Ms Shirley Gilbert

Ms Shirley Gilbert

Lecturer,
Secondary Education (soe)

Biography

Profile

¨       Qualified with a Bachelor of Science and Graduate Certificate in Adult Education

¨       Recognised as an authority as evidenced by advisory and committee roles

¨       Highly experienced in the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum research and development

¨       Advocate in cultural matters pertaining to the engagement, retention and success of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student

¨       Solid academic leadership and mentoring skills, both graduate and undergraduate

 "Shirley makes and shares theoretical, personal and socio-cultural connections with the teaching and research domains in ways that provide clarity and new insights. Her relationship leadership within the academy fosters interactiveness and connectedness' Mary Mooney ex Associate Head of School, University of Western Sydney.

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Qualifications

  • GCertAdultEd University of Technology, Sydney
  • BAppSc University of Western Sydney

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Secondary Education (soe)

Contact

Email: S.Gilbert@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 412
Mobile:
Location: K.2.24.A
Penrith (Kingswood)
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • White, A. and Gilbert, S. (2014), 'Empowering Australian pre-service teachers via a Malaysian educational and cultural experience', Empowering the Future Generation through Mathematics Education, SEAMEO RECSAM 9789679300369.
  • Munns, G., Hatton, C. and Gilbert, S. (2013), 'Teaching in low socio-economic status communities ', Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty, Routledge 9780415531566.
  • Arthur, L., Callow, J., Cole, B., Gilbert, S., Hatton, C., Hertzberg, M., Mooney, M., Munns, G., Nanlohy, P., Orlando, J., Pares, L., Power, A., Sawyer, W., Vozzo, L. and Zammit, K. (2013), 'A new Monday morning and beyond', Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty, Routledge 9780415531566.

Conference Papers

  • Perry, B., Mason, T., Gilbert, S., Dockett, S., Skattebol, J., Whitton, D. and Woodrow, C. (2006), 'Successful transition programs from prior-to-school to school for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: Methodological considerations', Annual conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE - 2005), UWS Parramatta Campus.

Other Publications

  • 2013, 'Aboriginal Girls Circle: Enhancing Connectedness and Promoting Resilience for Aboriginal girls: Final Pilot Report', Research Report

Research

Currently enrolled and undertaking her EdD in Teacher education - focus in Aboriginal Education and Improvement to Initial Teacher Education Programs

White A.L and Gilbert,S.J, (2014) Empowering Australian Pre-Service Teachers Via A Malaysian Educational and Cultural Experience. In 'Empowering the Future Generation through Science/Mathematics Education' CoSMEd

 Munns, G, Hatton, C and Gilbert S.J, Teaching in low socio-economic status communities in Sawyer, W., Munns, G and Zammit, K. (2013), 'What exemplary teachers do', Exemplary Teachers of Students in Poverty: The Fair Go Team, Routledge 9780415531566.

Dockett, S, Perry, B, Mason, T, Simpson, T, Howard, P, Whitton, D, Gilbert, S, Sanagavarapu, p, Skattebol, J, Woodrow, C 2008, Successful transition programs from prior to-school to school for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children (Final report), Ministerial Council on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs, Carlton South, Vic. www.curriculum.edu.au/verve/_resources/ATSI_Successful_Transition_programs_Report_Dec_2007.pdf

Perry, B., Dockett,S., Gilbert, S.,Howard, P., Mason, T., Skattebol, J., Whitton,D and Woodrow, C (2006) Successful transition programs from prior-to-school to school for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; Methodological considerations. Refereed Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Sydney. Available:  http://www.aare.edu.au/05pap/per05571.pdf

Gilbert, S.J., (2005) Talking with Families - talking with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families in Salter, G., Johnston, C. & Lunn, H. (eds). (2005). Does this child need help? Identification and early childhood intervention. (2nd ed.). Sydney: AEIA (NSW) ISBN 0 646 16170 9

Bunworth, M. Gilbert, S. Last, A. McDonnell, N and Rushton, K (2004) Indij readers - teachers guide (2) Indij Readers, Sydney

This information has been contributed by Ms Gilbert.

Previous Projects

Title: Motivation and engagement of boys: Evidence-based teaching practices
Years: 2005-01-01 - 2005-11-01
ID: P0014520
Western Researchers: Toni Downes, Geoff Munns, Michael Singh, Wayne Sawyer, Robyn Gregson, Anne Power, Leonie Arthur, Shirley Gilbert, Judith Thistleton-Martin and Andrew Martin
Funding:
  • Department of Education, Science and Training

Supervision

Current Supervision

Title: Closing the Educational Gap for Australian Aboriginal Primary Students in Low Density Schools: A Qualitative Analysis of Inclusive Practices and Conditions for Success
Field of Research:
Title: Improve Indigenous Education as a Classroom Teacher
Field of Research:
Title: Improve Indigenous Education as a Classroom Teacher
Field of Research:

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