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Dr Rachel Burke

Lecturer

School of Education

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise

My research work has included: examining cultural and linguistic issues associated with international student enrolment at Australian tertiary institutions, exploring the metaphoric uses of the 'family home' image in the Australian print media's discussion of immigration, and currently, an analysis of media representations of plagiarism within the Australian international student program.



Teaching Expertise

I teach in the areas of TESOL and language learning, sociology of education, and cultural studies.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, Australian Catholic University
  • Graduate Certificate in Education (TESOL), University of Queensland
  • Master of Educational Studies (TESOL), University of Queensland

Keywords

  • Asian/ Australian Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociology
  • Sociology of Education

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2014 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2001 - 1/01/2003 Lecturer Queensland University of Technology
Australia
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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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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
2012 O'Toole JM, Burke RJ, Absalom DJ, Language, Literacies and Learning: A First Introduction, Boraga Academic, Seven Hills, NSW, 172 (2012) [A2]
Co-authors Mitch Otoole

Journal article (11 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Burke RJ, ''They May Come Here to Study But Not to Stay': Print Media Coverage of International Student Migration in the Era of the White Australia Policy', Limina: a Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, 20.1 1-24 (2014) [C1]
2013 Burke RJ, 'Catalysts for Cultural Change: Images of International Students in Mid-Twentieth Century Australia.', Australian Studies, 5 1-19 (2013) [C1]
2013 Zangmo D, O'Toole M, Burke RJ, 'Alignment and Implementation: Process Writing Approach in Bhutan', The Journal for ESL Teachers and Learners, II 75-81 (2013) [C1]
Co-authors Mitch Otoole
2012 Burke RJ, 'Contesting notions of an 'education industry': Media commentary on the transition to a trade-orientated international student program in Australia', The Flinders Journal of History and Politics, 28 141-174 (2012) [C1]
2008 Burke RJ, 'Teaching English as a second language [Book review]', Issues in Educational Research, 18 208-209 (2008) [C3]
2006 Burke RJ, 'Constructions of Asian International Students: The 'Casualty' Model and Australia as 'Educator'', Asian Studies Review, 30 333-354 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10357820601044943
2002 Burke R, 'Invitation or Invasion? The family home metaphor in the Australian media''s construction of immigration', Journal of Intercultural Studies, 23 59-72 (2002) [C1]
2002 Burke R, 'Formative Assessment Procedures and the Second Language Curriculum: Signposts for the Journey', TESL Canada Journal, 19 (2002) [C1]
2002 Burke R, 'The Use of First Language in the ESL Classroom', TESOL in Context, 12 16-17 (2002) [C1]
2001 Burke R, 'The role of ESL professionals in the promotion of culturally inclusive universities.', TESL Reporter, 34 20-25 (2001) [C1]
2001 Burke R, 'Western Names in the classroom: an issue for the ESL profession', TESOL in Context, 11 21-23 (2001) [C1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $10,977

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20072 grants / $10,977

Piracy a matter of course: Media representations of plagiarism within the Australian International Student Program$9,277

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Rachel Burke
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187315
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

FACE Annual Conference, $1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Rachel Burke
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187916
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Topical Structure Analysis of Academic English Written by Vietnamese Learners of English: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2015 The Measures to Improve the Quality of Teaching English in Public High Schools in Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province, Vietnam
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2015 ICT Use in the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Curriculums in Vietnam's Universities
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2015 Motivation and Students' Participation in Large and Multi-Level L2 Speaking Classes
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2015 An Investigation into the Adaptation of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) at College Level at Hue University in Vietnam
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013 Examining Curricular Innovation in EFL Secondary Schooling: A Chilean Context
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012 Developing a Communicative EFL Syllabus for Vietnamese Universities: A Case Study of Action Research in CEF-Based Design at HOU
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2012 Critical Reflections on the Current Debate Regarding the Effects of Explicit and Implicit Instruction on Linguistic Pragmatic Development and its Implications for Vietnamese EFL University Students
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011 Multiliteracies in the Field of Curriculum Theory
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2010 Investigating a Computer-Assisted Language Learning Approach for the Development of Second Language Word Recognition from Speech
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2009 Innovation of English for Specific Purposes Curricula in Taiwanese Universities
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2007 TBA
Education Not Elswr Classified, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 The Process Writing Approach in Bhutan: A Case of Cross-National Policy Borrowing
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Rachel Burke

Position

Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email rachel.burke@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6707
Fax (02) 4921 7887

Office

Room HA113
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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