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1976  Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood)
           State College of Victoria
           Institute of Early Childhood Development.

1980  Graduate Diploma of Education Studies
           State College of Victoria
           Institute of Early Childhood Development.

1983  Bachelor of Education
           La Trobe University.

2000  Master in Education
           La Trobe University
           Research Topic: Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood - Impact of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Currently  Ph. D
                  Monash University – nearing completion
                  Research topic: Social Competence after Trauma











February 1999 – Present  Lecturer Early Childhood Education
  Monash University Faculty of Education

February 2000 – June 2007  Early Childhood Course Co-ordinator
  Monash University Faculty of Education


January 1996  - February 1998  Lecturer Early Childhood Education
    RMIT Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services                            

1991 to 1995  Acting General Secretary
  Kindergarten Teachers' Association ofVictoria

March 1995  Early Childhood Practicum Associate
  Lady Gowrie Child Centre.

August 1995 - August 1996  Sessional Lecturer B.E.C.Ed. Course

  Monash University.
1995 - 1998  Presenter of Workshops and Seminars
  Holmesglen College of TAFE

November 1989 -   March 1991  Co-ordinator
  Children's Services Copelen Family Services

June - July 1988 / July - November 1989  Acting Program Manager
  Copelen Family Services

1983 - 1989  Kindergarten Director

  Copelen Family Services

1981 - 1983  Kindergarten Teacher

Copelen Family Services

1978 - 1981  Director

  Yeshivah College Kindergarten
1977 - 1978  Director

  Gwenfa Hampton Kindergarten




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