Dr Tina Daniel
Researcher, School of Education, Deakin University
Available for: Consultancies, Industry partnerships
Dr Tina Daniel is an experienced teacher and early career researcher who has worked in Australia and internationally to improve learning access for second language learners and students with learning difficulties. She is motivated to drive collaborative efforts to enact change that focus on the needs of students too often neglected by government and school systems. Dr Daniel’s doctoral research focused on issues of social justice and equity for struggling readers through the lens of Paolo Freire’s late writings and the Theory of Practice Architectures. Her current work builds focuses on three key areas: trauma-informed teaching and the potential for teachers as humanitarian leaders, the equity and social justice implications of appropriate early reading instruction, and the challenges to equity, social justice and distributed power via the inappropriate translation of early reading research into teacher practice.