Dr. Anne Keary

Monash University, Australia

Dr. Anne Keary

Monash University, Australia


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
  • A Case study of the generation and benefits of a community of practice and its impact on the professional identity of early childhood teachers (2018)
  • Hit the ground running? An exploratory study of the positionings teachers and international students take or ascribe to others on academic language (2018)
  • The Impact of Australian policy shifts on early childhood teachers’ understandings of intentional teaching (2018)
  • “What is finger knitting?” Chinese pre-service teachers’ initial professional experience in Australian early childhood education (2018)
  • Resilience, global threat and international professional experience (2017)
  • School principals speaking back to widening participation policies in higher education (2017)
  • ‘Familiar friends’: Catholic mother-daughter narratives (2017)
  • ‘Language shades everything’: Considerations and implications for assessing young children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (2017)
  • Catholic Mothers and Daughters: Becoming Women (2016)