Associate Professor Craig Campbell
BA(Hons)(Adelaide), DipEd(Adelaide), PhD(Adelaide)
Honorary Associate Professor, History of Education
Phone: +61 2 9558 9708
Fax: +61 2 9351 4580
Educational history, sociology and philosophy
- History of education
history of secondary education, history of adolescence, history of schooling, school choice
Craig joined the University of Sydney as a historian of education in 1994. He has researched and written extensively in the history of Australian secondary education and adolescence. In recent times he has also written in the sociology area, working on social classes and schooling and school choice.
His work was recognised on three occasions by funding from the Australian Research Council.
Craig has been a significant office bearer within the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society, and the International Standing Conference of the History of Education.
Before becoming an academic, Craig was a high-school teacher and teacher union leader in South Australia. His doctorate was completed in the period 1991–1993 with Professor Ian Davey at the University of Adelaide. Its topic was a regionally based exploration of the history of adolescence and secondary schooling in the 20th century.
During his academic career Craig has led teams teaching educational history, sociology of education and social science research methods. In 2009 he retired from paid academic work and accepted an invitation to become Honorary Associate Professor.
His research continues. Having recently completed work on the history of the Carnegie Corporation in Australia, he is now writing the first general history of Australian schooling published since 1980. In 2013 he assumes the editorship of the journal: History of Education Review.
Professional and community roles
Executive member and Treasurer, Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (2010- )
Editor, History of Education Review.
- (1) Palgrave Macmillan is publishing a revised edition, in paperback, of Campbell & Sherington, The Comprehensive Public High School (New York, 2006). New research and writing for this has been completed. To be published in 2013. (2) A new history of childhood in South Australia to be published by Hale & Iremonger in 2012. It has a chapter on the 1950s by A/Professor Campbell. (3) A new history of Australian school education,co-authored with Dr Helen Proctor, will be published by Allen and Unwin towards the end of 2013. (4) Oxford University Press is preparing an international handbook for the study of the history of education. A/Professor Campbell has agreed to write the chapter on research in Australia and New Zealand.
- Connell, R, Campbell, C, Vickers, M, Welch, A, Foley, D, Bagnall, N, Hayes, D. (2010). Education, Change and Society. (2nd ed.), Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
- Craig Campbell. (2010). Unley High School: 100 Years of Public Education. Adelaide: Wakefield Press.
- Campbell, C, Proctor, H, Sherington, G. (2009). School Choice: How parents negotiate the new school market in Australia. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.
- Campbell, C, Sherington, G. (2007). Going to School in Oceania. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.
- Connell, R, Campbell, C, Vickers, M, Welch, A, Foley, D, Bagnall, N. (2007). Education, Change & Society. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
- Campbell, C, Sherington, G. (2006). The comprehensive public high school: Historical perspectives. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
- Campbell, C, Hooper, C, Fearnley-Sander, M. (1999). Toward the State High School in Australia: 1850-1925. Sydney: ANZHES.
- Craig Campbell. (2012). Developing a 1950s imagination in Woodville Gardens. In Susan Blackburn (Ed.), Growing up in Adelaide in the 1950s (pp. 29–51), Sydney: Hale & Iremonger.
- Campbell C. (2010). Schools and school choice. In R. Connell et al. (Ed.), Education, Change and Society (2nd ed., pp. 272–308), Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
- Campbell, C. (2010). Researching education: A research project. In R. Connell et al. (Ed.), Education, Change and Society (2nd ed., pp. 390–410), Melbourne: Oxford Univeristy Press.
- Campbell, C. (2010). Class and competition. In R. Connell et al. (Ed.), Education, Change and Society (2nd ed., pp. 93–139), Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
- Campbell, C. (2007). Schooling in Australia. In C. Campbell & G. Sherington (Ed.), Going to school in Oceania (pp. 9–77), Westport (Conn.): Greenwood Press.
- Sherington, G, Campbell, C. (2007). Middle class formations and the emergence of national schooling: a historiographical review of the Australian debate. In Tolley K (Ed.), Transformations in Schooling: Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Vol. 1, pp. 15–39), New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
- Campbell C. (2010). Cold War, the universities and public education: The contexts of J. B. Conant's mission to Australia and New Zealand, 1951. History of Education Review, 39(1), 21–37.
- Campbell, C, Sherington, G, White, M. (2007). Borders and boundaries in the history of education. Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education , 43(1), 1–6.
- Campbell, C. (2007). The Middle Class and the Government High School: Private Interests and Public Institutions in Australian Education in the Late Twentieth Century, with Reference to the Case of Sydney. History of Education Review, 36(2), 1–18.
- Campbell, C, Sherington, G. (2006). A genealogy of an Australian system of comprehensive high schools: The contribution of educational progressivism to the one best form of universal secondary education (1900-1940). Paedagogica Historica: international journal of the history of education , 42(1-2), 191–210.
- Campbell, C. (2005). Changing school loyalties and the middle class: A reflection on the developing fate of state comprehensive high schooling. Australian Educational Researcher, 32(1), 3–24.
- C Campbell (Ed). (2010). Carnegie Corporation intervention into the universities of Australia and New Zealand in the early 1950s: The visit and reports of James B. Conant (Journal Special Issue), History of Education Review, 39(1), pp. 3-56..
- Campbell, C. (2009). Parents anxious over school choice, The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Commission).