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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.

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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Sharp H, Burke R, Field C, 'Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching and Learning English: Connections with Critical Numeracy', Authentic Contexts of Numeracy: Making Meaning Across the Curriculum, Springer, Singapore (2017)
2017 Burke R, Sharp H, 'Drama in the Primary Classroom: Contextualizing Critical Numeracy Instruction', Authentic contexts of Numeracy: Making Meaning across the Curriculum, Springer, Singapore (2017)
2017 Burke R, 'Language and Culture in the Mathematics Classroom: Scaffolding Learner Engagement', Numeracy in Authentic Contexts: making Meaning across the curriculum, Springer, Singapore (2017)

Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Burke R, 'International Student Accommodation and Changing Foreign Policy Alignments in 1950s Australia', History Australia, 14 (2017)
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 Heather Sharp, Mitch Otoole
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 Mitch Otoole, Heather Sharp
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]
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2001 Burke R, 'Women in the New Asia: from Pain to Power. (2001)

Other (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Burke R, 'Why are Fluent Speakers Failing the English Test?', (2017) [O1]
2017 Burke R, Baker S, 'Changes to the Citizenship Test Could Disadvantage Refugees', (2017) [O1]
Co-authors Sally Baker
2017 Baker S, Burke R, 'Coalition's test likely to disadvantage those who need citizenship most', (2017) [O1]
Co-authors Sally Baker
2017 Baker S, Burke R, 'English Language Bar for Citizenship Likely to Further Disadvantage Refugees', (2017) [O1]
Co-authors Sally Baker
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 8
Total funding $141,876

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20174 grants / $63,899

People seeking asylum: Access and support in higher education$39,899

Funding body: National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)

Funding body National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
Project Team

Dr Lisa Hartley, Dr Caroline Fleay, Dr Sally Baker

Scheme Research Grants Program
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON N

Toward Greater Linguistic Equity in Higher Education$15,000

Funding body: Centre for Excellence in Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE)

Funding body Centre for Excellence in Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE)
Scheme Excellence in Teaching for Equity in Higher Education (ETEHE) Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Secondary Language Teachers' Experiences of Mobile Assisted Language Learning$5,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Scheme Pilot Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Small Research Consultancy$4,000

Funding body: Islington Public School

Funding body Islington Public School
Project Team Doctor Maura Sellars, Doctor Rachel Burke
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701024
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20151 grants / $57,000

Indigenous Advancement Strategy $57,000

Funding body: Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Funding body Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Project Team

Stephen Schmidt, Michele Kowalski, John Purcell

Scheme Indigenous Advancement Strategy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

20111 grants / $10,000

OLT Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning$10,000

Funding body: Office for Learning and Teaching

Funding body Office for Learning and Teaching
Scheme Citation
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

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

Completed5
Current13

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD5.78

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD The Use of Alternative Assessment in English as Second Language Subject PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Memorials That Teach: Using the Anzac Legend to Create Historically Literate Learners PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Investigating Students¿ Perception of Vietnamese Tertiary English Education 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 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 An Investigation of Thai Tertiary EFL Teachers' Experience of Formal and Informal Professional Development 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
2013 PhD Developing a Communicative EFL Syllabus for Vietnamese Universities: A Case Study of Action Research in CEF­ Based Design at HOU Education Not Elswr Classified, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle Co-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
2011 PhD Multiliteracies in the Field of Curriculum Theory PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 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
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
2011 PhD TBA Education Not Elswr Classified, 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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