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Education & Youth Affairs

4 July 1984

APPOINTMENTS TO CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

The Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, Senator Susan Ryan, today

announced the membership of the new Curriculum Development Council.

The Council will be chaired by Ms Lyndsay Connors, a full-time member of

the Commonwealth Schools Commission. Her appointment is for three years

from 1 July 1984.

"The Council will make a major contribution to the changes in secondary

school curriculum reform and innovation that are expected to occur under

the Participation and Equity Program", Senator Ryan said.

"It also will have an important role to play in the areas of Aboriginal

Studies, Education and the Arts, Education and Girls, and Computers in

Education".

Senator Ryan said the Curriculum Development Centre had been abolished by

the Lynch Committee under the previous Government but had been

reactivated, within the framework of the Commonwealth Schools Commission,

by the Hawke Government.

She said the establishment of the Council demonstrated the Government's

commitment to curriculum development and the high calibre of the

appointees reflected the importance which it attached to the work of the

new council.

Details of the new council are attached.

For further information: Rob Bidmeade (062) 897440.

ATTACHMENT

CURRICULUM VITAE

(A) CHAIR

Lyndsay Genevieve CONNORS Resident of Canberra

Age 42 years Current Positions: Full-time member of the Commonwealth Schools Commission Qualifications: B.A., University of Sydney

Diploma of Education

General:

Ms Connors was appointed to the Commonwealth Schools Commission early last year for a period of 5 years. Before that she was a parent member of the ACT Schools Authority. She was a nominee of the Commission on the Curriculum Development Centre Council.

(B) 3 MINISTERIAL NOMINEES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH SCHOOLS COMMISSION

Dr Peter Darcy TANNOCK Resident of Canberra

Age 43 years Current Positions: Chairman, Commonwealth Schools Commission Qualifications: M.Ed., University of Western Australia Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A.

Fellow of the Australian College of Education.

General:

Dr Tannock is a distinguished academic and educational administrator. He was appointed Chairman of the Commission for 7 years early in 1981.

Paul HUGHES Resident of Canberra

Age 39 years Current Positions: Chairman of the National Aboriginal Education Committee Part-time member of the Commonwealth Schools

Commission

Qualifications: Diploma in Teaching, Torrens CAE Advanced Diploma in Teaching (Aboriginal Studies), - Adelaide CAE

Member of the Australian College of Education

General:

Mr Hughes commenced his three year appointment as Chairman of the National Aboriginal Committee early last year. He was appointed a part-time member of the Commission for 2 years from 26 May 1983.

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John Vincent FAULKNER Resident of Melbourne

Age 52 years Current Positions: Chairman of the Planning and Research Staff of the Catholic Education Office of Victoria Part-time member of the Commonwealth Schools

Commission

Qualifications: Primary Teacher's Certificate, Strathfield B .Sc., University of Sydney B.Ed., Monash University M.Ed. Admin., University of New England

General:

Mr Faulkner has had a distinguished career in the non-government schools sector as a teacher and administrator. He is a member of the National Catholic Education Commission. He was appointed a part-time member of the Commonwealth Schools Commission for 3 years from 26 May 1983. He was a member of the Curriculum Development Centre Council.

(C) 5 OTHER MINISTERIAL NOMINEES

Peter Sheamus GEBHARDT Resident of Geelong

Age 47 years Current Positions: Principal, Geelong College, Geelong, Victoria Qualifications: LL.B., University of Melbourne M.A., Harvard University

Certificate Advanced Studies, Harvard University

General:

Mr Gebhardt is a very experienced educational administrator and teacher from the non-government schools sector. His school is a member of the National Council of Independent Schools. He was a member of the Curriculum Development Centre Council.

William HANNAN Age 52 years Current Positions:

Qualifications:

Resident of Melbourne

Editor, Joint Publisher, Victorian Secondary Teachers Association and Technical Teachers Union, Victoria B.A., University of Melbourne Trained Primary Teachers Certificate

Diploma in Teaching language, Sorbonne University Diploma in Teaching Italian, Perugia University

General:

Mr Hannan is a former teacher in government secondary schools in Victoria. He was a member of the Curriculum Development Centre Council.

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Professor Cheryl Elizabeth PRAEGER Resident of Perth Age 35 years Current Positions: Professor of Mathematics, University of Western Australia

Qualifications: M.Sc., University of Queensland M.Sc., D.Phil. (Oxon)

General:

Professor Praeger has expertise in the area of mathematics learning by girls. She was a member of the Curriculum Development Centre Council.

Ms Kay Elizabeth SCHOFIELD Resident of Sydney

Age 37 years Current Positions: Head, Women's Co-ordination Unit, Department of Technical and Further Education, New South Wales Qualifications: B.A., Diploma of Teaching, University of Sydney

Master of Education (Curriculum Theory), University of Sydney

General:

Ms Schofield is a former teacher in government secondary schools. She has had a close association with the Commonwealth Schools Commission's Disadvantaged Schools Program. She was a member of the Curriculum Development Centre Council.

Ms Leonie TRIMPER Resident of Adelaide

Age 35 years Current Positions: Principal Class A, Elizabeth West Primary School, South Australia

Qualifications: Diploma of Education, Adelaide CAE Graduate Diploma (Reading), Adelaide CAE

General:

Ms Trimper is a government primary school principal. She is a member of the South Australian Institute of Educational Administration. She was a member of the Curriculum Development Centre Council.

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(D) NOMINEES OF THE AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION COUNCIL

George Fitzhardinge BERKELEY Age 57 years Resident of Brisbane Current Positions: Qualifications:

Director-General of Education, Queensland B.A. )

B.Ed. (Hons.) ) University of M.Ed. Ad. ) Queensland

A.I.E., University of London Fellow of the Australian College of Education

General:

Mr Berkeley is a former Director of Planning and Services in the Queensland Department of Education. He is currently a member of the Education Task Force of the Australian Bicentennial Authority. He was a

member of the Interim Council for the establishment of the Curriculum Development Centre and a member of the Centre's Council.

Dr Fenton George SHARPE Age 50 years Current Positions:

Resident of Sydney

Qualifications:

Assistant Director-General (Development), New South Wales Department of Education B.A. )

Litt.B. ) University of

M.Ed. Admin. ) New England

Ph.D., University of Oregon Fellow of the Australian College of Education

General:

Dr Sharpe is the former Director of Studies, the Curriculum Division of the New South Wales Department of Education. He is a member of the Board of Senior School Studies and of the Secondary Schools Board.

John Richard STEINLE Resident of Adelaide

Age 52 years Current Positions: Director-General of Education, South Australia

Qualifications: Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Adelaide Teachers College M.A., University of London Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management

Fellow of the Australian College of Education.

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Generals

Mr Steinle was a member of the Curriculum Development Centre Council. He was the Chairman of the Review of High Schools in the ACT and has been a consultant to the Commonwealth Schools Commission.

Dr Robert Lyn VICKERY Resident of Perth

Age 52 years Current Positions: Director-General of Education, Western Australia Qualifications: B.Sc ) University of

Diploma of Education ) Western Australia M.S. ) Florida

Ed.D ) State University

General:

Dr Vickery is a former Visiting Professor of Florida State University. He was the Chairman of the Western Australia Teacher Education Inquiry. He has had extensive curriculum development experience in the field of science.

(E) SECRETARY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND YOUTH AFFAIRS

Richard St Clair JOHNSON Resident of Canberra

Age 55 years Current Positions: As above Qualifications: M.A. ) University of

Diploma of Education ) Sydney.

General:

Mr Johnson is a former university professor who has had a distinguished career in education.