Ms Deborah Hartman
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 6749|
|Fax||(02) 4921 8686|
|Office||ST1-3, The Station St1|
Ms Deborah Hartman has been a educator/researcher in the field of educating boys since 1999. As an early career researcher, MS Hartman's work has had a significant impact on the field of educating boys. She has been an invited keynote speaker at many conferences in the field and sat on a government advisory committee on the topic. As a consortium member, with Richard Fletcher, another Family Action Centre researcher, she has won and completed a federal government policy writing contract to develop a new framework for gender equity for schools. She was chief investigator for a federal government research grant on boys' literacy and she has written, edited and published a number of well respected books, book chapters, articles, and practitioner journals in the field. Her research lead to the development of a Masters by coursework program specialising in the field of educating boys, which is the first of it's kind in the world. She has developed the Boys in Schools Bulletin to be a well respected tri-annual practitioner journal.
Her contract employment at the Family Action Centre and the nature of Family Action Centre funding has lead to a focus on paid research consultancies and professional development consultancies with schools and teachers, rather than research grants. In response to the lack of available practitoner publications in the field, the Family Action Centre has developed a commercial publishing arm with an emphasis on practitioner publications rather than academic research publications. Ms Hartman has written, editied and produced several practitioner publications grounded in research. In her roles in the Boys in Schools Program, Ms Hartman has contributed to the development of the reputation of the University of Newcastle as a leader in this field. Her research and professional development consultancies have contributed to the considerable income brought to the university by the Family Action Centre programs.
The Google Scholar search engine was used to determine how many people have cited Deborahs work. A Google Scholar search using the search terms Deborah Hartman Australia found a total of 4 publications, which gave a total of 13 citations. The publication with the most citations was Aboriginal Languages in Education, D. Hartman, J. Henderson, IAD Press 1984. This publication has nine citations.
Another Google Scholar search using the search terms Deborah Hartman Family Action Centre found a total of 3 publications, with a total of 4 citations. The publication with the most citations was entitled Leadership in Boys Education, by R. Fletcher, D. Hartman & R. Browne, published by the Men and Boys Program, the Family Action Centre. This publication was cited 3 times.
An ordinary Google search under Deborah Hartman Australia produced 33 results. An ordinary Google search under Deborah Hartman Family Action Centre produced 25 results, including an Expert Profile on the expertguide website.
- Master of Education, Deakin University, 1997
- Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University
- Graduate Diploma of Teaching, Darwin Community College
- Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education
- educating boys
Ms Deborah Hartman has been a educator/researcher in the field of educating boys since 1999. Her role has largely been professional development, advocacy, teaching and administration. As an early career researcher, Ms Hartman's work has had a significant impact on the field of educating boys. She has been an invited keynote speaker at many conferences in the field and was invited to sit on a government advisory committee on the topic. As a consortium member, with Richard Fletcher, another Family Action Centre researcher, she has won and completed a federal government consultancy contract to develop a literature review, a critical review and a new framework for gender equity for schools. She was chief investigator for a federal government research grant on boys' literacy and she has written, edited and published a number of well respected books, book chapters, articles and practitioner journals in the field. Her areas of research include the role of gender in education; teacher/student relationships; models of good practice and curriculum frameworks for educating boys. She is in the final year of her doctoral candidacy. Her thesis is entitled 'Playing the Field - An analysis of the field and discourses of Boys' Education in Australia from 1996 to 2006.'
In 2013, Deborah took up the role of Program Convenor for the new Master of Family Studies and Graduate Certificate Family Studies. These trans-disciplinary programs are unique to Australia, combining the study of practice models of Family Work with the study of theoretical and policy approaches to families across the life course. The programs were developed by the Family Action Centre, Interrelate Training Services and the Global Consortium for International Family Studies. Deborah now combines her research interests in gender in education with family studies, through Bourdiesian field analysis, critical discourse analysis as well as practitioner action research. She also teaches online courses at masters level in boys' education and family studies.
Fields of Research
|130399||Specialist Studies In Education Not Elsewhere Classified||100|
Centres and Groups
- Convenor of editorial committee, 2002-2007)commisioning editor for 20 editions. - The Boys in Schools Bulletin
Advisory Committee member
Department of Education, Science and Training Boys' Education Lighthouse Schools Programme Advisory Committee (Australia)
|01/01/2003 - 01/12/2004|
Australasian Secondary Principals Conference, Melbourne, May, 2004
Australasian Secondary Principals Conference, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
Gender in Education...At the Crossroads? Aug 2002
Joint Conference of Australian College of Education (NT), Australian Council of Educational Leaders (NT) and Northern Territory Institute for Educational Research, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
New Zealand Boys' Education Conference, Auckland, July, 2004
New Zealand Boys' Education Conference, New Zealand (Conference Presentation - non published.)
Valuing Boys, Valuing Girls: Celebrating Difference and Enhancing Potential Conference
Centre For Excellence in Teaching, Freemantle, W.A., Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
3rd Working with Boys, Building Fine Men Conference
Family Action Centre, Australia (Conference convened by FAC)
Inaugural Australian Rock and Water Conference
Family Action Centre, Australia (Conference convened by FAC)
Since 2001, Ms hartman has had a management role in educational and publishing programs about men and boys. In 2006 and 2007, Ms Hartman was Research and Dissemination Manager at the Family Action Centre where she oversees research grants, government research consultancies, research partnerships with large community organisations and government departments and agencies as well as the publishing arm of the Family Action Centre. In 2007, she supervises the research functions of three team leaders, four researchers/research assistants, three publication/dissemination officers and eighteen research projects.
- educating boys
In 2001, Ms Hartman developed a series of four courses at masters level with a focus on Educating boys. Expert practitioners in the field outside the university were brought in to consult on the project. These courses formed a Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies with a specialisation in educating boys which was first offered in 2001. In 2002 Ms Hartman developed four more courses. These courses are offered by the School of Education, University of Newcastle as a distance Masters by coursework program specialising in the field of educating boys, which was the first of its kind in the world. From 2001 to 2006 Ms Hartman lectured in several of the courses and was the course coordinator for the program. In 2007, she is co-supervisor for one student doing masters by research and advises several others who are enrolled in the masters by coursework and intend to continue with a research higher degree.