- Dr Grace O'Brien
Faculty of Education,
School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education
- Discipline *
- Education Systems, Specialist Studies in Education
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- Identifiers and profiles
Master of Indigenous Education (Macquarie University)
- Professional memberships
Queensland College of Teachers.
Moreton Bay Murri Network
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA)
Indigenous Education, Inclusive Education, Children's Rights
Grace works in partnership with Indigenous communities to improve educational equity for Indigenous children. She completed a Master of Indigenous Education through Macquarie University and received the Vice Chancellor’s commendation for Academic Excellence. Grace has recently completed research into educational reform to support the engagement of young Indigenous males at school, and disrupt the school to prison pipeline.
Grace’s areas of interest are:
Schooling for the 21st Century
Social Justice and Equity
EUB406 Stepping Out/Teaching Performance Assessment
EUN130 Professional Experience: Introduction to Professional Practice
EUB103 Culture Studies: Indigenous Education
EUN105 Teaching in New Times
EUB104 Stepping In
EUB102 Teaching in New and Emerging Educational Contexts
EDB171 Cultural Studies 1: Indigenous Education
Grace has worked in partnership with Indigenous communities throughout Queensland for many years. In the past 20 years, Grace has worked across the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors to embed Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum and strongly advocates for cultural inclusivity for Indigenous children in the education system. Grace has recently completed research, which addresses the need for urgent educational reform to support the engagement of young Indigenous males at school preventing their over-representation in the juvenile justice system. Her aim is to highlight systemic educational inequities that may lead to the disengagement and exclusion of some Indigenous boys from the education system.
For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.