Emeritus Prof. Stephen Crump
|Work Phone||(02) 49218762|
School of Education
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||CH 320A, Chancellery|
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.
- PhD, University of Sydney, 1990
- Master of Education (Honours), University of Sydney, 1985
- Bachelor of Arts (Dip Ed), Macquarie University, 1975
- Education technology, public policy, post-compulsory education
* Education policy and practice
* Education curriculum, policy and leadership
* Social and cultural issues in education
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)
Fields of Research
|130300||Specialist Studies In Education||50|
|130299||Curriculum And Pedagogy Not Elsewhere Classified||35|
|130199||Education Systems Not Elsewhere Classified||15|
Centres and Groups
- Editor - Forum of Education (Australia's oldest education journal)
Chief Researcher NSW HSC Taskforce
NSW Department of Education and Training (Australia)
|01/10/1998 - 01/12/1998|
ESRC International Seminar Series: Public Private Partnerships
University of London Institute of Education, United Kingdom (Invited Seminar)
- Educational Policy, Administration and management