Lecturer in the School of Education, Deakin University

Emma Rowe is a Lecturer in the School of Education, Deakin University. Emma teaches and publishes in a broad range of educational fields, including policy, sociology and pedagogy. She is an experienced teacher, with experience in the secondary school, vocational and university sector.

Emma draws on quantitative and qualitative methods to research the economy of public schooling within the global landscape. Her book is available through Routledge: "Middle-class school choice in urban spaces: the economics of public schooling and globalized education reform". Emma's research is interested in public and private divisions of schooling, and how the public school is positioned within the global economy.

Emma's PhD was the recipient of the 2015 "Outstanding Dissertation Award" from the American Educational Research Association, Qualitative Research SIG. Her research is published in peer-reviewed journals, and her co-authored paper with Joel Windle is used as essential reading for pre-service teachers. She was a sponsored speaker at The Australian Sociological Association meeting (2013).

Prior to joining Deakin University, Emma lectured at Monash University, and worked as an editor, freelance writer and secondary school English teacher.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Lecturer, Deakin University

Education

  • 2015 
    Monash University, PhD in Education
  • 2010 
    Monash University, Masters in Education

Publications

  • 2017
    Middle-class school choice in urban spaces: the economics of public schooling and globalized education reform, Routledge
  • 2014
    The discourse of public education: an urban campaign for a local public high school in Melbourne, Victoria. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01596306.2012.739471?journalCode=cdis20#preview, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education
  • 2014
    Theorising geo-identity and David Harvey’s space: school choices of the geographically bound middle-class (Available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17508487.2014.969288#.VEiDnCKUfnh), Critical Studies in Education
  • 2012
    The Australian middle class and education: a small-scale study of the school choice experience as framed by ‘My School’ within inner city families * Co-authored with Windle, Joel. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17508487.2012.672327#.UpMODaWjBlI , Critical Studies in Education

Research Areas

  • Education (13)
  • Education Systems (1301)
  • Secondary Education (130106)
  • Comparative And Cross Cultural Education (130302)

Honours

Outstanding Dissertation Award 2015, from the American Educational Research Association, Qualitative Research SIG