Professor John Fischetti

Professor John Fischetti

Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor

Office PVC - Education and Arts

Reframing education and leadership for the innovative age

Learning centres for equity

In New South Wales, and Australia more broadly, we are on the precipice of a massive transformation of schooling and the assumptions around the education of children. Traditional education arenas sees students being ‘blank slates’ and the pedagogical role of teachers is to fill the passive students’ minds via traditional classroom instructions of learning facts and skills, receiving all necessary critical information from the teacher or a textbook, a pedagogical practice in which accreditation authorities have deemed are important (Qureshi, 2004; Hawkes, 2014). This pedagogical approach not only disengages students, it does not provide equity of learning for all. Educational paradigm requires a shift to a more constructivist approach, a cultivation of the intellect rather than an accumulation of facts. Where learning centres for equity focus on students taking ownership for their own learning, where they have autonomy and agency, and engage and decision makers in their own learning. Likewise, teachers are required to become facilitators that encourage and support every student’s initiatives.

For too long schools have been places young people go to watch their teachers work.” John Fischetti.

Old school paradigm

The current “old school” paradigm of teaching and learning is based on students sitting passively in rows, completing a required syllabus in the order they are told to do so, and with very little choice. Assessment systems reinforce the status quo, promoting learning for “some”, rather than drive learning for all. This assembly-line approach too often sorts students early on based on societal socio economic gaps or based upon educators failure to adapt to the learning environment to individual learner needs. Currently at least 40% of Australian students are disengaged from their schooling (Gross & Sonnemann, 2017). This disengagement is a failure for the individuals and a tragic loss of human capacity to be relevant in the innovation age where critical thinking, problem solving, adaptive reasoning and collaboration are core skills. In “old school”, leadership is more management than transformation. Moreover, in teacher and leadership education, we are too often preparing our new teachers for the schools we are holding onto rather than for the schools we need.

New school paradigm

“We are holding onto the schools of the past rather than evolving the schools we need.” John Fischetti

In the “new school” paradigm, schools will no longer be places young people go to watch their teachers work. They are learning centres, with student engagement at the forefront and personalised learning focussing the instruction on the needs of the learner. Emerging virtual reality and artificial intelligence systems will require reinvention of content delivery and leapfrog pedagogies to new frontiers of exploring and mastering ideas and knowledge. Students in this new school approach are the centre of the learning as they accomplish the syllabus in ways that work for each of them. Assessment from here will be formative and used to modify instruction to meet the needs of learners in real-time. That is equity in action with learning for all as a goal.

What is required to be successful in the innovative age?

“We need a different kind of teacher for a different kind of school.” John Fischetti

In this dynamic learning environment, a new approach to classroom and school leadership is vital. Leadership for old school approaches was primarily management with a mission statement. In new school approaches, leadership is a complex, dynamic empowerment process. The individuals who drive education forward from here—from the classroom to the school to the boardroom - will need a new set of skills to help them create the learning environments that empower every child for success and embrace the culture and expectations of the community as vital partners in the process.

When Copernicus posited, and Galileo confirmed the Sun as the centre of the solar system and that the Earth revolved around it, many learned people of the time considered this heresy. The notion that the syllabus can be accomplished by adjusting it to the passions and needs of the learners is possibly considered heresy today. To some, the idea that passion and student wellbeing help drive intellectual curiosity and lead to building cognitive capacity seems impossible at worst or unrealistic at best. However, the goal of learning for all is to design schools based upon and built around the needs of learners rather than the syllabus or the needs of adults. We are heading this direction led by great educators in Australia and around the world who have adopted promising school designs. In addition, if we stay on top of the technological advances, smart tools can help us differentiate in powerful ways. By preparing new teachers differently, we can provide a bridge from old school to new school without disruption.

When I talk to parents, they often complain that some students on some days get different assistance from their teachers, which they say is not fair. Actually, it is fair, it just isn’t equal. Equity is about giving each child what they need when they need it. With fairness one of Australia’s core values and as we collectively address the inequities of the past, new school designs may be part of our journey to fairness. All of us deserve a fair go as a child, not a predetermined norm-reference box we are put in. We can do this.

The University of Newcastle provides national and international excellence in teacher leader and school leader preparation, educational praxis and research and lifelong learning.

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Career Summary

Biography

We are transitioning from a time when the design of schooling and most formal learning in Australia and the Western world was based on success for some. The goal of learning and teaching in places called “schools” from here will be success for all. Working inside this kind of transformational school reform, revamping teacher education and rethinking leadership preparation over the past thirty-five years, Professor John Fischetti has led the School of Education at The University of Newcastle for the past five years. As Head of School of one of Australia’s largest schools of education that sits in the top 100 Schools of Education in the world as measured by the QS rankings, John and the staff are committed to partnering with schools and the community to provide helping transform learning, teaching and leading. What drew John to Newcastle more than five years ago is the relevant and exciting opportunity to be part of a Faculty who are serving a region at a significant time in its evolution from an industrial giant to an innovation age, education-based society. And the quality of teachers, leaders and the research to support both are vital for this evolution, the future success of Newcastle and all urban areas in the world.

Professor John Fischetti is the Dean of Education and Head of School at the University of Newcastle. Currently he is Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Arts. He is also currently President of the New South Wales Council of Deans of Education.

John received his doctorate in education in professional development, school reform and educational leadership for change in 1986 at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Previously he completed Master's work in Secondary Education and holds a BA in Economics and American Government from the University of Virginia. John holds his teaching certificate in secondary social studies and has taught high school history, economics and political science.

Prior to coming to Newcastle, John served as Dean and Professor of Educational Leadership at the College of Education and Human Development at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.

Research Expertise

John’s key research interests include: School Reform Preparing Leaders for New Roles/Responsibilities Secondary Teacher Education Global Educational Issues Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Technology and Education Research in Teaching and Learning. 

His work over the last 30 years focusses on rethinking pedagogy, assessment, schooling and teacher education. John’s equity-driven message is incorporated in his work with undergraduate, post-graduate and PhD students and his leadership of his School and Faculty.

Leadership Expertise

In addition to his current role as Interim Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean/Head of School at the University of Newcastle, John was previously Dean and Professor of Educational Leadership at Southeastern Louisiana University in the US. He served as Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Department Chair and Doctoral Program Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In addition we was Professor and Program Coordinator at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, as well as a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

Collaborations

John has three levels of research interests:

(1) What occurs when a teacher designs a lesson and teaches it so well that students 'get it,' master it,' or 'learn it’? ‘Where did the teacher learn how to do that? (In a university course?, by watching others? or by making it up herself?).

(2) How can school leaders and teacher educators empower more of (1)?

(3) Since society is built upon inequities both in access and opportunity for educational success, how can state/national/international leaders promote (1) and (2) without creating further achievement gaps through the establishment of elite, select or other kinds of structures that perpetuate the status quo?

Global Learning Equity Network 

In 2016, the School of Education launched the Global Learning Equity Network (GLEN) GLEN's goal is to build new international frameworks for teacher education based on combining the areas of “learning” and “equity.” Too often, these domains have been separate discourses in our programs. GLEN is developing new ways to conceive international frameworks for building learning leaders. The theme of the group is that “every child deserves the education that is right for them (him or her).”

This is a different model than in the past where teachers primarily designed lessons and structures around a didactic assumption about learning and teaching. The dynamic nature of learning in the innovation age requires a new approach to preparing teachers. What we need is a different kind of teacher for a different kind of school.

Big Picture Graduation Portfolio Project

The University of Newcastle is pioneering and helping 13 Universities in Australia lead the way by piloting a new route to university – the Big Picture Graduation Portfolio - and is into its third year of accepting selected students into tertiary studies based on their portfolio of learning mapped to national frameworks of learning, rather than an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking).


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Education, University of Massachusetts
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia - USA

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Curriculum
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Equity
  • Learning education
  • Pedagogy
  • Professional development
  • School Administration
  • School reform
  • Secondary school teacher education
  • Teacher education
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Technology and Education
  • educational policy and practice
  • interdisciplinary teaching
  • pedagogy
  • professional development
  • teacher dispositions
  • teacher/school accountability

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130106 Secondary Education 50
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2013 Membership - Louisiana Believes Advisory Committee Louisiana Believes Advisory Committee
United States
1/01/2012 - 1/06/2013 Dean Southeastern Louisiana University
College of Education and Human Development
United States
1/01/2012 - 1/06/2013 Dean and Professor of Educational Leadership Southeastern Louisiana University
College of Education and Human Development
United States
1/01/2008 -  Editorial Board - Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research
Australia
1/07/2007 - 1/12/2011 Professor University of North Carolina Wilmington
Department of Education Leadership; Watson School of Education
United States
1/01/2006 - 31/12/2011 Editor - Journal of Effective Teaching Journal of Effective Teaching
Australia
1/07/2001 - 1/06/2007 Inaugural Chair University of North Carolina Wilmington
Department of Education Leadership; Watson School of Education
United States
1/07/2001 - 1/06/2007 Professor and Chair University of North Carolina Wilmington
Department of Education Leadership; Watson School of Education
United States
1/07/1998 - 1/05/2001 Professor University of Louisville, Kentucky
Secondary Education
United States
1/01/1995 -  Editorial Board - National Board of Reviewers, Journal of Teacher Education, AACTE National Board of Reviewers, Journal of Teacher Education, AACTE
Australia
1/07/1988 - 1/06/2001 Professor University of Louisville, Kentucky
Secondary Education
United States
1/01/1987 - 1/06/1987 Consultant Uganda Higher Education
Uganda
1/09/1986 - 1/06/1987 Accreditation Assistant University of Massachusetts, Amherst
School of Education
United States
1/01/1986 - 1/12/1986 Conference Coordinator

Building a New Profession:  A Teachers'  Working Conference.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
United States
1/09/1985 - 1/07/1988 Assistant Professor & Administrative Coordinator

Math English Science Technology Education Project (MESTEP).

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
United States
1/06/1985 - 1/08/1985 Program Development/Grants Officer University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Division of Continuing Education
United States
1/07/1984 - 1/06/1985 On-Site Director Boston Secondary Schools Project
United States
1/06/1984 - 1/12/1984 Research Assistant University of Massachusetts, Amherst
School of Education
United States
1/06/1984 - 1/08/1984 Instructor University of Massachusetts, Amherst
School of Education
United States
1/09/1983 - 1/08/1995 Teaching Assistant University of Massachusetts, Amherst
School of Education
United States
1/09/1982 - 1/11/1982 Instructor University of Massachusetts, Amherst
School of Education
United States
1/03/1982 - 1/08/1982 Teaching Assistant Old Dominion University, Virginia.
United States
1/01/1982 - 1/07/1984 Graduate Research Assistant Boston Secondary Schools Project
Boston Secondary Schools Project
United States
1/07/1981 - 1/06/1982 Graduate Research & Administrative Assistant University of Virginia
United States
1/07/1980 - 1/06/1981 Receiving Coordinator University of Virginia
Newcomb Hall Bookstore
United States

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2014 -  Membership - Australian Association for Research in Education Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
1/01/2014 -  Membership - NSW Council of Deans of Education NSW Council of Deans of Education
Australia
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2013 Membership - SACS QEP Planning Team SACS QEP Planning Team
Australia
1/01/2012 - 31/12/2012 Membership - Department of Education Race to the Top grant awards, Washington, D.C. Department of Education Race to the Top grant awards, Washington, D.C.
United States
1/01/2011 - 31/12/2013 Membership - Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE) Standards Revision Task Force Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE) Standards Revision Task Force
Australia
1/01/2010 - 31/12/2013 Membership - CREATE, Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teacher Effectiveness (President-Elect, 2014) CREATE, Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teacher Effectiveness (President-Elect, 2014)
Australia
1/01/2010 - 31/12/2013 Membership - School Turnaround and Reform SIG, AERA School Turnaround and Reform SIG, AERA
United States
1/01/2009 - 31/12/2011 Membership - New Hanover County Public Schools Strategic Planning Committee New Hanover County Public Schools Strategic Planning Committee
Australia
1/01/2008 - 31/12/2011 Membership - UNCW Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Committee UNCW Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Committee
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Membership - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
United States
1/01/2007 - 31/12/2007 Membership - NC DPI/NCATE accreditation team for NC State University NC DPI/NCATE accreditation team for NC State University
United States
1/01/2006 - 31/12/2013 Membership - Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Board Center for Teaching Excellence Advisory Board
Australia
1/01/2005 - 31/12/2011 Membership - Faculty Senate Budget Committee Faculty Senate Budget Committee
Australia
1/01/2003 - 31/12/2008 Membership - State Evaluation Committee, NC State Evaluation Committee, NC
United States
1/01/1992 -  Membership - American Educational Research Association (AERA) American Educational Research Association (AERA)
United States

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1982 - 1/12/1982 Counselor Hope House Foundation, Virginia
United States
1/01/1980 - 1/06/1980 VISTA Volunteer Haitian Refugee Center
Haitian Refugee Center
United States

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/1983 - 1/06/1984 Teacher and Coordinator University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Division of Continuing Education
United States
1/07/1983 - 1/06/1984 Teacher and Coordinator University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Division of Continuing Education
United States
1/07/1982 - 1/06/2013 High School Teacher Schools in Massachusetts & Kentucky
United States

Awards

Distinction

Year Award
2001 Golden Apple Award
Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA)

Recognition

Year Award
2010 The John Fischetti Global Achievement Award
University of North Carolina Wilmington
2009 Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award
University of North Carolina Wilmington
2001 Millennium Maker
Jefferson County (Kentucky)
1997 University of Louisville Distinguished Teaching Award
University of Louisville, Kentucky

Invitations

External Reviewer - Departments

Year Title / Rationale
2009 Reviewer
Organisation: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Description: Reviewer of STAR proposals for the Department of Education.

External Reviewer - Programs

Year Title / Rationale
2009 State reviewer
Organisation: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Description: State reviewer for new teacher education programs for North Carolina Department of Public Instruction reviewed 26 proposals in middle and high school social studies.

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2011 Keynote Presenter
Organisation: Regional Conference of School Partners on Future of Education in North Carolina Description: Keynote Presenter, Regional Conference of School Partners on Future of Education in North Carolina
1997 Keynote Presenter
Organisation: Jefferson County High School Institute Description: Keynote Presenter, Jefferson County High School Institute. Topic: High Schools For the 21st Century.

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2011 Convocation Speaker, UNCW Fall Convocation
Organisation: University of North Carolina Wilmington Description: selected by students
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Publications

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


Chapter (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Fischetti JC, Imig S, 'Bringing the ¿Good¿: The Urgency of Remarkable School Leadership in Disruptive Times', Research-based Instructional Practices of Effective Principals, Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, North Carolina (2018)
Co-authors Scott Imig
2018 Vergnasi MR, Fischetti JC, Smith M, 'Analytics Framework for K-12 School Systems', Data Leadership for K-12 Schools in a Time of Accountability, IGI Global, USA 206-233 (2018) [B1]
DOI 10.4018/978-1-5225-3188-3.ch011
Co-authors Maxwell Smith
2016 Fischetti JC, 'Reframing Teacher Education for Learning Equity', The Australian Dyslexia Learning Difference Handbook, The Australian Dyslexia Learning Differences Handbook, New South Wales, Australia 125-131 (2016)
2015 Fischetti JC, Kirylo JD, 'The looting of the American dream: The Post-Katrina rubble of public education in Louisiana', Only in New Orleans: School Choice and Equity Post-Hurricane Katrina, Sense, Rotterdam 277-284 (2015) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-94-6300-100-7_16
2015 Fischetti JC, Fischetti DL, 'The Green Schooling of America: Emerging Research on Student Learning', Marketing the Green School: Form, Function, and the Future, IGI Global, Hershey, PA 15-24 (2015) [B1]
DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-6312-1
2014 Fischetti JC, Fischetti DL, 'The green schooling of America: Emerging research on student learning', Marketing the Green School: Form, Function, and the Future 15-24 (2014)

© 2015 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. The potential of green schools to improve student learning shows real promise. The continued focus on green school buildings, coupled wi... [more]

© 2015 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. The potential of green schools to improve student learning shows real promise. The continued focus on green school buildings, coupled with attention to healthy diets and healthy living habits, can only help students perform at their best. This chapter details the emerging knowledge base connecting the green schools movement and student learning. The authors share the early indicators, promising potential, and limitations of research related to green schools, and the links to student learning, teacher grades, state assessments, and children's overall health and well-being.

DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-6312-1.ch002
2014 Fischetti JC, 'The Student Engagement Paradox', Best Practices in University Teaching, UNCW Center for Teaching Excellence, Wilmington, NC US 65-73 (2014) [B2]
2013 Fischetti JC, Dlamini B, 'Joe L. Kincheloe: With liberty and justice for all', A critical pedagogy of resistance: 34 critical pedagogues we need to know, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 85-88 (2013) [B1]
2013 Fischetti JC, 'W.E.B. Du Bois: The roots of critical race theory', A critical pedagogy of resistance: 34 critical pedagogues we need to know, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 33-36 (2013) [B1]
2010 Fischetti JC, Imig S, Ndoye A, Smith R, 'Finding a tipping point', Teaching As a Moral Practice, Harvard Education Press, Cambridge, MA 141-162 (2010) [B1]
2002 Fischetti JC, Larson A, 'How an integrated unit increased student achievement in a high school PDS', Forging Alliances in Community and Thought, Information Age Publishing, Inc., Greenwich, CT 257-258 (2002) [B1]
1997 Lyons N, Stroble B, Fischetti JC, 'The idea of a university in an age of school reform: The shaping force of professional development schools', Professional development schools: Policies, practices, and politics, Teachers College Press, New York (1997) [B1]
1995 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, 'Foxfire and teacher preparation: Practising what we teach', Changing Times in Teacher Education, Falmer Press, London (1995) [B1]
1990 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, 'A second career program utilizing part-time teaching positions', Technical talent from the military and industry, Monograph of the proceedings of the National Executive Service Corps conference, New York . (1990) [B2]
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Journal article (43 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Sellars M, Fakirmohammad R, Fischetti JC, Bui T, Niyozov S, Reynolds RM, et al., 'Conversations on Critical Thinking: Can Critical Thinking Find Its Way Forward as the Skill Set and Mindset of the Century?', Education Sciences, 8 205-205 (2018)
DOI 10.3390/educsci8040205
Co-authors Ruth Reynolds, Nisha Thapliyal, Maura Sellars
2018 Fischetti JC, 'Reframing Teacher Education for Learning Equity', Peabody Journal of Education, 267-271 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/0161956X.2018.1469228
2018 Fischetti J, Lynch D, 'Rethinking the Frameworks that Guide Teacher Education', Peabody Journal of Education, 93 265-266 (2018)
DOI 10.1080/0161956X.2018.1452450
2017 Lloyd A, Smith M, Dempsey I, Fischetti J, Amos K, 'Short- and medium-term impacts of the Just Like You disability awareness program: A quasi-experimental comparison of alternative forms of program delivery in New South Wales¿ primary schools', Australian Journal of Education, 61 288-304 (2017) [C1]

© 2017, © Australian Council for Educational Research 2017. Given the demands for inclusive and more equitable education, this evaluation compared two versions of the Just Like Yo... [more]

© 2017, © Australian Council for Educational Research 2017. Given the demands for inclusive and more equitable education, this evaluation compared two versions of the Just Like You disability awareness program delivered in primary schools in New South Wales, Australia, by Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Participants included 297 students from three schools in the Hunter region in the established program and 327 students from four schools in the Sydney region in the newer version of the program. Compared with the established program, the new format comprised a single presenter with a disability, two shorter sessions (rather than one long session) delivered at least one week apart, revised content mapped to the Australian rather than the NSW curriculum and a non-compulsory ¿homework¿ activity offered at the discretion of the presenter. Longitudinal data included three successive administrations (i.e. pre-test, post-test and delayed follow-up) of the Chedoke-McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps scale. Quasi-experimental comparisons produced intake-adjusted effect sizes favouring the newer program over the established program both in terms of post-test (d = 0.47) and delayed follow-up (d = 0.42) Chedoke-McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps scores. The program evaluation demonstrated the efficacy and sustainability of effects in this short-term focussed disability awareness intervention, with the newer version producing greater improvements in student attitudinal change towards people with a disability than the established version.

DOI 10.1177/0004944117730649
Co-authors Maxwell Smith, Adam Lloyd
2015 Fischetti J, Imig S, 'Why is being a school principal one of the most dangerous jobs in the country?', The Conversation, (2015) [O1]
Co-authors Scott Imig
2014 Munoz M, Fischetti JC, Prather J, 'An early college initiative in an urban, high-poverty high school: first-year effects on student achievement and non-academic indicators', Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), 19 36-52 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10824669.2014.927746
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Fischetti JC, Kirylo JD, 'The Looting of the American Dream: the post-Katrina rubble of public education in Louisiana', Policy Futures in Education, 12 1064-1069 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.2304/pfie.2014.12.8.1064
2014 Fischetti JC, 'Issues in Education: The Rubber Duckies Are Here: Five Trends Affecting Public Education Around the World', Childhood Education, 90 316-318 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/00094056.2014.937309
2013 Gates L, Fischetti JC, Moody A, 'Implementing and monitoring the response to intervention process: The special educator perspective', Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, Winter 2013 20-47 (2013) [C1]
2013 Fischetti JC, Schilchting K, Williams J, 'The common core may not be for the common good: A whole-child approach to school improvement', Journal of Teaching, Learning, and Research in Educational Leadership, 4 Online (2013) [C2]
2013 Fischetti JC, 'Issues in Education: Last Stand for Teacher Education', Childhood Education, 89 40-41 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1080/00094056.2013.757523
2012 Lemon D, Fischetti JC, 'Five factors that contribute to the success of middle grades math teachers in North Carolina¿'s most challenging schools', North Carolina Middle School Journal, 26 1-16 (2012) [C3]
2012 Smith R, Fischetti J, Fort D, Gurley T, Kelly M, 'From the Margins to the Mainstream: Potential Impact of Early Colleges on Traditional High Schools', EDUCATIONAL FORUM, 76 383-394 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00131725.2012.682641
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2011 Fischetti J, MacKain S, Smith R, 'Mr Watson, come here...: The performance of early college students in their first year at the university and the challenge to P-16 education', IMPROVING SCHOOLS, 14 48-64 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1365480211398232
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1
2010 Fischetti JC, Smith R, 'Introduction to the special issue on transforming the American high school: The premise and promise of small learning communities', Peabody Journal of Education: Issues of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Special Edition, 85 259-263 (2010) [C3]
2010 Fischetti JC, Smith R, 'Transforming the American high school: The premise and promise of small learning communities', The Peabody Journal, Special Edition, 85 (2010) [C1]
2009 Coleman H, Fischetti JC, 'A report card to evaluate educational capacity', Educational Horizons, 87 246-259 (2009) [C1]
2007 Fischetti JC, Coleman H, 'The loophole generation', Innovate: Journal of Online Education, 4 (2007) [C1]
2005 Fischetti JC, 'Supporting technology innovation and scholarship: A department chair's perspective', Academic Leader, 21 4-5 (2005) [C1]
2005 Fischetti JC, Summerville J, 'How to foil cyberbullies', Chronicle of Higher Education, 51 B36-B37 (2005) [C3]
2003 Fischetti JC, Hohmann M, 'Simple questions and straightforward data to enhance student success', CREATE, 7 4 (2003) [C3]
2001 Fischetti JC, Stroble E, Gaus D, Kyle D, Duckworth K, Larson A, 'Using temporary structures to guide innovation at the University of Louisville: Preparing classroom leaders to support school renewal', In Our Own Words, 54-67 (2001) [C3]
1999 Fischetti JC, 'A new Kentucky reality: It is possible to fulfill vision of education for all', Kentucky Journal, February/March 5 (1999) [C3]
1999 Fischetti JC, Abma S, Larson A, 'The purpose of a PDS is to make a difference: Ten years of a high school/university partnership', Peabody Journal of Education, 74 254-262 (1999) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/0161956X.1999.9681921
1999 Fischetti JC, Garrett L, Gilbert J, Johnson S, Johnston P, Larson A, et al., 'This just makes sense: Yearlong experiences in a high school professional development school', Peabody Journal of Education, 74 310-318 (1999) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/0161956X.1999.9681928
1999 Fischetti JC, Hovda R, Kyle D, Stroble B, 'Professional development schools: Historical context, changing practices and emerging issues (Guest Editors)', Peabody Journal of Education, 74 (1999) [C3]
1996 Dittmer A, Fischetti JC, 'A no-recipe approach to PDS', Contemporary Education, 67 221-229 (1996) [C1]
1996 Metcalf-Turner P, Fischetti JC, 'Professional development schools: persisting questions and lessons learned', Journal of Teacher Education, 47 292-299 (1996) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 11
1996 Wells R, Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, 'Service learning in teacher education', KBEA Journal, Spring 1996 9-10 (1996) [C1]
1996 Fischetti JC, 'Professional development schools: practices, problems and responsibilities', Metropolitan Universities, 6 123-138 (1996) [C1]
1996 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, Kyle D, 'Shifting paradigms: Emerging issues for educational policy and practice', The Teacher Educator, 31 189-201 (1996) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
1993 Dittmer A, Fischetti J, Kyle DW, 'Constructivist teaching and student empowerment: Educational equity through school reform', Equity and Excellence in Education, 26 40-45 (1993)
DOI 10.1080/1066568930260107
Citations Scopus - 9
1993 Dittmer A, Fischetti J, Wells Kyle D, 'Constructivist teaching and student empowerment: Educational equity through school reform', Equity and Excellence in Education, 26 40-41 (1993)
DOI 10.1080/1066568930260307
1993 Fischetti J, Dittmer A, Hohmann M, 'Overcoming friendly fire: Restructuring high schools', Equity and Excellence in Education, 26 60-64 (1993)
DOI 10.1080/1066568930260312
1993 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, Kyle D, 'Constructivist teaching and student empowerment', Equity and Excellence in Education, 26 40-45 (1993) [C1]
1993 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, Hohmann M, 'Overcoming friendly fire: Restructuring high schools to meet the needs of all students', Equity and Excellence in Education, 26 60-64 (1993) [C1]
1993 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, 'Special Issue of Kentucky', Equity and Excellence in Education, 26 Guest Editor (1993) [C6]
1990 Maloy R, Jones B, Clark R, Fischetti JC, 'Sustaining interactive partnerships', Contemporary Education, 61 119-124 (1990) [C1]
1990 Fischetti JC, 'The vocational/academic paradox: Who is really at risk?', The Network, Spring 1990 . (1990) [C3]
1989 Fischetti JC, Maloy R, Heffley J, 'Undergraduates Tutoring in Secondary Schools: Collaborative Opportunities for Teacher Education.', Action in Teacher Education, 10 9-14 (1989) [C1]
1987 CLARK RJ, FISCHETTI JC, 'CANDIDATE SELECTION IN A 5TH YEAR TEACHER-EDUCATION RECRUITMENT MODEL - A MULTISTAGE PARTNERSHIP APPROACH', JOURNAL OF TEACHER EDUCATION, 38 26-30 (1987) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/002248718703800207
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
1985 Maloy R, Fischetti JC, 'The work of school improvement teams: A qualitative perspective', Educational Horizons, 63 164-168 (1985) [C1]
1985 Fischetti JC, Allen D, '3 R's don't make a write: TRUST as a framework of basic skills', Workplace Democracy, 11 14-24 (1985) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Fischetti JC, 'Educational leadership: building bridges among ideas, schools and nations (2016)
DOI 10.1080/00220620.2015.1034581

Conference (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Coleman H, Fischetti JC, 'A report card to evaluate educational capacity', CREATE 2007, . (2007) [E3]
1990 Fischetti JC, Aaronsohn E, 'Cooperation Starts Inside Schools of Education: Teacher Educators as Collaborators', Teacher Education Monograph number 10, Anaheim, CA (1990) [E3]
1989 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, Ochs V, Clark R, 'The Summer Experiences of Two Model School/University Teacher Education Partnerships', ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Anaheim, CA (1989) [E3]
1987 Fischetti JC, Dandridge W, 'Building a new profession: A teachers' working conference', The Massachusetts Field Center for Teaching and Learning, . (1987) [E3]
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2003 Fischetti JC, Sherrill D, 'Incorporating ExamView into our Methods Classes (invited)', ExamView Newsletter Winter 2004 ( pp.Online): ExamView (2003) [O1]

Report (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Gruppetta M, Southgate E, Ober R, Cameron L, Fischetti J, Thunig A, et al., 'Yarning the way: The role of Indigenous education paraprofessionals in guiding the post-school transitions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth', Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 17 (2018)
Co-authors Maree Gruppetta, Erica Southgate
1995 Fischetti JC, et al, 'Assessing the impact of high school restructuring in Kentucky', The Kentucky Institute for Education Research, Frankfort, KY (1995) [R1]
1995 Simpson K, Dittmer A, Fischetti JC, Lowe M, Sandidge R, Stroble E, 'The status of the Kentucky secondary school', The University of Kentucky and University of Louisville Joint Center for the Study of Educational Policy , Lexington, KY (1995) [R1]
1994 Fischetti JC, Dittmer A, 'Restructuring high schools to meet the needs of all students', University of Kentucky/ University of Louisville Joint Center for the Study of Education Policy, . (1994) [R1]
1993 Fischetti JC, 'The task force on high school restructuring final report', Kentucky Department of Education, Frankfort, KY (1993) [R1]
1992 Kyle D, Dittmer A, Fischetti JC, Portes P, 'Aligning the Kentucky teacher internship program with the Kentucky education reform act', Kentucky Department of Education, Frankfort, KY (1992) [R1]
1984 Allen D, Fischetti JC, Maloy R, 'Considerations on the establishment of a New Jersey teacher academy: A teacher preparation/teacher renewal alternative', State of New Jersey Commission to Improve Teacher Education for in-state use (1984) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 12
Total funding $378,799

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20182 grants / $31,500

Building Principal Capacity$27,000

Funding body: Office of Catholic Schools

Funding body Office of Catholic Schools
Project Team

Dr Scott Imig

Scheme Building Principal Capacity
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Research Consultancy$4,500

Funding body: Trinity Bay State High School

Funding body Trinity Bay State High School
Project Team Professor John Fischetti
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701637
Type Of Funding C2220 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Other
Category 2220
UON Y

20178 grants / $193,768

Girls in Maths$116,249

Funding body: Margaret Bowers Estate

Funding body Margaret Bowers Estate
Project Team Laureate Professor Jennifer Gore, Professor John Fischetti, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez, Doctor Adam Lloyd, Doctor Leanne Fray
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1700309
Type Of Funding C3120 - Aust Philanthropy
Category 3120
UON Y

Assessment for Graduate Teaching (AfGT)$27,660

Funding body: Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

Funding body Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
Project Team Laureate Professor Jennifer Gore, Professor John Fischetti, Doctor Jess Harris, Doctor Drew Miller, Associate Professor Robert Parkes, Mr Rob Metcalfe, Associate Professor Larissa Mclean Davies
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701198
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

Effectiveness of Systems and Environment in Meeting Student Needs$14,795

Funding body: Catholic Schools Office - Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Funding body Catholic Schools Office - Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Fischetti
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700496
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

TeachLive Implementation Research Consultancy$14,000

Funding body: Teachers Mutual Bank

Funding body Teachers Mutual Bank
Project Team Professor John Fischetti
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1700549
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

Supporting School-based Higher Degree Research Cohorts as Professional Learning - Research Consultancy$13,636

Funding body: Knox Grammer School

Funding body Knox Grammer School
Project Team Associate Professor Kylie Shaw, Professor John Fischetti
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701137
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

Educational futures: exploring emerging educational models in regional NSW and their impact upon student engagement and access to higher education$3,728

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Penny Jane Burke, Professor John Fischetti, Doctor Matthew Bunn, Mr Matt Lumb
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701351
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Research Supporting School Transformation and Community Engagement$2,200

Funding body: St Ignatius School

Funding body St Ignatius School
Project Team Professor John Fischetti
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700709
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

Using Research to Impact Transformation in Australian Independent Schools$1,500

Funding body: Association of Independent Schools

Funding body Association of Independent Schools
Project Team Professor John Fischetti
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701374
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

20161 grants / $143,531

Yarning the way: The role of Indigenous education paraprofessionals in guiding the post-school educational pathways of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island youth$143,531

Funding body: Department of Education

Funding body Department of Education
Project Team Associate Professor Maree Gruppetta, Associate Professor Erica Southgate, Professor John Fischetti, Dr Sandy O'Sullivan, Dr Eva McRae-Williams, Dr Peter Stephenson, Professor Liz Cameron, Glenn Auld
Scheme Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600147
Type Of Funding C2110 - Aust Commonwealth - Own Purpose
Category 2110
UON Y

20151 grants / $10,000

Evaluation of the Just Like You disability awareness program in NSW Schools$10,000

Funding body: Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Funding body Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Project Team Professor Max Smith, Professor John Fischetti, Conjoint Associate Professor Ian Dempsey, Doctor Adam Lloyd
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500678
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed5
Current27

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 Masters A Study of the Policies and Practices with Regard to International Students with Higher Education in Australia, the Degree to which these Enhance Students' University Experience and the Possibilities for Improved Practice M Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD The Controversy Behind the Safe Schools Program: Exploring How LGBTI Students are Supported Within Select Schools Across NSW PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Recognising and Responding to the Role of Wellbeing as a Means of Supporting Improvement in Teaching and Learning - Putting the Well, Back into Our Being PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD The Correlation of School Leadership Behaviours with Student Educational and Career Aspirations PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD A Study of Improving Quality Teaching and Student Learning in Arts-based Subjects at Knox Grammar School Through the Implementation of a New Professional Learning Model PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Supporting Students in Blended Learning: The Forgotten Element PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD An Analysis of Contemporary Prep Practices of Australian Girls Boarding Schools in Years Seven to Ten. How Do the Constraints of Environment, Supervision and Timing of Prep Correlate to the Learning Styles of Boarding Students? PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Teachers' Leadership in the Use of Information and Communication Technology Within Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education: An Exploration of an e-Learning Framework to Enrich Student Learning Achievement and Social Development PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Aiming for Teacher and Student Excellence: The Confluence Between Professional Learning, Curriculum and Teacher and Student Performance PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD The Stories Behind the Figures: Successes Occurring for Enabling Students That the Data isn't Showing. Is it Time to Revisit the Definition of 'Success' in Higher Education to be More Inclusive? PhD (Sociology & Anthropology), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Community Participation in Managing Marginalised Public Schools as an Implementation of Education Policy: A Study to Identify Patterns of Student Engagement/Achievement/Motivation Over Time and at Different Stages in Primary School High School and Beyond PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 Masters Education for Learning Equity: Interventions to Support Student Reengagement in High School Education in the Innovation Age M Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD An Evaluation of 'Best Practice' Models of Improving Resilience and Well-being in Adolescents PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD A Study of Australian Secondary School Teachers Implementing the New Digital Technologies Curriculum PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD Translating Australian special education policy into inclusive practice PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Children's Development of Strategising and Positive Dispositions in Music and Mathematics: Implications for Learning in the Primary Classroom PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Information & Communication Technology Integration in Bangladeshi Schools: Case Studies of Government Primary Schools PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Perceptions of Vietnamese Teachers Towards Incorporating Dialectical Thinking: A Transformational Model of Curriculum and Pedagogy PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD ICT and Leadership Among Secondary School Principals in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD To study the Feasibility of Alternative Models to support School Education in the 21st Century: Possible ways forward using business model thinking PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD The influence of a secondary education in enabling success and its perceptions among Singapore's achievers. PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Assessing EFL Speaking Skills in Vietnamese Tertiary Education PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Negotiating the Labyrinth: Female Executives in Higher Education Leadership in Vietnam and Australia PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD "What if Compulsory Education was a 21st Century Invention" - Schooling Scenarios of the Future through a Counter-Factual Analysis. PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD A Study of First-Year Retention and Engagement in a Health and Physical Education Teacher Preparation Program PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD A Study in the Teaching of Drama and Theatre Studies in the Australian Secondary Curriculum PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2008 PhD A Pedagogy for Pacific Communities in Relation to Domestic Violence PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD School Leaders' Perceptions of the Drivers and Impediments to Site-Based Innovation PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD A Habermasian Analysis of Arab-West Inter-Governmental and Inter-Ambassadorial Relations: Implications for Western Diplomatic Training PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD The Potential of Education to Empower: The Perceptions of Ethnic Minority Women in Vietnam PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 Masters The Impact Strategy Instruction has on Children with a Deficit in the Phonological Loop of Working Memory and a Reading Disability M Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD The Trajectory of Universal Primary Education and Educational Decentralization in Tanzania 1961-2015: A Nyererean Perspective PhD (Education), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
United States 11
Australia 8
Kenya 1
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Professor John Fischetti

Position

Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor
School of Education, Faculty of Education and Arts
Office PVC - Education and Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email john.fischetti@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 4921 6864
Link Personal Blogs

Office

Room HA 78
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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