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Anne is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University and the President of VicTESOL  She is an experienced educator who has taught across the early childhood, schools and higher education sectors. Anne’s research, teaching and engagement work has focused on the provision of socially-just education in a range of diverse communities. Her current research interests include language pedagogy in Early Childhood education and qualitative longitudinal research into intergenerational relationships. Her work connects with agendas of social justice and equity.

Research interests

Life and work Transitions

Language and Literacy for CALD learners

International Placement Experience

Early Childhood Education and Care

International Students' Academic Needs


  • International education
  • education
  • work and life transitions
  • language and literacy education
  • life and work transitions
  • Cultural studies
  • Feminism
  • Religious Education

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Projects 2017 2018

Capturing children's voices on transition

Kirkby, J., Walsh, L., Grimmett, H., Keary, A. & Evans, J.


Project: Research

Research Output 1993 2019

Non-linear transitions: an intergenerational longitudinal study of today’s young women in education and work

Walsh, L., Keary, A. & Gleeson, J., 4 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Young. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A case study of the generation and benefits of a community of practice and its impact on the professional identity of early childhood teachers

Kirkby, J., Walsh, L. & Keary, A., 14 Mar 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Professional Development in Education. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The impact of Australian policy shifts on early childhood teachers’ understandings of intentional teaching

Kirkby, J., Keary, A. & Walsh, L., 3 Sep 2018, In : European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 26, 5, p. 674-687 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

‘What is finger knitting?’ Chinese pre-service teachers’ initial professional experience in Australian early childhood education

Zheng, H., Keary, A. & Faulkner, J., 2018, Re-imagining Professional Experience in Initial Teacher Education: Narratives of Learning. Fitzgerald, A., Parr, G. & Williams, J. (eds.). 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer, p. 123-139 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Professional association or peak discipline body

Immediate Past President - Victorian Association of TESOL

Anne Keary (Chair/ Co-Chair)
10 Dec 2018

Activity: External Academic EngagementProfessional association or peak discipline body