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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

Title Organisation / Department
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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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 (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Sellars M, Burke R, Austin J, Sharp H, Grushka K, Curtis N, et al., Authentic Contexts of Numeracy: Making Meaning across the Curriculum, Springer, Singapore (2016)
Co-authors Maura Sellars, Debra Donnelly, Heather Sharp, Kath Grushka
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

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Sharp H, Burke R, 'Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching and Learning English: Connections with Critical Numeracy', Authentic Contexts of Numeracy: Making Meaning across the Curriculum, Springer, Singapore (2016)
Co-authors Heather Sharp
2016 Burke R, Sharp H, 'Drama in the Primary Classroom: Contextualizing Critical Numeracy Instruction', Authentic contexts of Numeracy: Making Meaning across the Curriculum, Springer, Singapore (2016)
Co-authors Heather Sharp
2016 Burke R, 'Language and Culture in the Mathematics Classroom: Scaffolding Learner Engagement', Numeracy in Authentic Contexts: making Meaning across the curriculum, Springer, Singapore (2016)

Journal article (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Zangmo D, Sharp H, O'Toole M, Burke R, 'Bhutan: Experiences of education change in a compact context', Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 4 17-28 (2015) [C1]
Co-authors Mitch Otoole, Heather Sharp
2015 Zangmo D, Burke R, O'Toole JM, Sharp HL, 'Cross-Cultural Methodological Innovation in Bhutan: Teacher Experiences with the Process Writing Approach', Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching, 6 1-20 (2015) [C1]
Co-authors Heather Sharp, Mitch Otoole
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

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current13

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD5.58

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD The Effectiveness of Motivational Strategies for Collaborative Learning in Vietnamese EFL Classrooms.
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Poor Reading Comprehension of Saudi EFL Students: Diagnosing the Causes and Suggesting the Prevention
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Professional Development: Vietnamese English-as-a-foreign-language Teacher Educators' experiences and perceptions
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD The Measures to Improve the Quality of Teaching English in Public High Schools in Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province, Vietnam
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD ICT AND PRE-SERVICE EFL TEACHER EDUCATION IN VIETNAM
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD ALIGNMENT OF CURRICULA, PEDAGOGIES, ASSESSMENTS, OUTCOMES, AND STANDARDS IN VIETNAMESE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING EDUCATION
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Policy and Practices in English as a Medium of Instruction in Vietnamese Tertiary EFL Contexts
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Transformation from Needs to Goals: Improving the English Proficiency of Thai Undergraduate Students.
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Examining Curricular Innovation in EFL Secondary Schooling: A Chilean Context
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Developing a Communicative EFL Syllabus for Vietnamese Universities: A Case Study of Action Research in CEF-Based Design at HOU
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2012 PhD Profiling the Learning of Pragmatic Competencies in Tertiary EFL Classrooms in Vietnam: Critical Reflections on the Current Debate Around the Efficacy of Instructional Pedagogies
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Multiliteracies in the Field of Curriculum Theory
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD TBA
Education Not Elswr Classified, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 PhD Innovation of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Curricula in Taiwanese Universities
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Investigating a Computer-Assisted Language Learning Approach for the Development of Second Language Word Recognition from Speech
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD The Process Writing Approach in Bhutan: A Case of Cross-National Policy Borrowing
PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
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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