All publications


Book chapters

  • Mayer, D. (2019). Knowledge, policy and practice in learning teaching in Australia. In M. T. Tatto & I. Menter (Ed.), Knowledge, Policy and Practice in Teacher Education Bloomsbury: London.
  • Mayer, D., Cotton, W. & Simpson, A . (2017). Teacher education in Australia. In George W. Noblit (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education Online: Oxford University Press.
  • Mayer, D., Allard, A., Moss, J. & Dixon, M. . (2016). Initial Teacher Education and Assessment of Graduates in Australia. In John Chi-Kin Lee & Christopher Day (Ed.), Quality and Change in Teacher Education: Western and Chinese Perspectives (pp. 149–162), Cham: Springer.
  • Mayer, D. (2016). Policy driven reforms and the role of teacher educators in professionalising teacher education. In B. De Wever, R. Vanderlinde, M. Tuytens & A. Aelterman (Ed.), Professional Learning in Education - Challenges for Teacher Educators, Teachers and Student Teachers (pp. 23–37), Gent: Academia Press.
  • Mayer, D. & Reid, J. (2016). Professionalising Teacher Education: Evolution of a Changing Knowledge and Policy Landscape. In J. Loughran & M. L. Hamilton (Ed.), International Handbook of Teacher Education (Vol. 1) (pp. 453–486), Singapore: Springer.
  • Mayer, D. (2013). The continuing 'problem' of teacher education: Policy driven reforms and the role of teacher educators. In X. Zhu & K. Zeichner (Ed.), Preparing teachers for the 21st century (pp. 39–52), Berlin: Springer.
  • Mayer, D., Pecheone, R. & Merino, N. (2012). Rethinking teacher education in Australia: The teacher quality reforms. In L. Darling-Hammond & A. Lieberman (Ed.), Teacher Education around the World: Changing policies and practices (pp. 110–129), Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Mayer, D. (2011). "But that's the thing; who else is going to teach besides the idealist?" Learning to teach in emotional contexts. In C. Day & J. Chi-Kin Lee (Ed.), New understandings of teacher's work: Emotions and educational change (pp. 137–150), Dordrecht: Springer.

Journal articles

  • Stacey, M., Talbot, D., Buchanan, J. & Mayer, D. (in press). The development of an Australian teacher performance assessment: Lessons from the international literature. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. DOI:10.1080/1359866X.2019.1669137
  • Ell, F., Simpson, A., Mayer, D., McLean Davies, L., Clinton, J. & Dawson, G. (2019). Conceptualising the impact of initial teacher education. Australian Educational Researcher, 46(1), 177–200. DOI:10.1007/s13384-018-0294-7
  • Mayer, D. (2019). A positive professional learning culture for retention and success in early career teaching. Impact: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching, 5(Spring), 53–56.
  • Rowan, L., Kline, J. & Mayer, D. (2017). Early career teachers' perceptions of their preparedness to teach "diverse learners": Insights from an Australian research project. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 42(10), 71–92. DOI:10.14221/ajte.2017v42n10.5
  • Mayer, D. . (2015). What is classroom ready? How do we determine it? . Professional Educator.
  • Rowan, L., Mayer, D., Kline, J., Kostogriz, A. & Walker-Gibbs, B. . (2015). Investigating the effectiveness of teacher education for early career teachers in diverse settings: The longitudinal research we have to have. Australian Educational Researcher, 42(3), 273–298. DOI:10.1007/s13384-0140163-y
  • Mayer, D. . (2014). Forty years of teacher education in Australia: 1974-2014. Journal of Education for Teaching, 40(5), 461–473. DOI:10.1080/02607476.2014.956536
  • Mayer, D. (2014). The appropriation of the professionalization agenda in teacher education. Research in Teacher Education, 4(2), 39–44.
  • Allard, A., Mayer, D. & Moss, J. (2014). Authentically assessing graduate teaching: Outside and beyond neo-liberal constructs. Australian Educational Researcher, 41(4), 425–443. DOI:10.1007/s13384-013-0140-x
  • Mayer, D. . (2013). Policy driven reforms and the role of teacher educators in reframing teacher education in the 21st century. Waikato Journal of Education, 18(1), 7–19.
  • Gallant, A. & Mayer, D. (2012). Teacher performance assessment in teacher education: an example in Malaysia. Journal of Education for Teaching, 38(3), 295–307. DOI:10.1080/02607476.2012.668330
  • Mayer, D., Mitchell, J., Santoro, N. & White, S. (2011). Teacher educators and 'accidental' careers in academe: An Australian perspective. Journal of Education for Teaching, 37(3), 247–260.