Dr David Hastie
PhD , B.A.(Hons)


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Dr David Hastie
Associate Dean, Education Development

David is a member of the Faculty of Education, Arts and Social Science .

Biography

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.

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

Academic Qualifications

2016

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

1992

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

Selected Publications

Hastie, D. (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. Paper presented at the House of Representatives standing committee on Employment, Education and Training's inquiry into the status of the teaching profession, Sydney, . | External link

Hastie, D. (2019). Here's a plan to create more inspirational teachers. The Australian, February 21, 2019.

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

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.

Hastie, D. (2019). Trade deal opens up a niche export market. The Australian, May 29, 2019. | Link to journal

Hastie, D. (2019). Training ‘On Country, For Country’. Local Teacher Training Through Clinical Training Clusters As A Solution To Community Disadvantage. Paper presented at the European Educational Research Association (EERA): 'Education in an Era of Risk – the Role of Educational Research for the Future', Hamburg, . | External link

David Hastie (2018). Should we ban books in schools? Arguments from the public history of Australian school text censorship. English in Australia, 53 (3). | Link to journal

Hastie, D. (2018). School war has unraveled our national story. The Sydney Morning Herald, August 5, 2018. | External link

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.

Hastie, D. (2018). Submission 50 House of Representatives standing committee on Employment, Education and Training's inquiry into the status of the teaching profession. Paper presented at the Parliament of Australia, , . | External link

Hastie, D. (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. Paper presented at the Parliament of Australia, , . | External link

Hastie, D. (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. Paper presented at the Parliament of Australia, , . | External link

Hastie, D. (2017). Teacher and institutional self-censorship of English texts in NSW Protestant schools. English in Australia, 52 (1),36-45.

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.

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

Hastie, D. (2017). The battle for Christian schools. Eternity, November 28, 2018. | External link

Hastie, D. (2017). Labor risks voter whirlwind with attack on faith-based schools. Sydney Morning Herald, December 6, 2018. | External link

Hastie, D. (2017). Religious education and the challenge of pluralism. International Journal of Christianity & Education, 21, (1),85-86.

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

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.

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. (2012). English teaching in Anglican schools In Frame, T., Ministry in Anglican schools: Essays and reflections (pp. ). .

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). Put ideology to one side for a moment and look at the work chaplains do. Sydney Morning Herald, 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.

Hastie, D. (2012). In search of holy transcripts: Approaches to researching religious schools. Journal of Education and Christian Belief, 16 (1). | External link

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). 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..

Hastie, D. (2011). The writing's on the wall. Education Review, Australian College of Educators (ACE), September 1, 2011. | External link

Hastie, D. (2010). The retreat from Critical Literacy in the new Australian English Curriculum. Journal of Christian Education (JCE), 53, (1). September 1, 2011.

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