Dr Jane Page is an Associate Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) at the University of Melbourne and a Senior Researcher in the REEaCh Hub. Jane has worked in the early childhood field for over thirty years covering a range of roles both as a director and teacher in early childhood services as well as teaching and researching in the University sector.
Jane’s research interests include teacher effectiveness, coaching, educational leadership and the application of human rights principles in early childhood settings. Her work on futures education and children's rights has been twice recognised by L'Eta; Verde: Associazione Culturale, a Rome-based international research organisation, who awarded her the Aurelio Peccei Prize in 1996 and 2001. In recent years Jane has been actively engaged in the development and implementation of a number of projects with state and local government and the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) that focus on early years teachers’ pedagogical practices. These include the 2011 Victorian Framework Implementation: Early Years Learning and Development Outcomes Project, the 2012 Assessment for Learning Project, the 2013 Inquiry to Implementation Project (VCAA) and in 2015-2019 has been a Research Adviser for VCAA on the Assessment for Learning Early Years Networks Project and Leading Assessment for Learning and Development: A Communities of Practice Project. Jane has also managed projects concerned with quality pedagogy and the impact of evidence-based interventions on vulnerable children. She was Operations Manager of the Victorian Advancing Early Learning Project (VAEL) with DEECD, City of Moonee Valley and in 2015 Hume City Council from 2013-2016 and Lead Chief Investigator on the ARC Linkage Grant Building a Bridge into Preschool in Remote Northern Territory with the Department of Education, Northern Territory government.In 2019 Jane was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the general division for service to education.
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An Abecedarian Approach with Aboriginal Families and Their Young Children in Australia: Pl..
Critical features of effective coaching for early childhood educators: a review of empiric..
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Coaching for continuous improvement in collaborative, interdisciplinary early childhood teams
Jane Page, Patricia Eadie
Journal article | 2019 | Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
There is growing evidence that coaching early childhood educators leads to higher quality teaching practices and improved child le..
Enabling the exercise of choice and control: How early childhood intervention professionals may support families and young children with a disability to exercise choice and control in the context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Jackie Brien, Jane Page, Jeanette Berman
Journal article | 2017 | Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
Robert Boushel, Mark Hargreaves, Stephen Harridge, Birgitta Essen-Gustavsson, Jan Henriksson, Peter B Raven, Jerome A Dempsey, Stephen Harridge, Erik A Richter, Niels H Secher, Jere H Mitchell, Gerrit van Hall, Eva Jansson, Inge Holm
Journal article | 2015 | International Journal of Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood
Masterly preparation: embedding clinical practice in a graduate pre-service teacher education programme
Larissa McLean Davies, Melody Anderson, Jan Deans, Stephen Dinham, Patrick Griffin, Barbara Kameniar, Jane Page, Catherine Reid, Field Rickards, Collette Tayler, Debra Tyler
Journal article | 2013 | Journal of Education for Teaching
The social worlds of children: empathy as a vehicle through building better understandings of young children's views of themselves and others
Conference Proceedings | 2004 | Pacific Early Childhood Research Association's 5th Annual Conference: Identities and Innovations: Shaping Better Worlds Through Early Childhood Conference
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Medal of the Order of Australia
This award is shared with two colleagues with Glenda MacNaughton and Merlyne Cruz
Awarded by Australian Early Childhood Association
Awarded by School of Early Childhood Studies, Institute of Education, University of Melbourne.
Melbourne Graduate School Of Education
MCPC Royal Children's Hospital Children's Voices in Hospital Committee
National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Newman College Council Inc.
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Master of Education
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Education
University of Melbourne
Diploma of Teaching
Institute of Early Childhood Development