B.Ed (Hons), M.Ed(Hons), PhD (Sydney)
More details about Sue Dockett's research on the Educational Transitions: Continuity and Change website.
Sue Dockett started her career as an early childhood educator working in both prior-to-school and early years of school settings. She joined the University of Western Sydney in 1988 and took up the position of Professor, Early Childhood Education at Charles Sturt University in 2007. She has been involved in a wide range of teaching and research. Much of this relates to educational transitions and the expectations, experiences and perspectives of all involved. Sue's current research also encompasses young children's perspectives of school and community, noticing young children's mathematics, ethical tensions in rights-based participatory research with children and young people, curriculum continuity as children start school, and the experiences of starting school for families with complex support needs. Sue's work has been published widely, both nationally and internationally.
Funded research projects have included:
|2013-2015||Continuity and change in curriculum and pedagogies as children start school||S. Dockett & B. Perry||Australian Research Council|
|2013-2014||Continuity of learning through effective transition to school||S. Dockett & B. Perry||DEEWR|
|2012-2014||An ecological study of school transition and the early years of school for Aboriginal children in an urban community||L. Kemp. S. Dockett, R. Grace, R. Perry, E. Comino, L. Jackson Pulver, & M. Haswell||Australian Research Council.|
|2012-2013||Integrating Preschool with the First Years of School||S. Dockett, B. Perry, & B. Clarke||South Australian Department of Education and Child Development|
|2010-2013||Staying On At School||M. Vickers, K. Barker, B. Perry, S. Dockett, & M. Hyam||ARC Linkage with NSW DET|
|2010-2012||Effective Family Engagement||S. Dockett & B. Perry||Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development|
|2010-2012||Early childhood home visiting: Outcomes at 4 years and the transition to school||E. Harris, C. McMahon, G. Vimpani. T. Anderson, S. Matthey, V. Schmied, S. Dockett, B. Perry||ARC Discovery|
|2010||Issues paper on readiness for school for Indigenous children||S. Dockett, B. Perry, & E. Kearney||Closing the Gap Clearinghouse|
Sue's major teaching responsibilities relate to research and research supervision. Sue currently supervises 8 doctoral candidates.
Sue is actively involved in national and international early childhood and research communities. Since 2008, she has been the co-chair of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association, Transitions Special Interest Group.
Sue is a member of the editorial boards of Early Childhood Research in Practice and the International Journal of Early Years Education.
Sue has been a member of the NSW Board of Studies, now the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards, since 1994. She is also a member of the BOSTES Primary Curriculum Committee and the Quality Teaching Council in NSW.
Sue is a regular reviewer for a wide range of Australasian and International journals.