• The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway, Rm 2.21, Social Sciences

    6009 Perth


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Glenn C. Savage is a senior lecturer with expertise in education policy and sociology of education. His research focuses on education policy, politics and governance at national and global levels, with a specific interest in equity, federalism, intergovernmental relations, policy mobilities, curriculum, school funding and standards-based reform. Dr. Savage has published widely in leading journals and maintains a strong media profile and links with senior policy makers. He currently holds an Australian Research Council ‘Discovery Early Career Researcher Award’ (DECRA) titled ‘National schooling reform and the reshaping of Australian federalism’, which examines how national schooling reforms in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment are reshaping the role of Australian governments in education policy.

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Research Output 2008 2019

Transnationalism and the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile

Rizvi, F., Savage, G. C., Quay, J., Acquaro, D., Sallis, R. J. T. & Sobhani, N., 22 May 2019, In : Prospects.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hong Kong

What is policy assemblage?

Savage, G. C., 21 Jan 2019, In : Territory, Politics, Governance. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
research policy
power politics
policy approach
policy analysis

A national curriculum in a federal system? Historical tensions and emerging complexities

Savage, G. C., 2018, The Australian Curriculum: Promises, problems and possibilities. Reid, A. & Price, D. (eds.). Australian Capital Territory: Australian Curriculum Studies Association, p. 241-252

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Changing modes of governance in Australian teacher education policy

Savage, G. & Lingard, B., 2018, Navigating the common good in teacher education policy: Critical and international perspectives. Hobbel, N. & Bales, B. L. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 64-80

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

Policy assemblages and human devices: a reflection on ‘Assembling Policy’

Savage, G. C., 4 Mar 2018, In : Discourse. 39, 2, p. 309-321 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Projects 2017 2021