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2017 Conference - Hotel Realm, Canberra ACT

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Ms Linda Burney MP giving a welcome address

More than 850 delegates enjoyed the 2017 Conference in Canberra. 

Linda was elected federal member for Barton in 2016, following a 14-year career in the NSW Parliament as Member for Canterbury. During her state political career she served as minister in a number of senior portfolios including as minister for Community Services and later as Deputy Leader of the Opposition. Following her election to the Federal House of Representatives she was immediately appointed as Shadow Minister for Human Services.

As a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation, Linda was the first Aboriginal person to be elected to the NSW Parliament and the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the Australian House of Representatives. Linda’s commitment to Indigenous issues spans more than 30 years. She began her career as a teacher in western Sydney and then as an education bureaucrat before being appointed Director General of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs in 2000. Charles Sturt University awarded her, its first Aboriginal graduate, an Honorary Doctorate in Education in 2002.

Linda has a long-held commitment to the prevention of domestic violence and family violence and has detailed publicly her personal experience with it. Linda has held senior positions in the non-government sector serving on a number of Boards including the SBS, the NSW Anti-Discrimination Board, and the NSW Board of Studies.

Keynote Speaker Yvette Taylor

Dangerous Education: The occupational hazards of teaching queerly

Yvette Taylor is Professor of Education at the University of Strathclyde. She has obtained a wide variety of funding, including ESRC projects ‘From the Coal Face to the Car Park? Gender and Class in the North East of England’ (2007-2009), ‘Making Space for Queer Identifying Religious Youth’ (2011-2013) and British Academy mid-career fellowship ‘Critical Terrain: Dividing Lines and Lives’ (2013-2014).

Yvette has published four sole-authored books: Working-Class Lesbian Life (2007); Lesbian and Gay Parenting (2009); Fitting Into Place? Class and Gender Geographies and Temporalities (2012) and Making Space for Queer Identifying Religious Youth (2015). Edited titles include Educational Diversity: the Subject of Difference and Different Subjects (2012) and The Entrepreneurial University. Public Engagements, Intersecting Impacts (2014).

Yvette edits the Palgrave Gender and Education Series and co-edits the Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities Series.

Keynote Speaker Yvette Taylor

Keynote Speaker Nerida Blair

Researching and storying in the in-between space: people not politics

Nerida was born in the Kulin Nation, lives in Darkinjung Country and works in Cammeraygal Country. She is the National Director of Indigenous Education for the Faculty of Education and Arts, the Australian Catholic University. She has spent three decades working in higher education institutions in New South Wales and Victoria and over one decade in the Public Service Canberra, Department of Education and Department of Foreign Affairs and with the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in Sydney.

Her research interests include Indigenous Knowings and Indigenous research methodologies. Researching in culturally relevant and appropriate ways and contexts is a focus of her interests. She recently published a book entitled ‘Privileging Australian Indigenous Knowings: sweet potatoes, spiders, waterlilys & brick walls’ by Common Ground Press, USA that draws on these interests.

Education is Ned’s passion and she believes education is the most powerful tool that we as Indigenous peoples have to fully engage in a safe and fulfilling lifestyle: education that is participatory, imagined, creative, holistic, sensual and story-based.

Keynote Speaker Nerida Blair

Keynote Speaker Greg Noble

Doing diversity differently: multicultural education for a culturally complex world

Greg Noble is Professor at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. Greg has been involved in research in multiculturalism and education for thirty years. His interests have centred around the relations between youth, ethnicity, gender and schooling, as well as on broader issues of migration and intercultural relations, with a particular focus on the Lebanese diaspora.

He has published seven books: Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct (2014), Disposed to Learn (2013), On Being Lebanese in Australia (2010), Lines in the Sand (2009), Bin Laden in the Suburbs (2004), Kebabs, Kids, Cops and Crime (2000) and Cultures of Schooling (1990). His latest book – Multicultural Education for a Culturally Complex World: Doing Diversity Differently, with Megan Watkins – will be out in 2018.

He has also worked with many community and government organisations, including the NSW Department of Education, the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) and the Human Rights Commission.

Keynote Speaker Greg Noble

To view the Radford Lecture from Margaret Somerville

The Preconference PGS/ECR workshop



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Peter Anderson Monash University

New challenges and opportunities for Indigenous education and research in the post-imperial world

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Becky Francis UCL-Institute of Education (IOE)

The hegemony and consequences of segregation by attainment in schooling,

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Jenny Gore University of Newcastle

Reconciling educational research traditions

AARE Presidential Address

Martin Mills University of Queensland

Educational research that has an impact: ‘Be realistic, demand the impossible’

Research in Education Network Presentation

Angela Ferguson, Department of Education and Training, Queensland Liliana Ructtinger and Rob Stevens, Department of Education, NSW Shani Prendergast, Catholic Education Melbourne Tiffany Roos, Association of Independent Schools, NSW Zoran Endekov, Departm

Enhancing the educational research-practice nexus 


AARE 2016 REN research paper

2016 PGS and ECR Workshop


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Dr Lyn Henderson Yates

Knowledge, Identity and the Doctoral Phase: Science Knowledge and science careers today

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Professor Deevia Bhana

Gender and childhood sexualities in the South: agency and vulnerability


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Elizabeth Adams St.Pierre

Post Qualitative Inquiry

PowerPoint presentation

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David Hogan

“East Asian” Pedagogy and Metaphysical Anxiety: Whence Singapore? Whither Australia?

PowerPoint presentation

NZARE Herbison

Graham Smith

Transforming Research: The Emerging Kaupapa Māori Research Context in Aotearoa / NZ

Paper from presentation


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Ian Buchanan and Taylor Webb


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David Berliner