MSc(Sydney), BSc(Sydney), DipEd(UNE), MEd(Sydney)
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John is currently completing the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty, which he commenced in mid-2008 under the supervision of Dr Ann Cheryl Armstrong and Prof Robyn Ewing, and now under the supervision of Prof Derrick Armstrong and Dr Ann Cheryl Armstrong. His thesis, “Professional learning in faith-based schools: A comparative study of schools of the Peoples of the Book”, investigated the professional learning in Australian Independent faith-based schools through a case study of three schools (one Christian, one Jewish and one Muslim) and will shortly be submitted.
Following his retirement as a school Principal at the end of 2004 John worked part-time with the Anglican Education Commission Diocese of Sydney responsible for Teacher Education and joined the Association of Independent Schools NSW Independent Schools Capital Grants Committee which is responsible for administering government grants to Independent schools in NSW for capital purposes.
Prior to this he was Principal of St Luke’s Grammar School, Dee Why and Peninsula Grammar School, Warriewood, two Anglican schools in the Diocese of Sydney, in which positions he was active in both state and national professional associations.
John’s teaching career included various positions of responsibility at Barker College, NSW and he taught at Westminster School, London, UK, one of England’s top-ranking Public Schools. He has written a number of articles in his teaching area of Secondary Mathematics as well as a number of texts related to the NSW Mathematics syllabi.
John has presented papers at AARE and ANZHES Annual conferences; he is currently preparing a number of papers for presentation to peer-reviewed journals, and is intending to write a book, together with Dr Ann Cheryl Armstrong, which embodies the insights which have resulted from his research, following an invitation from LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.