Position

Academic Status
School of Education

Biography

Dr John Halsey commenced his career as a teacher, and was a principal of two schools in South Australia - Ceduna Area School and The Heights School (both reception to year 12, one rural, one metropolitan). He has been the Associate Director of the Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia, an Executive Director in the South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services and a Chief of Staff to a State Minister for Education and Children's Services. He has also worked as an Educational Facilities Project Officer and for the Australian School's Commission Choice and Diversity in Education initiative. He is the former Executive Officer of the Rural Education Forum Australia, and a current consultant with the Center for RelationaLearning, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Qualifications

EdD, MEd, Grad Dip Ed Admin, Dip T (Sec)

Honours, awards and grants

  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Fellow Australian College of Educators
  • Life Member - Victims Support Services, South Australia
  • Fellow Australian Council for Educational Leaders (SA)

Grants, donations, funding:

  • 2009, $1,000,000, Commemorative Grant, Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation for the Sidney Myer Chair of Rural Education and Communities
  • 2010, $20,000, Southern Knowledge Transfer Program for university mentoring in rural schools
  • 2010, $30,000, Yulgibar, for extended rural professional placements program
  • 2010, $2,000, Credit Union SA, for extended rural professional placements program
  • 2011, $30,000, DECD, for the schools who participated in the extended rural professional placement program
  • 2011, $40,000, The Myer Foundation, for Sidney Myer rural lecture series, 4 in total
  • 2012, $64,000, NCVER NVETRE Funding, for university engagement in rural Australia
  • 2013, $413,600, Origin Energy, for Masters of Education (Leadership and Management) in rural Australia
  • 2014 $90,000, Thyne Reid Foundation, for Rural Professional Placements for Pre-service Teachers

Key responsibilities

Research and teaching interests include rural schools and community sustainability; rural and remote leadership and management; framing rural and remote education in non-deficit ways and innovative/integrated policies and operations; determining the personal and institutional costs of pre-service rural and remote teacher placements; formulating appropriate resourcing policy and models.Vibrant, productive rural communities are integral to the long-term sustainability of Australia; it is critical that people who live and work in rural and remote Australia have access to high quality, relevant and affordable education, training and care at all ages and stages of life. It is also essential that people who live and work in urban contexts and provide policy advice to government (and others) and design and manage programs intended to benefit country people and communities, deeply understand rural.

Teaching interests

  • Teaching in rural and regional communities
  • Leading and managing in rural contexts
  • Globalisation: issues and challenges
  • Organisation: theory and contexts

Research expertise

  • Education systems
  • Other education

Research interests

  • Rural schools and community sustainability
  • Framing rural and remote education in non-deficit ways and innovative/integrated policies and operations
  • determining the personal and institutional costs of pre-service rural and remote placements
  • comparing and contrasting these with allied human services like health and justice
  • formulating appropriate resourcing policy and models

Supervisory interests

  • Community development
  • Curriculum in general and in higher education
  • Curriculum initiatives in teaching
  • Education, gifted
  • Education, international
  • Education, rural
  • Educational leadership and management
  • Globalisation
  • Rural and remote communities

Publications

  • Maskale, M.M.I., Bell, M.R. and Halsey, R.J. (2016). Preparing teachers for rural secondary schools in Lesotho. In Janice Orrell and David D. Curtis, ed. Publishing Higher Degree Researcher: Making the Transition from Student to Researcher. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers, pp. 85-92.
  • Halsey, R.J. (2016). Education, globalization and rural contexts Learning for staying, learning for leaving, or learning for choice? In Curtis Andressen, ed. China's Changing Economy: Trends, Impacts and the Future. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge, pp. 197-208.
  • Halsey, R.J. (2016). Primary Industries Entrepreneurial Schools and Food Production. In Paul B. Thompson, David M. Kaplan, ed. Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pp. 2-8.
    [10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_543-1]
  • Townsend, P.B., Halsey, R.J. and Guenther, J.C. (2016). Mobile Learning Congruencies with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Philosophies. In Janice Orrell and David D. Curtis, ed. Publishing Higher Degree Researcher: Making the Transition from Student to Researcher. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers, pp. 25-32.
  • Halsey, R.J. (2014). Food Security and Rural Education. In Paul B. Thompson, David M. Kaplan, ed. Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. 1 ed. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pp. 1-9.
    [10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_335-3]
  • Bartholomaeus, P.A., Halsey, R.J. and Corbett, M. (2014). A trialogue about method in rural education: experiential perspectives. In White, Simone and Corbett, Michael, ed. Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings: Methodological issues, international perspectives and practical solutions. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 58-71.
  • Halsey, J.R. (2013). Rural-Urban School Partnerships and Australia's Sustainability. In S Alagumalai, S Burley & JP Keeves, ed. Excellence in scholarship: Transcending transdisciplinarity in teacher education. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers, pp. 267-277.
    [10.1007/978-94-6209-257-0_18] [Scopus]
  • Bell, M.R., Palmer, C.D., Halsey, R.J., Giles, D.L., Bills, A.M. and Rogers, B.A. (2016). Teaching Within a Relational Approach to Educational Leadership. 2nd Edition ed. USA: Cengage.
  • Giles, D.L., Bell, M., Halsey, R. and Palmer, C. (2012). Co-constructing a relational approach to educational leadership and management. Melbourne, VIC: Cengage Learning.
  • Curtis, D., Drummond, A., Lawson, M. and Halsey, R. (2012). Peer mentoring of students in rural and low-SES schools. In The 21st National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference. 21st National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference. Adelaide. Jul 2012.
  • Drummond, A., Palmer, M.A. and Halsey, R.J. (2011). Deciding where to live: The role of heuristic cues in residency decisions. In 43rd Annual Experimental Psychology Conference. 43rd Annual Experimental Psychology Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. Apr 2011.
  • Conradie, H., Halsey, R., Campbell, D., Greenhill, J., Walters, L., Stagg, P., et al. (2010). The Experience of continuity in two Australian Rural Clinical Schools. Global Community Engaged Medical Education Muster, Barossa South Australia, October 2010.
  • Halsey, R.J. (2008). Rural Schools and Rural Revitalisation; Blazing New Trails. In National Community Education Association Conference, Dallas Texas. National Community Education Association. National Community Education Association.
  • Halsey, R.J. (2004). Parents in Partnership: Schools and Communities. In Jack Woodward Meorial Lecture. Federation of Parents and Friends Association Queensland.
  • Curtis, D., Drummond, A., Halsey, R. and Lawson, M. (2012). Peer-mentoring of students in rural and low socioeconomic status schools: increasing aspirations for higher education.
  • Halsey, R.J. (2009). Elford Lecture Moving out of the Rain-Shadow: Rural Australia and Australia's Future.
  • Halsey, R.J. (2005). Pre-Service Country Teaching in Australia- What's Happening- What Needs to Happen?
  • Halsey, R.J. (2009). 'Teaching in the country would not be so bad' : How much does it cost to find out? In Symposium Proceedings. 1 ed. Armidale NSW: University of New England. International Symposium For Innovation in Rural Education ISFIRE 2009. Armidale NSW. Feb 2009, pp. 137-145.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, R.J. (2009). Youth exodus and rural communities : valorising learning for choice. In Colin Boylan, ed. Education in a digital present : enriching rural communities. Society for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia 25th Conference. Osborne Park WA: Society for the Provision of Education for Rural Australia. Education in a Digital Present: Enriching Rual Communities. Flinders University, SA. Jul 2009, pp. 37-44.
  • Guenther, J.C., Halsey, R.J. and Osborne, S. (2015). From Paradise to beyond: Geographical constructs and how they shape education in the ‘bush’ Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 25(3) pp. 62-79.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Halsey, R.J. and Drummond, A. (2014). Reasons and Motivations of School Leaders who Apply for Rural, Regional and Remote Locations in Australia. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 24(1) pp. 69-77.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Halsey, R. and Drummond, A. (2014). Reasons and motivations of school leaders who apply for rural, regional and remote locations in Australia. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 24(1) pp. 69-77.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, R.J. (2013). Space, Spatiality and Educational Leadership Formation for Rural Contexts. Leading and Managing, 19(2) pp. 78-87.
    [Web Link]
  • Drummond, A. and Halsey, R. (2013). Examining the Average Citation Index of Education in Rural Australia (Now the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education) Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 23(1) pp. 1-7.
    [Web Link]
  • Drummond, A. and Halsey, R. (2013). How hard can it be? The relative job demands of rural, regional and remote Australian educational leaders. Australian Journal of Education, 57(1) pp. 19-31.
    [10.1177/0004944112471604] [Scopus]
  • Drummond, A., Palmer, M. and Halsey, R. (2013). The Attractiveness of Regional Towns: Inferring Quality of Life from Higher Education Facilities. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 23(2) pp. 21-30.
    [Web Link]
  • Drummond, A., Halsey, R.J. and van Breda, M. (2012). Implementing the Australian Curriculum in rural schools. Curriculum Perspectives, 32(1) pp. 34-44.
    [Scopus]
  • Drummond, A., Halsey, R., Lawson, M. and van Breda, M. (2012). The effectiveness of a university mentoring project in peri-rural Australia. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 22(2) pp. 29-41.
    [Web Link]
  • Walters, L.K., Stagg, P., Conradie, H., Halsey, R.J., Campbell, D., D'Amore, A., et al. (2011). Community Engagement by two Australian Rural Clinical Schools. Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement, 6(2) pp. 37-56.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, R.J. (2011). Small Schools, Big Future. Australian Journal of Education, 55(1) pp. 5-13.
    [Scopus]
  • Halsey, R.J. (2011). The establishment of area schools in South Australia, 1941-1947. History of Education Review, 40(2) pp. 127-141.
    [10.1108/08198691111177217]
  • Walters, L.K., Stagg, P., Conradie, H., Halsey, J., Campbell, D., D'Amore, A., et al. (2011). Community Engagement by two Australian Rural Clinical Schools. Australasian Journal of University-Community Engagement, 6(2) pp. 37-56.
  • Drummond, A., Halsey, R.J. and van Breda, M. (2011). The perceived importance of university presence in rural Australia. Education in Rural Australia, 21(2) pp. 1-18.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, R.J. (2011). Farm fair voices, space, history, the middle ground and 'the future' of rural communities. Education in Rural Australia, 21(1) pp. 39-66.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, R.J. (2009). Australia's sustainability : a new policy front for rural education? Education in Rural Australia, 19(2) pp. 11-22.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, R.J. (2006). Towards a spatial 'self-help' map for teaching and living in a rural context. International Education Journal, 7(4) pp. 490-498.
    [Scopus]
  • Giles, D.L., Bell, M., Halsey, R. and Palmer, C. (2012). Co-constructing a relational approach to educational leadership and management. Melbourne, VIC: Cengage Learning.
  • Halsey, R.J. (2016). Primary Industries Entrepreneurial Schools and Food Production. In Paul B. Thompson, David M. Kaplan, ed. Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pp. 2-8.
    [10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_543-1]
  • Townsend, P.B., Halsey, R.J. and Guenther, J.C. (2016). Mobile Learning Congruencies with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Philosophies. In Janice Orrell and David D. Curtis, ed. Publishing Higher Degree Researcher: Making the Transition from Student to Researcher. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers, pp. 25-32.
  • Maskale, M.M.I., Bell, M.R. and Halsey, R.J. (2016). Preparing teachers for rural secondary schools in Lesotho. In Janice Orrell and David D. Curtis, ed. Publishing Higher Degree Researcher: Making the Transition from Student to Researcher. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers, pp. 85-92.
  • Halsey, R.J. (2016). Education, globalization and rural contexts Learning for staying, learning for leaving, or learning for choice? In Curtis Andressen, ed. China's Changing Economy: Trends, Impacts and the Future. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge, pp. 197-208.
  • Bartholomaeus, P.A., Halsey, R.J. and Corbett, M. (2014). A trialogue about method in rural education: experiential perspectives. In White, Simone and Corbett, Michael, ed. Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings: Methodological issues, international perspectives and practical solutions. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 58-71.
  • Halsey, R.J. (2014). Food Security and Rural Education. In Paul B. Thompson, David M. Kaplan, ed. Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. 1 ed. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, pp. 1-9.
    [10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_335-3]
  • Halsey, J.R. (2013). Rural-Urban School Partnerships and Australia's Sustainability. In S Alagumalai, S Burley & JP Keeves, ed. Excellence in scholarship: Transcending transdisciplinarity in teacher education. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers, pp. 267-277.
    [10.1007/978-94-6209-257-0_18] [Scopus]
  • Guenther, J.C., Halsey, R.J. and Osborne, S. (2015). From Paradise to beyond: Geographical constructs and how they shape education in the ‘bush’ Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 25(3) pp. 62-79.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Halsey, R. and Drummond, A. (2014). Reasons and motivations of school leaders who apply for rural, regional and remote locations in Australia. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 24(1) pp. 69-77.
    [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

The Chair supports communities through community consultations, conferences, workshops, seminars, state and national policy inputs, and publications. Professor Halsey currently serves as a Director on the Primary Industries Education Foundation Board, and consults schools and communities to assist with rural capacity building.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Teaching

Interests

  • Gifted Education
  • Relational leadership and learning
  • Rural and remote education
  • Rural and remote leadership in education

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