ERIC Number: EJ942321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Professor Lesley Parker: A Science Educator "Writ Large"
Kahle, Jane Butler
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v6 n3 p775-781 Sep 2011
Professor Lesley Parker's career has moved from teaching and advising graduate students at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia to leadership roles and advocacy positions in state and national governments and in international organizations. Throughout her distinguished career, she has been committed to social justice, particularly in gender equity. Indeed, that commitment infuses her professional contributions as teacher, advisor, administrator, and policy maker. In this Key Contribution, many of her colleagues describe their admiration for her as well as provide information that helps the reader place her work in a national and an international perspective. She has received many of Australia's highest honors, and she continues to contribute to her university, her state, and her nation. Her contributions form a lasting legacy in social justice, particularly in gender equity and in educational leadership.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Instructional Leadership, Gender Issues, Change Agents, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Teachers, Recognition (Achievement), Scholarship, Profiles, Career Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia