ACE NSW Fellows, Members & Guests Dinner 2019

Friday 8th March 2019

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Announcing the first ACE NSW event for 2019, in the sixtieth anniversary year of the College.

The ACE NSW Fellows and Members Dinner (formerly the Annual Fellows Dinner) is open to all Fellows, Members and their guests.

Join ACE members and colleagues from across all sectors of education, and get the latest updates from the College at national, state and local level.

The guest speaker for this annual event is Professor Debra Hayes, researcher, author and academic. In her address, ‘People, policies and positions’, Debra describes some of the effects of a policy making process on education, and suggests how we might do it differently.

The event is being held in The Refectory, a beautiful building in the University of Sydney.
Parking is available within the university campus.

Guest Speaker

Professor Debra Hayes BSc(Sydney) DipEd (UoN), MA(Macquarie), PhD (UoN)

In 2019, Debra was appointed Head of School, University of Sydney School of Education and Social Work. She is also currently the President of the Australian Association for Research in Education 2019-2020.

Debra has previously held posts at Griffith University and the University of Technology, Sydney. Her research investigates how schools function in ways that produce inequitable outcomes for some groups of young people. Her mainly ethnographic research includes being ‘embedded’ in sites for extended periods of time. In addition to supervising research higher degree students, Debra works in initial teacher education. She teaches units of study in the sociology of education, research methods, and pedagogical approaches in education. Debra has collaborated with school and system-based educators in the public system, as well as community-based service providers. She is a former secondary school science teacher.

Debra Hayes investigates the inequitable effects of schooling. She is committed to better and fairer education for all young people. Her co-authored books describe pedagogical, leadership and schooling practices that contribute to, as well as those that limit, young people’s outcomes from schooling.

Debra has recently completed with Hon A/Prof Craig Campbell on a biography of Jean Blackburn (1919-2001), one of the key architects of the former Disadvantaged Schools Program that was funded by successive Australian Governments (1974-1996).

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