Dr David Hastie

Dr David Hastie

Associate Dean, Education Development

David is Associate Dean, Education Development, at Alphacrucis College. This is a strategic role in establishing school partnerships, teacher recruitment pathways, research, advocacy and thought leadership, as they seek to build the first Australian Protestant University. Previously he was Education Strategist for the Anglican Schools Corporation (ASC), providing corporate services and assisting with future strategy with 20 urban and rural schools (15,000 students; 2000 staff) primarily in the areas of Teaching and Learning, school system growth, and religious education. He still works closely with colleagues at the Anglican Schools Corporation as a senior consultant around education research and school review projects. David is committed to strategically growing Australian student outcomes across multiple schools, school systems and tertiary sectors, by enhancing learning outcomes and school culture, many schools at a time. His PhD (Macquarie) examined the effects of religious schooling in Australia. He is an Executive Committee Member of the NSW Institute for Education research, and has published widely in academic and broadsheet media, education and religious sector media, and presented extensively at education conferences. He has also written numerous policy and Parliamentary submissions, most recently responses to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee's inquiry into legislative exemptions that allow faith-based educational institutions to discriminate against students, teachers and staff; the response to the National Regional, Rural and Remote Education Strategy (NRRRES); and the House of Representatives standing committee on Employment, Education and Training's inquiry into the status of the teaching profession, including being called as a witness to its public hearings. David has also served in a range of other teaching and education management roles in NSW rural and urban schools since 1997.

Qualifications

PhD (Macquarie University)
Dissertation Title English Teaching in NSW Protestant Schools. A study of religious effect. 2016

B.A.(Hons) (University of Sydney)
Dissertation Title Radical Politics in the Late Roman Republic 1992

Research Interests

Education policy, initial teacher education, new school development and planning, Australian education sector comparisons and statistics, models of religious education, secondary English education, text censorship in schools, Australian education history, education and society, literary arts

Book

  • 2019
    • Hastie, D. & Greenwood, K. (eds) (2019). THRIVING IN COMMUNITY. A Christian Schools Australia Curriculum Guide in response to the National Student Well Being Framework. Canberra, ACT: Christian Schools Australia.
  • 2018
    • Hastie, D. & Greenwood, K. (eds) (2018). THRIVING IN COMMUNITY. A Christian Schools Australia Curriculum Guide in response to Element 6 of the National Safe Schools Framework. Canberra, ACT: Christian Schools Australia.

Book Chapter

  • 2017
    • David Hastie (2017). An unexpected shift in the Australian educational social contract. In Collier, J., Goodlet, K., & Goerge, T., Better learning: Trajectories for educators in Christian schools (pp. ). Barton, ACT: St Mark's National Theological Centre.
  • 2014
    • Hastie, D. (2014). Transforming the curriculum: English In Goodlet, K., & Collier, J. (eds.), Teaching well: Insights for educators in Christian schools (pp. ). Barton, ACT: Barton Books.
  • 2012
    • Hastie, D. (2012). English teaching in Anglican schools In Frame, T., Ministry in Anglican schools: Essays and reflections (pp. ). .

Journal Article

  • 2017
    • Hastie, D. (2017). Teacher and institutional self-censorship of English texts in NSW Protestant schools. English in Australia, 52 (1), 36-45.
    • Hastie, D. (2017). Religious education and the challenge of pluralism. International Journal of Christianity & Education, 21, (1), 85-86.
    • David Hastie (2017). The Latest Instalment in the Whig Interpretation of Australian Education History: Catherine Byrne's JORH Article “Free, Compulsory and (not) Secular”. Journal of Religious History (JRH), Volume 41, (3). | Link to journal
  • 2012
    • Hastie, D. (2012). Satanic portals and sex-saturated books: Parent complaints about English texts in NSW protestant schools. English in Australia, 49, (1) 63-71. | External link
    • Hastie, D. (2012). In search of holy transcripts: Approaches to researching religious schools. Journal of Education and Christian Belief, 16 (1). | External link
  • 2011
    • Hastie, D. (2011). An English teacher's response to the Australian Curriculum. Christian Teacher's Journal (CTJ), National Institute of Christian Education (NICE), May 1, 2011.
    • Hastie, D. (2011). The writing's on the wall. Education Review, Australian College of Educators (ACE), September 1, 2011. | External link
  • 2010
    • Hastie, D. (2010). The retreat from Critical Literacy in the new Australian English Curriculum. Journal of Christian Education (JCE), 53, (1). September 1, 2011.

Presentations

Academic Conference

  • 2019
    • Training ‘On Country, For Country’. Local Teacher Training Through Clinical Training Clusters As A Solution To Community Disadvantage (2019), European Educational Research Association (EERA): 'Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future', Hamburg, 03 Sep 2019

Other presentation

  • 2019
    • (transcript) Public hearing evidence at House of Representatives standing committee on Employment, Education and Training's inquiry into the status of the teaching profession (2019), House of Representatives standing committee on Employment, Education and Training's inquiry into the status of the teaching profession, Sydney, 05 Mar 2019
  • 2018
    • Submission 50 House of Representatives standing committee on Employment, Education and Training's inquiry into the status of the teaching profession (2018), Parliament of Australia, Canberra, ACT, 20 Dec 2018
    • Submission 84 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee's inquiry into legislative exemptions that allow faith-based educational institutions to discriminate against students, teachers and staff (2018), Parliament of Australia, Canberra, ACT, 22 Nov 2018
    • Submission 84 to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee's inquiry into legislative exemptions that allow faith-based educational institutions to discriminate against students, teachers and staff (2018), Parliament of Australia, Canberra, ACT, 22 Nov 2018

Scholarship Publications

Popular Article

  • 2019
    • Hastie, D. (2019). Trade deal opens up a niche export market. The Australian, May 29, 2019. | External link
    • Hastie, D. (2019). Here's a plan to create more inspirational teachers. The Australian, February 21, 2019.
  • 2018
    • Hastie, D. (2018). School war has unraveled our national story. The Sydney Morning Herald, August 5, 2018. | External link
    • Hastie, D. (2018). Labor risks voter whirlwind with attack on faith-based schools. The Sydney Morning Herald, December 6, 2018. | External link
    • Hastie, D. (2018). The battle for Christian schools. Eternity, November 28, 2018. | External link
  • 2014
    • Hastie, D (2014). Big secularism or the Australian sprawl? Why Marion Maddox is wrong about Christian Education. ABC Religion and Ethics Online, April 28, 2014. | External link
    • Hastie, D. (2014). Liberty and equality: Australia's history of schooling that Marion Maddox doesn't tell. ABC Religion & Ethics Online, May 28, 2014. | External link
  • 2012
    • Hastie, D. (2012). Put ideology to one side for a moment and look at the work chaplains do. Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times, The Age, Canberra Times, National Times.com.au, August 10, 2012. | External link
    • Hastie, D. (2012). Unbending public system renews faith in religious schools. Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, The Age, National Times.com.au and WAToday.com.au, July 23, 2012.
  • 2011
    • Hastie, D. (2011). Why the great narratives must be passed on. Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, The Age, National Times.com.au, The Times of India, November 4, 2011.

Other Publication

  • 2019
    • Hastie, D., Hutchinson, M., & Jensen, N. (2019). Response to the National Regional, Rural and Remote Education Strategy (NRRRES). | External link

Current Supervision

  • 2022
    • Josiah Wilkes, Christian Approaches to Special Education: The Relationship Between Religious Belief and Attitudes Towards Inclusion. (Doctoral Thesis), 2022
    • Melissa Brown, Parent Experience of Engagement in School Education: The Impact of Parent-Teacher Coaching in Building Parent Partnership (Doctoral Thesis), 2022

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