Leon Benade
Leon Benade

Leon Benade
Doctoral Candidate
School of Critical Studies in Education

phone +64 27 433 8330
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email benade@xtra.co.nz
website www.education.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/leon-benade

Current research

Title of thesis: From Technicians to Teachers? The 2007 New Zealand Curriculum in the context of post-1989 education reform, and its possibilities for the development of an ethical teaching profession
 

Other research interests

The New Zealand Curriculum, 2007, Teacher professionalism; Ethics; Educational philosophy; Education Policy Studies; Philosophy in schools
 

Professional background

  • Self-Employed Independent Education Consultant/Full-time Doctoral Student (2008 – present)
  • Deputy Principal: St Paul’s College, Ponsonby (Jun 2004 – Jan 2008)
  • Dean (Head of House) and International Education Officer: Waiuku College (Jan 2004 – Jun 2004)
  • Associate Principal: Kiwi English Academy (Ltd), Newmarket, Auckland (Oct 2001 – Jan 2004)
  • Year 12 Dean, Subject Head, Teacher: St Paul’s College, Ponsonby, Auckland (May 1997 – Oct 2001)
  • Previously in South Africa: Teacher, Lecturer, Deputy Principal, Principal
     

Qualifications

  • BA(Ed); MEd
    University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • BA (Hons) History (With Distinction)
    University of South Africa
     

Publications

  • 'Marxism and Morality': a critique - towards social agapism (1983). Perspectives in Education, Vol 7 (1).
  • 'Marxism and Morality' II: a rejoinder to Dorgan's 'reply' (1984). Perspectives in Education, Vol 8 (1).
  • Is the Althusserian notion of education adequate? (1984). Educational Philosophy and Theory, Vol 16 (1).
  • Education for non-conformity: some critical comments (1985). Perspectives in Education, Vol 8 (3).
  • From Teacher's to Technicians (2006). Champagnat: A Marist Journal of Education, Vol 8 (3).
  • Enterprise in the New Zealand Curriculum and its challenge to ethical teacher professionality (2007). Proceedings of the 2007 Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, Wellington, New Zealand. Wellington, Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia.
  • Enterprise in the New Zealand Curriculum and its challenge to ethical teacher professionality (2008). Australian Journal of Teacher Education, Vol 33 (2).
  • The New Zealand Draft Curriculum: A policy case study with specific reference to its understanding of teaching as an ethical profession (2009). Policy Futures in Education, Vol 7 (1).
  • A critical review of Curriculum Mapping: Implications for the development of an ethical teacher professionality (2009). New Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work, Vol 5 (2). www.teacherswork.ac.nz
  • Book Review: Cassidy, C, Thinking Children, London, Continuum International Publishing Group. 2007. Education Philosophy and Theory (Forthcoming)
  • Book Review: Hand, M. and Winstanley, C., Philosophy in Schools, London, Continuum International Publishing Group, 2008. Education Philosophy and Theory (Forthcoming)
  • Book Review: Openshaw, R, Reforming New Zealand secondary education, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. (2010) New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, Vol 45 (1)
  • Freire’s Pedagogy of Freedom: its contribution to the development of ethical teacher professionality through the implementation of the New Zealand Curriculum (2010). Paideusis: Journal of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society, Vol 12 (1) (In press)
  • Under review by Policy Futures in Education: Shaping the responsible, successful and contributing citizen of the future: ‘Values’ in the New Zealand Curriculum and its challenge to the development of ethical teacher professionality
     

Conferences and symposia attended

  • 2007: Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, Wellington.
    Presented paper entitled: ‘Enterprise in the New Zealand curriculum and its challenge to ethical teacher professionality’
  • 2008: Philosophy in our Secondary Schools: Conference of the New Zealand Association of Philosophy Teachers, Wellington
  • 2008: Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, Brisbane
    Presented paper entitled: ‘Knowledge and ethical teaching professionality in the 2007 New Zealand Curriculum’
  • 2009: NZCER Curriculum Conference, Auckland
  • 2009: Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, Honolulu
    Presented paper entitled: ‘Linking Freire’s Pedagogy of Freedom, the notion of an ethical teacher professionality, and the New Zealand Curriculum’
  • 2010: Symposium: Narrative Inquiry and Research, AUT School of Education, Akoranga Campus
  • 2010: 6th Annual School of Education Conference, AUT
    Presented paper entitled: ‘An assessment of the use of Philosophy for Children (P4C) in a New Zealand classroom: Can narrative methodology solve the practitioner-researcher problem?’
     

Awards Received

  • Anglo-American/De Beers Chairman’s Fund Award (1988)
  • University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship (2008-2009)
  • University of Auckland, Faculty of Education, Small Scale Research Grant (2010)
     

Memberships

  • Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia
     

Community Involvement

  • St Joseph’s School, Orakei (Deputy Chairperson and Proprietor’s Rep to Board of Trustees)
     

Other interests

  • Vegetable gardening
  • Italian cooking
  • Music, wine and politics
  • Growing old in the company of friends
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