Associate Professor Joseph Zajda - Nat Sch of Education (Faculty of Education and Arts)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

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Globalisation and comparative education research, globalisation and education policy, decentralisation and privatisation in education, education reforms in the Russian Federation, lifelong learning, active citizenship education, curriculum reforms, values education, constructivist pedagogy, and school history textbooks.

Contact

Phone :(03) 9953 3268 (Melbourne)
Email :Joseph.Zajda@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Cross-cultural perspectives ; Cultural identities and values education ; Globalization and education reforms ; School history textbooks/nation-building ; Teachers' work in schools ; Lifelong Learning ; Russian history textbook research ; English literature education ; Constructivist pedagogy ; Curriculum policy and design ; Higher education policy research ; Values Education ; Active Citizenship Education ; History Education and Curriculum ;

Methods Expertise

Qualitative Research ; Discourse Analysis ; Historical-Critical ; Postmodernism ; Critical Theory ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications

2018

Smith, K. & Zajda, J. (2018). A Critique of qualitative and quantitative methodologies: A minimalist view. Education and Society, 36(1), 73-83.

Russian history textbooks and historical narratives: Secondary teachers' responses. Educational Practice & Theory

Dervin, F. & Zajda, J. (2018). Governance in education: Diversity and effectiveness. Paris: UNESCO (in print)

Zajda, J. (2018a). Globalisation and Education Reforms Research: Paradigms and Ideologies. In J. Zajda (Ed.), Globalisation and education reforms: Paradigms and ideologies. Dordrecht: Springer.

Globalisation and education reforms: Paradigms and ideologies

Zajda, J. (2018b). Evaluating Globalisation and Education Reforms Research: Paradigms and Ideologies In J. Zajda (Ed.), Globalisation and education reforms: Paradigms and ideologies. Dordrecht: Springer.

Effective constructivist pedagogy for quality learning in schools. Curriculum and Teaching

2017

Zajda, J. Henderson, D. & Whitehouse, J. (2017). The portrayal of John Curtin as Australia's wartime Labour Prime Minister. In J. Zajda, T. Tsyrlina-Spady & M. Lovorn (Eds.), Globalisation and Historiography of National Leaders: Symbolic Representations

Zajda, J. Tsyrlina-Spady, T. & Lovorn, M. (2017a). Research Trends in Globalisation and Historiography of National Leaders: Symbolic Representations in School Textbooks. Dordrecht: Springer.

Zajda, J. & Ozdowski, S. (2017b). Globalisation and Research in Human Rights Education (pp. 265-272). Dordrecht: Springer

Zajda, J. Tsyrlina-Spady, T. & Lovorn, M. (Eds.) Globalisation and Historiography of National Leaders: Symbolic Representations in School Textbooks

Zajda, J. Tsyrlina-Spady, T. & Lovorn, M. (2017b). Globalisation and Historiography of National Leaders. In J. Zajda, T. Tsyrlina-Spady & M. Lovorn (Eds.), Globalisation and Historiography of National Leaders: Symbolic Representations in School Textbooks.

Zajda, J. & Ozdowski, S. (2017a). Globalisation and Human Rights Education: Emerging Issues (pp. 1-11). Dordrecht: Springer.

Zajda, J. & Whitehouse, J. (2017). The Russian Revolution in School History Textbooks. World Studies in Education, 2(18), 59-86.

Globalisation, National Identity and the Politics of History Textbooks

Zajda, J. Henderson, D. & Whitehouse, J. (2017). The portrayal of John Curtin as Australia???s wartime Labour Prime Minister. In J. Zajda, T. Tsyrlina-Spady & M. Lovorn (Eds.), Globalisation and Historiography of National Leaders

2016

Current Research Trends in Globalisation and Neo-liberalism in Higher Education, in Globalisation and Higher Education Reforms

Research in Globalisation and Higher Education Reforms, in Globalisation and Higher Education Reforms

Globalisation and Human Rights Education , in Globalisation and Human Rights Education

Globalisation, Ideology and Education Reforms. , in Globalisation, ideology and politics of education reforms

The National Curriculum and History School Textbooks in Australia and the Russian Federation, in Globalisation, ideology and politics of education reforms

Globalisation and Higher Education Reforms

Globalisation and Human Rights Education

Globalisation, ideology and politics of education reforms.

2015

History School Textbooks and Key Events: A Survey of Russian Teachers, in Educational Practice & Theory, 37(2), 59-78.

The National Curriculum and History school textbooks in Australia and the Russian Federation (with D. Henderson) , in Globalisation, ideology and politics of education reforms. Dordrecht: Springer.

Globalisation, ideology and education policy , in Globalisation, ideology and politics of education reforms. Dordrecht: Springer.

Minorities and education policies reform in Central Asia. , in In J. Zajda (Ed.), Second International Handbook of Globalisation, Education and Policy Research. Dordrecht: Springer.

Global trends in education and academic achievement, in In J. Zajda (Ed.), Second International Handbook of Globalisation, Education and Policy Research. Dordrecht: Springer.

Globalisation and internationalisation: The influence of race, ethnicity and gender on education policy reforms, in International Education and Cultural-Linguistic Experiences of International Students in Australia

Nation-Building and History Education in a Global Culture, in Nation-building and history education in a global culture. Dordrecht: Springer.

Globalisation and the Politics of Education Reforms: History Education, in Nation-building and history education in a global culture. Dordrecht: Springer.

National History Curriculum and Standards for secondary schools in the Russian Federation (with A. Alekshashkina, in Nation-building and history education in a global culture. Dordrecht: Springer.

Globalisation, Ideology and History School Textbooks: The Russian Federation., in Nation-building and history education in a global culture. Dordrecht: Springer. .

Globalisation and its Impact on Education and Policy, in Second International Handbook of Globalisation, Education and Policy Research. Dordrecht: Springer

Globalisation and the future role of education in Africa (with M. Geo-JaJa), in Second International Handbook of Globalisation, Education and Policy Research. Dordrecht: Springer.

Globalisation, the brain drain and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa (with K. Banya), in Second International Handbook of Globalisation, Education and Policy Research. Dordrecht: Springer.

Zajda, J. & Henderson, D. (2015). What does the review of the Australian Curriculum mean for Senior Modern History? Curriculum Perspectives, 35(1), 64-68. file:///H:/PointCounterpoint%20(1).pdf

Dervin, F. & Zajda, J. (2015). Changing dynamics in the governance of education: a comparative analysis of emerging issues and reforms in the BRICS countries. Paris: UNESCO.

2014

The politics of Russian history education in the Russian media, in Educational Practice and Theory, 36(2), 53-77.

Ideology, in Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy. Thousand Oaks: Sage

Values Education, in Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Globalisation and Neo-liberalism as Educational Policy in Australia, in Neoliberal Education Reforms: A Global Analysis. New York: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

The Russian Revolution, in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization Online.

2013

Russian History Textbooks: An analysis of historical narratives depicting key events. , in Curriculum and Teaching, 28(2), 73-100.

Globalisation, Ideology and History School Textbooks: Secondary School History Teachers Reponses in the Russian Federation, in Educational Practice & Theory, 35(2), 27-61.

2012

Global and cross-cultural perspectives on mentoring in higher education, in Education and Society, 30(2), 27-48

Globalisation, Ideology and the Politics of History School Textbooks: Russia. , in Education and Society, 30(3), 67-78.

Globalisation and Values Education in the History/Social Studies Classroom, in Educational Practice and Theory, 34(1), 25-39.

Globalisation, credentialism and human capital, in Educational Practice and Theory, 34(2), 45-60

Transforming images of nation-building, ideology and nationalism in history school textbooks in Putina??s Russia: 2001-2010, in History Wars in the Classroom-Global Perspectives (pp. 125-142). New York: Information Age Publishing

Current Trends in Lifelong Learning in the Russian Federation, in International Handbook of Lifelong Learning

Representing the October 1917 Russian Revolution in Russian School History Textbooks, in Political Crossroads, 19(1), 49-63

2011

Globalisation and schooling: equity and access issues, in Cultural Studies of Science Education, 6(1), 143-152.

Constructivist Pedagogy: Learning and Teaching, in Curriculum and Teaching, 30(2), 77-91.

Trends in education policy and pedagogy for students with disabilities in Australia, in Special education in an international perspective. Boston: Pearson Alyn & Bacon.

Globalisation and the Impact of Social Change and Economic Transformation in Lifelong Learning in Russia, in The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning. Oxford: OUP.

2010

Global pedagogies: Social, cultural and technological change, in Global Pedagogies: Schooling for the Future

Globalization, education and social justice, in Globalisation, Education and Social Justice

The politics of education reforms and policy shifts in the Russian Federation, in Globalisation, Ideology and Education Policy Reforms

The politics of the new history school textbooks, in Globalisation, Ideology and Education Policy Reforms

Globalisation, ideology and education policy reforms, in Globalisation, Ideology and Education Policy Reforms

Globalisation and the politics of education reforms, in THE POLITICS OF EDUCATION REFORMS

Di??centralisation et privatisation dans l'i??ducation: Le role de L'i??tat, in Transformations des systems i??ducatifs dans les pays du Sud: Entre globalisation et diversification

2009

Comparative Information Technology: Languages, Societies and the Internet, in Comparative Information Technology: Languages, Societies and the Internet

Globalisation, Decentralisation and School-Based Management, in Decentralisation, School-Based Management, and Quality

Values Education and Multiculturalism in the Global Culture, in Global Values Education: Teaching Democracy and Peace

Globalisation, and Comparative Research: Implications for Education, in Globalisation, Policy and Comparative Research: Discourses of Globalisation

Teaching History, in International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching

Teachers and the Politics of History School Textbooks, in International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching

Globalisation, Nation-Building and Cultural Identity: The Role of Intercultural Dialogue, in Nation-Building, Identity and Citizenship Education: Cross Cultural Perspectives

Nation-building, identity and citizenship education: Introduction, in Nation-Building, Identity and Citizenship Education: Cross Cultural Perspectives

Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Education: Introduction, in Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Education: Cross-Cultural Understandings

2008

Globalisation, comparative education and policy research: Equity and access issues, in Comparative and Global Pedagogies: Equity, Access and Democracy in Education

Globalisation, Education and Social Stratification, in Education and Social Inequality in the Global Culture

Globalisation and its impact on education and policy, in Educational Practice and Theory

Credentialism and VET: The Importance of Qualifications and Skills, in Educational Practice and Theory (print version)

Discrimination in the Classroom, in Learning and Teaching: an international journal of classroom pedagogy

Education for Work in the USSR, in Political Crossroads (print version)

Education and Social Stratification in the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia, in Political Crossroads (print version)

2007

The New History School Textbooks in the Russian Federation: 1992-2004, in Compare

Credentialism in the 21st Century: The Importance of Qualifications, in Educational Practice and Theory

Policy Shifts in Higher Education in the Russian Federation: Autonomy, Standards, and Quality, in European Education

Guest Editor's Introduction, in European Education

Reforms in Higher Education in the Russian Federation: Implications for Equity and Social Justice, in European Education

Living Together: Globalisation, Education and Intercultural Dialogue, in Political Crossroads (print version)

Secrets of Scholarly Publishing in International Journals

2006

Decentralisation and Privatisation in Education, in Decentralisation and Privatisation in Education

Education and social justice: Issues of Liberty and Equality in the Global Culture, in Education and Social Justice

Schooling; Education Reforms; and Policy Shifts in the Russian Federation, in Schooling Around the World

Schooling the new Russians: Transforming Soviet Students to Capitalist Entrepreneurs

2005

Decentralisation and School-Based Management: A Comparative Study of Self-Governing Schools Models, in Educational Practice and Theory

Decentralisation; Delegation and Devolution: Towards self-governing schools, in Political Crossroads

Rethinking Globalisation and the Future of Education in Africa, in The International Handbook of Globalisation and Education Policy Research

The Educational Reform and Transformation in Russia, in The International Handbook of Globalisation and Education Policy Research

Overview and Introduction, in The International Handbook of Globalisation and Education Policy Research

Globalisation, Education and Policy: Changing Paradigms, in The International Handbook of Globalisation and Education Policy Research

Other information

RECENT GRANTS

Taylor, A. (CI) & Zajda, J. (CI) (2011-2015). Globalising studies of the politics of history education: a comparative analysis of history national curriculum implementation in Russia and Australia. Australian Research Council Discovery Project. DP110101320 AUD $315,000.

Zajda, J. (CI), Warren E. (PI), & Diezmann, C. (PI) (2007-2008). Credentialism, vocational training and skill shortages from Department and Education, Training and the Arts (Brisbane). AUD $75, 000. through EIDOS./DEETA, Queensland.

HONORS
Completed the UNESCO project (with Prof. Dervin, University of Helsinki)(2015) Governance in education: Diversity and effectiveness. BRICS countries. Paris: UNESCO

Chair of World Education Research Association International Research Network (WERA-IRN) a??The Impact of Globalization on Higher Educationa?? (2013-2015).

The 2012 Peter Sheehan Excellence in Research Award. The award recognises the high quality of research activities, and particularly celebrates sustained research that has had a substantive impact nationally and internationally.

Australian Awards for University Teaching July 2011
Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning a?? Associate Professor Joseph Zajda, Australian Catholic University.
Citation Wording:For an innovative, influential and sustained contribution to teacher education through scholarship and publication. Synopsis: The applicant has pioneered an innovative approach in teacher education, where he uses global pedagogy and a??teacher as a researchera?? model.

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Australian Catholic University. The award was presented at the April 2004 Graduation Ceremony, the Melbourne Town Hall. It was the sole award that year for the whole university.

Elected as Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (June 2013).
FACE Citation:
Associate Professor Joseph Zajda has made an outstanding contribution to research in education with particular emphasis on globalisation, gender and equity and to the enhancement of teacher education.
Joseph has made an impressive contribution to educational scholarship at a national and international level for over 30 years. The breadth and volume of his scholarly achievements far exceed beyond the normal expectation of an academic. His research is innovative, engaging and influential. His publication record is most impressive: 69 works in four languages in 224 publications (7,328 university library holdings). This includes editing or co-editing many books for Springer (the largest academic publisher).He brings immense research expertise to his work in the classroom. He has provided outstanding service to the profession through his editorial work. This far exceeds the formal requirements of his position. He has established a series of leading academic journals, enabling Australian scholars in the field of education to share their research with an international audience. A hallmark of his contribution to our professional is the generous support he provides to young researchers. This is clearly evident in his work with the World Council of Comparative and Education Societies, the Comparative and International Education Society and UNESCOa??s International Review of Education Journal, EB member and guest-editor of special issues.

His 309 publications in 4 languages are held in 8,102 university library holdings globally. See http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n80073076/