A conversation with Dr Jennifer Buckingham

 
Dr. Jennifer Buckingham,  Senior Research Fellow and Director of FIVE from FIVE project, The Centre for Independent Studies [www.cis.org.au] will address School leaders, Literacy co-ordinators and all interested teachers from NEAT Member Associations on

 Tuesday 26 June,
4.30 pm for 5.00 pm 
at the
RYCT, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay, Hobart

There is more sound research evidence on how children learn to read and the most effective ways to teach them than on any other aspect of education. Yet low literacy is still a major problem in Tasmania and across Australia. Dr. Jennifer Buckingham will discuss what she has learned from twenty years working on education policy and her research on reading instruction.

CIS and AITSL biography excerpts:
Dr. Buckingham is a Board member of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL);  Associate Investigator, Centre for Cognition and Its Disorders (CCD), and Macquarie University Council member Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA). She commenced as an AITSL Director on 2 June 2015.  At the Centre for Independent Studies, Dr. Buckingham has been researching and writing on education policy for over 15 years. She currently leads the CIS FIVE from FIVE Literacy Project, which aims to bridge the gap between research and practice in reading instruction.

Dr Buckingham’s main area of work is school education and she has published papers on school funding, international assessments, NAPLAN and My School, teacher training and employment, class size, and educational disadvantage. In early 2017, she chaired an expert advisory panel for the Australian government on the introduction of a national Year 1 literacy and numeracy assessment.  Dr. Buckingham has a Ph.D. in literacy and social disadvantage from Macquarie University. She also acts as an Associate Investigator with the Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Dr Buckingham has been at the forefront of the debate on education matters for more than a decade, with hundreds of articles in major newspapers and regular radio appearances. Her future work at CIS will continue to focus on school choice and funding, accountability for student performance, and effective instruction.

For more information about FIVE from FIVE, visit the website at www.fivefromfive.org.au.

https://www.aitsl.edu.au/about-aitsl/people/person/dr-jennifer-buckingham

http://www.cis.org.au/experts/research-scholars/jennifer-buckingham

RSVP ‘attending’ to neattas@gmail.com 

The NEAT AGM 2017-2018 will follow the conversations with Dr Buckingham

Children and young people flourishing in and through education

Professor Kitty te Riele, Deputy Director (Research) from the  Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment | Division of Students & Education addressed NEAT members at the first meeting for 2017 on Tuesday 28 February at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT), Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay from 4.30pm – 6.00pm. The Peter Underwood Centre at the University of Tasmania has as its vision a society in which children and young people flourish in education, and in which they and their communities thus prosper over the whole of their lives. Professor Kitty te Riele provided insights in the work of the Centre towards this vision, including the Children’s University, as well as share some findings of her research around engaging marginalised young people with education. Professor te Riele has made available this  NEAT presentation  – ‘Children and young people flourishing in and through education’.  She has confirmed that she will speak to NEAT members in November this year to share further outcomes of the Centre’s work.

Information was shared about the forthcoming 2nd Education Transforms Symposium at the Sandy Bay Campus of the UTAS from the afternoon of Tuesday 11 July until Friday 14 July 2017. This international meeting brings together scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners to reflect on and share insights about our collective mission to raise aspirations for educational attainment. Questions are posed: How do we support children and young people in need? What cutting-edge strategies work for learning in diverse contexts? How can we work most effectively with families and communities to advance educational attainment?