Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Alan Laughlin

Dr Alan Laughlin

PhD. MEd(Admn), MEd, Bsc. Dip Ed. FACE. PSM.

I am an Adjunct Professor  at CSU. Previously Deputy Director General NSW Dept of Education. I teach under contract in distance education through both the Toronto and Burlington campuses. I am also engaged with two writing teams at CSU. All teaching and writing is in the MIEd and MEd. I  have played a role in establishing the MIEd in Canada as part of CSU's work in that country. I also work as a consultant in educational administration and management for a number of non-government organisations.

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My research areas include:

  • Policy with particular emphasis on equity
  • Vocational education
  • Teacher quality
  • Gifted education
  • Leadership and management in education

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My teaching is in the area of educational leadership in both the MEd and MIEd.. I am also involved in teaching the new compulsory introductory MEd program related to contemporary issues in education.

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  • Fellow of the Australian College of Educators.
  • MEd review and writing teams for EER 504, ESA 513 and EEB 504.
  • Consultancy working with Catholic Education Office (Sydney) and Catholic Education Commission in Educational Policy and Change Management.

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