Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Emeritus Professor Bob Perry

Emeritus Professor Bob Perry

BSc (Hons1), DipEd, PhD

More details about Bob Perry's research on the Educational Transitions: Continuity and Change website.

Bob Perry is recently retired from paid university work after 45 years in higher education. He is Emeritus Professor in the School of Education at Charles Sturt University, Albury-Wodonga, Australia and Director, Peridot Education Pty Ltd. Bob has recently received an Honorary Doctorate from Mälardalen University, Sweden and a Career Research Award from the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia in recognition of his body of research. Educational evaluations in Victoria and Queensland, and continuing writing and editing, along with professional development in many states and overseas keep him just about as busy. Bob's current research interests include powerful mathematics ideas in preschool and the first years of school; ethical tensions in researching with children; transition to school, with particular emphasis on starting school within families with complex support needs, preschool education in rural and remote communities, and evaluation of educational programs.

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Bob’s main research interests are in early childhood mathematics education, educational transitions and evaluation of educational programs.

Current projects include:

Best Advice papers in early childhood mathematics (South Australia)

Step Up into Education (Queensland)

Communities of Practice (Queensland)

Let’s Count (The Smith Family)

Transition to School resources (Goodstart Early Learning)

along with several book writing and editing projects.

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Bob is currently not doing any university teaching but is extensively involved in professional learning programs for several education departments.

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MERGA – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia

EECERA – European Early Childhood Education Research Association

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