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Stephen Crump is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (External Relations) and a Professor in Education at the University of Newcastle. Professor Crump leads the University's strategic relationships with community, industry and business on all UON campuses, and with NSW TAFE at Ourimbah on the Central Coast and at Port Macquarie.

Professor Crump's discipline expertise is in education and public policy, leadership/ organisational development, philosophy of education and curriculum reform. He is a Visiting Fellow of the Institute of Education, the University of London [2010/11], working with senior professors on a number of projects around policy enactments, higher education reform and global change.

Professor Crump has recently completed an Australian Research Council project on interactive distance e-learning in which he was the Chief Investigator. He has led two major reports and an ARC project on Vocational Education and Training for the NSW and Commonwealth governments as well as a Taskforce into NSW matriculation certificate reforms. He has over 200 publications.

Prior to joining the University of Newcastle in 2006, he held senior positions at the University of Sydney reporting to the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, as well as for the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

He has been involved at grassroots level advocacy and is currently on the Regional Development Australia - Central Coast Board and the Central Coast Grammar School Board, and the Board for the World Association for Cooperative Education.

Stephen has presented to a wide range of audiences for over 25 years including keynote addresses at national conferences, individual and symposium presentations to academic and professional conferences in Australia, the United States of America, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Vietnam, England, Austria, Canada and Sweden. He has presented invited colloquia and professional development seminars at, for example, Cambridge University, Boston University, Uppsala University - Sweden and Kings College London and the University of London 's Institute of Education. Stephen has acted as an advocate and researcher at numerous school-level meetings for both staff and parents, and presented to government departments and curriculum authorities about research and educational policy issues.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney, 02/06/1990
  • Master of Education (Honours), University of Sydney, 29/06/1985
  • Bachelor of Arts (Dip Ed), Macquarie University, 15/05/1975

Research

Research keywords

  • Education Technology
  • Post-compulsory Education
  • Public Policy

Research expertise

* Education policy and practice

* Education curriculum, policy and leadership

* Social and cultural issues in education

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130300Specialist Studies In Education50
130299Curriculum And Pedagogy Not Elsewhere Classified35
130199Education Systems Not Elsewhere Classified15

Memberships

Editorial Board.

  • Editor - Forum of Education (Australia's oldest education journal)

Appointments

Chief Researcher NSW HSC Taskforce
NSW Department of Education and Training (Australia)
01/10/1998 - 01/12/1998

Invitations

ESRC International Seminar Series: Public Private Partnerships
University of London Institute of Education, United Kingdom (Invited Seminar)
2004

Collaboration

Stephen's key research contributions have been in education policy and practice, across various issues and contexts, focusing on curriculum, policy and leadership in a way that is a particularly relevant to social, political and cultural issues in education.

In 2003-04 , he published a major report (40,000) on outcomes-based assessment and reporting in NSW with Professor Ken Eltis. This report was called Time to Teach - Time to Learn (2003), from which the NSW Government adopted all 29 recommendations.

Between 2000 and 2004 , as first named Chief Investigator, Stephen successfully completed a $501,111 ARC SPIRT, with Bob Connell, Gordon Stanley and David Saltmarsh, on VET and equity in senior schooling based on VET in Schools reforms to the Higher School Certificate in NSW.

Stephen also led a team that trialled the McGaw Green Paper recommendations for reforming Higher School Certificate in NSW (Shaping their Future). The Team's report to the HSC Taskforce was instrumental in shaping the Government's final report, Securing their Future (Aquilina, 1997), that became the driving force for improving secondary matriculation in NSW.

In the 1990s, he led two major reports on Vocational Education and Training (Key Competencies) for the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

Other research projects compared school-based and private industry organisational change (with an emphasis on management and leadership - supported by an ARC Institutional Grant), and multi-sector educational initiatives in Australia and internationally.

Stephen has also worked on home-school partnerships funding by an ARC Institutional Grant, and worked with the USA League of Schools Reaching Out.

He is a member of a number of international research networks, a reviewer for journals of high standing, an examiner of research theses, and an 'Ozreader' for the Australian Research Council.

Research Grants and Awards 1989 - 2011

$2,127,979 (as first named Chief Investigator)

(more than $2,400,000 including project costs)

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Educational Policy, Administration and management
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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Crump SJ, 'Reforming Curriculum v. Reforming Schools: Accountability and Reporting School Student Outcomes', Journal of Education, 185 61-71 (2006) [C2]

Publications

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Chapter (6 outputs)

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2011Crump SJ, 'Benefits of cooperative and work-integrated education for educational institutions', International Handbook for Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education: International Perspectives of Theory, Research and Practice, WACE, Lowell, MA 287-294 (2011) [B1]
2010Crump SJ, Twyford KA, 'Opening Their Eyes : E-learning for rural and isolated communities in Australia', Rural Education for the Twenty-first Century: Identity, Place, and Community in a Globalizing World, The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, Pennsylvania 210-231 (2010) [B1]
2010Crump SJ, 'Academic administration: Becoming involved', An Academic Life: A Handbook for New Academics, ACER Press, Camberwell, VIC 140-149 (2010) [B2]
2009Ferguson K, Seddon T, Twyford KA, Crump SJ, Hodgetts K, 'Doing place and time differently in practice', Making Schools Different: Alternative Approaches to Educating Young People, SAGE, Thousand Oaks 126-134 (2009) [B1]
2009Crump SJ, 'E-learning technologies and remote students', Making Schools Different: Alternative Approaches to Educating Young People, SAGE, Thousand Oaks 105-115 (2009) [B1]
2006Crump SJ, 'Ongoing Inequality in a ''Knowledge Economy'': Perceptions and Actions', , The ICFAI University Press, Punjagutta, (2006) [B2]
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Journal article (16 outputs)

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2009Twyford KA, Crump SJ, Anderson AJ, 'Satellite lessons: Vocational education and training for isolated communities', Rural Society, 19 127-135 (2009) [C1]
2008Crump SJ, Twyford KA, Littler M, 'Interactive distance e-learning for isolated communities: The policy footprint', Education in Rural Australia, 18 39-52 (2008) [C1]
2008Crump SJ, Boylan C, 'Interactive distance e-learning for isolated communities: Starting and finishing the jigsaw', Education in Rural Australia, 18 1-25 (2008) [C1]
2008Crump SJ, Larkings M, Johntson J, Kirkby D, 'TVET on a multi-sector campus: Connecting, collaborating and capacity building on the Central Coast', VOCAL: The Australian Journal of Education and Training in Schools, 7 122-129 (2008) [C2]
2007Crump SJ, 'Changing identities and performance of post-compulsory educational providers', Australian Educational Researcher, 34 1-14 (2007) [C1]
2007Crump SJ, 'Editor - Special Edition', Australian Educational Researcher, 34 (2007) [C2]
2006Crump SJ, 'Reforming Curriculum v. Reforming Schools: Accountability and Reporting School Student Outcomes', Journal of Education, 185 61-71 (2006) [C2]
2005Crump S, Stanley G, 'The Development of Vocational Education and Training in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education', Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 57 127-148 (2005) [C1]
2005Crump S, Slee R, 'Robbing Public to Pay Private: Two case studies of refinancing education infrastructure in Australia', Journal of Education Policy, 20 243-258 (2005) [C1]
2005Crump S, 'Changing Times in the Classroom: Teaching as a ''crowded profession''', International Studies in Sociology of Education, 15 31-47 (2005) [C1]
2003Crump S, 'VET in a NSW Senior School', Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 5 57-60 (2003) [C1]
2003Riele K, Crump S, 'Ongoing inequality in a ''Knowledge Economy'': perceptions and actions', International Studies in Sociology of Education, 13 57-77 (2003) [C1]
2002Crump S, '"Being 16+:completing school, getting a job, and overcoming disadvantage".', Education and Social Justice, 4 26-32 (2002) [C1]
2002Riele K, Crump S, '"Young people, education and hope:bringing VET in from the margins"', International Journal of Inclusive Education, 6 251-266 (2002) [C1]
2001Crump S, Ryan C, 'Managing Educational Change: issues, actions and example".', Change: Transformations in Education, 4 1-12 (2001) [C1]
2001Crump S, 'Education in the Continuous Present', Educational Philosophy and Theory, 33 279-292 (2001) [C1]
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Conference (12 outputs)

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2011Crump SJ, Qualters D, Karlsson K, Te Riele K, 'Transformative engagement: Three international case studies of knowledge practices in WIL/Coop', WACE 17th World Conference on Cooperative and Work Integrated Learning Abstracts, Philadelphia (2011) [E3]
2011Crump SJ, 'Expanding horizons : New approach to open and distance learning', 24th ICDE World Conference on Open & Distance Learning, Nusa Dua Bali, Indonesia (2011) [E3]
2011Crump SJ, 'Crossing cultural borders: Designing and delivering interactive distance elearning', 2011 AADES National Conference, Hobart, TAS (2011) [E3]
2008Crump SJ, 'Opening our eyes: E-learning for isolated Australians', Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vienna, Austria (2008) [E1]
2008Crump SJ, 'Work, education and knowledge: A case study of educational partnerships and pathways', WACE Asia Pacific Conference: E-Proceedings, Manly, NSW (2008) [E1]
2007Crump SJ, 'Work, education and validated knowledge: Australian policy and experience', International Conference on Researching Work and Learning (RWL5). Papers, Cape Town, South Africa (2007) [E1]
2007Crump SJ, Williams A, 'Regional campuses and regional development. The University of Newcastle - Central Coast 'Examining Expectations'', Australian Financial Review Higher Education Summit: 5th Annual Higher Education Summit. Presentations, Melbourne (2007) [E2]
2007Crump SJ, Larkins M, Mills M, 'VET in a multi-sector context: Strengthening the Central Coast Region', NCVER "No Frills" Conference: 16th National Vocational Research Training Conference. Papers, Alice Springs, ACT (2007) [E2]
2005Crump S, Stanley G, 'Integrating VET into the Senior School: research findings on linear and non-linear pathways as policy paradox",', AARE Conference Paper Abstracts - 2005, Sydney (2005) [E1]
2004Crump S, '"Providing Access to Further and Higher Education in Regional Communities: The cart or the horse?"', -, Yeppoon (2004) [E1]
2004Crump S, 'Redefining VET in schools: advancing the middle classes?', -, Yeppoon, Queensland (2004) [E1]
2003Crump S, 'Learning and Leadership: Enriching Post-Compulsory Curriculum through VET', Enriching learning cultures: 11th International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training, Gold Coast (2003) [E1]
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Crump SJ, Twyford KA, Anderson AJ, Towers L, Devlin B, Hutchinson A, ''Opening Our Eyes': Project Report : Australian Research Council Linkage Project on Interactive Distance eLearning', Australian Research Council, 32 (2009) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants5
Total funding$709,000

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2009 (1 grants)

Improving access to patient education and health education in regional and remote Australia$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Stephen Crump
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020092009
GNo:G0190631

2006 (3 grants)

Interactive Distance E-Learning for Isolated Communities: 'Opening Our Eyes'$75,000
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Stephen Crump
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75,00020062008
GNo:G0186905

Interactive Distance E-Learning for Isolated Communities: 'Opening Our Eyes'$75,000
Funding Body: Northern Territory Department of Employment, Education and Training

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Stephen Crump
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75,00020062008
GNo:G0186904

Interactive Distance E-Learning for Isolated Communities: 'Opening Our Eyes'$60,000
Funding Body: Optus

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Stephen Crump
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020062008
GNo:G0186903

2005 (1 grants)

Interactive Distance E-Learning for Isolated Communities: 'Opening Our Eyes'$484,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Stephen Crump, Associate Professor Brian Devlin
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$484,00020052008
GNo:G0186588
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.

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Emeritus Professor Stephen Crump

Work Phone(02) 49218762
Cell / Mobile Phone0418 214 120
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PositionsConjoint Professor
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Emeritus Professor
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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