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About Professor Bridie Raban

Professor Bridie Raban conducts research and development in the field of Early Childhood Education. Bridie is a Senior Research Fellow in the Australian Council for Educational Research’s (ACER) Teaching, Learning and Leadership research program and an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow (Early Childhood) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.
Originally based in the UK, where she was Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at Warwick University, Bridie arrived in Australia in 1995 to take up the inaugural Mooroolbeek Chair of Early Education Childhood Studies at the University of Melbourne. This appointment saw Bridie become the first early childhood professor in Victoria and only the second in Australia.
While in Australia, Bridie was seconded (1999-2000) to the federal government department of education (then DETYA) as their first Research Fellow for a year. During this time Bridie worked with the OECD, completing the Country Note for Denmark, which involved travelling throughout that country visiting services provided for children before they entered school.
During her time at ACER, Bridie has conducted research into early childhood education and care as well as literacy development and intervention.
Contribution to Projects:
• English On-Line Diagnostic Assessment Project – DEECD
• LLANS – Transition from Preschool to School – ACER Foundation
• Evaluation of Literacy Lessons Pilot Implementation – DEECD
• Mapping & Analysis of Early Childhood Education requirements for tertiary qualifications offered in Australian Universities – DEEWR
• Developing measures of construct validity for the NQS for ECEC – DEEWR
• TV Program Development for Indigenous Preschool Children and their Families – ACER Foundation.
• Warlpiri Education and Training Trust (WETT) ECCD Program – World Vision Australia.
• Evaluation of NQS Assessment and Rating Process – DEEWR
• Early Years computer-based Assessment Project – NT/DET
• Project Director – Science of Learning Centre

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Contact Information

Australian Council for Educational Research
19 Prospect Hill Rd,
Camberwell, VIC, Australia 3124
T: +61 3 9277 5555
F: +61 3 9277 5500


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Books (20)