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Professor Jo Lampert Professor, Social Incl. and Teacher Edu, Education

Jo Lampert is a Professor in the School of Education and Director of the Commonwealth funded NEXUS alternative pathway into teaching. Nexus is a community-engaged teacher education program designed to prepare culturally diverse, high quality teachers for metropolitan, regional and rural Secondary schools in Victoria, many of which are hard-to-staff.Jo was founder and co-director of the National Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantaged Schools program (NETDS) for ten years prior to moving to La Trobe University in 2017. While Canadian-born, Jo has been in Australia for over twenty years. Her research has included Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, teacher education for high poverty schools and community-engagement in teacher education. She has research collaborations in the US, the UK, Hong Kong, Spain and Brazil and is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Teacher Education. Jo also has an interest in literary studies and is known for her research in children's books about September 11, 2001.

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