- Associate Professor Bruce Burnett
- Associate Professor
Faculty of Education,
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
- Discipline *
- Education Systems, Other Education, Specialist Studies in Education
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- Identifiers and profiles
PhD (Deakin University), MEd (Deakin University), BEd (Deakin University), Dip Teach (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)
- Professional memberships
- Editorial Board member of the Journal Electronic Journal of Japanese Studies (2001-2009).
- Advisory Board member of Journal Inter-Cultural Studies (2002-2009).
- Advisory Editor for the international series Eruptions: New Thinking Across the Disciplines, New York: Peter Lang Publishing (1999 -2009).
- Editor and Editorial Board Member of the Journal Perspectives on Educational Leadership (1999-2004), Australian Council for Educational Leaders.
High Poverty Schooling, Teacher education for high poverty settings, Low SES schooling, Teacher staffing and redistribution, Social Justice, Sociology of Education
My background is originally in primary education, then as an outdoor educator with Outward Bound and I later spent over ten years across various educational school and university settings in Japan. I have taught and researched in the area of sociology of education with a strong focus on teacher education targeting disadvantage, Blended Learning and Work Integrated Learning. My other research interests include the impact of ethnicity and technology on schooling, Australian multicultural policy and Japanese Education.
In 2008, together with Dr. Jo Lampert, I co-developed the Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools program (ETDS) which created a pathway for high quality pre-service teachers to be better prepared for teaching roles within low SES schools. The program identifies the highest-achieving pre-service teachers in our Bachelor of Education program (based on their first 2 years at university), and offers them a specialised curriculum and supported practicum experience in a network of partner schools. By working closely with Education Queensland and partner low SES schools, the program channels these exceptional pre-service teachers into those low SES schools where they will have the greatest impact.
In 2013, the ETDS was expanded with the support of the Origin Foundation and Social Ventures Australia. I am currently co-director of the National ETDS (NETDS) program that is sharing and expanding the model with universities across Australia, working together to develop a national resource of highly-qualified teachers committed to and prepared for changing outcomes for disadvantaged children and youth.
I currently teach in the areas of sociology of education with a strong focus on teacher education targeting disadvantage, Blended Learning and Work Integrated Learning. I am coordinator of EDB003 Teaching and Learning Studies 3, Practicing Education and lecture in other core sociocultural foundation units.
- Lampert J, Burnett B, (2016) Teacher education for high poverty schools [Education, Equity, Economy, Volume 2], Springer International Publishing
- Burnett B, Lampert J, (2016) Teacher education for high-poverty schools in Australia: The National Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools Program, Teacher education for high poverty schools [Education, Equity, Economy, Volume 2] p73-94
- Burnett B, Lampert J, (2016) Re-thinking teacher quality in high-poverty schools in Australia, Education, equity, economy: Crafting a new intersection [Education, Equity, Economy, Volume 1] p51-72
- Burnett B, McArdle FA, (2011) Multiculturalism, education for sustainable development (ESD) and the shifting discursive landscape of social inclusion, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education p43-56
- Burnett B, Lampert J, Crilly K, (2013) 'I can't believe I just said that': Using guided reflections with non-Indigenous pre-service teachers in Australia, International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives (IEJ) p161-179
- Birch D, Burnett B, (2009) Bringing academics on board: encouraging institution-wide diffusion of e-learning environments, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology p117-134
- Lampert J, Burnett B, Davie S, (2012) Preparing high achieving English teachers to work in disadvantaged schools: 'I'll teach Shakespeare when I'm 60', English in Australia p69-77
- Lampert J, Burnett B, Martin RL, McCrea L, (2014) Lessons from a face-to-face meeting on embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives: 'A contract of intimacy', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood p82-88
- Dawson SP, Burnett B, O'Donohue M, (2006) Learning Communities: An Untapped Sustainable Competitive Advantage for Higher Education, International Journal of Educational Management p127-139
- Burnett B, (2003) Theorising of the Other Talking Back, Narrative Inquiry p433-457
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.