Faculty of Education and Arts

Associate Professor Maxine Cooper

Associate Professor Maxine Cooper

Position: Associate Professor

Location: Mt Helen Campus, T Building, Room T307b

Phone: 5327 9713

Email: m.cooper@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy Education Faculty, Monash University
  • Master of Education The University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Education The University of Melbourne
  • Diploma of Education Monash University
  • Bachelor of Arts Monash University
  • Trained Primary Teachers Certificate, Toorak Teachers College.

Teaching

  • EDBED1003 Successful Learners
  • EDBED1003 Communities of Learners

Biography

Maxine Cooper is an educational researcher and teacher with experience in developing and delivering innovative research, teaching and teacher education programs. She has a demonstrated record of consistently achieving excellent results in teaching in early years, primary years, middle years through to higher education. She has taught in Australia, Portugal, Peru and Pakistan.

Her recent research projects have been in a variety of culturally diverse environments with a focus on research in ways to attract and retain teachers in rural and remote areas of Australia. Operates from a framework of social justice, integrity and ethical approaches to research and teaching.

Maxine is co-editor of 2 books one focusing on gender and the other on values in education which was also published in Spanish. Has published 17 peer reviewed journal articles, 6 book chapters, 18 peer-refereed selected conference papers, two consultancy reports and has been the director and producer of a video on new teachers in diverse rural settings.

Areas of expertise

Maxine's areas of expertise are in the changing social and cultural contexts of education and in developing better pedagogies through researching teaching and learning.

Maxine is a co-editor of the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education and was recently invited to give a keynote presentation entitled 'What makes a successful small school?' at the Country Education Projects Small Schools Conference in September 2012.

Research interests

Maxine Cooper's research interests are in the changing social and cultural contexts of education and in developing better pedagogies through researching teaching and learning. She has conducted research on learning communities and identity construction in a variety of formal and informal educational settings. Creating inclusive, respectful, safe and supportive learning environments, for students, teachers and teacher educators is an important aspect of her current work. Teacher reflectivity and teacher professional learning is an important element in her research and her teaching.

Currently Maxine is one of the Chief Investigators in an ARC project entitled TERRAnova Teacher Education for Rural and Regional Australia. She is also working with a Country Education Victoria project to develop partnerships with clusters of schools in rural areas that have developed innovative programs for teachers and teacher education students.

Recent research projects

  • Renewing Rural Teacher Education: Sustaining Schooling for Sustainable Futures
  • Strengthening work integrated learning (WIL) experiences for rural teacher education students: exploring community based partnerships.
  • Supporting rural communities in the recruitment and retention of quality teaching staff.
  • Mapping classroom spaces: a study of communities of practice, learning and identity.
  • The VOICES project : Virtual and Online Innovations in Curriculum in E-learning Spaces
  • Gender Construction and Inclusive Teaching Practice: A Professional Development Program.

Supervision

Maxine is currently supervisor for 3 PhD students and one D Ed student.

Publications

Books

Stephenson, J., Ling, L., Burman, E., and Cooper, M. (eds) (2001) Los valores en la educacion. Barcelona: Gedisa. (Number of pages: 318) ISBN:84 7432 850 0.

Stephenson, J., Ling, L., Burman, E., and Cooper, M. (eds) (1998) Values in Education London Routledge (Number of pages: 223) ISBN: 0 415 15737 4 (hbk) 0 415 15738 2 (pbk).

Allard, A., Cooper, M., Hildebrand, G. and Wealands, E. (1995) STAGES: Steps Towards Addressing Gender In Educational Settings Carlton Curriculum Corporation (Number of pages: 136 ISBN:1 863666 239 1).

Book chapters

Cooper, M. and Iles, L. (2010) Gender and Diversity in Education in Diversity and Inclusion in Australian Schools edited by M. Hyde, L. Carpenter and Conway B. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Cooper, M., Burman, E., with Ling, L., Razdevsek-Pucko, C. and Stephenson, J. (2009) "Praktilised strateegiad väärtuskasvatuses". In Märt Põder, Margit Sutrop, Pille Valk (ed). Väärtused, iseloom ja kool: väärtuskasvatuse lugemik. Tartu: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, pp 146-190. ISBN is 978-9985-79-281-0

Swennen, A., Shagrir, L. and Cooper, M. (2009) Becoming a teacher educator: voices of beginning teacher educators. Chapter in a book entitled Becoming a Teacher Educator: theory and practice for Teacher Educators. Marcel van der Klink and Anja Swennen. (Eds) Springer: Berlin. ISBN: 978-1-4020-8873-5.

Ling, L., Cooper, M. and Burman, E. (2002) 'The post-traditional community'. Chapter in a book entitled Re-educating the educator: Global perspectives on Community building in teacher education Helen Christiansen (ed) Albany :State University of New York Press.

Cooper, M. and Burman, E. (1998) Practical Strategies in Values Education (Eds) Stephenson, J., Ling, L., Burman, E. and Cooper, M. Values in Education London Routledge pp: 161-194. (Also in Spanish translation edition in 2001).

Ling, L. Burman, E., and Cooper, M. (1998) The Australian Study (Eds) Stephenson, J., Ling, L., Burman, E., and Cooper, M. Values in Education London Routledge pp 35-60. (Also in Spanish translation edition in 2001).

Referred journal articles

Fenwick, L. & Cooper, M. (2012) Prevailing pedagogies for classes in low

SES contexts and the implications for standards-based reform in

Australia. The Australian Educational Researcher. Vol. 39 pp 349–361.

White, S., Lock, G., Hastings, W., Cooper , M., Reid, J. & Green, B. (2011) Investing in Sustainable and Resilient Social Space: Lessons for Teacher Education. Education in Rural Australia, Vol. 21 (1) 2011

Reid, J., Green, B., Cooper, M., Hastings, W., Lock, G., & White, S., (2010) Regenerating rural social space? Teacher Education for rural and regional sustainability. Australian Journal of Education Vol 54 no 3 pp 262-276.

Cooper M & Stewart J. (2009) 'Learning together, shaping tomorrow': new teachers try new ways. Research in Comparative and International Education. Vol 4 No. 1 pp 111 – 123. www.wwwords.co.uk/RCIE.

Lock, G., Reid, J., Green, B., Hastings, W., Cooper, M., & White, S.(2009)Researching Rural-Regional (Teacher) Education in Australia. Education for Rural Australia. Vol 19 No 2 pp 31-44.

Thomas, S. and Cooper, M. (2008) Global Imaginings: Imaging the Teacher. Educational Theory and Practice, Vol 30, No 2. pp 5 – 14.

Hirst, E. and Cooper, M. (2008) "Keeping them in line": Choreographing classroom spaces. Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice Vol. 14, Nos. 5–6, October–December 2008, 431–445.

Ross, M., Heaney, J. and Cooper, M. (2007) Institutional and managerial factors affecting international student recruitment, International Journal of Educational Management. Vol 21 No 7 pp 539-605.

Ling, L., Burman E., Cooper M. and Ling P. (2006) (A)broad Teacher Education. Theory into Practice Vol 45 No 2 pp143-149.

Ling, L., Burman E., Cooper M. and Ling P. (2004) Universities as Learning Networks. Melbourne Studies in Education Vol 45 No 1 May 2004 pp 23-40.

Allard A. and Cooper, M. (2003) Re(in)forming the Curriculum: an analysis of how gender and diversity issues are addressed in Australian curricula. In Pedagogy Quarterly (Kwartalnik Pedagogiczyn) Vol XLVVIII, no 1-2 pp 69-92 Faculty of Education, University of Warsaw, Poland.

Allard, A., and Cooper, M. (2001) 'Learning to cooperate': a study of how primary teachers and children construct classroom cultures. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, July 2001. Vol 29 No 2 pp 153-169.

Perry C. and Cooper, M. (2001) 'Metaphors Are Good Mirrors: Reflecting On Change For Teacher Educators' Reflective Practice Journal, Vol 2 No 1 pp 41-52.

Cooper, M., Ryan, M., Gay, J. and Perry, C. (1999) Responding Creatively to Challenges in Teacher Education: four women teacher educators tell their stories. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education Vol 27 No 2 pp 143-158.

Hildebrand, G., Allard, A., Cooper, M. and Wealands, E. (1996) "To change anything we have to start with ourselves" - The Experience of Journalling Gender. Reflect: The Journal of Reflection in Learning and Teaching Vol 2 No. 1 pp 21-32.

Allard, A., Bransgrove, E., Cooper, M., Duncan, J. and Macmillan, M. (1995) "Teaching is still a good job for a woman": the influence of gender on career and life choices. South Pacific Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 23 No.2 pp 185-194.

Peletier, J. and Cooper, M. (1991) Teacher Education: An integrated approach. South Pacific Journal of Teacher Education Vol 19, No. 1. pp 69 - 76.

Refereed conference proceedings

Lock, G., White, S., Green, B., Reid, J. Hastings, W., & Cooper, M., Leadership in Rural Schools and Communities: Attracting and Retaining Teachers. American Association for Research in Education Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

White, S., Lock, G., Hastings, W., Reid, J., Green, B., & Cooper, M. (2009). Supporting beginning rural teachers: Lessons from successful schools. Refereed paper presented at 'Teacher education crossing borders: Cultures, contexts, communities and curriculum' the annual conference of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA), Albury, 28 June – 1 July.

White, S., Green, B. Reid, S. Lock G., Cooper. M. and Hastings W. (2008)Teacher Education for Rural Communities: A Focus on 'Incentives'. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Twin Waters, Queensland.

Ross, M., Heaney, J. and Cooper, M. (2007) A Preliminary Investigation of the Marketing Strategies Used to Recruit International Students. Dr Yunus Ali and Ms Maria van Dessel (eds) Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference 2007 Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Ling, L., Cooper, M. and Burman, E. (2006) Partnerships: With whom, what and why?

Selected papers from the Association for Teacher Education in Europe. Slovenia

Cooper, M and Blance B. (2006) Peaceable Schools, Peaceable Classrooms In Cultivating Wisdom Harvesting Peace (eds) Toh Swee-Hin and Virginia Caragas Griffith University: Brisbane.

Ling, L., Burman E., Cooper M. and Ling P. (2005) Globalising Teacher Education in Teacher Education: Local and Global. Centre for Professional Development, Griffith University. Australian Teacher Education Association Publication.

Cooper, M. (ed) (2005) Teacher Education: Local or Global Australian Teacher Education Association Conference Proceedings. Centre for Professional Development, Griffith University, Queensland.

Cooper, M. and Thomas, S. (2005) Global Movements, Teachers and Teacher Education: Initial investigations, in Global Pedagogies: Equity, Access and Democracy in Education, Centre for Research in Education Context, Armidale, NSW.

Cooper, M & Hirst, E. (2004) Mapping spaces and choreographing classroom: a Study of communities of practice, learning and identity. Australian Teacher Education Association Conference Proceedings. Bathurst Charles Sturt University.

Cooper, M & Hirst, E. (2004) Pedagogical and gendered space: a Study of communities of practice, learning and identity in the middle years of schooling. In Teacher Education: between theory and practice: the end of theory… the future of practice. CESES, Milan.

Ling, L. Burman, E., Ling, P. and Cooper, M. (2001) Self-governing Schools - Before, During and After. In Political Redirection of School Governance. Selected papers from the Association for Teacher Education in Europe. Goran Linde (Ed) Stockholm Institute of Education.

Cooper, M. and Allard, A. (1999) 'Cooperation, Collusion or Challenge? The interconnections among gender relations, rules of behaviour and classroom cultures'. In Teacher Education in the 21st Century. Selected papers from the Association for Teacher Education in Europe. Byrne, Kieran (Ed) university of Limerick.

Cooper, M., Hurworth, R., Allard, A. and Wilson, J. (1996) Valuing the Importance of Gender Issues in Teacher Education (Ed) Maria Odette Vallente, Amalia Barrios, Alberto Gaspar, V.D. Teodoro Teacher Training and Values Education 18th Annual Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe University of Lisbon pp 687-700 (ISBN / ISSN: 972 9348 02 2)

Ling, L., Burman, E. and Cooper, M. (1996) Values in Education: Valid or Vacuous? An International Perspective on Values Education. (Ed) E., Befring, Teacher Education for Equality Association for Teacher Education in Europe. Oslo College pp 297-307 (ISBN / ISSN: 82 579 0155 5)

Cooper, M., Allard, A., Wilson, J. and Hurworth, R. (1995) "Ann, Bill and Justine - Cases worth considering": reflections on a longitudinal research project on gender in teacher education. (Ed) Cooper, M. Voicing our Agendas: Gender and Teacher Education Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, The University of Melbourne. pp 32-42

Hildebrand, G. Cooper, M., Allard, A. and Wealands. E. (1995)

"Steps Towards Addressing Gender in Educational Settings": Sample Professional Development Activities. (Ed) Cooper, M. Voicing our Agendas: Gender and Teacher Education Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, The University of Melbourne. pp 192-199

Cooper, M., Allard, A., Wilson, J. and Hurworth, R. (1993) Tomorrow's Teachers: Gender and Change. A Longitudinal Study on Student Understandings of Gender Issues in and through the Teacher Education Curriculum. (Ed) Pitiyanuwat, S. Preparing Teachers for all the World's Children: An Era of Transformation Chulalongkorn University, pp 487-502.

Seminar presentations

International presentations:

Cooper, M., White, S., Lock, G., Reid, S., Green, B., Hastings W. (2011) Attracting and retaining new teachers in 'rural social space': Teacher education, leadership and new teachers.

Symposium presentation Association of Teacher Education Conference Orlando USA.

Reid, J., White, S., Cooper, M., Lock, G., Hastings, W. and Green, B (2010) Teacher Education and Rural Schooling: Sustaining Place(s)? Presentation to a Symposium on Education and Rural-Regional Sustainability at the American Association for Research in Education, Denver, Colorado.

Cooper, M., White, S., Lock, G., Reid, S., Green, B., Hastings W. and Booby, K. (2010) Researching Teacher Education and Rural Schools in Australia. Presentation to a Symposium on Research Methodologies Investigating Diversity at the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference, Budapest, Hungary.

Ling, L., Stewart J. and Cooper M. (2010) Professional development: professionalising or deprofessionalising teachers. Paper presented to the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference, Budapest, Hungary.

Ling, L., Cooper M. and Stewart J. (2009) Knowledge Creativity or Knowledge Control – Induction or Reduction in Education. Paper presented to the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference, Mallorca, Spain.

Cooper, M. White, S., Lock, G., Reid, S., Green, B. and Hastings W. (2009) Supporting beginning rural teachers: Lessons from case studies of successful schools. Paper presented to the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference, Mallorca, Spain.

Cooper, M. White, S., Lock, G., Reid, S., Green, B. and Hastings W. (2009) Encouraging and nurturing teachers in small rural communities in Australia. Paper presented to the American Teacher Education Conference, Dallas, USA.

Cooper M and Stewart J. (2008) 'Learning together, shaping tomorrow': new teachers try new ways. Paper presented to the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference, Brussels, Belgium.

Cooper, M. White, S., Reid, S., Green, B. Lock G and Hastings W. (2008)Teacher Education for Rural Communities: A Focus on Mobility Initiatives and 'Incentives. ' Paper presented to the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference, Brussels, Belgium.

Cooper, M. and White, S. (2007) Teacher educators working collaboratively in partnership with rural and remote schools and communities. Paper presented to the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference, Telford, England.

Swennen, A., Cooper, M., Murray, J. and Shagrir, L. (2007) International Symposium on women Teacher Educators. Paper presented to the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference, Telford, England.

Cooper M. (2005) Teaching Standards: Addressing Diversity? Paper presented to the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference Amsterdam.

Cooper M. and Hirst, E (2004) Pedagogical and Gendered Spaces: a study of communities of practice, learning and identity in the middle years of schooling. Paper presented to the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference Sicily.

Cooper M. and Thomas S. (2004) Global Movements, Teachers and Teacher Education: some initial thoughts. Paper presented to the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference Sicily.

Sim, C. and Cooper M. (2004) "Commitment and community" – two mentors talk about the tensions of supervising preservice teachers. Paper presented to the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference Sicily.

Ling, L., Burman E., Cooper M. and Ling P. (2003) Universities as Learning Networks. Paper presented to the Association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference Malta.

Cooper M and Carpenter L. (2003) Teachers as leaders and mentors of beginning teachers. Paper presented to the International Conference for the Education of Teachers Assembly 2003 & Australian Teacher Educators Association Melbourne in Teachers as leaders: teacher education for a global profession: ICET 2003 International yearbook on teacher education, 48th world assembly, pp. 1-9, ICET, Melbourne.

Allard A, and Cooper, M. (2002) Re(in)forming the Curriculum: an analysis of how gender and cultural issues are addressed in Australian curriculum policy statement. Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) Conference Warsaw.

Ling, L., Burman, E., Cooper, M. and Ling, P (2002) Teacher Educators: Sown, Grown Cloned, or Honed? Paper chosen by the academic committee to be presented in a concurrent session at the ATEE conference, Warsaw.

Ling, L., Burman, E., Ling, P and Cooper, M. (2001) Self Governing Schools – Before, During and After. ATEE Stockholm. Paper chosen by the academic committee to be presented in a concurrent session at the ATEE conference, Stockholm.

Ling, P., and Ling, L., Burman E., and Cooper, M., (2001) 'Setting the Pace: Government Intervention in Civics Education in Australia. Association for Teacher Education in Europe, Stockholm, Sweden.

Ling, P., and Ling, L., Burman E., and Cooper, M., (2001) 'Project for Active Citizenship (Pace - Australian). Report to the European Commission, European Parliament, Brussels.

Cooper M and Allard A (2000) Sharing with, and caring for ---whom? An examination of how primary students from diverse cultural backgrounds negotiate and contest concepts of 'cooperation' and 'mutual respect' in their peer interactions. Association for Teacher Education in Europe. Barcelona.

Cooper, M. and Allard, A (2000) Classroom Power Relations: Constructing Communities of Difference. Paper presented to the American Association for Research in Education, New Orleans, USA.

National presentations:

Cooper, M. and Fenwick, L. with Lesley MacGregor (Country Education Project)

Anne Mirtschin, Britt Gow, Graeme Poynton, Carlee Vize, Krystie Alleaume

(Hawkesdale P-12 College) and Michelle Iro, Abby Schultz, Bianca Evans (University of Ballarat). (2011) 'Teacher professional learning in rural areas: A case study of a professional community of learners in a virtual professional experience program'. Presentation to the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia Conference (SPERA) Adelaide.

Cooper, M. and Fenwick, L. with Lesley MacGregor (Country Education Project)

Anne Mirtschin, Britt Gow, Graeme Poynton, Carlee Vize, Krystie Alleaume

(Hawkesdale P-12 College) and Michelle Iro, Abby Schultz, Bianca Evans (University of Ballarat). (2011) Virtual teaching for professional experience: A case study of a professional community of practice in a small rural school. Presentation in the Innovation Showcase at the Australian Teacher Education Association, Melbourne.

Cooper, M., Reid, J., Green, B., Hastings, W., White, S., Lock, G., (2010)

Attracting and retaining new teachers in 'rural social space': Does gender make a difference? Paper presented at the AARE conference Melbourne.

Reid, J., Hastings, W., Lock, G., White, S., Cooper, M., Green, B., Booby, K. (2010)

Everything in its place…indicators of success for teacher retention in rural schools. Presentation in a symposium entitled Going the distance: Rural (Teacher) Education. Presented at the AARE conference Melbourne.

Cooper, M., Ling, L. and Stewart, J. (2010) Sustaining Change: Insights from a meta-theoretical perspective of teacher change and teacher culture. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference Townsville, Queensland.

White, S., Cooper, M., Green, B., Hastings, W., Lock, G., and Reid, J. (2010) Supporting beginning rural teachers: Lessons from successful case studies. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference Townsville, Queensland.

Lock, G., Reid, J., Green, B., Hastings, W., Cooper, M., & White, S. (2009)Researching Rural-Regional (Teacher) Education In Australia Paper presented to the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia Conference (SPERA) Melbourne.

Lock, G., Green, B., Reid, J., Cooper, M., White, S., & Hastings, W. (2008) Designing a National Research Project in Rural-Regional (Teacher) Education. Paper presented to the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia Conference (SPERA) Melbourne.

Cooper, M. & McGraw A. (2008) Reflecting and Connecting: Two teacher educators at work. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Twin Waters, Queensland.

White, S., Green, B. Reid, S. Lock G., Cooper. M. & Hastings W. (2008)Teacher Education for Rural Communities: A Focus on 'Incentives'. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Twin Waters, Queensland.

Cooper, M., Sim, C. and Jervis-Tracey (2006) "Give it a go" …Early career teachers

in rural and remote settings. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Cooper, M. (2005) 'Learning together, shaping tomorrow': new teachers try new ways. This was part of a symposium I organised on Local District and State Responses to the Global Challenge of Beginning Teacher Support for the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference ATEA Gold Coast.

Cooper, M. (2004) Comings and Goings – (Re)generating the Teaching Workforce.. A symposium organised for the ATEA conference, Bathurst 2004. This included a paper presentation Cooper, M and Blance B. 'Induction – Professional Alliances in Learning: Perspectives from principals'.

Internships (2004) I made an invited presentation at a symposium on Internships in Queensland. This symposium was organised by the Teacher Registration Board of Queensland. I presented a paper co-written by Dr Lorelei Carpenter, on the Internship experience at Griffith University Gold Coast Campus. ATEA conference July Charles Sturt University Bathurst.

Cooper M and Blance B. Induction – Professional Alliances in Learning Paper presented at the ATEA conference July, Charles Sturt University Bathurst.

Swales, K. and Cooper, M. (2002) Mentoring: Working and Learning Together. Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) Conference, Brisbane.

Carpenter, L., Watkins, R. and Cooper, M. (2002) Continuing Education of Teachers – towards 2010, in Teacher Education 2010: ATEA forum. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Australian Education Association Conference, Toowoomba Education Centre, Toowoomba Queensland.

Jasman, A., Cooper, M., and Klemm P. (2001) Investing in Partnerships: Processes or Outcomes? Paper presented to the PEPE Conference February 2001 and presently being developed for publication.

Swales, K. and Cooper, M. Mentoring: Working and Learning Together. Paper presented to the PEPE Conference February 2001 and presently being developed for publication

Cooper, M. and Allard, A. (1999) Classroom Cultures: a study of how primary teachers and children construct relations of power. Paper presented to the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Melbourne.

Cooper, M., Ryan, M., Perry, C. and Gay, J. (1998) Our journeys in teacher education: Using narrative to understand the lives of women teacher educators. San Diego. Presentation to the American Association for Research in Education Conference.

Ling, L., Cooper, M. and Burman, E. (1998) Review, Revamp, Revise: The Action Model Revisited. Paper presented to the Professional Development working group of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe, Limerick, August.

Cooper, M. and Allard, A. (1998) Cooperation, Collusion or Challenge? The interconnections among gender relations, rules of behaviour and classroom cultures. Papers presented to the Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe, Limerick, August 1998.

Cooper, M. and Allard, A. (1998) The Construction of Classroom Cultures: processes of inclusion and exclusion in Norway, Australia, Finland, England and the Netherlands. Symposium and paper presentation to the European Council for Educational Research Conference, Slovenia.

Cooper, M. and Allard, A. (1997)'Too much talk, not enough action': an investigation of fourth year teacher education students' responses to issues of gender in the teacher education curriculum. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association National Conference, Chicago.

Cooper, M. and Ryan, M. (1997) Creating links: teacher education, community and communication. Paper presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) Conference, University of Central Queensland.

Cooper, M. and Allard, A. (1997) "I try as much as possible to practice what I preach": how teacher educators' value gender through curriculum practice. Presented to the Teacher Education for Equality Working Group of the association for Teacher Education in Europe Conference, Macerata, Italy.

Ling, L., Burman, E. and Cooper, M. (1997) Universal Values: A doubtful proposition. This paper was selected for presentation at one of the main concurrent sessions of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) conference in Macerata, Italy, August.

Ling, L., Burman, E. and Cooper, M. (1997) Curriculum Values and Outcomes: Watch out your agenda is shifting. This paper was selected for presentation at one of the main concurrent sessions of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) conference in Macerata, Italy.

Ling, L., Burman, E. and Cooper, M. (1996) International Partnerships: Reflections, Recollections and Relationships. Workshop presented to the Association for Teacher Education Conference, Glasgow.

Cooper M., and Hildebrand G. (1995) Gender Equity and Teacher Education: The Challenge of Change. Workshop presented to the Australian Teacher Education Association conference Sydney.

Cooper M., and Hildebrand G. (1995) Constructing Gender: Reconstructing Teaching Practices. A Workshop Using the STAGES Professional Development Activities, for the Australian Curriculum Studies Association Biennial conference, Melbourne.

Associations

Professional Associations in Australia:

  • Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA)
  • Member and Co-editor of the Journal of Education in Rural Australia.
  • Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
  • President of ATEA in 2006-8 and 1991-2.
  • Conference organiser for the 1991 Melbourne and 2005 Gold Coast conferences.
  • Awarded a Fellow of ATEA for distinguished service to the teacher education at the 2009 Conference.
  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
  • Member of the Rural Education Special Interest Group

International Associations:

  • World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education (WFATE)
  • President of the Directorate of WFATE which was set up in Atlanta USA February 2006.
  • Chairperson for the Conference Committee for the WFATE conference in Chicago 2010.
  • As WFATE Interim President I am currently organising a WFATE conference in Kenya in November 2012. The theme of the conference will be 'Educating All The Worlds Children: Challenges and strategies for teacher development'.
  • Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE)
  • Co-Convenor of the Research & Development Committee entitled Education for Social Justice, Equity and Diversity from 2004 +.
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Member of the Teaching and Teacher Education Division and the Rural Education SIG.
  • Association of Teacher Educators (ATE).