O'Donoghue, Tom

Dr. Tom O’Donoghue is a Winthrop Professor of Education at The University of Western Australia in Crawley, Perth, Adjunct Professor at The University of Adelaide, and an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Dr. O’Donoghue holds a Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland (University College Dublin).

Australian Universities Delivering Educational Programs in Other Countries: A Study of Off-Shore Higher Education
2012 0-7734-4072-0
With colleges building branch campuses, transnational education has become a new trend, not only in Australia, but throughout the world. Focusing on the way colleges have accepted a global approach to their educational process, this book looks at Australian educational programs that try to capture a growing market in Asia. It shows the intricacies of working at an offshore campus against the backdrop of an expanding transnational education in a globalizing world.

Bilingual Education in Pre-Independent Irish-Speaking Ireland, 1800-1922
2006 0-7734-5636-8
In recent years, there has been a great interest worldwide in the development of bilingual education policies, as well as interest in associated research and innovations reported in the academic literature. Yet, bilingual education is not a recent phenomenon. Rather, it has a rich and diverse history. This book is offered as a contribution to a small but growing corpus of studies in the field. It is an historical account of the Bilingual Program of Instruction introduced in selected primary schools in Irish-speaking districts in Ireland between 1904 and 1922. The general historical context is outlined, and the nature of the Program, the extent to which it was disseminated, and the inadequacies of teacher training for its implementation are considered. Teacher development of bilingual methods is also examined. This is followed by an exposition on the broad pattern of responses to the Bilingual Program in the various Irish-speaking districts around the country, and an overview of developments leading up to the phasing out of the Program shortly after the establishment of the Irish free state in 1922. The book concludes with an overview of the major milestones in language education policy in Ireland in the post-independence years.

Constructing the Field of Education as a Liberal Art and as Teacher Preparation at Five Western Australian Universities: An Historical Analysis
2011 0-7734-1598-X
This book examines the development of teacher education at five universities in Western Australia and note analogous historical developments in England, Europe, and the United States. The authors address the false claim that teacher education has been marginalized at certain universities, which has led to a negative attitude towards teacher preparation. Gardiner, O'Donoghue, and O'Neil analyze the structure, orientation, and content of the education programs that they describe as the ‘preactive curriculum,’ at the different universities, while describing how those programs were implemented and carried out over time. The book is an important contribution to curriculum history and offers new methodological approaches to research the implementation of teacher education.