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Carolyn D. Baker Memorial Scholarship

BAKER, Associate Professor Carolyn D. BA, MA, PhD Toronto Associate Professor, 26 May 1946 - 12 July 2003

The Carolyn D. Baker Memorial Scholarship was established by her son, John Baker, and is a wonderful way in which we are allowed to join with her family and friends to honour her memory.

The scholarship provides an annual contribution to allow a postgraduate research candidate studying in the discipline of Education at The University of Queensland to attend and present a paper at an international conference. Dr Baker believed in encouraging candidates to present their “work in progress” or papers from their completed theses and often invited them to join her in attending conferences overseas. With this scholarship we are proud to continue supporting her aims and intentions.

Carolyn D Baker Scholarship Application Form
Scholarship rules

The Carolyn D Baker Scholarship was established in 2004 as a memorial to Dr Carolyn Baker, a former Associate Professor at the School of Education of the University of Queensland.  The scholarship is maintained by donations from her family, friends and work colleagues.

  1. The object of the scholarship is to provide an annual financial contribution to allow a postgraduate research student studying in the discipline of Education at the University of Queensland to attend and present a paper at an international conference.
  2. The scholarship is awarded by Senate on the recommendation of the Head, School of Education, after a consultation with a selection committee comprising the Head, School of Education, Mr John Baker or nominee, the Director of Research in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and three people selected by the Head, School of Education and Mr John Baker from within the discipline of Education research, of whom two must be employed by the University of Queensland.
  3. The scholarship is open to a full or part-time postgraduate research student undertaking research in the discipline of Education at the University of Queensland.
  4. Selection is based on research potential as assessed by the selection committee.
  5. The scholarship is awarded once per year.
  6. The value of the scholarship is $2500.
Scholarship criteria
  1. Confirmed higher degree student (full-time or part-time) undertaking research in the discipline of Education.
  2. Research potential of the applicant.
  3. Well advanced in research to present data based on their project.
  4. Preference given to applications dealing with work close to Carolyn's in terms of research orientation and interests.
  5. Attendance at an international prestigious conference
  6. Regard given to the substance of the presentation and likelihood of it bringing credit to the School of Education.
  7. Award to be applied to a conference in the year of the award or the subsequent year.
  8. Award is contingent upon acceptance of the paper at the nominated conference notification is to be provided prior to accepting the award.
  9. Award recipient would receive the award in person at the School of Education's Graduate Conference and make a presentation based upon the international conference presentation.

Carolyn D Baker's Publications


Book chapters
  
Chen, H., Christensen, C. A. & Baker, C. D. (2003). Pedagogy and the construction of learning disabilities: Identifying students as "disabled". In Vadeboncoeur, J. A. & Rawolle, S. (Eds.), Educational Imaginings: On the Play of Texts and Contexts First ed. (pp. 126-151) Brisbane Australia: Australian Academic Press.
 
Freebody, P. & Baker, C. D. (2003). Categories and accounts in literacy research and education: Changing targets. In Bull, G. & Anstey, M. (Eds.), The Literacy Lexicon 2nd ed. (pp. 225-239) Australia: Prentice Hall.
 
Baker, C. D. (2002). Ethnomethodological analyses of interviews. In Gubrium, J. F. & Holstein, J. A. (Eds.), Handbook of Interview Research: Context and Method (pp. 777-795) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
 
Baker, C. D. & Freebody, P. (2001). The crediting of literate competence in classroom talk. In Fehring, H. & Green, P. (Eds.), Critical Literacy: A Collection of Articles from the Australian Literacy Educators' Association (pp. 58-74) Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
 
Baker, C. D. (2000). Locating culture in action: Membership categorisation in texts and talk. In Lee, A. & Poynton, C. (Eds.), Culture & Text: Discourse and Methodology in Social Research and Cultural Studies (pp. 99-113) St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin.
 
Baker, C. D. & Campbell, R. (2000). Children, language and power. In Campbell, R. & Green, D. (Eds.), Literacies and learners: Current perspectives (pp. 15-29) Sydney: Prentice Hall.
 
Danby, S. & Baker, C. D. (2000). Unravelling the fabric of social order in block area. In Hester, S. & Francis, D. (Eds.), Local Educational Order: Ethnomethodological Studies of Knowledge in Action (pp. 91-140) Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
 
 
Journal articles
 
Baker, C. D. (2005) Review essay: Surviving a winter of desolation. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 52 3: 259-263.
 
Baker, C. D. (2005) Review of counseling children and adolescents (3rd ed.) edited by Ann Vernon. Australian Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 15 1: 117-118.
 
Baker, C. D. (2005) Review of counseling families: An introduction to marriage and family therapy (3rd ed) by David L. Fennell & Barry K. Weinhold. Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 15 2: 241-242.
 
Moni, K. B., Van Kraayenoord, C. E. & Baker, C.D. (2003) An investigation of discourses of literacy assessment in two first year high school English classrooms. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 26 1: 67-83.
 
Christensen, C. & Baker, C. (2002) Pedagogy, observation and the construction of learning disabilities. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 10 1: 73-93.
 
Moni, K., Van Kraayenoord, C. & Baker, C. (2002) Students’ perceptions of literacy assessment. Assessment in Education, 9 3: 319-342.
 
Danby, S. & Baker, C.D. (2001) Escalating terror: Communicative strategies in a preschool classroom dispute. Early Education and Development, 12 3: 343-358.
 
Honan, E., Knobel, M., Baker, C.D. & Davies, B. (2001) La produccion de posibles anas: La teoria y el objeto de la investigacion. Desencuestros: Revista de Analisis Educativo y Social, 2 2: 14-38.
 
Roulston, K., Baker, C.D. & Liljestrom, A. (2001) Analyzing the researcher's work in generating data: The case of complaints. Qualitative Inquiry, 7 6: 745-772.
 
Baker, C. D. (1999) Review of N. Yelland (Ed.) 'Gender in early childhood'. Educating Young Children: Learning and Teaching in the Early Childhood Years, 5 2: 54-54.

2016 Nantana Taptamat Exploring a Discourse of Inquiry in Thai Secondary Classrooms
2015 Steven Lewis Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 60th Annual Conference

2014

Anne Bennison

European Conference for Educational Research

2013 David Peacock ISA World Congress of Sociology
2012 Aspa Baroutsis The European Conference on Education Research (ECER)
2011 Laura Scholes European Conference in Educational Research (ECER)
2010
Christina Gowlett
 
Thi Hong Thanh Pham
European Conference in Educational Research (ECER)  
British Educational Research Association (BERA)
 
The New Zealand International Education Conference
2009
Geoff Hilton
2009 Conference of the International Association for Scientific Knowledge: Teaching and Learning
2008
Thu Thy Vu
Symposium on Tertiary Assessment and Higher Education Student Outcomes: Policy, Practice and Research 2008 in New Zealand
2007
Sitti Maesuri Patahuddin
4th East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (EARCOME)
2006
Velepat Tuaru
International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairments (ICEVI)
2005
Paula Jervis-Tracey
International Conference on Conversation Analysis

“The Carolyn D. Baker Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 and 2005 is the first year it has been awarded. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide an annual contribution to allow a postgraduate research student studying in the discipline of Education at The University of Queensland to attend and present a paper at an international conference. Carolyn often presented her work at national and international conferences. She believed in encouraging students to present their “work in progress” or papers from their completed theses - often inviting them to join her in attending conferences overseas. Thus the purpose of this scholarship fits in well with her aims and intentions. The value of the scholarship is $2500 per annum. The award was instigated by Carolyn Baker’s son, John Baker, and the award that will be given tonight is a wonderful way in which her son, her family, friends, and colleagues have honoured her memory.

The Scholarship Committee in 2005 was chaired by Professor Adrian Ashman, Head of the School of Education, John Baker, Professor Peter Freebody, Professor Susan Danby of Queensland University of Technology and myself. Susan was one of Carolyn’s PhD students and colleague and co-author. Susan gave the inaugural Carolyn D. Baker Memorial Lecture in 2004.

The applicant who will receive the Carolyn D. Baker Memorial Scholarship this year wrote in her application the following:

‘My involvement with the PhD program was due in no small part by the encouragement and support I received from Associate Professor Carolyn Baker in the latter stages of my Honours Program. With her excellent guidance in the beginning year of my PhD and the continued excellence of supervision from Associate Professor Pam Christie and Dr Susan Danby I now find myself in the final year of my PhD program.’

The applicant will be presenting a paper at the International Conference on Conversation Analysis, in Helsinki, from May 10-14, 2006. The applicant described the conference in the following way:

‘This is an international multidisciplinary meeting on conversation analysis. It brings together researchers of language, culture and society from different parts of the world. It aims at sharing the latest research, promoting co-operation among researchers, and discussing new openings in the quickly developing field of conversational studies. The theme of the 2006 conference is “Comparative Perspectives in Conversation Analysis”. The aspects of my research that I plan to present at this conference compliment this theme in that it compares interactional practices of members representing two different educational sectors as they work together to form an Education Alliance.’ 

The Carolyn D. Baker Memorial Scholarship is awarded in 2005 to Paula Jervis-Tracey. I would like to ask her to come up to receive the Scholarship. [Letter from John Baker handed to Paula Jervis-Tracey. Paula Jervis-Tracey responds.]”  Spoken by C. E. van Kraayenoord, 2005


The following speakers have presented at the School's annual Carolyn D Baker Memorial Lecture.

The 2014 Lecture will be on Friday 15 August. The speaker will be Professor Margaret Somerville from the University of Western Sydney.

2016

Shifting literacies. What’s new, what do we know, and what are we missing?

Professor Annette Woods, QUT
2015 My struggle for pedagogy: From poststructural analysis to randomised controlled trial Professor Jenny Gore, University of Newcastle
2014 Where are you in all of this? The ontologies of knowledge production Professor Margaret Somerville
2013 The Research Imagination in a World on the Move Professor Jane Kenway, Monash University

2012

Public education and research for the public good

Professor Marie Brennan, Victoria University

 
2011
 

The study of educator's lives and careers: An auto/biographical life history of the genre

Professor Pat Sikes, University of Sheffield

2010
Mandated literacy assessment and the reorganisation of teachers' work: What kind of revolution is this?
Professor Barbara Comber
University of South Australia
 
2009
Children’s first school books – 20 years on
Professor Jo-Anne Reid
President, Australian Associate for Research in Education
 
2008
The literacy wars
Professor Illana Snyder
Monash University
 
2007
Exploring possibilities for narrative, interactional and discursive orders
Associate Professor Greer Johnson Griffith University,School of Education, UQ Alumni
 
2006
Analysing text and talk: Reflections on collaborative work with Carolyn Baker
Professor Bronwyn Davies
University of Western Sydney
 
2005
The principled study of educational activities
Professor Peter Freebody
School of Education
 
2004
The supervisory experience: Culture in action
Professor Susan Danby
Queensland University of Technology, School of Education, UQ Alumni