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Kerry Kennedy

Professor Kerry Kennedy is a graduate of Stanford University (MA, PhD), the University of New South Wales (BA, MEd) and the University of New England (MLitt).

Currently he is a Professor and Head the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Prior to taking up that position he was Professor of Education and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Canberra. He was previously Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra. Prior to that he was Director the Centre for Continuing Education at the Australian National University and Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Southern Queensland. From 1985-1990 he was Assistant Director of the Australian government’s Curriculum Development Centre.

He was the National Research Coordinator for the Australian component of the IEA Civic Education Study and Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council funded project, The Construction of Civic Education Policy in Australia. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Asia Pacific Consortium for Civic Education in Schools (ACCES), funded by the Asia Centre of the Japan Foundation and operating from the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He is an Assistant Editor of Curriculum Perspectives, a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Curriculum Studies and a member of the Editorial Board for Pacific Asian Education.

Professor Kennedy has played an active role in teacher professional associations and public policy forums. He was President of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association from 1995-1999. He was a Board member of the Australian Council of Deans of Education from 1995-1998. Prior to taking up his new position in Hong Kong he was President-elect of the Australian College of Education. He was Deputy Chair of the ACT government’s Ministerial Advisory Council on Public Education and he represented the Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee on the Taskforce on Teacher Preparation and Recruitment established by the Ministerial Council on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs.

Professor Kennedy is a Fellow of the Australian College of Education and a Life Member of the Australian Curriculum Studies Association.

Professor Kennedy’s selected publications:

WO Lee, D. Grossman., D., Kennedy. K. and Fairbrother, G.(Eds). (2004). Asian Perspectives on Citizenship Education. Hong Kong: Centre for Comparative Education Research and KluwerAcademic Publishers.

L. Brady and K. Kennedy. (2003). Curriculum Construction 2 nd Ed.. Sydney: Prentice-Hall

K. Kennedy, S. Jimenez, D. Mayer, S. Mellor and J. Smith. (2003). Teachers Talking Civics – Current Constructions of Civics and Citizenship Education in Australian Schools. Canberra: Australian Curriculum Studies Association.

S. Mellor, K. Kennedy & L. Greenwood. (2002). Citizenship and Democracy – Australian Fourteen Year Olds and the IEA Civic Education Study . Melbourne : Australian Council for Educational Research.

L. Brady, L. and K. Kennedy, K. (2001). Celebrating Student Achievement. Sydney : Pearson Education

K.Kennedy (Ed). (1997). Citizenship Education and the Modern State . London : Falmer Press