Topical presentation 

Dr Tess Lea, Director, CDU's School for Social and Policy Research

Dr Tess Lea, Director of Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) School for Social and Policy Research, will be the invited speaker for the NT Library Lunchtime Talk series on 25 July.

Dr Lea will deliver a topical presentation on education policy comparisons between US and northern Australia, and a recent Winston Churchill fellowship trust trip.

“The case for evidence based policy in Indigenous education seems incontestable,” she said.

“While the need for improved outcomes is great in the Northern Territory, which faces the nation's worst outcomes on every available socio-economic indicator, the documented record of proven approaches for Indigenous service delivery is scant.”

In the first half of 2006, Dr Lea undertook a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship to explore examples in the US and Canada where researchers and policy reformers have led the charge for evidentiary work in education.

Dr Lea’s talk will be held at the Northern Territory Library, Parliament House on Tuesday 25 July at 12 noon.

The series of lunchtime talks are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month.