Dr Peers is a Lecturer in the Secondary Education program training pre-service secondary teachers at Monash University Faculty of Education; until recently he also lectured in early childhood policy. Chris is the Managing Editor of International Research in Early Childhood Education (IRECE) a peer-reviewed journal. Dr Peers is director of the IRECE Conference [Ghana 2012, Chile in 2014]. He is an emerging scholar in early childhood education policy and his research focuses on the nature of the global market for early childhood education. In 2011 Dr Peers was involved in the delivery of a large scale professional learning program for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (VIC) entitled Contemporary Child Development Theory for Early Childhood Educators.
Chris’ recent publications include Early Childhood Education Policy. In Oxford Bibliographies in Education. Luanna Meyer (Ed) Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming – April 2013).
Together with Professor Marilyn Fleer, Chris is the principal co-author of the Baseline Evaluation of Australian Commonwealth Early Years Learning Framework for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2011-2012).
Dr Peers research also addresses the broad theoretical implications of economic research for educational concepts: he is an experienced school teacher and has published on the history, theory and philosophy of pedagogy.