BA(Hons) Deakin, MA(Clin Psych)/PhD RMIT
Dr Julie Kos is a Senior Research Fellow in the Teaching, Learning and Transitions program at ACER. Since April 2007, she has managed numerous projects in Indonesia for the Australia–Indonesia Basic Education Program Contractor Strategic Advisory Services (CSAS)/AusAID and for the Asia Education Foundation. She is assisting the Indonesian Ministries of National Education and Religious Affairs with the collection of teacher data, research, analyses and reporting. She also managed various longer-term research projects in Indonesia which were aimed at guiding empirically validated education policy, as well as capacity building of local staff.
Dr Kos has developed numerous instruments that have been used worldwide and is an expert in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. She has extensive experience in data analysis, including correlations, analysis of variance, factor analysis, and structural equation modelling. In addition to research, she assists ACER Press by reviewing psychological and psychiatric assessments submitted for publication.
Prior to her current appointment, Dr Kos was an Assistant Director at the Australian Government Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA). Here she was responsible for managing research and development contracts on behalf of the National Disability Administrators (NDA), represented the Australian Government on numerous research project committees, and managed various facets of the Australian Government Disability Services Census.
Dr Kos has a PhD in clinical psychology. Her doctoral work investigated teachers’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviours toward children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr Kos’s research involved the development and administration of a number of survey instruments and training manuals for both pre-service and in-service teachers. She also developed and ran workshops for teachers to assist with classroom management of problematic (i.e., externalising) student behaviours. These materials have, and are, being used by other researchers around the world; including Australia, England, Scotland, Canada the United States, Greece, Chile, Bratislava, West Indies, and South Africa. Dr Kos is also a reviewer for the International Journal of Disability, Development and Education and the International Journal of Inclusive Education.
Quality of education in Madrasah : main study
Mohammad Ali et al.
Participation in Science, Mathematics and Technology in Australian Education
John Ainley et al.
Student exit survey 2007 report.
Julie Kos et al.
Language development and bilingualism.
Staff in Australia’s Schools 2007
Phil McKenzie et al.
Evaluation of change processes.
Julie Kos et al.
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