Dr Ruth Arber

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SoE Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, 1975
Diploma of Education, Monash University, 1977
Bachelor of Education, La Trobe University, 1986
Master of Education (Research), La Trobe University, 1994
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2003

Contact

ruth.arber@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 43933

Biography

Senior Lecturer in Education (TESOL)
Director Masters of Education (TESOL)
Co-Director Centre for teaching and Learning languages (CTaLL)
Coordinator Internationalisation, Inclusivity and Knowledge Work ERG

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Research interests

My research experience and interests has three strands. The first extends my interest in identity and difference in education, its implications for understanding how discourses of race and ethnicity are played out in schools and its consequences for critical and inclusive education. The second applies to my more recent application of this work for the study of internationalization and cosmopolitanism in schools and education systems which are becoming increasingly globalised. The third brings together my long experience as a teacher of English as a second and foreign language and is concerned with the implementation of good teaching practice in diverse contexts worldwide.

Affiliations

2003/12 Joint Educational Systems and Tertiary Institutions ESL Forum (JETsiel)
1986/12 Victorian Association of Teachers of Multicultural Education (VICTESOL)
1986/108 Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA)
2004/12 Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE)
1986/12 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
1986/12 American Education Research Association (AERA)
2002/12 Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANCZIES)

Teaching interests

My interest in socio-cultural and critical theory and to a social justice approach underpin my strong commitment to teaching practice. Teaching units for which I am responsible include:

Masters units
EXE 749 Internationalising the Curriculum
ECL 751 Pedagogy in the Globalised Language Classroom
ECL 755 Language teaching Practice in Context
 

Professional activities

2012 - 15 Assoc. Editor TESOL in Context
2012 Co-Convener 2012 TASA Sociology of Education symposium "Disrupting inequality: What has and what can Sociology of Education do to make a difference?". 2009 Committee Member Victorian Association for Teachers of Multicultural Education (VATME)
2003/4 Secretary, Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) 2004 Melbourne Conference Committee
2003 Reviews Editor, TESOL in Context, Journal of Australian Council of TESOL Associations
1995 2000 Committee Member, Victorian Association for Teachers of Multicultural Education (VATME)
1996/2001 Convener Critical literacy discussion group Faculty of Education, Monash University
1998/2000 Chair, Education Research Community of Staff and Students (ERCSS)

Awards

2003 Monash Education Alumni Award (Doctoral)
1996/2000 Australian Postgraduate Award

Projects

2013 DRG How Melbourne teachers practise Asia literacy: Religious dimensions Neilsen, R; Arber, R; Weinman, M; Kostogriz, A                                                                                                                                             
2013 CRG The Global educator: The implications of teacher mobility on teacher education,policy and practice. Arber, Vongales- macrow

 

2012 - 2015 ARC Linkage Grant
Halse, Prof Christine ; Mansouri, Prof Fethi ; Arrowsmith, A/Prof Colin A; Moss, A/Prof Julianne ; Arber, Dr Ruth E; Denson, Dr Nida ; Priest, Dr Naomi; Webster, Dr Robert S Webster
Intercultural understanding in primary and secondary schools

2009- 2013 ARC Linkage Grant

Prof JA Blackmore; Dr RE Arber; Prof LE Farrell; Prof MT Devlin Investigating mismatches between Australian international graduate destinations and skill shortages

Investigating mismatches between Australian international graduate destinations and skill shortages
2012 DRG
Ruth arber, Athena Vongalies macrow
The global educator: The implications of teacher mobility on teacher education, professionalism and practice.
2012 small grant the manifestion of religious identity and relationships in Australian educational institutions
2009 ARC Linkage Grant

A Prof Alex Kostogriz, Dr R, Arber. Dr Z. Golebiowski
Supporting the English academic literacy of international students: A case study of TESOL program in an Australian University

A/Prof Alex Kostogriz, Dr Ruth Arber, Dr Bernadette Walker-Gibbs, Dr Simone White & Dr Joanne OMara (Mentor: Professor Diane Mayer) The professional practice of beginning teachers: What counts as effective teaching in disadvantaged schools

Professor Jill Blackmore, Professor Di Mayer; Assoc Professor Alex Kostogriz; Dr Ruth Arber; Dr Athena Vongalis-Macrow; Dr Richard Johnson; Dr Andrea Gallant; Dr Dawn Joseph; Dr Jennifer Angwin) Internationalisation, Inclusivity and Knowledge Work

2008 Research development fund
With Rod MacClean
Career change and intercultural English and ESL teachers

With Jill Blackmore Social-cultural impacts of fee-paying International students in Australian secondary schools and their implications for curriculum, policy and practice

2007 Deakin University Central Research Grant (CRG)

Received with Jill Blackmore Central Research Grant (CRG)
Impact of internationalization on secondary schooling and teachers


2005 Deakin University Just missed out Central Research Grant (CRG)
Received Deakin University Central Research Grant (CRG) International students in local Victorian government schools

2003-4 Deakin University - Research Initiative Grant (RIG)
Changing school communities: International students in government

Publications

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2015

Deconstructing religious identity, difference, and belonging : implications for anti-racist pedagogy

Dr Ruth Arber

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 21-36, Diaspora, indigenous, and minority education, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

International graduates’ endeavours for work in Australia: the experience of international graduates of accounting transitioning into Australian labour market

Dr Ruth Arber, Dr Mark Rahimi

(2015), pp. 59-76, International education and cultural-linguistic experiences of international students in Australia, Samford Valley, Qld., B1

chapter
2014

Introduction to Mobile teachers, teacher identity and international schooling

Dr Ruth Arber, Prof Jillian Blackmore, Dr Athena Vongalis-Macrow

(2014), pp. 1-10, Mobile teachers, teacher identity and international schooling, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, B1

chapter
2012

Encountering an-other : the culture of curriculum and inclusive pedagogies

Dr Ruth Arber

(2012), pp. 461-477, International handbook of migration, minorities and education : understanding cultural and social differences in processes of learning, Dordrecht , Netherlands, B1

chapter
2010

English education for international students in local schools : practices of inclusion and discourses of exclusion

Dr Ruth Arber

(2010), Vol. 34, pp. 1-43, English teaching & learning, Taiwan, C1

journal
2009

Social disconnection, or popular racism

Dr Ruth Arber

(2009), pp. 65-85, Youth identity and migration : culture, values and social connectedness, Altona, Vic., B1

chapter

Discourses of antagonism and desire : marketing for international students in neighbourhood schools

Dr Ruth Arber

(2009), Vol. 7, pp. 167-184, Globalisation, societies and education, London, England, C1

journal
2008

Interrogating 'imagined' communities : exploring the impact of international students in local schools

Dr Ruth Arber

(2008), Vol. 11, pp. 387-404, Race, ethnicity and education, London, England, C1

journal

Race, ethnicity and education in globalized times

Dr Ruth Arber

(2008), Dordrecht , Germany, A1

book
2006

Whispering in our hearts: speaking of another in changing schools

Dr Ruth Arber

(2006), Vol. 27, pp. 85-101, Discourse : studies in the cultural politics of education, London, England, C1

journal

Transmitting music through culture: a way forward to harmonise a discordant world

A/Prof Dawn Joseph, Dr Ruth Arber

(2006), pp. 1-8, AARE 2006 : Conference papers, abstracts and symposia, Coldstream, Vic., E1

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A tenuous belonging: international students, multiculturalism and the manifestation of cosmopolitanism in local schools

Dr Ruth Arber

(2006), pp. 1-24, AARE 2006 : Conference papers, abstracts and symposia, Coldstream, Vic., E1

conference
2005

Speaking of race and ethnic identities : exploring multicultural curricula

Dr Ruth Arber

(2005), Vol. 37, pp. 633-652, Journal of curriculum studies, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

Changing communities: international students in local government schools

Dr Ruth Arber

(2005), Vol. 4, pp. 727-736, International journal of diversity in organisations, communities and nations., Altona, Vic., C1

journal
2004

Perspectives of another: conceiving of ourselves in critical times

Dr Ruth Arber

(2004), Vol. 45, pp. 67-88, Melbourne studies in education, Carlton, Vic., C1

journal
2003

Defining diversity and its relation to the local and global: a question of methodology

Dr Ruth Arber

(2003), Vol. 3, pp. 132-148, International journal of diversity in organisations, communities and nations., Altona, Vic., C1

journal

Of great love and immense hate: the ambivalence of the other in a local/global school

Dr Ruth Arber

(2003), pp. 1-20, Teachers as leaders: teacher education for a global profession: ICET 2003 International yearbook on teacher education, 48th world assembly, Wheeling, Ill., E1

conference

The presence of an-other: the prescience of racism in post-modern times

Dr Ruth Arber

(2003), Vol. 4, pp. 249-268, Journal of educational change, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal

The ambivalence of otherness: the manifestation of `whiteness` in an Australian school--1988-1998

Dr Ruth Arber

(2003), Vol. 24, pp. 289-305, Journal of intercultural studies, Carlton, Vic., C1

journal

The diversity challenge : the implementation of multiculturalism in globalised times

Dr Ruth Arber

(2003), pp. 65-83, Managing Diversity Conference 2003: conference proceedings, Altona, Vic., E1-1

conference