Angela M. O’Donnell
Rutgers Graduate School of Education
Dr Eva Dobozy is a lecturer in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University in Perth. With more than 20 years experience in education, first as an early childhood/primary teacher and then as a lecturer in both undergraduate and graduate teacher education studies, she has developed a special interest in the theory and practice of children’s rights in education and ‘e-inclusion’. In recognition of the uniqueness and currency of her research focus and her ability to generate new knowledge about the day-to-day realities of children and teachers in schools, she is a winner of the prestigious Early Career Award from the Western Australian Institute for Educational Research. Eva is the chief investigator of the project: ‘Beyond Vision; e-inclusion through Web 2.0 technology’, funded by the Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies (CSaLT) at Edith Cowan University. She is also the author of the text The Learning of Democratic Values (Pearson Education Australia).
Associate Professor Brendan Bartlett is a Gellibrand Scholar, UNICEF Fellow, King Mongkut Medallist and award holder of the Rotary International Certificate for Significant Achievement in Education. He is a member of the Griffith Institute of Educational Research, and was formerly Head, School of Cognition, Language and Special Education at Griffith University in Brisbane, where he still teaches both undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education. The thrust of his research is on how people identify the ‘big’ ideas in texts they create or read and in the everyday problems they encounter – and how they remember and make sense of such ideas. He is particularly interested in helping readers find and use text structure to organise ideas. Brendan developed strategic learning and teaching systems based on that objective for Ipswich Grammar School, Australia, The Bear Creek Schools of Washington State in the United States, and Queensland Rail’s Training Division. He co-led research and professional development for Queensland’s teachers with the Supporting Students with Disabilities Project. He assisted in the UN’s early reconstruction of education in Kosovo and chaired UNESCO’s Expert Meeting on Guidelines for Textbooks and Other Educational Materials on Human Rights, Peace and Democracy, representing the Asia-Pacific region and Australia at international meetings of this group from 1992 to 1995.
Dr Fiona Bryer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University in Brisbane. She has worked as a teacher educator for over 30 years across early, primary and secondary education (including vocational education). Similarly, she has supervised PhD students in program quality in early childhood special education, behavioural exclusion from primary school, team teaching in middle years, and student engagement in higher education. Fiona edited The Australian Educational and Development Psychologist through the 1990s and serves on the editorial boards of several Australian journals, including the Australasian Journal of Special Education and the Journal of Multiage Education. Her teaching and research has progressively shifted toward a focus on regular teacher practice in behavioural support and other aspects of inclusive practice, particularly related to students with emotional and behavioural difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders. She has a broad interest in whole-school reform and research-informed practice in education as effective educational supports for child development.
Jeffrey K Smith
University of Otago