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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 25/06/1999
  • Graduate Certificate in TESOL, University of Technology Sydney
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours), University of Newcastle, 07/05/1994

Research

Research keywords

  • Comparative and international education
  • Education and social change
  • Latin America
  • Wallerstein
  • World-Systems Analysis
  • socialism

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.

Languages

  • Spanish

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130302Comparative And Cross-Cultural Education70
220202History And Philosophy Of Education30

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - Australia and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society
  • Member - World Congress of Comparative Education Societies
  • Member - Australia Association of Educational Research

Appointments

President
Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES)
01/12/2013
Elected academic staff member
University of Newcastle Council (Australia)
01/10/2010
Vice President
National Tertiary Education Union, Newcastle Branch (Australia)
01/02/2007

Awards

Distinction.

2007Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Awarded to an individual or team with an exceptional record of advancing student learning, educaitonal leadership, and scholarly contribution to teaching and learning. The recipient is nominated by colleagues or students, and demonstrates a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in the University.
1994University Medal
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Awarded to a candidate who has a consistent record of exceptional academic achievement at all levels of a Bachelor's degree program, and qualify for a Bachelor's degree with First Class Honours.

Invitations

Educación masiva y socialismo: Una perspectiva del sistema-mundo
Institute of Advanced Studies / Instituto de Estudios Avanzados (IDEA), Venezuela (Invited Presenter)
2010
El análisis sistema-mundo y la educación comparada
Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela, Venezuela (Invited Presenter)
2010
El análisis sistema-mundo de Immauel Wallerstein en la educación comparada
Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela (Keynote Address)
2010
Anti-Capitalist Education and Education for Equality in Venezuela
University of Northampton, United Kingdom (Invited Presenter)
2009
History of mass education in Australia
Universidad Nacional Experimental de la Fuerzas Armadas, Venezuela (Invited Presenter)
2008
The nature of the workforce in Preschool / Kindergarten and Long Day Care services in each state and territory
Hunter Institute of Mental Health, Australia (Invited consultancy report)
2006
Education Connect: Occasional Papers About Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Education
Hunter Institute of Mental Health, Australia (Invited Editor)
2005
Institute of Education
University of London, United Kingdom (External reviewer - Book Proposal)
2010

Collaboration

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 socialist education projects, 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 have just completed a co-authored (with Robert Imre) volume:

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.

Administrative

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.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Comparative Education
  • Contexts of Teaching
  • Pedagogy
  • world-systems analysis

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.

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Highlighted Publications

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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]

Co-authors: ROBERT IMRE

2013Griffiths TG, Millei Z, Logics of Socialist Education: Engaging with Crisis, Insecurity and Uncertainty, Springer, Dordrecht, 210 (2013) [A3]

Co-authors: ZSUZSANNA MILLEI

2011Griffiths TG, 'El análisis sistema-mundo y el estudio educativo: Investigación para un mundo incierto', Diálogo de Saberes, 2 105-121 (2011) [C1]
2010Griffiths TG, 'Las reformas curriculares y la educación Bolivariana: Una perspectiva del análisis sistema-mundo', Ensayo y Error, XIX 117-139 (2010) [C1]
2010Griffiths TG, 'Schooling for twenty-first-century socialism: Venezuela's Bolivarian project', Compare, 40 607-622 (2010) [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]
2005Griffiths TG, 'Learning 'To Be Somebody'. Cuban Youth in the Special Period', International Journal of Learning, 11 1267-1274 (2005) [C1]

Publications

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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]

Co-authors: ROBERT IMRE

2013Griffiths TG, Millei Z, Logics of Socialist Education: Engaging with Crisis, Insecurity and Uncertainty, Springer, Dordrecht, 210 (2013) [A3]

Co-authors: ZSUZSANNA 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]

Chapter (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
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]

Co-authors: 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]
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]
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]
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-authors: ROBERT 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-authors: JAMES 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-authors: JAMES 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-authors: JAMES LADWIG

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Journal article (17 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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]
2013Griffiths TG, Millei Z, 'Education in/for socialism: historical, current and future perspectives', Globalisation, Societies and Education, 11 161-169 (2013) [C3]
2013Griffiths TG, 'Cuban youth & revolutionary values: educating the new socialist citizen', EDUCATIONAL REVIEW, 65 116-118 (2013) [C3]
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]
2010Griffiths TG, 'Las reformas curriculares y la educación Bolivariana: Una perspectiva del análisis sistema-mundo', Ensayo y Error, XIX 117-139 (2010) [C1]
2010Griffiths TG, 'Schooling for twenty-first-century socialism: Venezuela's Bolivarian project', Compare, 40 607-622 (2010) [C1]
2009Griffiths TG, 'Social justice, equity, schools and the curriculum', Curriculum Perspectives, 29 76-82 (2009) [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, 'Fifty years of socialist education in revolutionary Cuba: A world-systems perspective', Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 15 45-64 (2009) [C1]
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]
1995GRIFFITHS TG, 'CRISES AND COMMITMENTS - EDWARDS,P', JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ASIA, 25 459-465 (1995)
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]

Conference (44 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Griffiths TG, Arnove R, '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, 'Classroom discipline: Another example of world-system convergence?', AARE 2009 Conference Proceedings, Canberra (2010) [E1]
2010Griffiths TG, 'Teacher education for social transformation in Venezuela', WCCES 2010 Abstracts and Full Papers, Istanbul, Turkey (2010) [E3]
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]
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]
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]
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-authors: ROBERT 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]
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]
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]
2008Griffiths TG, 'Preparing citizens for a 21st century socialism: Venezuela's Bolivarian educational reforms', SEAA Conference Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E1]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
2006Griffiths TG, Cooper SA, 'Teacher beliefs, pedagogy and student learning', AARE 2005 International Education Research Conference. Abstracts, Parramatta, NSW (2006) [E3]
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-authors: JENNIFER 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]
2004Ladwig JG, Griffiths TG, 'Can quality teaching improve class-based inequalities?', Abstract of Papers, Melbourne (2004) [E3]

Co-authors: JAMES LADWIG

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]
2002Gore JM, Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Exploring 'productive pedagogy' as a framework for teacher learning', AARE 2002 Conference Papers, Brisbane (2002) [E2]
2001Griffiths TG, 'Much obliged: Student responsibility for their own social exclusion', AARE 2000 - Conference papers, Sydney (2001) [E2]
2001Gore JM, Griffiths TG, Ladwig JG, 'Productive pedagogy as a framework for teacher education: Towards better teaching', AARE - Conference Papers, Fremantle (2001) [E2]
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]
2001Griffiths TG, 's11, School students, and the end of liberalism', 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]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants17
Total funding$1,097,976

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2014 (1 grants)

Comparative Education Society of Europe (CESE), Freiburg Germany, 10-13 June 2014$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1400560

2013 (2 grants)

2013 International Visitor - Hill$6,464
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tom Griffiths, Professor Dave Hill
SchemeRole
DVCR International Visitor SupportChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,46420132013
GNo:G1301134

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

Project Team
Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020132013
GNo:G1300789

2012 (2 grants)

2011 Emerging Research Leaders Program$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
Emerging Research Leaders ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020122012
GNo:G1200324

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

Project Team
Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020122013
GNo:G1200414

2011 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020112011
GNo:G1100878

2009 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,20020092009
GNo:G0190637

2008 (1 grants)

American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, 24/3/2008 - 28/3/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0188574

2007 (2 grants)

Quality Assessment: Linking assessment tasks and teaching outcomes in the social sciences$219,939
Funding Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Project Team
Professor Jennifer Gore, Associate Professor James Ladwig, Doctor Wendy Miller, Doctor Tom Griffiths, Doctor Robert Parkes
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$219,93920072008
GNo:G0188132

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

Project Team
Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0188039

2006 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60020062006
GNo:G0187039

2005 (1 grants)

Learning Conference 2005, 11-14 July 2005$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020052005
GNo:G0185427

2004 (4 grants)

Systemic implications of pedagogy and achievement in NSW Public Schools$550,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor 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
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$550,00020042007
GNo:G0183622

Systemic implications of pedagogy and achievement in NSW public schools.$267,263
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Professor 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
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$267,26320042006
GNo:G0183823

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

Project Team
Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020042004
GNo:G0185010

Learning Conference 2004, June 27-30, 2004$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020042004
GNo:G0184053

2002 (1 grants)

Development of a statement and framework for quality pedagogy for NSW public schools.$17,710
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Training

Project Team
Associate Professor James Ladwig, Professor Jennifer Gore, Doctor Tom Griffiths
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,71020022002
GNo:G0182638
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions9
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.35
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL3.05

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorImpact Assessment of Access to Primary Education on Socio-economic Condition in Sierra Leone
20132017PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorContributing to a Convivial Society in South Africa through Public Provisioning for Young Children: A Critical Discourse Analysis of ECD Policy between 1994-2014
20122016PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorThe Construction and Reconstruction of Vietnamese National Culture: A study of University Curriculum Policy from 1986 to Present.
20122016PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorGrounding 'Globalities' in the Imaginaries of Youth
20112015PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorPreparing Chinese Students for Tertiary Study in English-Speaking Counties
20112015PhD (Education)Principal SupervisorDecentralization and Universal Primary Education in Tanzania: How Do They Work Together?
20092014M Philosophy (Education)Principal SupervisorFunctional and Critical Literacy in Yo Sí Puedo An Examination of Cuba's Literacy Program Through a Freirean Lens
20092012PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorInnovation of English for Specific Purposes Curricula in Taiwanese Universities
20082012PHD Education Studies
Victoria University
Co-SupervisorUniversity-Community integration in Australia, Venezuela and the United States

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014M Philosophy (Politics)Co-SupervisorInstitutional 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
2014PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorThe Preparation of Chinese Language Teachers in the Global Context: A Vertical Case Study of an Australian Approach
2014PhD (Education)Co-SupervisorPhilosophical Reflections on the Importance of a Values-Based Program of Environmental Education, with Special Reference to the Pedagogy of Empathetic Education
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Dr Thomas (Tom) Griffiths

Work Phone(02) 4921 6784
Fax(02) 4921 6987
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEducation
Office
HC60,
Hunter Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/tom-griffiths
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/tom-griffiths