Professor Murray Print
BA(UWA), DipEd(UWA), MA(Sydney), PhD(OSU)
Professor and Chair of Education
Phone: +61 2 9351 3202
Fax: +61 2 9351 6256
Educational systems: administration, management and leadership
- International and comparative education
Research on teaching and learning
- Social sciences, including civics
Civics, citizenship, democratic education, electoral education
Murray is a recognised leader in civics and political education and curriculum development within Australia and internationally. He directed the Consortium Project in Civics and Citizenship Education, as well as a major ARC-funded project on youth participation in democracy, and has been a key investigator in many other projects in civics covering:
- Youth Electoral Study
- values, policy and civics education in the Asia-Pacific region
- civics education, assessment and benchmarking
- the first phase of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) international civics study
Murray has been a board member of Civitas International, an international civic education organisation and, in 2003, was awarded the Centenary Medal for his contributions to civics education and the community.
In 2011 Professor Print was appointed to lead the development of the Civics and Citizenship Curriculum for all Australian schools within the Australian Curriculum.
Centenary Medal 2003
Professional and community roles
Sydney Democracy Forum - co-organizer
World Democracy Forum - co-organizer
Editorial Board of:
International Journal of Citizenship Teaching and Learning
International Journal of Social Education
Estudios Sobre Educacion
2012 Mercator Visiting Professor, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
2010,2011 University of Hannover, Germany
2008 Faculty of didactics, University of Oldenburg, Germany
2007 Center for Political Research, University of Leuven, Belgium
2007 International Institute for Democracy and Electoral assistance, Stockholm (Visiting research fellow)
2003 UNESCO Visiting Scholar, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
- Youth Electoral Study - democratic participation of Australian youth
- Youth and democratic participation in Canada and Australia: a comparative study
- World Democracy Forum - funded by the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Sydney
- Volkswagen Shiftung research grant 2011-2 - Education for a Future of Democratic Citizenship in Europe: Competencies for engaged citizens.
- Australian Research Council Discovery grant commencing 2012 : National educational goals, schools and building democracy for the future. This project addresses three key issues – how to engage young people as active, informed citizens; how can schools be more effective in preparing citizens and sustaining their future civic participation; and how do national educational goals affect this process.
Current research students
|Project title||Degree||Research student|
|Palestinian school students and civic engagement.||PhD||Gillian Kerr-Sheppard|
- Print,M & Lange,D. (2012). Schools, Curriculum and Civic Education for Building Democratic Citizens. Rotterdam: Sense.
- Print, M and Milner,H. (2009). Civic Education and Youth Political Participation. . Rotterdam: Sense Publishers..
- Print, M. (2010). Social and cultural capital. . In B. McGaw, E. Baker & P.Peterson (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Education (3rd ed.,), Oxford: Elsevier.
- Print, M. (2010). Benchmarking and democratic citizenship education for schools. In D. Lange & G.Himmelmann (Ed.), Demokratiedidaktik: Impulse fur die Politische Bildung (pp. 330–345), Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.
- Print, M. (2009). Benchmarking and democratic citizenship education for schools. . In Himmelmann,G and Lange, D (Eds.), Demokratiedidaktik Impulse für die politische Bildung Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag.
- Print, M . (2009). Teaching political and social values. In L.Saha & Dworkin,G (Ed.), International Handbook of Research on Teachers and Teaching (pp. 1001–1014), New York: Springer.
- print, M. (2008). Education for Democratic Citizenship in Australia. . In J.Arthur, I. Davies & C. Hahn (Ed.), International Handbook on Education for Citizenship and Democracy. (pp. 95–108), London: Sage.
- Hughes, A, Print, M & Sears, A. (2010). Curriculum capacity and citizenship education: A comparative analysis of four democracies.. Compare, 40(3), 293–309.
- Saha, L and Print, M. (2010). Student school elections and political engagement: A cradle of democracy?. International Journal of Educational Research, 49(1), 22–32.
- Sim,J and Print, M. (2010). Citizenship education, teachers and education policy. British Journal of Educational Studies.
- Sim,J and Print,M. (2009). Citizenship education: Controlling or empowering teacher understanding and practice?. Oxford Review of Education, 35(6).
- Print,M. (2007). Citizenship education and youth participation in democracy. . British Journal of Educational Studies, 55(3), 325–345.
- Print, M. (2009). Civic Engagement and Political Education of Young People. (Invited keynote address) . In Kansai University.
- Print, M. (2009). Indicators of youth engagement in democracy, politics and elections. Invited. In Australian Electoral Commission Colloquium. Canberra, September, 2009.
- Print, M. (2009). Political awareness and civic education. (Invited keynote address) . In Federal Congress for Civic Education.
- Print, M. (2011). Teacher pedagogy and achieving democratic competence, Keynote address. International Symposium on building democratic citizenship in Europe through youth civic engagement in schools, Hannover, Germany.