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Personal profile


Sarah Rutherford is a secondary teacher-educator in sociology of education, language and literacy education, and adolescent development. She has both teaching and schooling experience in a range of cultural and international contexts, across public, independent, and Catholic school systems. Her Ph.D. investigated secondary school students' intercultural learning during an international service trip to a developing nation. 

Research interests

Internationalisation, international service trips, international service learning, and intercultural learning and understanding.

Monash teaching commitment

EDF 3009: Schooling, education and equity: Local and global perspectives.

EDF 3007: Developing multiple literacies in education.

EDF 5655: Expertise in teaching.

EDF 2007: Adolescent development and learning.


Research area keywords

  • Internationalisation
  • language and literacy education
  • sociology of education
  • service learning
  • service trips


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