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Professor John Fischetti

Head of School

School of Education

Teaching the teachers

Teaching and leading in the innovation age. Professor John Fischetti promotes learning equity to enable educational success of all children.

John FischettiThe University of Newcastle's School of Education is recognised as one of the best in Australia and among the top 1.5% in the world. We are committed to producing great educators who can inspire and impact every child to discover and develop their full potential. Our purpose is to:

…develop the next generation of teachers, leaders and scholars to guide the future of education across Australia and the world. Through the academic excellence of our programs; and a commitment to equity, diversity and innovation in our research and teaching; we strive to contribute to the continued development of a just, fair and healthy society. Our staff is committed to effective partnerships with schools, early learning centres, community members, researchers and policy-makers to assist in promoting research and informed practice in all aspects of education. We prepare graduates who use their knowledge, skills and dispositions to transform lives and help communities thrive (School of Education Vision Statement, 2015).

"We need to be better preparing teachers so that kids actually master content and skills rather than just filling in the time at school and taking tests," Professor Fischetti says.

The University of Newcastle is committed to impacting our region, Australia and the world by preparing new teachers, leaders and scholars who are drivers of educational change and equity for all learners. As a post-industrial community with a vibrant and diverse heritage dating back 60,000 years, Newcastle is the perfect location to study education and to be part of the transformation of teaching and learning for the innovation age.

The challenges confronting educators in Australia are echoed in school systems and teacher education programs around the world, and Professor Fischetti has outlined the 5 Key Global Trends (and Opportunities) in education that we need to be cogniscent of. Full article:

John C. Fischetti (2014) Issues in Education: The Rubber Duckies Are Here: Five Trends Affecting Public Education Around the World, Childhood Education, 90:4, 316-318, DOI: 10.1080/00094056.2014.937309] http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00094056.2014.937309#.VLhc5mP4KwQ

  1. Choice isn't always democratic - Think tanks and policymakers are pushing for choice in the market, including rapid implementation of vouchers and charters. Their rhetoric espouses that public schools are managed by stubborn teachers' unions and large bureaucracies that have lost their way. In effect, vouchers can be used as a tax deduction for the wealthy that reimburse them for attending private schools. Charters are being gobbled up by private companies leading to for profit educational centres run as franchises, with results in many places that are no better and even worse than traditional public schools in the same postal codes (Global Research, 2014).
  2. We've created testing instead of learning centres - the rise of high-stakes testing has led to many schools 'teaching to the test'. "Continuous test preparation minimizes teaching time and becomes a self-fulfilling destiny for children who are poor or who learn differently."
  3. A misuse of value-added measures - Since high-stakes accountability took hold in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia, educators have clamored for a long-term lens through which to view student performance rather relying on oneyear increments. "Value-added," which attempts to project an individual student's state test scores for a current year from past results, has increasingly become the baseline used to judge teachers and schools under the Obama administration's Race to the Top initiative. Value-added can be used to compare a learner's growth over time; however, its limitations are striking (Condie, Lefgren, & Sims, 2014).
  4. This is an international movement - international think tanks and the global economic and educational marketplace now govern the direction of school reform
  5. This is about privatisation of the public space - the idea that governments can't "get it right" is leading to the privatisation of schools along with utilities and roads.

As a strong advocate for educational equity, Professor Fischetti believes that we must prepare young people to work together to create knowledge or solve problems to improve the human condition. A reframed curriculum with an equity agenda can enable human capacity for the collaborative, global innovation age that demands not only advanced literacy, numeracy and technology skills but care, compassion, love, and inspiration.

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Career Summary

Biography

Working inside school reform, revamping teacher education and rethinking leadership preparation over the past thirty years, Professor John Fischetti brings a divergent set of experiences to The University of Newcastle. As Head of School of one of Australia’s largest schools of education, he and the staff are committed to partnering with schools and the community to provide quality learning and teaching for all students. What drew Professor Fischetti to Newcastle is the relevant and exciting opportunity to be part of a Faculty who are serving a region at a significant time in its evolution from an industrial giant to an innovation age, education-based society. And the quality of teachers, leaders and the research to support both are vital for this evolution, the future success of Newcastle and all urban areas in the world.

In addition to his role as Dean, Professor Fischetti has extensive senior leadership and senior faculty experience across several American universities. He served as Department Chair and Doctoral Program Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and as Professor and Program Coordinator at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, as well as at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Professor Fischetti received his doctorate in education in professional development, school reform and educational leadership for change in 1986 at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Previously he completed Master's work in Secondary Education and holds a BA in Economics and American Government from the University of Virginia. Professor Fischetti holds his teaching certificate in secondary social studies and has taught high school history, economics and political science.

Prior to coming to Newcastle, he served as Dean and Professor of Educational Leadership at the College of Education and Human Development at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.

Research Expertise
Professor Fischetti’s key research interests include: School Reform Preparing Leaders for New Roles/Responsibilities Secondary Teacher Education Global Educational Issues Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Technology and Education Research in Teaching and Learning.

Administrative Expertise
In addition to his role as Dean and Professor of Educational Leadership at Southeastern Louisiana University, Professor Fischetti has extensive senior leadership and senior faculty experience across several American universities. He served as Department Chair and Doctoral Program Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and as Professor and Program Coordinator at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, as well as at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Collaborations
There are three major levels of interest: (1) What occurs when a teacher designs a lesson and teaches it so well that students 'get it,' "master it,' or 'learn it?' Where did the teacher learn how to do that? In a university course? By watching others? By making it up herself? (2) How can school leaders and teacher educators empower more of (1)? (3) Since society is built upon inequities both in access and opportunity for educational success, how can state/national/international leaders promote (1) and (2) without creating further achievement gaps through the establishment of elite, select or other kinds of schools that perpetuate the status quo?

The School of Education recently launched the Global Learning Equity Network (GLEN). GLEN's goal is to build new international frameworks for teacher education based on combining the areas of “learning” and “equity.” Too often these domains have been separate discourses in our programs. GLEN is developing new ways to conceive international frameworks for building learning leaders. The theme of the group is that “every child deserves the education that is right for them (him or her).”

This is a different model than in the past where teachers primarily designed lessons and structures around a didactic assumption about learning and teaching. The dynamic nature of learning in the innovation age requires a new approach to preparing teachers.

We need a different kind of teacher for a different kind of school.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Education, University of Massachusetts
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia - USA

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Curriculum
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Equity
  • Learning education
  • Pedagogy
  • Professional development
  • School Administration
  • School reform
  • Secondary school teacher education
  • Teacher education
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Technology and Education
  • educational policy and practice
  • interdisciplinary teaching
  • pedagogy
  • professional development
  • teacher dispositions
  • teacher/school accountability

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130106 Secondary Education 50
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 - 1/06/2013 Dean Southeastern Louisiana University
College of Education and Human Development
United States
1/01/2012 - 1/06/2013 Dean and Professor of Educational Leadership Southeastern Louisiana University
College of Education and Human Development
United States
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2013 Membership - Louisiana Believes Advisory Committee Louisiana Believes Advisory Committee
United States
1/01/2008 -  Editorial Board - Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research
Australia
1/07/2007 - 1/12/2011 Professor University of North Carolina Wilmington
Department of Education Leadership; Watson School of Education
United States
1/01/2006 - 31/12/2011 Editor - Journal of Effective Teaching Journal of Effective Teaching
Australia
1/07/2001 - 1/06/2007 Inaugural Chair University of North Carolina Wilmington
Department of Education Leadership; Watson School of Education
United States
1/07/2001 - 1/06/2007 Professor and Chair University of North Carolina Wilmington
Department of Education Leadership; Watson School of Education
United States
1/07/1998 - 1/05/2001 Professor University of Louisville, Kentucky
Secondary Education
United States
1/01/1995 -  Editorial Board - National Board of Reviewers, Journal of Teacher Education, AACTE National Board of Reviewers, Journal of Teacher Education, AACTE
Australia
1/07/1988 - 1/06/2001 Professor University of Louisville, Kentucky
Secondary Education
United States
1/01/1987 - 1/06/1987 Consultant Uganda Higher Education
Uganda
1/09/1986 - 1/06/1987 Accreditation Assistant University of Massachusetts, Amherst
School of Education
United States
1/01/1986 - 1/12/1986 Conference Coordinator

Building a New Profession:  A Teachers'  Working Conference.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
United States
1/09/1985 - 1/07/1988 Assistant Professor & Administrative Coordinator

Math English Science Technology Education Project (MESTEP).

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
United States
1/06/1985 - 1/08/1985 Program Development/Grants Officer University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Division of Continuing Education
United States
1/07/1984 - 1/06/1985 On-Site Director Boston Secondary Schools Project
United States
1/06/1984 - 1/12/1984 Research Assistant University of Massachusetts, Amherst
School of Education
United States
1/06/1984 - 1/08/1984 Instructor University of Massachusetts, Amherst
School of Education
United States
1/09/1983 - 1/08/1995 Teaching Assistant University of Massachusetts, Amherst
School of Education
United States
1/09/1982 - 1/11/1982 Instructor University of Massachusetts, Amherst
School of Education
United States
1/03/1982 - 1/08/1982 Teaching Assistant Old Dominion University, Virginia.
United States
1/01/1982 - 1/07/1984 Graduate Research Assistant Boston Secondary Schools Project
Boston Secondary Schools Project
United States
1/07/1981 - 1/06/1982 Graduate Research & Administrative Assistant University of Virginia
United States
1/07/1980 - 1/06/1981 Receiving Coordinator University of Virginia
Newcomb Hall Bookstore
United States

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2014 -  Membership - Australian Association for Research in Education Australian Association for Research in Education
1/01/2014 -  Membership - NSW Council of Deans of Education NSW Council of Deans of Education
Australia
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2013 Membership - SACS QEP Planning Team SACS QEP Planning Team
Australia
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2012 Membership - Department of Education Race to the Top grant awards, Washington, D.C. Department of Education Race to the Top grant awards, Washington, D.C.
United States
1/01/2011 - 31/12/2013 Membership - Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE) Standards Revision Task Force Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE) Standards Revision Task Force
Australia
1/01/2010 - 31/12/2013 Membership - CREATE, Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teacher Effectiveness (President-Elect, 2014) CREATE, Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teacher Effectiveness (President-Elect, 2014)
Australia
1/01/2010 - 31/12/2013 Membership - School Turnaround and Reform SIG, AERA School Turnaround and Reform SIG, AERA
United States
1/01/2009 - 31/12/2011 Membership - New Hanover County Public Schools Strategic Planning Committee New Hanover County Public Schools Strategic Planning Committee
Australia
1/01/2008 - 31/12/2011 Membership - UNCW Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Committee UNCW Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Committee
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Membership - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
United States
1/01/2007 - 31/12/2007 Membership - NC DPI/NCATE accreditation team for NC State University NC DPI/NCATE accreditation team for NC State University
United States
1/01/2006 - 31/12/2013 Membership - Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Board Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Board
Australia
1/01/2005 - 31/12/2011 Membership - Faculty Senate Budget Committee Faculty Senate Budget Committee
Australia
1/01/2003 - 31/12/2008 Membership - State Evaluation Committee, NC State Evaluation Committee, NC
United States
1/01/1992 -  Membership - American Educational Research Association (AERA) American Educational Research Association (AERA)
United States

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1982 - 1/12/1982 Counselor Hope House Foundation, Virginia
United States
1/01/1980 - 1/06/1980 VISTA Volunteer Haitian Refugee Center
Haitian Refugee Center
United States

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/1983 - 1/06/1984 Teacher and Coordinator University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Division of Continuing Education
United States
1/07/1983 - 1/06/1984 Teacher and Coordinator University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Division of Continuing Education
United States
1/07/1982 - 1/06/2013 High School Teacher Schools in Massachusetts & Kentucky
United States

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
2001 Golden Apple Award
Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA)

Recognition

Year Award
2010 The John Fischetti Global Achievement Award
University of North Carolina Wilmington
2009 Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award
University of North Carolina Wilmington
2001 Millennium Maker
Jefferson County (Kentucky)
1997 University of Louisville Distinguished Teaching Award
University of Louisville, Kentucky

Invitations

External Reviewer - Departments

Year Title / Rationale
2009 Reviewer
Organisation: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Description: Reviewer of STAR proposals for the Department of Education.

External Reviewer - Programs

Year Title / Rationale
2009 State reviewer
Organisation: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Description: State reviewer for new teacher education programs for North Carolina Department of Public Instruction reviewed 26 proposals in middle and high school social studies.

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2011 Keynote Presenter
Organisation: Regional Conference of School Partners on Future of Education in North Carolina Description: Keynote Presenter, Regional Conference of School Partners on Future of Education in North Carolina
1997 Keynote Presenter
Organisation: Jefferson County High School Institute Description: Keynote Presenter, Jefferson County High School Institute. Topic: High Schools For the 21st Century.

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2011 Convocation Speaker, UNCW Fall Convocation
Organisation: University of North Carolina Wilmington Description: selected by students
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Publications

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


Chapter (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Fischetti JC, Kirylo JD, 'The looting of the American dream: The Post-Katrina rubble of public education in Louisiana', Only in New Orleans: School Choice and Equity Post-Hurricane Katrina, Sense, Rotterdam 277-284 (2015) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-94-6300-100-7_16
2015 Fischetti JC, Fischetti DL, 'The Green Schooling of America: Emerging Research on Student Learning', Marketing the Green School: Form, Function, and the Future, IGI Global, Hershey, PA 15-24 (2015) [B1]
DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-6312-1
2014 Fischetti JC, Fischetti DL, 'The green schooling of America: Emerging research on student learning', Marketing the Green School: Form, Function, and the Future 15-24 (2014)

© 2015 by IGI Global. All rights reserved.The potential of green schools to improve student learning shows real promise. The continued focus on green school buildings, coupled wi... [more]

© 2015 by IGI Global. All rights reserved.The potential of green schools to improve student learning shows real promise. The continued focus on green school buildings, coupled with attention to healthy diets and healthy living habits, can only help students perform at their best. This chapter details the emerging knowledge base connecting the green schools movement and student learning. The authors share the early indicators, promising potential, and limitations of research related to green schools, and the links to student learning, teacher grades, state assessments, and children's overall health and well-being.

DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-6312-1.ch002
2014 Fischetti JC, 'The Student Engagement Paradox', Best Practices in University Teaching, UNCW Center for Teaching Excellence, Wilmington, NC US 65-73 (2014) [B2]
2013 Fischetti JC, Dlamini B, 'Joe L. Kincheloe: With liberty and justice for all', A critical pedagogy of resistance: 34 critical pedagogues we need to know, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 85-88 (2013) [B1]
2013 Fischetti JC, 'W.E.B. Du Bois: The roots of critical race theory', A critical pedagogy of resistance: 34 critical pedagogues we need to know, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 33-36 (2013) [B1]
2010 Fischetti JC, Imig S, Ndoye A, Smith R, 'Finding a tipping point', Teaching As a Moral Practice, Harvard Education Press, Cambridge, MA 141-162 (2010) [B1]
2002 Fischetti JC, Larson A, 'How an integrated unit increased student achievement in a high school PDS', Forging Alliances in Community and Thought, Information Age Publishing, Inc., Greenwich, CT 257-258 (2002) [B1]
1997 Lyons N, Stroble B, Fischetti JC, 'The idea of a university in an age of school reform: The shaping force of professional development schools', Professional development schools: Policies, practices, and politics, Teachers College Press, New York (1997) [B1]
1995 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, 'Foxfire and teacher preparation: Practising what we teach', Changing Times in Teacher Education, Falmer Press, London (1995) [B1]
1990 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, 'A second career program utilizing part-time teaching positions', Technical talent from the military and industry, Monograph of the proceedings of the National Executive Service Corps conference, New York . (1990) [B2]
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Journal article (39 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Fischetti J, Imig S, 'Why is being a school principal one of the most dangerous jobs in the country?', The Conversation, (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Scott Imig
2014 Munoz M, Fischetti JC, Prather J, 'An early college initiative in an urban, high-poverty high school: first-year effects on student achievement and non-academic indicators', Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), 19 36-52 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10824669.2014.927746
2014 Fischetti JC, Kirylo JD, 'The Looting of the American Dream: the post-Katrina rubble of public education in Louisiana', Policy Futures in Education, 12 1064-1069 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.2304/pfie.2014.12.8.1064
2014 Fischetti JC, 'Issues in Education: The Rubber Duckies Are Here: Five Trends Affecting Public Education Around the World', Childhood Education, 90 316-318 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/00094056.2014.937309
2013 Gates L, Fischetti JC, Moody A, 'Implementing and monitoring the response to intervention process: The special educator perspective', Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, Winter 2013 20-47 (2013) [C1]
2013 Fischetti JC, Schilchting K, Williams J, 'The common core may not be for the common good: A whole-child approach to school improvement', Journal of Teaching, Learning, and Research in Educational Leadership, 4 Online (2013) [C2]
2013 Fischetti JC, 'Issues in Education: Last Stand for Teacher Education', Childhood Education, 89 40-41 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/00094056.2013.757523
2012 Lemon D, Fischetti JC, 'Five factors that contribute to the success of middle grades math teachers in North Carolina¿'s most challenging schools', North Carolina Middle School Journal, 26 1-16 (2012) [C3]
2012 Smith R, Fischetti J, Fort D, Gurley T, Kelly M, 'From the Margins to the Mainstream: Potential Impact of Early Colleges on Traditional High Schools', Educational Forum, 76 383-394 (2012) [C1]

Early colleges are one alternative to the traditional comprehensive high school. This article describes the establishment of an early college in partnership with a university, inc... [more]

Early colleges are one alternative to the traditional comprehensive high school. This article describes the establishment of an early college in partnership with a university, including the experiences for students, the challenges for teachers, and the difficulties in bridging higher and kindergarten through Grade-12 educations. The article considers the potential for these new, small high schools to impact the traditional high school. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

DOI 10.1080/00131725.2012.682641
Citations Scopus - 2
2011 Fischetti J, MacKain S, Smith R, 'Mr watson, come here. . .: The performance of early college students in their first year at the university and the challenge to p-16 education', Improving Schools, 14 48-64 (2011) [C1]

Early colleges are one alternative to the traditional comprehensive high school. This article examines whether early college students are academically, socially and emotionally re... [more]

Early colleges are one alternative to the traditional comprehensive high school. This article examines whether early college students are academically, socially and emotionally ready for university work at age 16. Preliminary data indicate enough promise in the innovation to revision not only the high school curriculum, but middle school and university curricula as well. © Author.

DOI 10.1177/1365480211398232
Citations Scopus - 4
2010 Fischetti JC, Smith R, 'Introduction to the special issue on transforming the American high school: The premise and promise of small learning communities', Peabody Journal of Education: Issues of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Special Edition, 85 259-263 (2010) [C3]
2010 Fischetti JC, Smith R, 'Transforming the American high school: The premise and promise of small learning communities', The Peabody Journal, Special Edition, 85 (2010) [C1]
2009 Coleman H, Fischetti JC, 'A report card to evaluate educational capacity', Educational Horizons, 87 246-259 (2009) [C1]
2007 Fischetti JC, Coleman H, 'The loophole generation', Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 4 (2007) [C1]
2005 Fischetti JC, 'Supporting technology innovation and scholarship: A department chair's perspective', Academic Leader, 21 4-5 (2005) [C1]
2005 Fischetti JC, Summerville J, 'How to foil cyberbullies', Chronicle of Higher Education, 51 B36-B37 (2005) [C3]
2003 Fischetti JC, Hohmann M, 'Simple questions and straightforward data to enhance student success', CREATE, 7 4 (2003) [C3]
2001 Fischetti JC, Stroble E, Gaus D, Kyle D, Duckworth K, Larson A, 'Using temporary structures to guide innovation at the University of Louisville: Preparing classroom leaders to support school renewal', In Our Own Words, 54-67 (2001) [C3]
1999 Fischetti JC, 'A new Kentucky reality: It is possible to fulfill vision of education for all', Kentucky Journal, February/March 5 (1999) [C3]
1999 Fischetti JC, Abma S, Larson A, 'The purpose of a PDS is to make a difference: Ten years of a high school/university partnership', Peabody Journal of Education, 74 254-262 (1999) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/0161956X.1999.9681921
1999 Fischetti JC, Garrett L, Gilbert J, Johnson S, Johnston P, Larson A, et al., 'This just makes sense: Yearlong experiences in a high school professional development school', Peabody Journal of Education, 74 310-318 (1999) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/0161956X.1999.9681928
1999 Fischetti JC, Hovda R, Kyle D, Stroble B, 'Professional development schools: Historical context, changing practices and emerging issues (Guest Editors)', Peabody Journal of Education, 74 (1999) [C3]
1996 Dittmer A, Fischetti JC, 'A no-recipe approach to PDS', Contemporary Education, 67 221-229 (1996) [C1]
1996 Metcalf-Turner P, Fischetti JC, 'Professional development schools: persisting questions and lessons learned', Journal of Teacher Education, 47 292-299 (1996) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10
1996 Wells R, Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, 'Service learning in teacher education', KBEA Journal, Spring 1996 9-10 (1996) [C1]
1996 Fischetti JC, 'Professional development schools: practices, problems and responsibilities', Metropolitan Universities, 6 123-138 (1996) [C1]
1996 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, Kyle D, 'Shifting paradigms: Emerging issues for educational policy and practice', The Teacher Educator, 31 189-201 (1996) [C1]
1993 Dittmer A, Fischetti J, Kyle DW, 'Constructivist teaching and student empowerment: Educational equity through school reform', Equity and Excellence in Education, 26 40-45 (1993)
DOI 10.1080/1066568930260107
Citations Scopus - 6
1993 Dittmer A, Fischetti J, Wells Kyle D, 'Constructivist teaching and student empowerment: Educational equity through school reform', Equity and Excellence in Education, 26 40-41 (1993)
DOI 10.1080/1066568930260307
1993 Fischetti J, Dittmer A, Hohmann M, 'Overcoming friendly fire: Restructuring high schools', Equity and Excellence in Education, 26 60-64 (1993)
DOI 10.1080/1066568930260312
1993 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, Kyle D, 'Constructivist teaching and student empowerment', Equity and Excellence in Education, 26 40-45 (1993) [C1]
1993 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, Hohmann M, 'Overcoming friendly fire: Restructuring high schools to meet the needs of all students', Equity and Excellence in Education, 26 60-64 (1993) [C1]
1993 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, 'Special Issue of Kentucky', Equity and Excellence in Education, 26 Guest Editor (1993) [C6]
1990 Maloy R, Jones B, Clark R, Fischetti JC, 'Sustaining interactive partnerships', Contemporary Education, 61 119-124 (1990) [C1]
1990 Fischetti JC, 'The vocational/academic paradox: Who is really at risk?', The Network, Spring 1990 . (1990) [C3]
1989 Fischetti JC, Maloy R, Heffley J, 'Undergraduates Tutoring in Secondary Schools: Collaborative Opportunities for Teacher Education.', Action in Teacher Education, 10 9-14 (1989) [C1]
1987 CLARK RJ, FISCHETTI JC, 'CANDIDATE SELECTION IN A 5TH YEAR TEACHER-EDUCATION RECRUITMENT MODEL - A MULTISTAGE PARTNERSHIP APPROACH', JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION, 38 26-30 (1987) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/002248718703800207
Citations Web of Science - 2
1985 Maloy R, Fischetti JC, 'The work of school improvement teams: A qualitative perspective', Educational Horizons, 63 164-168 (1985) [C1]
1985 Fischetti JC, Allen D, '3 R's don't make a write: TRUST as a framework of basic skills', Workplace Democracy, 11 14-24 (1985) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Fischetti JC, 'Educational leadership: building bridges among ideas, schools and nations (2016)
DOI 10.1080/00220620.2015.1034581

Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Coleman H, Fischetti JC, 'A report card to evaluate educational capacity', CREATE 2007 (2007) [E3]
1990 Fischetti JC, Aaronsohn E, 'Cooperation Starts Inside Schools of Education: Teacher Educators as Collaborators', Teacher Education Monograph number 10 (1990) [E3]
1989 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, Ochs V, Clark R, 'The Summer Experiences of Two Model School/University Teacher Education Partnerships', ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education (1989) [E3]
1987 Fischetti JC, Dandridge W, 'Building a new profession: A teachers' working conference', The Massachusetts Field Center for Teaching and Learning (1987) [E3]
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2003 Fischetti JC, Sherrill D, 'Incorporating ExamView into our Methods Classes (invited)', ExamView Newsletter Winter 2004 ( pp.Online): ExamView (2003) [O1]

Report (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
1995 Fischetti JC, et al, 'Assessing the impact of high school restructuring in Kentucky', The Kentucky Institute for Education Research, Frankfort, KY (1995) [R1]
1995 Simpson K, Dittmer A, Fischetti JC, Lowe M, Sandidge R, Stroble E, 'The status of the Kentucky secondary school', The University of Kentucky and University of Louisville Joint Center for the Study of Educational Policy , Lexington, KY (1995) [R1]
1994 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, 'Restructuring high schools to meet the needs of all students', University of Kentucky/ University of Louisville Joint Center for the Study of Education Policy, . (1994) [R1]
1993 Fischetti JC, 'The task force on high school restructuring final report', Kentucky Department of Education, Frankfort, KY (1993) [R1]
1992 Kyle D, Dittmer A, Fischetti JC, Portes P, 'Aligning the Kentucky teacher internship program with the Kentucky education reform act', Kentucky Department of Education, Frankfort, KY (1992) [R1]
1984 Allen D, Fischetti JC, Maloy R, 'Considerations on the establishment of a New Jersey teacher academy: A teacher preparation/teacher renewal alternative', State of New Jersey Commission to Improve Teacher Education for in-state use (1984) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $150,981

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20161 grants / $140,981

Yarning the way: The role of Indigenous education paraprofessionals in guiding the post-school edcational pathways of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island youth$140,981

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Doctor Erica Southgate, Professor John Fischetti, Sandy O'Sullivan, Eva McRae-Williams, Peter Stephenson, Liz Cameron, Glenn Auld
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600147
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20151 grants / $10,000

Evaluation of the Just Like You disability awareness program in NSW Schools$10,000

Funding body: Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Funding body Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Project Team Professor Max Smith, Professor John Fischetti, Conjoint Associate Professor Ian Dempsey, Doctor Adam Lloyd
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500678
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current18

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.4
PhD6

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Concept Based Integration: Teaching Mathematics Through Music in the Primary Classroom
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 Masters A Study of Australian Secondary School Teachers Implementing the New Digital Technologies Curriculum
M Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Mobilising Change for Inclusion: The Disability Standards for Education in Practice
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD ICT and Leadership Among Secondary School Principals in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Information & Communication Technology Integration in Bangladeshi Schools: Case Studies of Government Primary Schools
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Perceptions of Vietnamese teachers towards incorporating Dialectical thinking: A transformational model of curriculum and pedagogy
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD The Implications of Neuro-Psychiatric and Behavioral Development on 'Curriculum and Pedagogy' in K-12 Schooling.
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD "What if Compulsory Education was a 21st Century Invention" - Schooling Scenarios of the Future through a Counter-Factual Analysis.
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD A Comparative Study Between Singapore and Australia's Education Culture and How They Shape Society
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Providing Female Education to Empower Women and Develop Society in Remote Areas of Vietnam.
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Classroom-Based Oral Assessment of EFL in Tertiary Education: An Investigation into Construct Validity and Reliability
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Negotiating the labyrinth: women in higher education leadership in Vietnam and Australia
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD School Leaders' Perceptions of the Drivers and Impediments to Change
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD An Analysis of the Ideology behind Political Islam and Ramifications for Contemporary Western Inter-Governmental and Inter-Ambassadorial Relations with the Arab World: Ramifications for Diplomatic Training.
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD To study the Feasibility of Alternative Models to support School Education in the 21st Century: Possible ways forward using business model thinking
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD A Study of First-Year Retention and Engagement in a Health and Physical Education Teacher Preparation Program
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 Masters The Correlation of School Leadership Behaviours with Student Educational and Career Aspirations
M Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD The Trajectory of Universal Primary Education and Educational Decentralization in Tanzania 1961-2015: A Nyererean Perspective
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
United States 9
Australia 4
Kenya 1
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News

Professor John Fischetti talks to 2NURFM about preparing the teachers of the future

Preparing the teachers of the future

June 2, 2015

"We need to be better preparing teachers so that kids actually master content and skills rather than just filling in the time at school and taking tests," Professor John Fischetti tells 2NURFM.

The Conversation

Five trends that jeopardise public education around the world

August 5, 2014

By Professor John Fischetti, School of Education, University of Newcastle

Where I come from in North Carolina it is currently 14 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time. I tell my colleagues that I have come from the past. However, when it comes to seeing how the failed educational policies in the UK and US have landed on Australian shores, I add that I may be from the past but I have seen the future.

Professor John Fischetti

Position

Head of School
School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email john.fischetti@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 4921 6864
Link Personal Blogs

Office

Room HA 78
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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