Jenny Wilkinson has extensive experience in education and educational
administration. This experience covers four different educational systems in three
different countries (Australia, Germany, United States of America.) She has taught at
primary, secondary and tertiary level and has represented Australia as an International
Teaching Fellow. She is also an experienced educational researcher. Ms Wilkinson assisted
in the development of the pilot program of the Verification and Accreditation Process of
the Performance and Development Culture in Victorian government schools and participated
as an assessor and a panel trainer in the National Awards for Quality Schools. She was a
benchmarker, assessor and trainer in the Schools First scheme, which was administered by
ACER. Ms Wilkinson participated in the Evaluation of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Trial
project in the Solomon Islands and the Study on Interactive Teaching in Primary School
Classrooms in Bangladesh. Jenny has also worked recently on the following projects:
UNICEF South Africa evaluation (textbooks and workbooks); Review of Education Programs
for the Shrine of Remembrance (Victoria); Evaluation of Empowering Local Schools
initiative (Australian government);Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Access
to Technology Literature Review (Education Queensland). Ms Wilkinson was a member of the
ACER research team commissioned by the New Zealand Ministry of Education to investigate
secondary teacher workload and to conduct a work study of primary teaching in New
Zealand. She has prepared many other reports and case studies of schools in different
Victorian sectors. 


Unpublished Papers

Indigenous Youth Transitions (with Justin Brown, Gina Milgate, and Philip McKenzie), An unpublished report for the Department of Planning and Community Development, Melbourne. (2009)


Leadership in Indigenous education (with Nola Purdie), Indigenous Education (2008)
Service Delivery Review of the Central Australian Remote Health Development Services (CARHDS) (with Gina C. Milgate, Peter Trewin, Andrew Dowling, and Adrian Beavis), Gina C Milgate (2008)

Conference Papers & Presentations

Perspectives on commemoration: schools in 2014, University of Calgary in Calgary and Lake Louise (2014)
Teacher workload and effective teaching : what do teachers think? (with Elizabeth Kleinhenz), AERA Annual Meeting (2007)



Evaluation of the Sporting Chance Program (with Michele Lonsdale, Stephanie Armstrong, David McClay, Sharon Clerke, Jocelyn Cook, Kanat Wano, Robert Simons, Gina C. Milgate, Meredith Bramich, and Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)), Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation (2011)


Evaluation of the Ardoch Western LinCS Project (with Michele Lonsdale and Elizabeth Kleinhenz) (2011)


Studies of Asia in Year 12 (with Gina Milgate and Asia Education Foundation), Teaching and Learning and Leadership (2009)


Research Digest edition 2008/1 : Managing Student Behaviour in the Classroom (with Marion Meiers), The Digest / NSW Institute of Teachers (2008)