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About Dr Elizabeth Kleinhenz (retired)

Prior to her retirement in 2016 Dr. Elizabeth Kleinhenz, B.A. (Melb); B.Ed. (Melb); M.Ed.Studies (Monash); Ed.D. (Monash); Ph. D. (Melb.) was an ACER Senior Research Fellow.
She directed and worked on many educational research projects of national and international significance. With Dr Lawrence Ingvarson she provided reports and advice to state government education agencies across Australia and in New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh in areas of teacher education, teaching standards, teacher evaluation, performance pay and teacher workload. She was a lead researcher in ACER’s evaluations of the teacher education projects School Centres for Teaching Excellence, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Master of Teaching program and the Teach for Australia initiative. In 2009, she was a joint author, with Dr Lawrence Ingvarson and Professor Stephen Dinham, of the Business Council of Australia’s influential publication How Can We Raise the Quality of School Education so that Every Student Benefits? With these two colleagues, she conducted extensive research for ATRA and MCEEDYA, on national and international professional teaching standards. This work informed the development of the Australian National Professional Standards for Teachers.

Before joining ACER in 2001, Dr Kleinhenz had a full career as a secondary school teacher and administrator in the Victorian Education Department.
Dr Kleinhenz's Ph.D. thesis, a biography of the distinguished University of Melbourne Associate Professor Kathleen Fitzpatrick was published by MUP in 2013. She is currently undertaking research for a major project on the history of teacher education in Victoria from the mid 19th century to the present time.


20012016 Senior Research Fellow, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Articles (Refereed) (4)

Books (4)

Contributions to Books (1)

Articles (9)

Misc. Documents (1)

Conference Papers & Presentations (11)