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2011 Research Seminar Program

WAIER invites you to an afternoon seminar to be held at The University of Western Australia

Wednesday 8 June, 4.30-6.00 pm
Venue: The Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia
Cnr Stirling Highway and Hampden Road, Crawley, Conference Room, Level 2
See [Campus Map] for location and visitor parking
Light refreshments from 4.30 pm, presentation 5.00-6.00 pm.

Towards Academic Excellence: A Qualitative
Study of Students, Parents and Teachers


presented by

Dr Lesley Williams
Faculty of Education, The University of Western Australia
In this presentation, Dr Lesley Williams will discuss her PhD research on Academic Excellence. In-depth interviews were conducted with high achieving secondary school graduates, as well as their parents and teachers, in order to get a deeper understanding of academic excellence as it is experienced and conceptualised.

Photo: Lesley Williams presenting the seminar
Lesley Williams presenting the seminar
The presentation will have four parts:

  1. An introduction to the study;
  2. Collection, analysis and presentation of the data;
  3. Key findings;
  4. Discussion of findings in the context of previous research.
Dr Lesley Williams is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia, an education consultant and company director. Her PhD thesis, which was awarded with Distinction, has been nominated for the 2011 Cameron Prize in Education by the Research Committee of the Faculty of Education of UWA. Dr Williams has teaching experience in primary, education support and tertiary settings, and experience as co-ordinator of a National Curriculum project. She has worked as an Education Support Centre Principal and is a past President of the Western Australian Education Support Principal's peak body.
Cost: Non-WAIER members $5; WAIER members free.
RSVP: Dr Rita Tognini [rita.tognini@det.wa.edu.au] or
Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis [rita.tognini@det.wa.edu.au] by Friday 3 June for catering purposes


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