effective Secondary Schools
United States

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Board Member - Pedagogies: An International Journal Pedagogies: An International Journal
Australia
Member - American Sociological Association American Sociological Association (ASA)
United States
Member - American Educational Research Association American Educational Research Association (AERA)
United States
1/01/2002 - 31/12/2002 Member - Australian Association of Research in Education Australian Association of Research in Education
Australia
1/01/2000 - 31/12/2002 Member and Board Member - Sociology of Education Research Committee The International Sociology Association
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/09/1987 - 1/05/1988 Teaching Assistant University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
United States
1/05/1985 - 1/08/1985 Teacher / Program Coordinator Japan International Friendship Center, Tokyo, JAPAN
Japan
1/09/1984 - 1/05/1986 Teacher Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education | United States
Oak Hill Elementary School
United States

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 Increasing student learning - what research tells us about the impact of certification systems
Organisation: Australasian Committee of Chief Executive Officers of Curriculum, Assessment and Certification Authorities Description: The was an invited keynote to the peak body of Chief Executives of all curriculum Board in Australasia, including all states and territories of Australia, New Zealand and surrounding island nations.
2005 Schooling, pedagogy and world curriculum: disciplinarity and openness in curricular reform
Organisation: World Congress of Heads of International Baccalaureate Schools Description: This was an invitation to give a keynote to the only global curriculum organisation, the Heads of International Baccalaureate Schools. This is clear evidence of the global recognition of the import and quality of my research from a very peak, elite professional organisation.
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Publications

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


Book (1 outputs)

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

Chapter (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Ladwig 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
2008 Ladwig 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]
2003 King 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]
2003 Ladwig JG, 'First approximations of world pedagogy', Contemporary curriculum: Uncertainties and challenges, Cortez editora, Brasil 265-284 (2003) [B2]
2003 Griffiths 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
2001 Ladwig 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
2001 Morrison 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
2001 Griffiths 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
2000 Ladwig JG, 'World Institutions, World Dispositions: Curriculum in the World-Cultural Institution of Schooling', Multicultural Curriculum, Routledge, NewYork 310 (2000) [B1]
1998 Lingard B, Ladwig JG, Luke A, 'School Effects in Postmodern Conditions', School Effectiveness for Whom?, Falmer Press, UK 197 (1998) [B1]
1998 Ladwig 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 (24 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Bishop R, Ladwig J, Berryman M, 'The Centrality of Relationships for Pedagogy: The Whanaungatanga Thesis', American Educational Research Journal, 51 184-214 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3102/0002831213510019
2014 Unterhalter E, Ladwig JG, Jeffrey C, 'Aspirations, education and social justice: applying Sen and Bourdieu', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION, 35 133-145 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/01425692.2013.856669 Author URL
2014 Ladwig JG, 'Theoretical notes on the sociological analysis of school reform networks', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 35 371-388 (2014) [C1]

Nearly two decades ago, Ladwig outlined the theoretical and methodological implications of Bourdieu's concept of the social field for sociological analyses of educational policy a... [more]

Nearly two decades ago, Ladwig outlined the theoretical and methodological implications of Bourdieu's concept of the social field for sociological analyses of educational policy and school reform. The current analysis extends this work to consider the sociological import of one of the most ubiquitous forms of educational reform found around the planet: school reform networks. On the one hand, this analysis highlights the extent to which schooling is composed of multiple, co-existing social fields, which offer school reform networks ample leverage points for change. On the other hand, the degree to which reform networks hope to realise their ambitions fundamentally depends on their capacity to leverage the transferability of capitals among those social fields that govern the daily practices of schooling. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

DOI 10.1080/01425692.2013.776931
2014 Ladwig JG, Rees G, Shields R, 'New managerialism in education: Commercialization, carelessness and gender', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 35 615-625 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/01425692.2014.918704
2014 Ladwig JG, Luke A, 'Does improving school level attendance lead to improved school level achievement? An empirical study of indigenous educational policy in Australia', AUSTRALIAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCHER, 41 171-194 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s13384-013-0131-y Author URL
Citations Web of Science - 1
2010 Ladwig JG, 'Beyond academic outcomes', Review of Research in Education, 34 113-141 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3102/0091732X09353062
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 9
2010 Ladwig JG, 'What NAPLAN doesn't address (but could, and should)', Professional Voice, 8 35-39 (2010) [C2]
2009 Ladwig JG, 'Working backwards towards curriculum: On the curricular implications of Quality Teaching', Curriculum Journal, 20 271-286 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09585170903195886
2008 Ladwig JG, 'Response to Loomis et al.: Information flows, knowledge transportability, teacher education and world culture', Teaching Education, 19 13-15 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10476210801931154
Citations Scopus - 2
2008 Ladwig JG, 'Anti-Intellectualism and teacher education in the 21st century', Zeitschrift fur Padagogische Historiographie, 14 88-99 (2008) [C2]
2007 Ladwig JG, 'Modelling pedagogy in Australian school reform', Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2 57-76 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/15544800701343919
2006 Ladwig JG, 'Educational policy and social reproduction: Class inscription and symbolic control (Book review)', British Journal of Sociology of Education, 27 399-402 (2006) [C3]
2006 Ladwig JG, 'Progresssive Chimeras', Zeitschrift fur padagogische Historiographie, 1 48-50 (2006) [C1]
2005 Ladwig JG, 'Monitoring the Quality of Pedagogy', Leading and Managing, 11 70-83 (2005) [C1]
2005 Ladwig JG, Gore JM, 'Teaching and Learning - Measuring teacher quality and student achievement', Professional Educator, 4 26-29 (2005) [C3]
Co-authors Jenny Gore
2004 Gore 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.tate.2004.02.010
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Jenny Gore
1999 Ladwig 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]
1998 Ladwig JG, 'Book Review - "Looks are deceptive, distinctions are real" : Meta-Commentary on academic distinctions', Educational Researcher, 27 (3) 34-37 (1998) [C3]
1997 Ladwig JG, 'Pedagogy, symbolic control and identity: Theory, research, critique - Bernstein,B', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION, 18 125-128 (1997)
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1996 Ladwig JG, White V, 'Integrating research and development in the National Schools Network', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, 40 302-310 (1996)
Author URL
Citations Web of Science - 2
1994 LADWIG JG, 'FOR WHOM THIS REFORM - OUTLINING EDUCATIONAL-POLICY AS A SOCIAL FIELD', BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION, 15 341-363 (1994)
DOI 10.1080/0142569940150303 Author URL
Citations Web of Science - 8
1994 Ladwig JG, 'Science, rhetoric and the construction of socially recognisable evidence in educational research', The Australian Educational Researcher, 21 77-96 (1994)
DOI 10.1007/BF03219575
Citations Scopus - 1
1992 LADWIG JG, KING MB, 'RESTRUCTURING SECONDARY SOCIAL-STUDIES - THE ASSOCIATION OF ORGANIZATIONAL FEATURES AND CLASSROOM THOUGHTFULNESS', AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL, 29 695-714 (1992)
Author URL
Citations Web of Science - 3
1991 Ladwig JG, 'Is Collaborative Research Exploitative?', Educational Theory, 41 111-120 (1991)
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-5446.1991.00111.x
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Review (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Ladwig JG, 'Curriculum and teacher change', International Encyclopedia of Education (2010) [D1]
Citations Scopus - 1
1999 Ladwig 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]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Jenny Gore
1998 Ladwig JG, 'Authentic School Reform', Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education (1998) [D1]

Conference (35 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Ladwig JG, 'What NAPLAN and Myschool don't address (but could, and should)', Australian Education Union National Symposium, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009 Gore 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]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Jenny Gore
2009 Gore 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]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Tom Griffiths, Robert Parkes
2009 Miller 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]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Tom Griffiths, Cheryl Williams
2009 Griffiths 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]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Robert Parkes, Jenny Gore
2008 Miller 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]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Cheryl Williams, Jenny Gore
2008 Gore 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]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Tom Griffiths
2008 Griffiths 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]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Robert Parkes, Tom Griffiths
2008 Ladwig 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]
2008 Ladwig JG, Gore JM, Griffiths TG, Miller WA, 'Pedagogical inertia and reform in NSW school mathematics', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Jenny Gore
2008 Ladwig JG, Ellis H, Miller WA, Griffiths TG, Gore JM, 'Scientific method, content coverage, and pedagogy', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Jenny Gore
2007 Gore 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]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Tom Griffiths
2007 Ladwig 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]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Tom Griffiths
2007 Griffiths 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]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Jenny Gore
2007 Miller 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]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Tom Griffiths
2007 Gore 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
2007 Gore JM, Williams CA, Ladwig JG, 'On the place of pedagogy in the induction of early career teachers', Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2006 Annual Conference, Adelaide (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Cheryl Williams
2007 Griffiths 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]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Jenny Gore
2007 Gore 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]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Tom Griffiths
2007 Ladwig 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]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Tom Griffiths
2006 Griffiths 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]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Jenny Gore
2005 Miller WA, Ladwig JG, 'Examining non-dominant cultural perspectives in pedagogical practice', AARE 2004 Conference Papers Collection, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E2]
2005 Gore 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
2005 Ladwig JG, 'Modelling pedagogy in Australian school reform', AARE 2004 Conference Papers Collection, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E2]
2004 Miller 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]
2004 Gore JM, Ladwig JG, King B, 'Professional learning, pedagogical improvement, and the circulation of power', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Gore
2004 Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, 'Can quality teaching improve class-based inequalities?', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths
2002 Gore JM, Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Exploring 'productive pedagogy' as a framework for teacher learning', AARE 2002 Conference Papers, Brisbane (2002) [E2]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Tom Griffiths
2001 Ladwig 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]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Jenny Gore
2001 Gore JM, Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Productive pedagogy as a framework for teacher education: Towards better teaching', AARE - Conference Papers, Fremantle (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Jenny Gore, Tom Griffiths
2001 Ladwig JG, Gore JM, 'The imposition of a schooled habitus', AARE 2000 - Conference papers, Sydney (2001) [E2]
Co-authors Jenny Gore
2001 Morrison 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]
2000 Ladwig 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]
2000 Ladwig 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]
2000 Gore 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
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Report (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Gore 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]
Co-authors Tom Griffiths, Robert Parkes, Jenny Gore
2009 Gore 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
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 40
Total funding $2,213,019

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20141 grants / $10,000

Are Australian Schools Socially Stratified?$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jim Albright
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301385
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $53,343

2013 MATSITI Evaluation$53,343

Funding body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

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
Scheme More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300915
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,000

Sociedad de Investigacion Educativa Peruana, Lima, Peru, 13 -15 September 2012$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200950
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $9,000

Stronger Smarter Students - NAPLAN analysis$9,000

Funding body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Funding body Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100554
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20093 grants / $333,090

QUT Evaluation of Strong Smarter Learning Communities Project$243,090

Funding body: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Funding body Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0900195
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Schools Climate Change Initiative Research Project$70,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Training
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig, Doctor Nicole Mockler
Scheme Schools climate change initiative
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190435
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Towards 2012: Pedagogical improvement as a policy instrument for achieving national goals for Aboriginal education$20,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Wendy Miller, Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Near Miss Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189829
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20084 grants / $42,031

Education for sustainability K - 12 Curriculum Framework$20,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Training
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189585
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Stephen Webb
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189083
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Stephen Webb
Scheme Pilot Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189379
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

AERA 2008 Annual Meeting and EXhibition, Hilton Hotel, New York, 24/3/2008 - 28/3/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188628
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20073 grants / $273,241

Quality Assessment: Linking assessment tasks and teaching outcomes in the social sciences$219,939

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

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
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188132
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Enhancing pedagogy and outcomes at an independent college$50,802

Funding body: Anonymous

Funding body Anonymous
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Doctor Wendy Miller
Scheme Anonymous Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187203
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

2007 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Chicago, 9/4/2007 - 13/4/2007$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187566
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20061 grants / $50,000

Quality teaching and the cultural knowledge of aboriginal students in NSW$50,000

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Training
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig, Mr Michael Donovan, Doctor Wendy Miller
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186524
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20052 grants / $52,500

2005 RIBG allocation$42,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185821
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Robert Conway, Associate Professor Michael Arthur-Kelly, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184747
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20042 grants / $817,263

Systemic implications of pedagogy and achievement in NSW Public Schools$550,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

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
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183622
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Systemic implications of pedagogy and achievement in NSW public schools.$267,263

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

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
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183823
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20035 grants / $68,305

Write a classroom practice coding manual for the NSW model of pedagogy$17,940

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Training
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183136
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Write a learning task coding manual for the NSW model of pedagogy$17,940

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Training
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183137
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182366
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Contract for development of research background paper on Pedagogy$13,800

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Training
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183133
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Joint conference of Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education$1,125

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183657
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $17,710

Development of a statement and framework for quality pedagogy for NSW public schools.$17,710

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding body NSW Department of Education and Training
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore, Doctor Tom Griffiths
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182638
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20012 grants / $16,200

'Productive Pedagogy' and the professional development of practising teachers.$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180121
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Visit of Dr Bruce King from 19 January 2002 to 3 March 2002$5,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181670
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20002 grants / $15,250

A pilot study of 'Productive Pedagogy' as a framework for teacher professional development.$12,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Small Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178888
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Visitor: Prof Johan Muller From 17 November to 22 December 2000.$3,250

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0180208
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19983 grants / $313,723

Educational governance, social inclusion and social exclusion in Australia$176,870

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore, Assoc. Prof R Lingard
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177088
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Longitudinal Research Project Leading Schools Program$134,420

Funding body: University of Queensland

Funding body University of Queensland
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Queensland Government Department of Education
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177961
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

10th World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, South Africa 12-17 July 1998$2,433

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0180246
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19972 grants / $14,090

Curriculum and Social Identity.$12,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176690
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, USA, 24-28 March 1997$2,090

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0179497
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19952 grants / $91,956

Innovative links between Universities and Schools for Teacher Professional Development$90,000

Funding body: Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs

Funding body Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Innovative Links Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175970
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Intern. Sociology of Education Conference, Sheffield, UK, 3-5 Jan$1,956

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0176865
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19942 grants / $3,344

'American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting', New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 4 - 8 April 1994$1,672

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174542
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

American Educational Research Assoc(AERA)Annual Meetin - New Orleans - 4-8 April 1994$1,672

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175081
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19932 grants / $30,973

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

Funding body: Edith Cowan University

Funding body Edith Cowan University
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Education, Policy & Administrative Studies
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0174279
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor James Ladwig
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0174327
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Working Outside the Square Within: A History of Environmental Education in NSW
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012 How can a cooperative, culurally inclusive development process influence online content delivered to remote communities
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012 Restorative Practices and the Impact on a Learning Community
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011 An analysis of Scientific Language Constructs, Demands and Implication for Student Performance
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011 Masks and Education: A study of masks in the teaching of Drama and Theatre Studies in the Australian Secondary Curriculum
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2011 On 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?
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2006 Does The Inclusion of Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge Support The Engagement and Educational Outcomes of Aboriginal Students?
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 LUHMANN-ANT: Shining a Light on Student Device Policy. An Examination of Australia's National Secondary School Computer Fund
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013 Education New South Wales: a System and a Classroom
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2010 An Investigation of Teachers' Collective Responsibility for Student Learning
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2009 Australian Schools: Social Purposes, Social Justice and Social Cohesion
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Consultant Supervisor
2009 Sweet Potatoes, Spiders and Waterlilys: Privileging Australian Indigenous Knowledges: Epistemological Consequences of Knowledge Production
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
2008 Strategy and the Principal
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
2003 What are you going to be when you grow up?
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Sole Supervisor
1998 A world-systems historical analysis of Cuban Education
Education Studies, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
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Associate Professor James Ladwig

Position

Associate Professor
School of Education
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Education

Contact Details

Email james.ladwig@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6847
Fax (02) 4921 7887

Office

Room HC94
Building Hunter
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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