Even before I arrived at Deakin, midway through 1989, I knew of it. there had been various and ready transactions between Deakin and where I began my academic career earlier in the decade on the other side of the continent, at Murdoch University in Western Australia. Moreover, there was already in circulation what might be called a Deakin imaginary, especially for those who identified in some fashion with more socially critical, theoretical studies and positions in educational research, as I did.What made Deakin such a hotbed for what has often been cutting-edge work in education?. I suspect that at least a small part of the reason was indeed my risky appointment way back then, representing as it did a distinctive mindset, and an openness to the New that was characteristic of Deakin, and even something of a tradition. I feel privileged to have been part of it all.There is a fuller story to be told of educational research in Australia, and Deakin will certainly figure significantly in that history.
|Title of host publication||Education, social justice and the legacy of Deakin University|
|Subtitle of host publication||Reflections of the Deakin diaspora|
|Editors||Richard Tinning, Karen Sirna|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||12|
|ISBN (Print)||9789460916373, 9789460916380|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|