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Publications Working Group

The role of the ACE Publications Working Group is to assist the ACE National Board to ensure ACE is publishing original, ‘cutting-edge’ material on contemporary educational issues, priorities and themes. Ideally, publications papers/articles (electronic and print) will be grounded in the experiences of practising educators from all levels, sectors and contexts within education Australia-wide; informed by current and emerging theories; and concerned with issues of national significance.

This group meets regularly to set themes and discuss ideas for upcoming editions of ACE's main journal Professional Educator, and other publications and communication supporting College events. The group discusses topics for inclusion and identifies potential and specialised authors who may be invited to contribute.

ACE Publications Working Group Members

Chair - Dr Julie Rimes, FACE

Julie Rime’s career as an educator includes classroom work in all three sectors in Tasmania (Independent, Catholic and State Departments) as well as schools in the ACT, London, Bristol and the South Pacific. Her experience includes all levels of schooling, Vocational Education and Training, creating learning designs and course material for VET, and most recently the supervision of post-graduate teacher learning. Julie's current position is the Director of the Collegiate Institute, a Centre for Professional Learning, Research and Innovation in Hobart and she is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Education, University of Tasmania.

Deputy chair - Dr Judith Dinham, MACE

Judith Dinham’s involvement in Arts and education includes roles as university department head, PD provider, public art collection manager, arts institutions board member, International Baccalaureate examiner and professional artist. Currently Judith is Senior Lecturer, Curtin University. She developed and leads the Arts Education program for on-campus, regional and Open University Australia (OUA) pre-service teachers.

ACE National Board champion - Dr Catherine Scott, MACE

Catherine Scott has taught in NSW primary and secondary schools, as well as working as a school counsellor in that state. Catherine has also worked at a number of Australian universities where she taught educational and developmental psychology to pre-service and practising teachers and trainee school counsellors. While living in NSW, Catherine served as a co-opted member of the NSW Committee and also Chaired the university panel of the ACE Quality Teaching Awards. Catherine is currently employed at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

Dr Bruce Addison, MACE

Bruce Addison is currently Dean of Curriculum and Scholarship at Brisbane Girls Grammar School where he teaches Economics and Philosophy of Learning. He has taught predominantly in the independent Sector. Bruce also coordinates postgraduate courses in curriculum and leadership at the University of Queensland. He has published nationally and internationally in the areas of leadership, curriculum and school culture. Bruce is currently a member of the Expert Writing Panel devising the new Economics Curriculum for the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority.

Ms Kira Clarke, MACE

Kira Clarke is a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Education Policy in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Since joining the university in early 2004, she has developed a body of policy research focussed on issues of equity and access in Vocational Education and Training (VET) and post-compulsory education. Kira is currently the higher education representative to the VCAA's Vocational Education Reference Group.

Dr Brendan Hyde, MACE

Brendan Hyde is Head of Catholic Identity and Action at St. Aloysius College, North Melbourne, and an Honorary Fellow of Australian Catholic University. Brendan is also co-editor of International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, a peer-reviewed academic journal that provides a multicultural and interdisciplinary forum for those involved in research and development of children’s and young people’s spirituality. He is the author of Children and Spirituality: Searching for Meaning and connectedness (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London). Brendan has research interests in hermeneutic phenomenology and in exploring how education can nurturing the spirituality of children and young people.

Dr Glenn Savage, MACE

Glenn Savage is a Senior Lecturer in Education Policy in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on education policy and governance at national and global levels, with a specific interest in the changing nature of nation states and publics, and policies relating to curriculum, equity and marketisation. Before pursuing academic work, Glenn taught high-school English in Australia and the UK.

Dr Jenny Wajsenberg, MACE

Jenny Wajsenberg is a former Principal, currently working as an educational consultant and nationally accredited mediator through her practice LeadIn. She works with school leadership teams in introducing and implementing whole school change with an emphasis on a Teaching and Learning Framework. Jenny is a sitting member of the Victorian Department of Education Merit Protection Board (MPB) and the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Professional Standards Panel Hearings. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Public Sector) and recently took up a consultancy with Corwin publishers to deliver the Visible Learning Program to schools across Australia. Jenny also has 15 years’ experience coaching early career principals.

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