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Radford Lecture

Since 1978 one of the plenary lectures given at each AARE annual conference has been designated the Radford Lecture, as a memorial to the late, distinguished educationist Dr William (Bill) Radford. Each year's Lecturer is a distinguished figure in an area relevant to educational research, who is especially invited by the Association to give the Lecture. The conference each year makes a presentation to the Radford Lecturer, and since 1984 the Lecture has been subsequently published in The Australian Educational Researcher.  Ensure you are logged in as an AARE member to be taken directly to the papers on the Springer website via the links below.


Radford Lecture Presenters:

2016

Professor Jenny Gore - Reconciling educational research traditions. Video link 

2015

Professor Barbara Comber - Poverty, place and pedagogy in education: research stories from front-line workers. Video link

2014

Professor Teri Seddon - Navigating 21st Century Contexts: Reflections on education and knowledge-authority orders. Video link

2013

Professor Jill Blackmore - 'Cultural and gender politics in Australian education and the 'fragile project' of critical educational research' - Video Link

2012

Professor Alan Reid - 'Renewing the public: The role of research in education' - Video Link

2011

Professor Lyn Yates - 'My School, My University, My Country, My World, My Google, Myself ...'

2010 

Professor Bob Lingard - 'Policy as numbers: Ac/counting for educational research' - Audio Link

2009

Professor Bill Green - 'The (im)possibility of the Project'

2008 

Professor Bernadette Baker - 'The Globe, the Unconscious and the Child'

2007 

Professor Jane Kenway - 'Ghosts of School Curricula: Past Present and Future'

2006 

Professor Fazal Rizvi - 'Educational Research and its Publics'

2005 

Professor Mary Kalantzis - 'Elements of a Science of Education'

2004 

Professor Richard Teese - 'Class War and a War on Class: The Two faces of Neo-conservative research in the Australian media'

2003 

Dr Simon Marginson - 'National and Global Competition in Higher Education'

2002

Professor Alan Luke - 'After the Marketplace: Evidence, Social Science and Educational Research'

2001

Professor Sue Willis - 'Crossing Borders: Learning to Count'

2000 

Professor Stephen Kemmis'Educational research and evaluation: Opening communicative space'

1999 

Ms Lyndsay Connors - 'Schools in Australia: A Hard Act to Follow'

1998 

Dr Marjorie Theobald - 'Teaching and its Discontents: In Search of a Golden Past'

1997 

Professor Pam Gilbert - 'Gender and schooling in New Times: The challenge of boys and literacy'

1996 

Professor Paige Porter - 'Educational Research in Australia: Indigenous or Exotic? The Case for the Indigenous'

1995 

Dr Bob Bessant - 'Lessons From the Past. Lessons For the Future'

1994 

Professor Michael Dunkin - 'Synthesising Research in Education: A Case Study of Getting it Wrong'

1993 

Professor John Biggs - 'What are Effective Schools? Lessons from East and West'

1992 

Professor Millicent Poole - 'The Patterning and Positioning of Educational Research'

1991 

Professor Peter Fensham - 'Commonsense Knowledge: A Challenge to Research'

1990 

Dr Don Anderson - 'Universities and the Professions'

1989 

Professor Brian Crittenden - 'Policy Making in Education: The Role of Academics'

1988 

Professor Richard Selleck - 'The Manchester Statistical Society and the Foundation of Social Science Research'

1987 

Dr Cyril Beeby - 'Educational Research and the Making of Policy'

1986 

Professor Malcolm Skilbeck - 'The School and the New Techno-Industrial Society in OECD Countries'

1985 

Mr Robert Vickery - 'Educational Policy and Educational Research: A Personal Perspective on the 1980s'

1984 

Professor Donald Spearritt - 'Approaches to the Education of 16 to 18 Year-Olds'

1983 

Professor Barry McGaw - 'The Aquisition of Skill in Problem Solving'

1982 

Professor Jack Campbell - 'Towards Intervening More Effectively in Educational Matters'

1981 

Professor Sid Dunn - 'The Parable of the Sower: Its Relevance to Research in Education'

1980 

Dr Stewart Houston - 'The Next Decade: Some Critical Issues in Australian Education'

1979 

Professor Peter Karmel - 'Youth, Education and Unemployment'

1978 

Mr Kim Beazley (Snr) - 'Australian Education - Heritage and Future'

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