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Professor Graham Dellar

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Position
Thesis Examiner
Faculty
Office of Research and Development
School
Office of Research and Development
Campus
Bentley Campus
Location
501.Level Three
Phone
08 9266 2164

Brief Summary

Graham is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education. Graham has taught at the postgraduate level in the areas of Educational Leadership and Curriculum Theory in units focusing on Educational Innovation and Change, School Improvement,Teacher Professional Development, Curriculum Theory, Educational Leadership and Educational Policy Studies. He has undertaken research and publication in the areas of Change Management and School Improvement and in School Culture and Student Engagement.  Graham has also been involved in consultancy in the areas of school improvement, educational leadership, middle schooling and program evaluation.

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Memberships, Awards and Training

Memberships

  • Member of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association;
  • Member of the American Educational Research Association;
  • Member of the Australian Council of Educational Administration.

Awards

  • Curtin University Post Graduate Research Scholarship,
  • 1988 – 1990 Commonwealth Post Graduate Scholarship,
  • 1986 – 1987 Curtin Alumni Medal for Academic Excellence (PhD) WAIER Early Career Award WAIER Fellow

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Employment History

Graham commenced at Curtin in 1993 as a Lecturer in Educational Leadership and Curriculum.  He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1995 and took on the role of Postgraduate Coordinator within the Faculty of Education.  In 1998 Graham was appointed Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Education, a position he held until 2002. In January 2003 af a restructure of the Division of Humanities Graham was appinted Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Education, Language Studies and Social Work (FELSSW) .  This very large Faculty also included the Centre for International English with all their pre-tertiary programs. After serving in this position for five and a half years, a further restructure reconfigured the organizational structure and re-established the School of Education.  Graham is currently Adjunct Professor within the School of Education.

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Research Interests

Research Interests

  • School Development /Improvement: Issues and Processes;
  • Educational Leadership;
  • Change theory and change management;
  • Organisational Climate/Culture;
  • Curriculum design, implementation and evaluation;
  • Policy and Administration.

 Research Projects

  • Dellar, Cavanagh & Reynolds. ARC Linkage grant Western Australian rural and remote schooling: The influence of learning environments on student participation and retention (ARC and Industry Partner ) $610,000.00
  • Zhang and Dellar ARC Discovery Grant, English as a spoken lingua franca in ASEAN: a study of its linguistic and socio-cultural features’ $80,000 Dellar,
  • Cavanagh & Giddings.ARC Linkage grant Building professional learning communities in a large Australian School District: School leadership within an information and communications technology (ICT) environment (ARC and Industry Partner) $402,921.00;
  • Dellar & McDonald. Discovering Democracy Evaluation Phase II. DEET Funded $15,000.00;
  • Dellar, Cavanagh & Boland. Cannington Community College, Cecil Andrews SHS, East Maddington Primary School. $30,000.00 grant for Quality teaching Program funding;

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Publications


2011

Conference Articles (Research)

2006

Conference Articles (Research)

  • Reynolds, P., D. Ansell, R. Cavanagh, G. Dellar, and L. Moore. 2006. "From retention to participation: Reconceptualising student involvement in education, training and employment." In AARE 2006 International Education Research Conference, Oct 27, 2006, Adelaide, South Australia: Australian Association for Research in Education.

2004

Conference Articles (Research)

  • Cavanagh, R., and G. Dellar. 2004. "Measuring Student Perceptions of Classroom Information and Communication Technology Learning Culture." In American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2004 Annual Meeting, Apr 12, 2004, San Diego, California, America: n/a.
  • Cavanagh, R., and G. Dellar. 2004. "Conjoint Use of Rasch and Correlational Analyses in Learning Environment Instrument Development." In American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2004 Annual Meeting, Apr 12, 2004, San Diego, California, America: n/a.
  • MacNeill, C., R. Cavanagh, and G. Dellar. 2004. "The Principalship and Pedagogic Leadership." In American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2004 Annual Meeting, Apr 1, 2004, San Diego, California, USA: CTB McGraw-Hill.

2003

Book Chapters (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

  • Waugh, R., R. Cavanagh, and G. Dellar. 2003. "Aligning Secondary school classroom culture and pedagogy with attitudinal and acheivement outcomes." In Educational Research, Risks, & Dilemmas, Dec 1, 2003, Auckland New Zealand: The New Zealand Association for Research in Education.
  • Cavanagh, R., J. Romanoski, G. Giddings, M. Harris, and G. Dellar. 2003. "Application of the Rasch model and traditional statistics to develop a measure of primary school classroom learning culture." In Educational Research, Risks, & Dilemmas, Dec 1, 2003, Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Association for Research in Education.
  • Reynolds, P., R. Cavanagh, and G. Dellar. 2003. "Orienting dialogues concerning school renewal." In International Education Research Conference AARE - NZARE, Nov 30, 2003, Auckland, New Zealand: Australian Association for Research in Education.
  • Cavanagh, R., J. Romanoski, G. Giddings, M. Harris, and G. Dellar. 2003. "Development of a Rasch model scale to measure student information and communication technology learning self-reported outcomes, behaviours and attitudes." In Educational Research, Risks, & Dilemmas, Dec 1, 2003, Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Association for Research Education.

2001

Conference Articles (Research)

  • Boland, T., R. Cavanagh, and G. Dellar. 2001. "EVALUATION OF SCHOOL RESTRUCTURING INTENDED TO CREATE A MIDDLE SCHOOLING CULTURE." In AARE, INTERNAITONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE, Dec 1, 2001, FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA: AARE INC.
  • Cavanagh, R., and G. Dellar. 2001. "SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OR COMMUNITY BUILDING?." In AARE, INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE, Dec 1, 2001, FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA: AARE INC.
  • Cavanagh, R., and G. Dellar. 2001. "SECONDARY SCHOOL CULTURE AND IMPROVEMENT: TEACHER, STUDENT AND PARENT PERSPECTIVES." In AARE, INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE, Dec 1, 2001, FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA: AARE INC.
  • Cavanagh, R., and G. Dellar. 2001. "PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS." In AARE, INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE, Dec 1, 2001, FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA: AARE INC.
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