Sue Shore

Sue Shore
Charles Darwin University | CDU · College of Indigenous Futures Education and Arts

Bachelor of Science; Graduate Diploma Adult and Further Education; Master of Education; Doctor of Philosphy

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Introduction
Sue Shore is a Professor of Education (Research) and Inaugural Director of the International Graduate Centre of Education in the College of Education. Sue specialises in research capacity building and theorising practices that link what we know, what we teach and how we learn in workplaces, the professions and community. More specifically, her work examines how institutional reform supports aspirations for diverse people, places, partnerships and programs. She is interested in mapping institutional approaches that achieve these goals. Sue holds qualifications in Science and postgraduate education. She has published in Routledge, SUNY Press, Studies in Higher Education and Australian Educational Researcher.

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Publications (35)
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Deferral and leave-taking behaviour substantially affects enrolment and retention rates across Australian universities. Almost ten per cent of commencing students defer their university offer every year, while over 20 per cent of continuing students take leave from their university within three years of commencing a Bachelor degree. Our research co...
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Executive Summary In 2018 we conducted the first major national research into the experiences of military veterans in Australian higher education. That research revealed that veterans typically bring significant strengths to their studies, including discipline, leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills. These skills prepare many veterans to...
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This paper reports on the background, context, design, and findings of a collaborative research project designed to develop a future roadmap for strengthening an Australian research-rich and self-improving education system. Building on the BERA-RSA Inquiry into the role of research in the teaching profession in the UK (Furlong, 2013 Furlong, J. (20...
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This groundbreaking book critiques the boundaries of where adult education takes place through a candid examination of teaching, learning, and working practices in the social periphery. Lives in this context are diverse and made through complex practices that take place in the shadows of formal systems: on streetscapes and farms, in vehicles and ho...
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The Parent Engagement Project was initiated by The Smith Family in the Northern Territory in 2011. The project was developed in response to research that highlighted the evidence that reinforced the importance of parent engagement and the detrimental effects that an absence of parental engagement (for whatever reasons) had on children and young peo...
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The Smith Family’s (TSF) Parent Engagement Project has been operating in selected schools in Darwin and Palmerston (NT Australia) since 2011 with funding provided through the Commonwealth Government’s Parent and Community Engagement Program. The Parent Engagement Project has developed a range of activities and events using the input of schools, par...
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This paper argues for approaches to research methodologies that interrupt the machinic metaphors and relationships for living circulating in so much VET research. Using the schematic of ‘cyborg as a figuration’ and Wilson’s (2009) four epistemological interventions (witnessing, situating, diffracting, acquiring) the authors practice a form of ‘mate...
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Research assessment exercises aim to identify research quantity and quality and provide insights into research capacity building strategies for the future. Yet with limited knowledge of the ecology of Australian educational research, there is little chance of understanding what research audits might contribute towards a capacity building agenda for...
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Educational research has long been the subject of lively and agitated debate, not least because of its diversity. Ranging in scope from academic development and broad-scale policy research through to student engagement and discipline-specific research, it includes methods of traditional academic inquiry and investigations and also less traditional...
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This paper reflects on the geography of Australian educational research in the context of the ERA 2010 and 2012 assessments results. These results reflect significant changes to the nature of educational research over the past decades, where this research is conducted and by whom. We recap the historical changes to the formation of educational inst...
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Processes of national research assessment, such as Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) are a type of audit technology that confronts and steers established institutional identities and traditions. This nexus between policy and practice drives boundary work that diffracts prevailing policy logics, organisational practices, and habits of mind....
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This chapter explores how sociohistorical, occupational, and organizational discourses structure vocational opportunity in racialized ways and how this manifests in the everyday practices of vocational educators. The findings pose challenges for the content of undergraduate programs for vocational educators.
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This article offers a contribution to the limited literature on internationalization as academic work. Using narrative inquiry incorporating a mode of research known as ‘car time’, the authors generate narratives of practice to analyse the day‐to‐day work involved in their international university collaboration. The article foreshadows the dialogic...
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This paper was prompted by our interest in two issues associated with Australia's vocational education and training system: recurring declarations for universal access to vocational education and training (albeit in different forms across different epochs) as the right of all Australians and the continual processes of change associated with the sec...
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The vocational education and training (VET) sector has experienced substantial change in the past decade, characterised by ascendant industry‐driven needs and mantras of flexibility and responsiveness. A number of public policies underpin these changes and simultaneously point to the need to manage diverse employing bodies, industry standards, lear...
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The Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium (ALNARC) received sponsored research funding to study adult literacy and numeracy, network with field-based stakeholders, and disseminate findings. It studied these three layers of participant involvement and response to the sponsored research program: research leaders; sponsored resear...
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An Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium (ALNARC) program comprised four projects designed to integrate new research with analysis of past practices and provision. Preliminary themes were the perception of a "policy void" in regard to literacy and numeracy skills; professional development's tie to workplace practice and underst...
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In 2001-2002, the Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium conducted 26 national investigations with findings in the following areas: (1) population competence; (2) linking literacy and numeracy into training; (3) professional support for educators and trainers; and (4) policy and systemic issues. All the projects were intended to...
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In current times definitions of literacy range from base level descriptions of reading and writing to complex discursive practices of management in industry. Many policy makers, managers and educators believe that expanded definitions of literacy have been crucial in providing programs and outcomes for workers that will increase the range of choice...
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Living in a nation of people who decided that their world view would combine agendas for individual freedom and mechanisms for devastating racial oppression presents a singular landscape for a writer. (Morrison 1992, emphasis in original) This 2001 AVETRA conference with the title Research to reality: putting TVET research to work, indicates the pu...
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Describes practical questioning strategies for use in adult literacy classrooms where teachers attempt to balance the daily needs of literacy learning with the broader issue of education for social change. Also discussed is a study of one such classroom and its implications for adult literacy teacher education. (15 references) (MDM)
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Many adult educators are familiar with the term dialogue ‐akey concept in education guided by a sense of social justice. In this paper I want to reclaim some of the political agendas which are lost when the term is incorporated into education paradigms which present justice as a product to be distributed to the ‘disadvantaged’. This approach seems...
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Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ALBE) teachers face many challenges as they attempt to reconcile the demands of educational providers, learners, and government agencies with their own values and beliefs about the aims and purposes of literacy. Recent research on ALBE programs was examined from the standpoint of their relationship to the followi...
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This session uses the notion of 'bridging the divide' to consider how lessons from 'the past' can help us to understand the possibilities for future practice in this extremely complex terrain.
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This paper explores data collected for the Adult Literacy and Lifeskills Survey (ALLS) - the Australian component of which was released in late 2007. Our interest is in exploring the opportunities for policy and practice that arise as a result of comparing two substantial data sets spanning the decade 1996- 2007. We begin by (briefly) outlining the...
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This paper draws together literature from the newly emerging areas of studies about Whiteness, and postcolonial theory to provide an alternative analysis of the Inquiry processes into adult community education undertaken in Australia over the last decade. Introduction In this paper I draw on the work of Ruth Franken-berg, Edward Said, Ann Laura Sto...

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