MEd(Research)(Sydney), MA(Sydney), GradDipAdultEd(TESOL)(UTS), DipEd(Sydney), BA(Hons)Sociology(Essex)
Lecturer in English
Director of Professional Experience
Phone: +61 2 9351 6351
Fax: +61 2 9351 4580
Kathy has worked as an English-as-an-additional language teacher, teaching students in primary as well as as high schools. She worked for several years as a literacy consultant for the NSW Department of Education and Training. Her interests include all aspects of language and literacy development especially with Aboriginal students and students learning English as an additional language. She is currently researching the significance of text in the teaching of reading, with a focus on Aboriginal communities.
Professional Teachers Council NSW Outstanding professional service award - Association for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages NSW.
Professional and community roles
Member of (ATESOL) Association for teaching English to speakers of other languages NSW Inc. council from 1996 holding the offices of Vice-president in 1998 and Secretary 2004, 2009-2011
Peer-reviewer for the refereed journals TESOL in Context; The Australian journal of language and literacy and SCAN
Member of ACTA (Australian Council of TESOL Associations) council 2009-2011 & 2003-2004.
Editorial Board member for SCAN magazine a quarterly refereed journal published by (CLIC) NSW Curriuclum and Learning Innovation Centre
- Rossbridge,J. & Rushton,K. (2011). Conversations about text 2: Teaching grammar using factual texts. Marrickville: (PETAA) Primary English Teaching Asssociation.
- Rossbridge,J. & Rushton,K. (2010). Conversations about text 1: Teaching grammar using literary texts. . Marrickville: e:lit (Primary English Teaching Association).
- Rushton, K. (2007). The significance of text in the teaching of reading in the early years. In Alyson Simpson (Ed.), Future directions in literacy: International conversations conference 2007 (pp. 256–268), Sydney: University of Sydney Press.
- Rushton,K. (2010). The culture of silence: why local stories matter . Scan, Curriculum K-12 Directorate, NSW Department of Education and Training., 29(4), 25–30.
- Rushton, K. (2009). Books and reading: Tools or toys?. TESOL in Context Pedagogies of Connection, S2(May).
- Rushton, K. (2008). Cooperative planning and teaching for ESL students in the mainstream classroom. TESOL in Context, 18(1), 21–28.
- Rushton, K. (2006). Teaching grammar in context across the KLAs. In Alyson Simpson Proceedings of the National Conference on Future Directions in Literacy (pp. 204–218). Sydney, 3-4 March 2006.
- Rushton,K. (2010). e:update010 Teaching grammar in the context of narrative. , Marrickville: e:lit (Primary English Teaching Association).