Dr Gerald McRae

MA, BEd, Grad Dip TESOL, Grad Cert Gifted Ed, Cert Teaching
Senior Lecturer

Email: Gerald.McRae@nd.edu.au
Phone: (02) 8204 4207

  • Biography

    Gerald has a passionate interest in English linguistics and literacy. He brings to teacher education at Notre Dame extensive teaching experience in primary schools within Australia and New Zealand, along with experience in teacher professional development and syllabus development. He teaches and guides preservice teachers in primary curriculum literacy and academic literacy. Gerald’s doctoral research and current research interests are teachers’ literacy knowledge, pedagogy for literacy teaching and linguistic change in local and global Englishes.

  • Teaching Areas

    English, Literacy, Academic Literacy, Pedagogy, Linguistics

  • Research Expertise and Supervision

    Research expertise - Literacy, Teacher Literacy, Multiliteracies, Literacy Pedagogy, Systemic Functional Linguistics
    MPhil supervision digital literacy pedagogy; reading comprehension
  • Journal Articles and Proceedings

    In progress
    Literacy in Initial Teacher Education – Moving into personal territory. The framing of teacher literacy around personal knowledge. [Journal article]
    Academic literacy in teacher education and the pursuit of exit testing: collaboration or confusion? [Journal article]
    The literate teacher: Expectations across a century of teacher education in Australia.
    The push for teachers' personal literacy knowledge: What do they say it is? Views of government, teachers and teacher educators. [Journal article]

  • Conference Papers

    McRae, G.W. (2011). So many literacies: The ‘leviathan’ of literacies that appears to have burgeoned in the recent past, and continues to do so. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, University of Manchester. September 4th – 6th, 2011

  • Professional Affiliations

    Primary English Teachers Association of Australia (PETAA)
    Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA)
    Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL)
    Australia and New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES)

  • Community Engagement

    British Educational Research Association - review of conference paper submissions (2012-2014)
    World Bank - Participation in round table consultation on literacy development in emerging nations of Pacific South East Asia (2013)