Professor Bill Green
BA, DipEd , WAust, MPhil, PhD, Murd.
PositionProfessor of Education
Phone/Faxwork(02) 633 84563
Bill Green is Professor of Education at Charles Sturt University in NSW, Australia. He was previously Professor of Applied Curriculum Studies at the University of New England. Prior to that, he worked at Deakin and Murdoch Universities, in Victoria and Western Australia respectively. He is located in the School of Teacher Education on the Bathurst campus. A Foundation Key Researcher with the Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE) at CSU, he was appointed Strategic Research Professor in 2007. He is currently Co-Editor of the UK-based journal Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education.
Originally a secondary English teacher, he has worked for over twenty five years in teacher education and educational research, with a specific focus on English teaching, literacy education and curriculum studies. His principal research interests are in curriculum inquiry and literacy studies, curriculum history, particularly the history and politics of English teaching and the English subjects, doctoral research education, and education for rural-regional sustainability, and he has a wide range of publications across these areas. Along with 11 books and monographs and 5 major research reports, he has produced to date in excess of 50 book chapters and 80+ journal articles. He has been successful in winning a number of Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery and Linkage grants, among others, and most recently has been working on ARC Discovery project on rural teaching, ‘incentives’ and teacher education, and also the history of reading pedagogy in Australia. Overall, he has been awarded over $2 million in competitive research funding over the past ten years.
Research Grants & Funded Projects
- Rural Education and Literacies (REAL) Research Network. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC): International Opportunities Fund (IOF). 2010. Chief Investigators: Dr Michael Corbett (Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada) and Professor Bill Green (Charles Sturt University, Australia). $25,000 (CAN).
- Teaching Reading in Australia: An Historical Investigation of Early Reading Pedagogy, the Figure of the Teacher, and Literacy Education. ARC Discovery Grant (2009-2010). Chief Investigators: Associate-Professor Phillip Cormack (UniSA), Professor Bill Green (CSU), Professor Annette Patterson (QUT).
- Renewing Rural Teacher Education: Sustaining Schooling for Sustainable Futures. ARC Discovery Grant (2008-2010). Chief Investigators: Professor Jo-Anne Reid (CSU), Dr Simone White (Deakin), Professor Bill Green (CSU), Associate-Professor Maxine Cooper (UniBallarat), Dr Graeme Locke (Edith Cowan) and Ms Wendy Hastings (CSU)
- Literacy and the Environment: A Situated Study of Multimediated Literacy, Sustainability, Local Knowledges and Educational Change. ARC Linkage Grant (2004-2006). Chief Investigators: Professor Barbara Comber (UniSA), Dr Phillip Cormack (UniSA), Professor Bill Green (CSU), Associate Professor Jo-Anne Reid (CSU), DR Helen Nixon (UniSA). Total Funding: $195,000.
- Reimagining the Ecosocial Sustainability of the Murray-Darling Basin. Joint submission of the Hawke Institute of the University of South Australia and Charles Sturt University in the 2003 ARC Network Scheme for seed grant funding. Funding: $10,000
- Productive Partnerships for Teaching Quality: Quality Improvement, School-Community Practice and Teacher Education in and for Rural and Remote Settings. ARC Linkages Grant (2002-2004). Chief Investigators: Professor Bill Green (CSU), Dr Norman McCulla (NSWDET), Dr Colin Boylan (CSU), Dr Cathryn McConaghy (UNE), Dr Tom Maxwell (UNE), Dr Andrew Wallace (CSU), Professor Bob Meyenn (CSU), Mr Wayne Chandler (NSWDET), Dr Paul Brock (NSWDET). $378,000 (ARC). Total Funding: $950,000 NB: R(T)EP
- Schooling Australia: A Curriculum History of English Teaching, Teacher Education and Public Schooling - from Federation to World War 2. Australian Research Council Large Grant (2001-2003). Chief Investigators: Professor Bill Green, Dr Jo-Anne Reid, Mr Phil Cormack [University of South Australia]. $115,380.
- Identifying and Analysing Processes in Schools Producing Outstanding Educational Outcomes, to Assist National Renewal in Junior Secondary School Education. SPIRT Grant (2001-2003): Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research and Training Scheme. Chief Investigators: Associate-Professor John Pegg, Dr Paul Brock [DET], Associate-Professor Steve Dinham [UWS], Professor Bill Green, Dr David Laird, Dr Ted Redden, Mr Wayne Sawyer [UWS]. $282,860 (ARC). Total funding: approx $950,000.
Selected recent publications
- Literacy in 3D: An Intergrated Perspective in Theory and Practice, Melbourne: Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), 2012/in press. Co-edited with Catherine Beavis.
- Understanding and Researching Professional Practice, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009.
- Research Training in Doctoral Programs: What Can Be Learned from Professional Doctorates? Evaluations and Investigations Programme, Canberra: Department of Education, Science and Training, 2002. Jointly authored by Erica McWilliam, Peter G. Taylor, Pat Thomson, Tom Maxwell, Helen Wildy and Don Simons.
- Managing Small Group Learning, Newtown: Primary English Teachers Association, 2002. With Jo-Anne Reid [principal author] and Robyn English.
- Spaces and Places: The NSW Rural (Teacher) Education Project, Wagga Wagga, NSW: Centre for Information Studies Press, Charles Sturt University, 2008. Edited by Bill Green. 406 pages.
- Spaces and Places: The NSW Rural (Teacher) Education Project, Bathurst: Charles Sturt University, The University of New England and the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, [2 Vols]. Authors: Bill Green, Cathryn McConaghy, Norman McCulla, Colin Boylan, Will Letts, TW Maxwell, Matti Novak and Andrew Wallace. (2007)
- More Than Just Literacy? Literacy, Information Technology and Educational Disadvantage, Adelaide: South Australian Department of Education, Training and Employment, 2000. Jointly authored with Barbara Comber.
- “My Deakin Days”, in Richard Tinning & Karen Sirna (eds), Education, Social Justice and The Legacy of Deakin University: Reflections of the Deakin Diaspora, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2011, pp 53-64.
- “Literacy, Nation, Schooling: Reading (in) Australia”, in Daniel Tröhler, Thomas S. Popkewitz & David F. Labaree (eds), Schooling and the Making of Citizens in the Long Nineteenth Century: Comparative Visions, London & New York: Routledge, 2011, pp 241-261. Co-Authored with Phillip Cormack.
- “Researching (from) the Standpoint of the Practitioner”, in Bill Green (ed), Understanding and Researching Professional Practice, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009, pp 165-183. Co-authored with Jo-Anne Reid.
- “The Primacy of Practice and the Problem of Representation”, in Bill Green (ed), Understanding and Researching Professional Practice, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009, pp 39-54.
- “Introduction: Understanding and Researching Professional Practice”, in Bill Green (ed), Understanding and Researching Professional Practice, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009, pp 1-18.
- “After the Linguistic Turn; or, A Brief Note on Post-Curriculum History’, in Bernadette Baker (ed), New Curriculum History, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009, pp 237-240. Jointly authored with Phil Cormack.
- “Re-Reading the Historical Record: Curriculum History and the Linguistic Turn”, in Bernadette Baker (ed), New Curriculum History, Sense Publishers, 2009, 223-236. Jointly authored with Phil Cormack.
- “A New Teacher for a New Nation? Teacher Education, ‘English’, and Schooling in Early 20th Century Australia”, Journal of Educational Administration and History, Vol 44, No 4, 2012, pp 359-377. With Jo-Anne Reid.
- “Addressing the Curriculum Problem in Doctoral Education”, Australian Universities Review, Vol 54, No 1, 2012, pp 10-18.
- “The Child, The Text and the Teacher: Reading Primers and Reading Instruction”, Paedagogica Historica, Vol 47, 2011, pp 1-13. Co-authored with Annette Patterson & Phil Cormack.
- “Investing in Sustainable and Resilient Rural Social Space: Lessons for Teacher Education”, Education in Rural Australia, Vol 21, No 1, 2011, pp 67-78. With Simone White, Graeme Lock, Wendy Hastings, Maxine Cooper & Jo-Anne Reid.
- “Knowledge, the Future, and Education(al) Research: A New-Millennial Challenge”, Australian Educational Researcher, Vol 37, No 4, December, 2010, pp 43-62
- “The (im)possibility of the Project”, Australian Educational Researcher, Vol 37, No 3, December, 2011, pp 1-17.
- “Regenerating Rural Social Space: Teacher Education for Rural-Regional Sustainability”, Australian Journal of Education, Vol 54, No 3, 2010, pp 262-276. Co-authored with Jo-Anne Reid, Maxine Cooper, Wendy Hastings, Graeme Lock & Simone White.
- “Re-Reading James Moffett: Discourse, Rhetoric, Subjectivity”, Changing English, Vol 17, No 3, 2010, pp 315-329.
- “Re-Reading James Moffett”, Changing English, Vol 17, No 3, 2010, pp 237-240. Jointly authored with Wayne Sawyer & Tony Burgess.
- “Rethinking the Representation Problem in Curriculum Inquiry”, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Vol 42, No 4, 2010, pp 451-469.
- “From Communication Theory to Curriculum Inquiry”, Curriculum Perspectives, Vol 29, No 3, August, 2009, pp 14-23.
- “Supervision as Metaphor”, Studies in Higher Education, Vol 34, No 6, 2009, pp 615-630. Co-authored with Alison Lee.
- “Re-imagining Doctoral Education: Professional Doctorates and Beyond”, Higher Education Research and Development, Vol 28, No 3, 2009, June, pp 275-287. Co-authored with Alison Lee and Marie Brennan.
- “Researching Rural-Regional (Teacher) Education in Australia”, Education in Rural Australia, Vol31, No 2, 2009. Co-Authored with Graeme Locke, Jo-Anne Reid, Wendy Hastings, Maxine Cooper and Simone White.
- “Re-Reading James Moffett”, Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, Vol 17, No 3, 2010. Guest Editors: Bill Green Wayne Sawyer and Tony Burgess.
- 'English in the Antipodes', Changing English: Studies in Literacy and Culture, 2008. Guest Editor: Bill Green.