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Dr Jude MacArthur PhD, BA (Hons), Dip Tchng

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Education

My background is in primary teaching, teacher education and disability research, I have previously worked as a lecturer in Eduction at Otago University and as a Senior Researcher at the Donald Beasley Institute in Dunedin undertaking research  in the area of teaching, learning and disability.  Working primarily within the fields of childhood studies and disability studies, I  have a particular interest in the development of socially just, inclusive school communities that welcome, value and respond to diversity.  I consider the prioritising of children's and young people's rights and perspectives in research and teaching practice to be central to this development and as such have a further interst in ethical research that includes children and young people.

I am part of the team responsible for the Diploma in Specialist Teaching, coordinating the endorsement in Complex Needs with Liz Doell and Laurie McLay at Canterbury University; and I co-teach 249741: Assessment for Learners wth Diverse Needs, and 249742 : Teaching Methods for Learners with Diverse Needs with Mandia Mentis. My current supervision responsibilities include Masters and PhD level thesis work, topics include  professional development for teachers to support inclusive education; a case study of an inclusive school; the development of a community of practice focused on inclusive practice at secondary school; the role of the itinerant outreach teacher; and integrated wellness and authentic practice in teaching. I am advisor for student research  projects in 267.875 Specialist Teaching Professional Inquiry and in 267860 Professional Inquiry.

Current  research projects include coordinating and co-editing a book (with Dr. Jeanett Berman) by Massey researchers and colleagues that focuses on children's and young people's rights and participation in education; a case study of successful inclusion at secondary school for a student with complex needs;  the impact of a disability studies in education approach on understandings about teaching, diversity and inclusive education in postgraduate teacher education; and the enactment of children's and young people's rights at school.

I am a senior lecturer in the Institute of Education at Massey University,  Manawatu Campus, based in Dunedin. I am involved in distance teaching and learning programmes that are primarily focused on the area of education and disability and inclusive education. My research interests are in childhood studies and disability studies as frameworks for understanding how early childhood services; primary and secondary schools can develop as socially just, inclusive communities.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 0277415413
    Location: I work off campus, in Dunedin., My home address is: 34 Prestwick St, Maori Hill, Dunedin 9010
    Campus: Turitea (Palmerston North) campus

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Otago (1993)
  • Batchelor of Arts (with Honours, 1st Class) - University of Otago (1981)
  • Diploma of Teaching - Dunedin College of Education (1981)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Inclusive education; children and young people's perspectives on school; teaching. learning and disability; ethics in research with children and young people; teacher education, social justice and inclusion; disability studies in education and chlldhood studies.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Curriculum and Pedagogy (130200): Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified (130299): Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202): Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102): Education (130000): Education Systems (130100): Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105): Secondary Education (130106): Special Education and Disability (130312): Specialist Studies in Education (130300): Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)

Keywords

Teacher education (preservice and postgraduate); equity and inclusive education; teaching and disability; ethics in research with children.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Team Member 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

MacArthur, JA., & Rutherford, G. (2016). Success for all? Re-envisioning New Zealand schools and classrooms as places where ‘rights’ replace ‘special’. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. 51(2), 157-174 Retrieved from http://www.springer.com/gp/
[Journal article]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Mentis, M., Holley-Boen, W., Butler, P., Kearney, A., Budd, J., Riley, T., . . . Bevan-Brown, J. (2016). Māwhai: Webbing a professional identity through networked interprofessional communities of practice. Teaching and Teacher Education. Volume 60(November), 66-75
[Journal article]Authored by: Budd, J., Butler, P., Dharan, V., Kearney, A., MacArthur, J., Mentis, M., Riley, T.
MacArthur, JA., Morton, M., Higgins, N., & Phillips, H. (2013). Introduction to the special issue – making inclusive education happen: Ideas for sustainable change. International Journal of Inclusive Education. 17(8), 753-761 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tied20
[Journal article]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA. (2013). Sustaining friendships, relationships and rights at school. International Journal of Inclusive Education. 17(8), 793-811 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tied20
[Journal article]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Morton, M., Higgins, N., MacArthur, J., & Phillips, H. (2012). Introduction to the special issue - making inclusive education happen: Ideas for sustainable change. International Journal of Inclusive Education. 17(8), 753-761 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Higgins, N., MacArthur, J., & Kelly, B. (2009). Including disabled children at school: Is it really as easy as A,C,D?. International Journal of Inclusive Education. 13(5), 471-487 Retrieved from http://www.informaworld.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Clark, P., & MacArthur, J. (2008). Children with physical disability: Gaps in service provision, problems joining in.. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 44(7-8), 455-458 Retrieved from http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., Sharp, S., ., Gaffney, M., ., & Kelly, B., . (2007). Does it matter that my body is different? Disabled children, impairment, disability and identity.. Childrenz Issues. 11(2), 25-30 Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/press
[Journal article]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Higgins, N., MacArthur, J., & Morton, M. (2007). Winding back the clock: The retreat of New Zealand inclusive education policy. New Zealand Annual Review of Education. 17, 145-167 Retrieved from http://www.victoria.ac.nz/education/research/nzaroe/issues-index/
[Journal article]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., Gaffney, M., Kelly, B., & Sharp, S. (2007). Disabled children negotiating school life: Agency, difference, teaching practice and education policy.. International Journal of Children’s Rights. 15(1), 99-120 Retrieved from http://www.brill.nl/chil
[Journal article]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Higgins, N., MacArthur, J., & Rietveld, C. (2006). Higgledy piggledy policy: Confusion about inclusion. Childrenz Issues. 10(1), 30-36 Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/cic/
[Journal article]Authored by: MacArthur, J.

Book

MacArthur, JA., & Carter, B. (2015). All students are learners when we identify what they can do: A parent’s perspective on narrative assessment. In Narrative Assessment. Wellington, NZ: NZCER
[Chapter]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., Macartney, B., & Purdue, K. (2013). Progressing Te Whariki from rhetoric to reality for children with disabilities and their families. In J. Nutthal (Ed.) Weaving te Whariki. (pp. 115 - 140). Wellington, NZ: NZCER
[Chapter]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., & McKenzie, M. (2013). Ethics in research with children. In N. Higgins, & C. Freeman (Eds.) Childhoods: Growing up in Aotearoa/New Zealand. (pp. 77 - 91). Dunedin, NZ: Otago UNiversity Press
[Chapter]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA. (2012). Guest introduction. In . Centre for Excellence in Inclusive Education (Ed.) Inclusive education: Perspectives on professional practice. (pp. 11 - 22). Palmerston North NZ: Dunmore Publishing Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., Higgins, N., & Quinlivan, K. (2012). Children's and young people's social participation. In S. Carrington, & J. MacArthur (Eds.) Teaching in inclusive school communities. (pp. 238 - 266). Milton, Queensland: John Wiley & Sons, Australia Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: MacArthur, J.Edited by: MacArthur, J.
Carrington, S., MacArthur, J., Kearney, A., Kimber, M., Mercer, L., Morton, M., . . . Rutherford, G. (2012). Towards an inclusive education for all. In S. Carrington, & J. MacArthur (Eds.) Teaching in inclusive school communities. (pp. 3 - 38). Milton, Queensland: John Wiley & Sons, Australia Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: Kearney, A., MacArthur, J.Contributed to by: MacArthur, J.Edited by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., & Carrington, S. (Eds.) (2012). Teaching in inclusive school communities.. Milton, Queensland: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.
[Edited Book]Edited by: MacArthur, J.
Carrington, S., MacArthur, J., Kearney, A., Kimber, M., Mercer, L., Morton, M., . . . Rutherford, G. (2012). Towards an inclusive education for all. In S. Carrington, & J. MacArthur (Eds.) Teaching in inclusive school communities. (pp. 3 - 38). Australia: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: Kearney, A., MacArthur, J.

Report

MacArthur, JA. (2009). Learning Better Together: Working towards inclusive education in New Zealand schools. IHC.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Higgins, N., MacArthur, J., Tikau, K., & Evans-Turner, T. (2008). Transforming notions of disability – A qualitative evaluation of the joint IHC/CCS Our Stories Community Education Project: An evaluation project and report commissioned by IHC and CCS Disability Action. 2008.. Donald Beasely Institute.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., Gaffney, M., Kelly, B., & Sharpe, S. (2007). Disabled and non-disabled children's construction of identity - the influence of school experiences. Final Report to the New Zealand Royal Society Marsden Fund. Contract No. DBI201 28/02/2006. June 2007. Donald Beasley Institute and Children's Issues Centre.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Clark, P., MacArthur, J., McDonald, T., Simmons-Carlsson, C., & Caswell, P. (2007). Research project on Integrated Effective Practice for Students with Physical Disabilities: Two Part Research Project. Report to the Ministry of Education. 2007. Ministry of Education.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., & Higgins, N. (2007). Addressing the needs of transient students: A collaborative approach to enhance teaching and learning in an Area School. Teaching and Learning Research Initiative project final report. 2008. New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: MacArthur, J.

Conference

MacArthur, JA., & Rutherford, G. (2014, November). Working at the nexus of disability studies and childhood studies to think differently about 'special education' and 'special needs' in teacher education. Presented at New Zealand Childhood Studies Colloquium. University of Auckland, Auckland NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., McLay, L., & Holley-Boen, W. (2014, July). Building experienced teachers' understandings about inclusive education for students with complex needs.. Presented at Disability Studies in Education Conference, Learning from the past. Ensuring the future.. Victoria University, Melbourne.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holley-Boen, W., MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., Holley-Boen, W., & McLay, L. (2013, July). MacArthur, J., Holley-Boen, W. & McLay, L. (2013). Examining personal beliefs and shifting paradigms towards inclusion in postgraduate teacher education.. Presented at The Inclusive Education Colloquium. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Holley-Boen, W., MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., & Grant, T. (2011, November). A prick in the Minister’s side: Working towards inclusive education in New Zealand through voluntary advocacy. Presented at Disability Studies Conference: Every Body In. Otago University, Dunedin, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., Higgins, N., & Mentis, M. (2011, November). The on-line teacher education environment - A site for challenging discourses of exclusion and enhancing understandings about inclusive education.. Presented at Disability Studies Conference: Every Body In. Otago University, Dunedin, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Davidson, M., & MacArthur, J. (2009, November). Ethical principles in research with children: Developing guidelines through critical collegial engagement. Presented at Social Justice Social Change Research Group Symposium,Children as Experts in their Own Lives: Child Inclusive Research.. University of Western Sydney, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Higgins, N., MacArthur, J., Morton, M., & Phillips, H.(2009, September). Special Issue of the International Journal of Inclusive Education - Making Inclusive Education Happen: Ideas for Sustainable Change. . (Online at http//tandfonline.com/action/showAxaArticles?journalCode=tied20)Retreived from http://http//tandfonline.com
[Conference]Edited by: MacArthur, J.
Higgins, N., MacArthur, J., Morton, M., & Phillips, H.(2009, September). On-line peer reviewed proceedings of the Inclusive Education, Making it happen: Ideas for Sustainable Change Conference.. www.imaginebetter.co.nz/resources/presentation_list.php. Retreived from http://www.imaginebetter.co.nz/
[Conference]Edited by: MacArthur, J.
Kelly, B., MacArthur, J., & Gaffney, M. (2008). Some people think I am different, but I see myself as an equal person to everybody else: Exploring Identities of Young Disabled People at School. , Disability Studies Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Gaffney, M., & MacArthur, J. (2008, August). Negotiating difference: Disabled children’s school experiences and their impact on self- and group- identity. Presented at Royal Geographic Society IBG Annual International Conference 2008, Geographies that Matter.. London, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA. (2008, August). Listening to children – methodological approaches to understand the school experiences of disabled children. Presented at New Zealand – Japan joint workshop on social support for developmental disabilities: Learning from each other. University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Higgins, N., MacArthur, J., & Morton, M.Barriers to inclusion: Negotiating the knowledge in New Zealand. A paper for the “Aced Out: Censorship of Qualitative Research in the Age of ‘Scientifically-Based Research’” session. 9-13 April 2007.. . Chicago, Illinois.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Higgins, N., MacArthur, J., & Kelly, B. (2007, April). Including children at school: Is it really as simple as ‘a, c, d’?. Presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference. Hyatt Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Kelly, B., MacArthur, J., Sharp, S., & Gaffney, M. (2006, September). Promoting inclusive learning and social experiences for young disabled people at school. Presented at Disability Studies Conference: Putting Theory into Practice. Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., & Higgins, N. (2006, July). Social justice and inclusion: Classrooms as a site for change. Presented at Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand (TEFANZ) Conference. Dunedin College of Education, Dunedin, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., & Higgins, N. (2006, December). Teaching, Learning and Research Initiative (TLRI) Project: Supporting transient students’ learning and social experiences - A sense of belonging?. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Annual Conference. Rotorua, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., & Higgins, N. (2006, December). National confusion about inclusion means confusion in the classroom. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Annual Conference. Rotorua, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
Kelly, B., MacArthur, J., Sharp, S., & Gaffney, M. (2006). Promoting inclusive learning and social experiences for young disabled people at school. , Disability Studies: Research and Learning Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, JA., Higgins, N., Auld, J., Grace-Dillon, J., Guthrie, S., Nichol, K., . . . Watson, K. (2006, December). Supporting transient students’ learning and social experiences - A sense of belonging?. Presented at New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Annual Conference. Rotorua, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: MacArthur, J.

Other

MacArthur, JA. (2013). Case study 10: Dilemmas at school: How and when to support the inclusion of students with a disability.. UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti.
[Other]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, J. (2012). Leadership in the development of inclusive school communities. (pp. 6 - 7).
[Other]Authored by: MacArthur, J.
MacArthur, J. (2012). Eduspeak: inclusive education.. (pp. 5 - 5).
[Other]Authored by: MacArthur, J.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • 2007-2008 - University of Canterbury and NZ Ministry of Education
    Member of the Advisory Group for the research project, Development of Curriculum Exemplars for Students with Special Education Needs
  • 2004-2005 - Education Review Office, (ERO)
    National Office Advisory Group member for a national review of schools “Evaluation of special education assistance – SEG and ORRS funded students”

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Courses Coordinated

  • 249.284 Introduction to Equity and Inclusion in Education
  • 249.384 Consultation and Collaboration in Inclusive Education
  • 249.742 Teaching Methods for Learners with Diverse Needs
  • 249.760 Theory and Foundations of Complex Educational Needs
  • 249.761 Evidence-based Interprofessional Practice in Complex Educational Needs
  • 249.763 Practicum in Complex Educational Needs

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Wendy Holley - PhD
    Professional Fulfilment through Stance, Stamina and Supports - Implications for Postgraduate Students and Programmes

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