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Researcher: Falk, IH (Associate Professor Ian Falk)

Fields of Research

Other education
Technical, further and workplace education
Sociology of education
Social theory
Curriculum and pedagogy
Educational administration, management and leadership
Specialist studies in education
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Urban sociology and community studies
Urban geography
Educational technology and computing
Social change
Horticultural crop growth and development
Health and community services
Health services and systems
English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Educational psychology
Small business organisation and management
Environmental education and extension
Language studies
Other commerce, management, tourism and services
Social geography
Labour economics
Other Indigenous studies
Animal management
Education systems
Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
Other economics
Welfare economics
Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences

Research Objectives

Other education and training
Other culture and society
Employment patterns and change
Pacific Peoples community services
Policies and development
Other economic framework
Languages and linguistics
Children's services and childcare
Management and productivity
Beef cattle
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
The media
Other health
Other plant production and plant primary products
Other animal production and animal primary products
Other environmental management
Work and labour market

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

"Just having a little chat": Community learning and social capital; 5th Annual International Conference on Post-compulsory Education and Training
'Learning' as the discursive reassembly of cultural practice; Discourse and Cultural Practice
A framework for evaluating quality in Vocational Teacher Education; Fifth National Workshop on Vocational Teacher Education
A Learning Community; Community Quarterly: Rural Issues
A reconceptualisation of learning: Why put critical literacy into practice; Critical Forum
Addressing the Literacy and Numeracy Needs of Workers Through Training Packages: A Case Study in Delivery; Making a World of Difference: 5th annual conference of the Australian VET Research Association (AVERTA)
Benefits for All: How learning for farming can build social capital in communities; Country Matters - A national conference on the role of the social sciences in developing policy and programs for Australia's rural industries
Building Communities: ACE Lifelong Learning and Social Capital; Language Australia
Challenges facing rural regional Australia in new times; Learning Communities, Regional Sustainability and the Learning Society
Change, Visions and Values and Non-Formal Education; Australian Journal of Adult and Community Education
Chicken, eggs and access; The Literacy Equation: Competence = Capability?
Collaborative learning: Co-constructed meaning mediated by language; Critical Forum
Communication and catering competencies: a case study of literacy and numeracy inclusion in a training package; Language Australia
Community Learning and Social Capital: Just Having a Little Chat; Journal of Vocational Education and Training
Community Learning: Using Learning to Re-think Community Well Being; Network news : Tasmania's community arts magazine
Comparison and Evaluation of Adult Literacy Assessment Practices
Critical theory and practice in adult education: Towards implementation of critical education; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Vocational Education Research
Electronic communities; Fine Print (Sub-Journal of Adult English Language & Literacy Education
Enabling leadership: A new community leadership model; Learning to manage change: Developing regional communities for a local-global millenium
Evaluation of the Quality Agenda : A Critical Framework; Critical Forum
Formal Learning versus Real-Life Learning: Why VET in Schools Works; VOCAL The Australian Journal of Vocational Education and Training in Schools
How Learning for VET can Build Social Capital for regions; LifeLong Learning Network's first National Conference
Human Capital and social capital - journey the difference; View 2000 - Commentaries on adult learning
Human Capital and Social Capital: What's the difference?; Adult Learning Australia Commentary
Indicators of Social Capital: Social capital as the product of local interactive learning processes; Learning Communities: International Journal of Adult and Vocational Learning
Leadership for dynamic learning communities; Lifelong Learning Conference 2002
Leadership for dynamic school-community partnerships
Leadership in Vocational Education and Training: developing social capital through partnerships; Future Research Research Futures
Learning to manage change in communities: a way forward; Learning Communities, Regional Sustainability and the Learning Society
Lifecycles and leadership: Partnerships for VET; Making a World of Difference: 5th annual conference of the Australian VET Research Association (AVERTA)
Lifelong Learning Developing a Training Culture; Creating our Future: A new training culture for Australia
Lifelong learning: Literacy schooling and the adult world; Language Australia Ltd
Lifelong learning: Literacy, schooling and the adult world; Language Australia Limited
Literacy and Community: Social capital and its production of human capital; Fine Print (Sub-Journal of Adult English Language & Literacy Education
Literacy and Numeracy for the new world of un/employment; Language Australia
Literacy by Design not by default: social capital's role in literacy learning; Journal of Research in Reading
Literacy, numeracy, self-confidence & values: Chickens, eggs and 'access'; Adult Literacy Research Network, Literacy & Learning Series, No. 2
Literacy, Self-confidence & values: Chickens, eggs and 'access'; Lifelong learning: Literacy schooling and the adult world
Making Language, Literacy and Numeracy in Training Packages Work; Language Australia
Managing Change through VET. The role of vocational education and training in regional Australia
Newspapers and health centres: Selected short stories of community development case studies; Learning Communities, Regional Sustainability and the Learning Society
Non/working lives: Implications of 'non-standard work practices; for literacy and numeracy; Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium
Quality Assurance in Agriculture: Promoting Access for Beef Producers; Australian Farm Management Society Ltd 23rd National Conference
Quality Assurance in Agriculture: Promoting Access for Beef Producers
Quality Assurance in the Beef Industry: The dilemma of visions and values; Rural Society
Review of research: Literacy and numeracy in vocational education and training; The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Review: Multiliteracies: Literacy learning and the design of social futures
School contribution to rural communities: Leadership issues; Annual National Research Forum of the Australian Rural Education Research Association Inc
Seniors Online: Online Literacy and learning by senior citizens in rural centres; Language Australia
Signing on Social Capital
Situated Leadership: A new community leadership model; A National Rural Education Conference
Sleight of hand: Job myths, literacy and social capital; Australian Policy Activism in Language and Literacy
Sleight of Hand: Literacy, Social Capital and Social Disadvantage; First National ALNARC Forum
Socioeconomic Contributions of Adult Learning to Community: A social Capital Perspective; Adult Education Quarterly
Some issues of vocational education: An Australian experience; Regional Conference
Taking The Lead: The role of rural schools in community development; ACEA 2000
The convergence of vocational and adult education in learning communities; Community College Journal of Research and Practice
The future of work and the work of the future; Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy
The role of group learning in building social capital; Journal of Vocational Education and Training
Thinking outside the box: a remote VET in Schools program challenges traditional boundaries; National Conference of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association
Value of VET in non-metropolitan communities; Second national conference of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
Vocational Education and Training Policy and Reality in Australia; Convergence: international journal of adult education
What is Social Capital? A Study of Interaction in a Rural Community; Journal of the European Society for Rural Sociology, Sociologia Ruralis
You can take the $ out of the $ocial, but it doesn't make much 'cents': The learning 'community' as the means of reconciliation; Different Drums, One Beat? Economic and Social Goals in Education and Training

Research Projects

Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia; Australian National Training Authority (ANTA)
Continuation of DEET project; Griffith University (GU)
In co-sponsorship of Rosa McManmey's research position in the 'Believe it' campaign; Examiner Newspaper Pty Ltd (EN)
Leadership in VET; National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER)
NLLIA-TAS Adult Literacy Research Network Node; Language Australia (LA)
Quality Assurance in Agriculture: Promoting Access for Beef Producers; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
School Contribution to Rural Communities: Leadership Issues; AgriFutures (AgFut)
The 2000 Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) Adult Literacy and National Project; Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
The Changing Nature of Work and the Emergence of the Knowledge-based Economy: (i) The Implications for Vocational Education and Training of the Demands of the Emerging Knowledge-based Economy; University of Western Sydney (UWS)
The Role of Trust in Rural Community Sustainability; Australian Research Council (ARC)
What is Social Capital; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Workers Compensation: what factors contribute to effective workplace rehabilition; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Evaluation of 1998 User Choice Arrangements
Evaluation of the Clarendonvale Vale Connect Project
NCVER Review of Research, Practice and Policy in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Since
Survey of Pyrethrum Grower Attitudes
The Contribution of ACE to the Community: ACE Community Portraits
Theme paper for the Regional Australia Summit

Research Candidate Supervision