Schools, Research and Social Justice: A personal journey
John Young engages with research as part of his 25 year journey as a school leader seeking out best education practice for children from a variety of poor backgrounds.
Dr John Young is principal of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr Catholic College , a large remote indigenous school in Wadeye NT; arguably one the most challenging schools in Australia. Dr Young has been a school leader in New Zealand , the Middle East and Australia. John has Ph.D from Victoria University of Wellington in the area of primary school assessment and lists his main hobby as studying Master of Education papers. His research interests focus on literacy and behaviour