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Dr Tom Griffiths

Senior Lecturer

School of Education (Education)

Changing the world through life's lessons

Dr Tom Griffiths's research is a means to a rather significant end.

a world of new ideas

As program leader of the Comparative and International Education Group University of Newcastle (CIEGUN), Tom is out to change the world, or at least "to contribute to the process of transformation".

"The most important purpose of education, is its potential to prepare populations with the knowledge, skills and dispositions required to transform the capitalist world-system, in which we are currently living, in favour of a more democratic, just, equal and peaceful alternative system," Tom says.

CIEGUN emerged from work in the Comparative and International Education field by Tom and his colleague Dr Zsuzsa Millei.

Tom's research in the comparative field began with a PhD thesis that advanced a world-systems historical analysis of secondary schooling in Cuba from 1959 to 1989.

Zsuzsa extended her doctoral work on early childhood education in Australia by comparing it to the kindergarten system in socialist Hungary. She "was similarly engaged in analyses that explore local and national ideologies, practices, and their connections with broader historical phenomena," Tom explains.

The pair later worked on a co-edited volume (Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, politics & possibilities) that included some comparative and international analysis, and extended this analysis with a co-edited book (Logics of socialist education: Engaging with crisis, insecurity and uncertainty).

They also guest edited a special issue of a journal, Globalisation, Societies and Education, on Education in / for socialism: Historical, current and future perspectives.  

"The recruitment of two comparative and international researchers to (UoN's) School of Education in 2011/12, Stephanie Bengtsson and Nisha Thapliyal, helped to achieve a critical mass of scholars working in the field," Tom explains.

"We identified some common ground with respect to analyses of challenges to dominant educational policy, including challenges advanced by social and political movements, parties, and ideologies.  And Linda Newman's long-standing work in Chile on community-based reform of early childhood education saw her join the group."

CIEGUN has expanded to include RHD candidates working directly with CIEGUN academics, and collaborations with other UoN colleagues across faculties interested in comparative and international research, and with international colleagues in Venezuela, Hungary, South Africa, India, Norway, Denmark, the UK and the USA.  

Tom says the main aim of the group is to "advance comparative and international research that has a critical edge from a range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches".

"By critical edge I mean research that critiques dominant educational policy within a broad social justice framework that sees education as a mechanism for creating and facilitating alternatives.

"The scope here is deliberately broad to include, under the CIEGUN umbrella, policy analysis across various levels of scale (local, national, regional, international/global), time (historical, contemporary and prospective), educational sectors (early childhood through to post-school), and theoretical perspectives.

Tom is forthright about his motivation.

"It comes primarily from an understanding of capitalism as a historical world-system, and the contributions that systems of mass education have made to its functional operation over time; and the accompanying need to develop contemporary anti-systemic movements that are pursuing transitions toward more just, peaceful, equal and democratic alternatives," he says.

"I think there is something like a consensus globally that mass education ought to play a role in preparing populations to meet contemporary challenges like climate change, poverty, and sustainable development, in ways that can deliver lasting, peaceful and democratic solutions."

a world of new ideas

Changing the world through life's lessons

Dr Tom Griffiths's research is a means to a rather significant end.

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Career Summary

Biography

My academic background is in secondary school teaching (English/History), and a PhD completed in 1998: "A history of secondary school education in revolutionary Cuba, 1959-1991: A world-systems approach". This research reflects my primary research interests in world-systems analysis, and the transition of the current capitalist world-system to an uncertain future. Applying this theorising to the field of comparative and international education, I am concerned with exploring the actual and potential contribution of systems of mass education to the task of imagining and building an alternative, more democratic, equal and just alternative.

Research Expertise
My research expertise centres on comparative educational analyses, including historical and contemporary explorations of policy and practice in context, linked to a world-system level theoretical approach to systems of mass education, their structure, curricula and development. My current research has two main trajectories: 1) developing world-systems analysis as a theoretical framework for the field of comparative and international education; and 2) the study of socialist education projects, in Cuba and more recently, Venezuela, informed by this framework. This work has been published in national and international journals, with recent articles on both these cases (see research outputs). One of my most significant contribution to the field of comparative education is in the development and application of world-systems analysis to challenge comparative and national case-study accounts of mass schooling. In particular, this research argues that cases like socialist Cuba, and Cuban schooling, must be understood in terms of the single capitalist world-economy of which it remained and remains a part, and that this participation historically brought decisive economic and cultural influences and constraints over the structures, content, practices and functions of Cuban schooling.

Teaching Expertise
In 2007 I was awarded the University of Newcastle's "Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence" for early career academics for my teaching in 2006. The citation for this award read: "Tom Griffiths is a Lecturer in the School of Education. He brings a sophisticated perspective to his teaching that stimulates and challenges his students. He prompts them to think outside the square and to consider the relationship between education and social justice. His commitment to these principles, reflected in his research and teaching practice, is producing informed, reflective graduates with a deep understanding of our world and their future role as educators in society. Dr Tom Griffiths' contribution to tomorrow's teachers is invaluable." My teaching focus aligns with my research: 1) Work in the comparative and international education field, focused on the development of systems of mass education as a global phenomenon, and the interaction between world-level cultural and economic influences and national (and local) contexts in this process. 2) Sociology and politics of education that explores the current and historical socio-economic and political contexts in which formal school education has developed, as a way to investigate the functions and outcomes of school education for different groups in society. This expertise extends to the consideration of educational structures, organisation, teaching and assessment practice, and curriculum.

Administrative Expertise
Since taking up my current position in 2004 I have held the following positions with a significant administrative component: Elected academic staff member of University Council, September 2010 - present. Director, International, School of Education, January 2012 - present. Deputy Head of School (Research Development), 2008-2011, Chairing the School of Education Research Development Committee, and with all associated Faculty wide committee responsibilites. Member of the University Human Research Ethics Committee and Faculty Research Ethics Advisor (2008-09) School of Education Equity Officer School of Education International Student Officer Member of the School of Education Timetables and Workload Committee Member of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), Newcastle Branch Executive. Executive member, Treasurer, and Vice-President of the NTEU Newcastle Branch.

Collaborations
My current research has two primary trajectories: 1) developing world-systems analysis as a theoretical framework for the field of comparative and international education; and 2) the study of mass education in and for socialism, in Cuba and more recently, Venezuela, informed by this framework. I am interested in collaborating with others whose research cuts across these broad themes, including those working on Latin American politics and educational reforms, and on those interested in the relationship between education and socialism. To that end I have collaborated with others on co-authored publications in this respect (see research publications), and special panel presentations at international conferences. Most recently, I co-edited a book on this topic: Griffiths, T. G., & Millei, Z. (Eds.). (2013). Logics of Socialist Education: Engaging with Crisis, Insecurity and Uncertainty. Dordrecht: Springer; and co-authored (with Robert Imre): Griffiths, T. G., & Imre, R. (2013). Mass Education, Global Capital, and the World: The Theoretical Lenses of István Mészáros and Immanuel Wallerstein. New York: Palgrave.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Certificate in TESOL, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Comparative Education
  • Comparative and international education
  • Contexts of Teaching
  • Education and social change
  • Latin America
  • Pedagogy
  • Wallerstein
  • World-Systems Analysis
  • socialism
  • world-systems analysis

Languages

  • Spanish (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130302Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education70
220202History and Philosophy of Education30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
20/04/2007 - 20/04/2007Sessional TeacherUniversity of Newcastle
Centre for Teaching and Learning
Australia
6/08/2001 - 9/11/2001Senior Research AssociateUniversity of Newcastle
Education
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/12/2013 - PresidentAustralian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES)
Australia
1/10/2010 - Elected academic staff memberUniversity of Newcastle Council
Australia
1/02/2009 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Australia
1/02/2008 - Deputy Head of School - Research DevelopmentUniversity of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia
10/02/2007 - Vice PresidentNational Tertiary Education Union, Newcastle Branch
Australia
1/02/2004 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/01/2004Research Associate / AssistantUniversity of Newcastle
Education and Arts
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - World Congress of Comparative Education SocietiesWorld Congress of Comparative Education Societies
Australia
Member - Australia Association of Educational ResearchAustralia Association of Educational Research
Australia
Member - Australia and New Zealand Comparative and International Education SocietyAustralia and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society
Australia

Awards

Distinction

YearAward
2007Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence
University of Newcastle
1994University Medal
University of Newcastle

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2010El análisis sistema-mundo de Immauel Wallerstein en la educación comparada
Organisation: Universidad Central de Venezuela Description: Invitation to present a keynote address to the XII Jornadas de Investigación Educativa (XII Congress of Educational Research) at the Central University of Caracas, April 2010

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2010Institute of Education
Organisation: University of London Description: Review of book proposal: 'New Labour, education policies and the neo-liberal agenda: a challenge to social justice and democracy'
2006The nature of the workforce in Preschool / Kindergarten and Long Day Care services in each state and territory
Organisation: Hunter Institute of Mental Health Description: Invited consultancy to prepare a report on the nature of the workforce in Preschool / Kindergarten and Long Day Care services in each state and territory. The subequent report was used by the Hunter Institute of Mental Health as a discussion paper within a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting on Early Intervention Services for Parents, Children and Youth.
2005Education Connect: Occasional Papers About Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Education
Organisation: Hunter Institute of Mental Health Description: Invited Editor of Education Connect: Occasional Papers About Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Education, published by Hunter Institute of Mental Health.

Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2010El análisis sistema-mundo y la educación comparada
Organisation: Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela Description: Invited public seminar on comparative education and world-systems analysis, May 12, 2010.
2010Educación masiva y socialismo: Una perspectiva del sistema-mundo
Organisation: Institute of Advanced Studies / Instituto de Estudios Avanzados (IDEA) Description: Invited lecture on mass education and socialism from a world-systems perspective.
2009Anti-Capitalist Education and Education for Equality in Venezuela
Organisation: University of Northampton Description: Invited seminar presentation to the Education Studies Research Group, School of Education, University of Northampton, February 2009.
2008History of mass education in Australia
Organisation: Universidad Nacional Experimental de la Fuerzas Armadas Description: Invited seminar presentation to the Universidad Nacional Experimental de la Fuerzas Armadas (National Experimental University of the Armed Forces) in Caracas, Venezuela, September 2008
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Publications

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


Book (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Griffiths TG, Imre R, Mass Education, Global Capital, and the World: The Theoretical Lenses of István Mészáros and Immanuel Wallerstein, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 201 (2013) [A1]
DOI10.1057/9781137014825
Co-authorsRobert Imre
2013Griffiths TG, Millei Z, Logics of Socialist Education: Engaging with Crisis, Insecurity and Uncertainty, Springer, Dordrecht, 210 (2013) [A3]
Co-authorsZsuzsanna Millei
2010Millei Z, Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, Re-Theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics, and Possibilities, Peter Lang Publishing, New York, NY, 192 (2010) [A3]
Co-authorsRobert Parkes, Zsuzsanna Millei

Chapter (11 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Connor T, Robertson B, Griffiths TG, Phelan L, 'Swimming against the neoliberal tide: The campaign to save Mayfield pool', Radical Newcastle, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney 232-239 (2015)
Co-authorsTim Connor, Liam Phelan
2015Hopkinson S, Griffiths TG, 'Neville Cunningham: Communist rebel, radical, activist and intellectual', Radical Newcastle, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney 240-247 (2015)
2013Griffiths TG, 'Higher education for socialism in Venezuela: Massification, development and transformation', Logics of Socialist Education: Engaging with Crisis, Insecurity and Uncertainty, Springer, Dordrecht 91-109 (2013) [B1]
DOI10.1007/978-94-007-4728-9_6
2013Griffiths TG, Millei Z, 'Introduction: Discovering and negotiating Socialist educational logics under post-Socialist conditions', Logics of Socialist Education: Engaging with Crisis, Insecurity and Uncertainty, Springer, Dordrecht 1-18 (2013) [B1]
DOI10.1007/978-94-007-4728-9_1
Co-authorsZsuzsanna Millei
2010Imre R, Millei Z, Griffiths TG, 'Utopia/dystopia: Where do we go with 'discipline'?', Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics & Possibilities, Peter Lang, Bern 160-174 (2010) [B1]
Co-authorsRobert Imre, Zsuzsanna Millei
2010Millei Z, Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, 'Continuing the conversation about discipline as a problem? A conclusion', Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics & Possibilities, Peter Lang, Bern 175-179 (2010) [B1]
Co-authorsZsuzsanna Millei, Robert Parkes
2010Millei Z, Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, 'Opening the field: Deliberating over discipline', Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics & Possibilities, Peter Lang, Bern 1-12 (2010) [B1]
Co-authorsZsuzsanna Millei, Robert Parkes
2010Griffiths TG, Imre R, 'Classroom discipline. A local Kantian?', Re-theorizing Discipline in Education: Problems, Politics & Possibilities, Peter Lang, Bern 146-159 (2010) [B1]
Co-authorsRobert Imre
2003Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Meritocracy and the Competitive Individual: The Australian Case', Adolescent Facing the Educational Politics of the 21st Century: Comparative survey on five national ccases and three welfare models, Finnish Educational REsearch Association, Finland 235-266 (2003) [B1]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig
2001Morrison KA, Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Australian Teachers: Educational governance and its relationship with social inclusion and exclusion', Upsala Reports on Education 37 - November, Department of Education, Upsala University, Sweden 51-74 (2001) [B2]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig
2001Griffiths TG, Morrison KA, Ladwig JG, 'Australian systems actors speaks: New (and old) mechanisms and constructions of old (and new) levels of social exclusions', Upsala Reports on Education 37 - November, Department of Education, Upsala University, Sweden 27-50 (2001) [B2]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig
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Journal article (18 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Griffiths TG, Arnove RF, 'World culture in the capitalist world-system in transition', Globalisation, Societies and Education, 13 88-108 (2015)

World culture theory (WCT) offers an explanatory framework for macro-level comparative analyses of systems of mass education, including their structures, accompanying policies and their curricular and pedagogical practices. WCT has contributed to broader efforts to overcome methodological nationalism in comparative research. In this paper, we acknowledge the contributions of world culture theory in these terms, but develop the case for an alternative explanatory framework ¿ world-systems analysis (WSA) ¿ rooted in the historical development and contemporary crises of the capitalist world-economy. This case is built on two major points of critique of world culture theory: first, that its consensus orientation is inadequate for a macro-level accounting of social reality; and second, that its analysis of the economic functions of mass education, in isolation from the capitalist world-economy, further weakens its explanatory power. Working from this critique, we elaborate the capacity of world-systems analysis to overcome these shortcomings by providing a more comprehensive, historical perspective. This alternative approach incorporates the identification and analysis of shared cultural understandings underpinning policy and institutional practice, linked to the development of the capitalist world-economy. We conclude this paper by affirming the value of WSA as an alternative approach for comparative research, and its potential contribution to the development of more enlightened educational policy and a more just and democratic world-system.

DOI10.1080/14767724.2014.967488
CitationsScopus - 1
2014Griffiths T, Connor T, Robertson B, Phelan L, 'Is Mayfield Pool saved yet? Community assets and their contingent, discursive foundations', Community Development Journal, 49 280-294 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1093/cdj/bst039
Co-authorsTim Connor, Liam Phelan
2013Griffiths TG, 'Cuban youth & revolutionary values: educating the new socialist citizen', EDUCATIONAL REVIEW, 65 116-118 (2013) [C3]
DOI10.1080/00131911.2011.634155Author URL
2013Griffiths TG, Millei Z, 'Education in/for socialism: historical, current and future perspectives', Globalisation, Societies and Education, 11 161-169 (2013) [C3]
DOI10.1080/14767724.2013.783312
Co-authorsZsuzsanna Millei
2011Griffiths TG, 'El análisis sistema-mundo y el estudio educativo: Investigación para un mundo incierto', Diálogo de Saberes, 2 105-121 (2011) [C1]
2011Griffiths TG, 'World-systems analysis and comparative education for an uncertain future', International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 10 20-33 (2011) [C1]
2010Griffiths TG, Knezevic LA, 'Wallerstein's world-systems analysis in comparative education: A case study', Prospects, 40 447-463 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s11125-010-9168-0
CitationsScopus - 3
2010Griffiths TG, 'Schooling for twenty-first-century socialism: Venezuela's Bolivarian project', Compare, 40 607-622 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1080/03057920903434897
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2010Griffiths TG, 'Las reformas curriculares y la educación Bolivariana: Una perspectiva del análisis sistema-mundo', Ensayo y Error, XIX 117-139 (2010) [C1]
2009Griffiths TG, Knezevic LA, 'World-systems analysis in comparative education: An alternative to cosmopolitanism', Current Issues in Comparative Education, 12 66-75 (2009) [C1]
2009Griffiths TG, Williams J, 'Mass schooling for socialist transformation in Cuba and Venezuela', Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 7 30-50 (2009) [C1]
2009Griffiths TG, 'Social justice, equity, schools and the curriculum', Curriculum Perspectives, 29 76-82 (2009) [C1]
2009Griffiths TG, 'Fifty years of socialist education in revolutionary Cuba: A world-systems perspective', Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 15 45-64 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1080/13260219.2009.11090849
2005Griffiths TG, 'Learning 'To Be Somebody'. Cuban Youth in the Special Period', International Journal of Learning, 11 1267-1274 (2005) [C1]
2005Griffiths TG, Cooper SA, 'Social and emotional wellbeing in schools: A review of systems' policies', Education Connect: Occasional Papers about Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools, 5-11 (2005) [C3]
2004Gore JM, Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Towards better teaching: productive pedagogy as a framework for teacher education', Teaching and Teacher Education, 20 375-387 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.tate.2004.02.010
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 17
Co-authorsJames Ladwig, Jenny Gore
1995GRIFFITHS TG, 'CRISES AND COMMITMENTS - EDWARDS,P', JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ASIA, 25 459-465 (1995)
Author URL
1995GRIFFITHS TG, 'DEPENDENT ALLY - A STUDY IN AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN-POLICY - BELL,C', JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ASIA, 25 459-465 (1995)
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1999Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, Gore JM, Lingard B, 'Education in a post-penal, post-industrial, post-modern, soon-to-be post-colonial nation', Uppsala Reports on Education (1999) [D1]
Co-authorsJenny Gore, James Ladwig

Conference (45 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Griffiths TG, Charon-Cardona E, 'Education to remake the world: Soviet university education aid, 1956-1991', XXVI Annual Conference, Comparative Education Society in Europe, Freiburg, Germany (2014) [E3]
Co-authorsEuridice Charon-Cardona
2012Griffiths TG, Arnove RF, 'World culture in the capitalist world-system in transition', CIES 2012 Program, Puerto Rico (2012) [E3]
2012Griffiths TG, Downey J, 'What to do about schools? The Australian Radical Education Group (RED G)', The 40th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES), Christchurch, NZ (2012) [E3]
2011Griffiths TG, 'Re-thinking education for XXI Century socialism in Venezuela', Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2011 Montreal Abstracts, Montreal (2011) [E3]
2010Griffiths TG, 'Teacher education for social transformation in Venezuela', WCCES 2010 Abstracts and Full Papers, Istanbul, Turkey (2010) [E3]
2010Griffiths TG, 'Classroom discipline: Another example of world-system convergence?', AARE 2009 Conference Proceedings, Canberra (2010) [E1]
2009Griffiths TG, Knezevic LA, 'World systems analysis in comparative education: Beyond cosmopolitanism', ANZCIES 09: Conference Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference: Abstracts, Armidale, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Parkes RJ, Griffiths TG, 'Comparative education, border pedagogy, and teacher education in an age of internationalisation', Australian Teacher Education Association Annual Conference Proceedings Archive, Albury, NSW (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsRobert Parkes
2009Gore JM, Miller WA, Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, Ellis H, 'Refining assessment practice in the social sciences', ATN Assessment Conference 2009, Melbourne, Vic (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsRobert Parkes, Jenny Gore
2009Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Miller WA, Griffiths TG, 'On the status and quality of physical education as school subject: An empirical study of classroom and assessment practice', AARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection: Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2009Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Miller WA, Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, Ellis H, 'Quality assessment in university social science courses', AARE 2008 Conference Papers Collection: Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E2]
Co-authorsJenny Gore, James Ladwig, Robert Parkes
2009Miller WA, Williams CA, Ladwig JG, Gore JM, Griffiths TG, 'An examination of the quality and conceptualisation of English teaching', AARE 2008 International Education Research Conference: Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsCheryl Williams, James Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2009Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, Downey J, Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Miller WA, 'Conceptions of social science knowledge: Assessing the impact on pedagogical reform', AARE 2008 International Education Research Conference: Changing Climates: Education for Sustainable Futures, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
Co-authorsRobert Parkes, Jenny Gore, James Ladwig
2008Miller WA, Williams CA, Griffiths TG, Gore JM, Ladwig JG, 'An examination of the quality and conceptualization of English teaching', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny Gore, James Ladwig, Cheryl Williams
2008Gore JM, Miller WA, Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, 'Physical education: Teacher capacity, curriculum structure, and pedagogical relationships', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2008Griffiths TG, Parkes RJ, Gore JM, Miller WA, Ladwig JG, 'Conceptions of historical and geographical knowledge: Assessing the impact of pedagogical reform', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny Gore, James Ladwig, Robert Parkes
2008Ladwig JG, Gore JM, Griffiths TG, Miller WA, 'Pedagogical inertia and reform in NSW school mathematics', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny Gore, James Ladwig
2008Ladwig JG, Ellis H, Miller WA, Griffiths TG, Gore JM, 'Scientific method, content coverage, and pedagogy', AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. Abstracts, New York (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny Gore, James Ladwig
2008Griffiths TG, 'Preparing citizens for a 21st century socialism: Venezuela's Bolivarian educational reforms', SEAA Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
2007Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, Miller WA, 'Data-driven guidelines for high quality teacher education', AARE 2007 Conference: Index to Conference Papers, Abstracts and Symposia, Fremantle WA (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2007Ladwig JG, Gore JM, Miller WA, Griffiths TG, Smith M, 'Quality of pedagogy and student achievement: Multi-level replication of authentic pedagogy', AARE 2007 Conference: Index to Conference Papers, Abstracts and Symposia, Fremantle WA (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2007Griffiths TG, Miller WA, Ladwig JG, Gore JM, 'Equity and pedagogy: Familiar patterns and QT based possibilities', AARE 2007 Conference: Research Impacts: Proving or improving?, Fremantle WA (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2007Miller WA, Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, Gore JM, 'Equity effects of quality teaching: Closing the gap', Index to Conference Papers, Abstracts and Symposia, Fremantle WA (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2007Griffiths TG, Gore JM, Ladwig JG, 'Teachers' fundamental beliefs, commitment to reform, and the quality of pedagogy', Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2006 Annual Conference, Adelaide (2007) [E1]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2007Griffiths TG, Miller WA, 'On the social distribution of pedagogical quality', 2007 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition: The World of Educational Quality. Papers, Chicago (2007) [E3]
2007Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, Miller WA, 'Variations in pedagogical quality and their social effects: Implications for teacher education', 2007 AERA Annual Meeting and Exhibition: The World of Educational Quality. Papers, Chicago (2007) [E2]
Co-authorsJenny Gore, James Ladwig
2007Ladwig JG, Miller WA, Gore JM, Griffiths TG, 'Curricular implications of a multi-dimensional analysis of pedagogy and equity', 2007 Biennial ACSA conference: Curriculum Centre Stage. Proceedings, Melbourne (2007) [E2]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2007Griffiths TG, 'Venezuela's critical/popular education for all, for a socialism for the 21st century', XIII World Congress on Comparative Education Societies. Abstracts, Sarajevo (2007) [E3]
2006Griffiths TG, Cooper SA, 'Teacher beliefs, pedagogy and student learning', AARE 2005 International Education Research Conference. Abstracts, Parramatta, NSW (2006) [E3]
2006Griffiths TG, Cooper SA, 'Studnet wellbeing: A review of system's policies', AARE 2005 International Education Research Conference. Abstracts, Parramatta, NSW (2006) [E3]
2006Griffiths TG, Gore JM, Ladwig JG, 'Conceptions of pedagogy teacher understanding as a critical factor in professional learning and pedagogical practice', 2006 AERA Annual Meeting Abstracts, San Francisco (2006) [E3]
Co-authorsJenny Gore, James Ladwig
2006Griffiths TG, 'Access, equity and socialisation for an alternative future: Educational reform in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela', Proceedings of the 34th Annual ANZCIES Conference, Canberra, Australia (2006) [E1]
2005Vincent K, Hazell T, Allen JA, Griffiths TG, 'New Times, New Teachers: Valuing Social And Emotional Wellbeing In Teacher Education', Australian Teacher Education Association. Teacher Education: Local & Global. Conference Proceedings, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (2005) [E1]
Co-authorsJennifer Allen
2005Griffiths T, Gore J, 'Conceptions of pedagogy: Teachers'' understandings of the NSW Quality teaching framework', Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, Parramatta (2005) [E3]
2005Griffiths TG, 'Radical Teachers for a New Society: A History of the Radical Education Group (RED G) Project in Australia', Learning Conference 2005: 12th International Conference on Learning. Abstracts, Granada (2005) [E3]
2004Griffiths TG, 'Educating 'good Socialist Citizens' in the Post-Soviet , Capitalist World-system. Reporting on a Survey of Cuban Youth in the Special Period', The Learning Conference 2004. Learning Today: Communication, Technology, Environment, Society, Havana Cuba (2004) [E3]
2004Griffiths TG, 'The impact of teachers' pedagogy on student equity: NSW teachers' views', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
2004Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, 'Can quality teaching improve class-based inequalities?', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig
2002Gore JM, Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Exploring 'productive pedagogy' as a framework for teacher learning', AARE 2002 Conference Papers, Brisbane (2002) [E2]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2001Ladwig JG, Gore JM, Lingard B, Griffiths TG, Morrison KA, Cooper SA, 'Educational governance, social inclusion and social exclusion in Australia', AARE - Conference Papers, Sydney (2001) [E2]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2001Gore JM, Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Productive pedagogy as a framework for teacher education: Towards better teaching', AARE - Conference Papers, Fremantle (2001) [E2]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig, Jenny Gore
2001Griffiths TG, 's11, School students, and the end of liberalism', AARE 2000 - Conference papers, Sydney (2001) [E2]
2001Griffiths TG, 'Much obliged: Student responsibility for their own social exclusion', AARE 2000 - Conference papers, Sydney (2001) [E2]
2000Griffiths TG, 'Schooling and social class in Australia: The persistence of liberalism', AARE-NZARE Sydney 2000 - Education Research: Towards an Optimistic Future- Abstracts, Sydney (2000) [E3]
2000Griffiths TG, 'Student obligation: Accept individual responsibility for social exclusion', AARE-NZARE Sydney 2000 - Education Research: Towards an Optimistic Future- Abstracts, Sydney (2000) [E3]
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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Gore JM, Ladwig JG, Miller WA, Ellis H, Parkes RJ, Griffiths TG, 'Final Report: Quality Assessment: Linking Assessment Tasks and Teaching Outcomes in the Social Sciences', Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 51 (2009) [R1]
Co-authorsJames Ladwig, Jenny Gore, Robert Parkes
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants19
Total funding$1,114,976

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $15,000

Religion, Marxism and Secularism$15,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Roland Boer, Doctor Euridice Charon-Cardona, Doctor Tom Griffiths, Doctor James Juniper, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Conjoint Professor Marion Maddox, Doctor Sara Motta, Doctor Christina Petterson, Doctor Timothy Stanley
SchemeStrategic Networks Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500896
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20141 grants / $2,000

Comparative Education Society of Europe (CESE), Freiburg Germany, 10-13 June 2014$2,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400560
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20132 grants / $7,964

2013 International Visitor - Hill$6,464

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths, Professor Dave Hill
SchemeDVCR International Visitor Support
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301134
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

World Congress of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), Buenos Aires 24-28 June 2013.$1,500

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300789
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20122 grants / $16,500

2011 Emerging Research Leaders Program$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeEmerging Research Leaders Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200324
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

CIES 20121: 56th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 22 - 27 April 2012$1,500

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200414
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $1,500

III Simposio International de Filosofia y Education, Caracas, Venezuela, 24 - 26 November 2011$1,500

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100878
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20091 grants / $1,200

Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Annual Conference, Canberra, 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2009$1,200

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190637
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20081 grants / $1,700

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, 24/3/2008 - 28/3/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188574
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20072 grants / $221,639

Quality Assessment: Linking assessment tasks and teaching outcomes in the social sciences$219,939

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding bodyAustralian Learning and Teaching Council
Project TeamProfessor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Doctor Wendy Miller, Doctor Tom Griffiths, Doctor Robert Parkes
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188132
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

World Congress of Comparative Education Societies - Living Together: Education and Intercultural Dialogue, Sarajevo, 3/9/2007 - 7/7/2007$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188039
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20061 grants / $600

Australian Association for Research in Education, University of South Australia and Adelaide University, 27/11/2006 - 30/11/2006$600

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0187039
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20051 grants / $2,400

Learning Conference 2005, 11-14 July 2005$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185427
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20044 grants / $824,763

Systemic implications of pedagogy and achievement in NSW Public Schools$550,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Dr P Brock, Ms Gillian Shadwick, Mr R Randall, Dr Maxwell Smith, Ms Ann McIntyre, Doctor Tom Griffiths, Doctor Wendy Miller
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183622
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Systemic implications of pedagogy and achievement in NSW public schools.$267,263

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding bodyNSW Department of Education and Training
Project TeamProfessor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Dr P Brock, Dr M Bruniges, Mr R Randall, Dr Maxwell Smith, Ms J Davy, Doctor Tom Griffiths, Doctor Wendy Miller, Ms Gillian Shadwick, Ms Ann McIntyre
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183823
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

Radical Teachers for new society: An oral history of the Radical education Group (RED G) project in Australia, 1974-2004$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0185010
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Learning Conference 2004, June 27-30, 2004$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184053
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $17,710

Development of a statement and framework for quality pedagogy for NSW public schools.$17,710

Funding body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Funding bodyNSW Department of Education and Training
Project TeamAssociate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore, Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeConsultancy/Tender
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182638
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

1 grants / $2,000

International Conference on Critical Education, Wroclaw Poland, 15-18 June 2015$2,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamDoctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start
Funding Finish
GNoG1500545
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Impact Assessment of Access to Primary Education on Socio-economic Condition in Sierra Leone
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013Contributing to a Convivial Society in South Africa through Public Provisioning for Young Children: A Critical Discourse Analysis of ECD Policy between 1994-2014
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012Grounding 'Globalities' in the Imaginaries of Youth
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012The Construction and Reconstruction of Vietnamese National Culture: A study of University Curriculum Policy from 1986 to Present.
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2011Preparing Chinese Students for Tertiary Study in English-Speaking Counties
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011Decentralization and Universal Primary Education in Tanzania: How Do They Work Together?
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2009Innovation of English for Specific Purposes Curricula in Taiwanese Universities
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2008University-Community integration in Australia, Venezuela and the United States
Education Studies, Victoria University
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Functional and Critical Literacy in Yo Sí Puedo An Examination of Cuba's Literacy Program Through a Freirean Lens
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2014Philosophical Reflections on the Importance of a Values-Based Program of Environmental Education, with Special Reference to the Pedagogy of Empathetic Education
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2014Institutional Weakness as a Blessing: The Origins and Development of Costa Rican Exceptionalism Vis-a-vis Central America's Structural Disadvantage Within the Capitalist World-System
Political Science, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2014The Preparation of Chinese Language Teachers in the Global Context: A Vertical Case Study of an Australian Approach
Curriculum & Education Studies, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Tom Griffiths

Position

Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Education

Contact Details

Emailtom.griffiths@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6784
Fax(02) 4921 6987

Office

RoomHC60
BuildingHunter Building
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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