Emeritus Professor Margaret Vickers

Emeritus Professor Margaret Vickers

Emeritus Professor,
Centre for Educational Research (SoE)

Biography

Qualifications

  • DEd Harvard (USA)
  • MEd Harvard (USA)
  • MSc University of Melbourne
  • BSc University of Melbourne

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Centre for Educational Research (SoE)

Contact

Email: mhv@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: 6682
n/a
Mobile: 0419278108
Location: 4.G.10
Bankstown1.1.204
Bankstown

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Publications

Books

  • Ferfolja, T., Vickers, M., McCarthy, F., Naidoo, L. and Brace, E. (2011), 'Crossing Borders: African Refugees, Teachers and Schools', : Common Ground 9781875864690.
  • Lamb, S., Teese, R., Walstab, A., Vickers, M. and Rumberger, R. (2004), 'Staying on at school: Improving school retention in Australia', : Queensland Department of Education .
  • Polesel, J., Teese, R., Davies, M., Helme, S. and Vickers, M. (2003), 'VET in Schools: Culture, Policy, and the Employment and Training Impact', : NCVER .

Chapters in Books

  • Barker, K. and Vickers, M. (2018), 'Realigning young peoples' aspirations : triggers and processes', Resisting Educational Inequality: Reframing Policy and Practice in Schools Serving Vulnerable Communities, Routledge 9781138089303.
  • Zammit, K., Vickers, M., Hibbert, E. and Power, C. (2017), 'Equity buddies : building communities of practice to support the transition and retention of students through their first year at university', Implementing Communities of Practice in Higher Education: Dreamers and Schemers, Springer 9789811028656.
  • Zammit, K. and Vickers, M. (2017), 'Mentors and mentees working together to develop institutional capital : the Equity Buddies Support Network ', Inclusive Education: Making Sense of Everyday Practice, Sense 9789463008655.
  • Vickers, M. (2015), 'Neglecting the evidence : are we expecting too much from quality teaching?', Controversies in Education: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Policy and Practice, Springer 9783319087580.
  • McCarthy, F., Vickers, M. and Zammit, K. (2014), 'Facilitators as pedagogical leaders : the acquisition of requisite forms of capital in university settings', Contemporary Issues of Equity in Education, Cambridge Scholars 9781443863322.
  • McCarthy, F. and Vickers, M. (2012), 'Australia's new arrivals policy and the need to reform refugee education provision', Refugee and Immigrant Students: Achieving Equity in Education, Information Age 9781617358418.
  • McCarthy, F. and Vickers, M. (2012), 'Introduction : education for immigrants and refugees : creating equitable pathways for the future', Refugee and Immigrant Students: Achieving Equity in Education, Information Age 9781617358418.
  • McCarthy, F. and Vickers, M. (2012), 'Positive community relations : border crossings and repositioning the 'other'', Positive Relationships: Evidence Based Practice Across the World, Springer 9789400721463.
  • Vickers, M. (2011), 'Teachers crossing borders', Crossing Borders: African Refugees, Teachers and Schools, Common Ground Publishing LLC 9781875864690.
  • Vickers, M. and Mccarthy, F. (2011), 'Crossing borders: into the future', Crossing Borders: African Refugees, Teachers and Schools, Common Ground Publishing 9781875864690.
  • Vickers, M. (2011), 'The senior secondary curriculum in NSW: Academic traditions face issues of retention', Australia's Curriculum Dilemmas: State Cultures and the Big Issues, Melbourne University Press 9780522857726.
  • Vickers, M. (2011), 'Juggling School and Work and Making the Most of Both', Young People and Work, Ashgate Publishing Limited 9781409422365.
  • Vickers, M. (2010), 'Youth Transitions', Education, Change and Society, Oxford University Press 9780195561807.
  • Vickers, M. (2010), 'Gender', Education, Change and Society, Oxford University Press 9780195561807.
  • Vickers, M. (2010), 'Curriculum', Education, Change and Society, Oxford University Press 9780195561807.
  • Vickers, M. (2007), 'Gender', Education, Change and Society, Oxford University Press 9780195555288.
  • Vickers, M. (2007), 'Curriculum', Education, Change and Society, Oxford University Press 9780195555288.
  • Vickers, M. (2007), 'Youth Transitions', Education, Change and Society, Oxford University Press 9780195555288.
  • Vickers, M. and Ha, M. (2007), 'The imagined curriculum: Who studies Computing and Information Technology subjects at the senior secondary level', Gender and I.T: Ongoing challenges for Computing and Information Technology Education in Australian Secondary Schools, ACSA 9781875864577.
  • Vickers, M. (2007), 'Reversing the lens : transforming teacher education through service learning', From Passion to Objectivity: International and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Service Learning Research, Information Age Publishing 9781607526582.
  • Lamb, S. and Vickers, M. (2006), 'Variations in VET Provision across Australian Schools and Their Effects on Student Outcomes', Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, Australian Council for Educational Research 0864315090.
  • Vickers, M. (2005), 'Staying on at School in NSW: Sustaining quality, increasing retention and providing transition support', Future Directions for Public Education and Training, Department of Education and Training .
  • Vickers, M., Lamb, S. and Hinkley, J. (2003), 'Student Workers in High School and Beyond:The effects of part-time employment on participation in education, training and work', Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER Press) 0864316011.

Journal Articles

  • Vickers, M., McCarthy, F. and Zammit, K. (2017), 'Peer mentoring and intercultural understanding : support for refugee-background and immigrant students beginning university study', International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol 60 , pp 198 - 209.
  • Vickers, M., Finger, L., Barker, K. and Bodkin-Andrews, G. (2014), 'Measuring the impact of students' social relations and values : validation of the Social-Relational Support for Education instrument', Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology, vol 14 , pp 71 - 92.
  • Ferfolja, T. and Vickers, M. (2010), 'Supporting refugee students in school education in Greater Western Sydney', Critical Studies in Education, vol 51, no 2 , pp 149 - 162.
  • Vickers, M. and McCarthy, F. (2010), 'Repositioning refugee students from the margins to the centre of teachers' work', The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities & Nations, vol 10, no 2 , pp 199 - 210.
  • Vickers, M. and McCarthy, F. (2009), 'Increasing higher education participation by equity target groups through university-community collaborations', The Australian Journal of Community Engagement, vol Vol 3, no No 1 Autumn 2009 , pp 20 - 27.
  • Mccarthy, F. and Vickers, M. (2008), 'Digital natives, dropouts and refugees : educational challenges for innovative cities', Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, vol 10, no 40604 , pp 257 - 268.
  • Vickers, M. (2007), 'Developing University - Community partnerships to support African refugees in Greater Western Sydney', The Australasian Journal of University Community Engagement, vol 2, no 1 , pp 211 - 217.
  • Vickers, M. (2005), 'In the common good: The need for a new approach to funding Australia's schools', Australian Journal of Education, vol 49, no 3 , pp 264 - 277.
  • Vickers, M. (2005), 'School, work and social change: Revisiting the gender equity debate', Pacific Asian Education, vol 17, no 2 , pp 46 - 58.
  • Vickers, M., Harris, C. and Mccarthey, F. (2004), 'University-Community Engagement: Exploring service-learning options within the practicum', Asia-Pacific Journal of TEacher Education, vol 32, no 2 , pp 1 - 18.
  • Vickers, M. (2004), 'Markets and Mobilities: Dilemmas facing the comprehensive neighbourhood school', Melbourne Studies in Education, vol 45, no 2 , pp 1 - 22.
  • Vickers, M. and Lamb, S. (2002), 'Why state policies matter: The influence of curriculum policy on participation in post-compulsory education and training', Australian Journal of Education, vol 46, no 2 , pp 172 - 188.

Conference Papers

  • Dowson, M., Mcinerney, D., Nelson, G. and Vickers, M. (2006), 'The psychology of school leaving: Motivation, sense-of-self, values and aspirations', Annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE - 2005), UWS Parramatta Campus.
  • Simpson, K., Vickers, M. and Marsh, H. (2006), 'Confirmatory Factor Analyses and Tests of Factorial Invariance on the SMOSA', Annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE - 2005), UWS Parramatta Campus.
  • Simpson, K., Vickers, M., Marsh, H. and Kristovics, A. (2005), 'Toward a model of achievement motivation for adolescents', CEASS Conference: Scholarship and Community UWS 2005, University of Western Sydney, Bankstown.
  • Vickers, M. (2004), 'Freedom in a Rocking Boat: The Changing Nature of Youth Transitions', Continuity and Change: Educational Transitions, Sydney.
  • Vickers, M. (2004), 'Education for all Australians: Comprehensiveness, segregation, and social responsibility', Education Research Conference 2004 - Education for all, Parramatta, NSW.
  • Vickers, M., Simpson, K., Fitzgerald, T. and Dowson, M. (2004), 'Predictors of Adolescents' Academic Achievement and Engagement in School', Third International Biennial SELF Research Conference - Self-Concept, Motivation and Identity: Where to from here, Berlin, Germany.

Other Publications

  • 2015, 'Staying on at School: Strategies for Increasing High School Completion Rates in Low Retention Regions of NSW', Report
  • 2015, 'Defying the Odds: Promoting Success for Refugee Background and Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) First-year Students Through Peer Support: Final Report', Report
  • 2009, 'Refugee Action Support (RAS) Program: Research Evaluation 2009', Report

Previous Projects

Title: Student Retention Research Project [Via University of Melbourne]
Funder:
  • Education Queensland
Western Researchers: Margaret Vickers
Years: 2003-07-21 - 2003-08-22
ID: P0014172
Title: How does VET delivery vary by System and School, and what are its effects?
Funder:
  • Department of Education, Science and Training
Western Researchers: Margaret Vickers
Years: 2003-11-08 - 2005-05-31
ID: P0013880
Title: Research on Teacher Retraining: On-line Mentoring
Funder:
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Western Researchers: Margaret Vickers, Peter Aubusson, Kevin Watson and Les Vozzo
Years: 2001-06-01 - 2004-12-30
ID: P0010540
Title: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth Analysis Grants
Funder:
  • Department of Education, Science and Training
Western Researchers: Margaret Vickers, John Hinkley and Herbert Marsh
Years: 2002-01-25 - 2002-06-14
ID: P0012776
Title: Impact Study Research on the Safe Schools Making the Links 2004 pilot project
Funder:
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Western Researchers: Margaret Vickers, Kerry Robinson, Tania Ferfolja and Maggie Clarke
Years: 2005-09-05 - 2007-05-31
ID: P0014751
Title: Teaching to make a difference: Supporting Sudanese Refugee Students in Western Sydney
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
  • Catholic Education Office
Western Researchers: Margaret Vickers, Tania Ferfolja and Rosemary Suliman
Years: 2006-12-20 - 2008-03-31
ID: P0015437
Title: Preparing beginning teachers for hard-to-staff schools
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Tania Ferfolja and Margaret Vickers
Years: 2006-12-20 - 2008-06-30
ID: P0015440
Title: Literacy development and acculturation for refugee students in the homework centres
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation
Western Researchers: Loshini Naidoo, Margaret Vickers and Tania Ferfolja
Years: 2007-08-30 - 2009-06-30
ID: P0015661
Title: Extending the Guidelines for Effective Transition to Schools Programs to all educational transitions
Funder:
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Western Researchers: Sue Dockett, Bob Perry, Diana Whitton, Christine Johnston and Margaret Vickers
Years: 2006-02-27 - 2006-07-03
ID: P0015053
Title: Enabling schooling success: Psycho-social drivers & impact of Positive Behaviour for Learning intervention on behaviour, well-being, academic engagement & achievement
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Western Researchers: Rhonda Craven, Margaret Vickers, Katrina Barker, Anne Power, Mary Mooney and Brenda Dobia
Years: 2009-07-14 - 2017-03-14
ID: P00016592
Title: Curriculum, Labour Market, and School Influences on Participation in Post-Compulsory Education and Training
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Australian Council for Educational Research
Western Researchers: Margaret Vickers
Years: 2001-01-01 - 2002-12-31
ID: P0009534
Title: From high school to higher education: Gendered pathways in information, communication and computer technology education
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Office for Women NSW Premiers Department
  • Victorian Schools Innovation Commission
  • SA Department of Education & Childrens Services
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
  • Australian National Schools Network
Western Researchers: Margaret Vickers, Carol Reid, Kerry Robinson and Susanne Gannon
Years: 2005-05-09 - 2008-05-08
ID: P0012740
Title: Staying on at school: Learning from and for success
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Western Researchers: Margaret Vickers and Katrina Barker
Years: 2008-07-25 - 2009-12-31
ID: P0016105
Title: Staying on at school: strategies for increasing high school completion rates in low-retention regions of NSW
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Western Researchers: Margaret Vickers and Katrina Barker
Years: 2009-01-20 - 2014-12-31
ID: P00016198

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