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Professor Shukri Sanber Name: Professor Shukri Sanber
National Head of School of Education
+612 9701 4194
+612 9701 4240
Organisational Area
Faculty of Education and Arts
National School of Education
Building 613 - Saint Edmund Building (25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW 2135)-Level 1-Room 613.1.31
Biographical Information
Shukri Sanber is an experienced lecturer with a specialisation in Measurement and Research Methodology. He taught related course at a number of universities in Australia and overseas. Shukri’s initial training was in Geography. He taught for ten years as a secondary school teacher and later on as a curriculum specialist in Geography. Upon completing his doctorate from Cornell University he started lecturing at Bethlehem University.
Shukri has coordinated Teaching and Learning Evaluation Program at the Australian Catholic University between 1996 and 2008. The program was developed as an outcome of a research project that Shukri initiated in 1993.

Shukri has conducted either on his own or as part of team a number of major reviews of large educational systems in New South Wales such as the review of the Catholic Education Commission, NSW in1995. More recently, He was a member of the review teams of the Brisbane Catholic Education Centre (2005), Catholic Education Office, Parramatta (2006), and Catholic Schools Office, Bathurst (2008).

  • Sanber, S., Butcher, J., Steel, T., English, G., Johnston, K., O’Gorman, P., et al. (2008). Public accountability, religious literacy and student learning. In J. Kentel and A. Short (Eds.), Totems and Taboos: Risk and relevance in research on teachers and teaching. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. (My contribution about 50%)
  • Sanber, S., Butcher, J., English, G., Johnston, K., O’Gorman, P., Riolo, B., and Raue, M. (2008). Assessing religious literacy: Credibility in Religious Education. Journal of Catholic School Studies, 80(1), 95-107. (My contribution would be more than 60%)
  • Evans, J., Boxer, E., and Sanber, S. (2008). The strengths and weaknesses of transitional support programs for newly registered nurses. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 24(4), 16-22. (My contribution would be about 20%)
  • Sanber, S., Butcher, J., Steel, T., English, G., Johnston, K., O’Gorman, P., Riolo, B., and Raue, M. (2007). Public Accountability, Religious Literacy and Student Learning. Paper presented at the International Study Association On Teachers And Teaching Conference, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Retrieved June 20, 2008 at
  • Sanber, S., Butcher, J., English, G., Johnston, K., O’Gorman, P., Riolo, B. et al (2005). Assessing religious Literacy: Promoting Credibility in Religious Education: Proceedings of the ISATT International Conference. Sydney, ISATT. (My contribution would be more than 60%)
  • Sellars, M. and Sanber, S. (2005). Intrapersonal intelligence. The International Journal of Learning. 12(9), pp. 307-320. (My contribution would be about 25%)
  • Chesterton, P., Johnston, K. & Sanber, S. (1993). Perceptions of protective behaviours training. Australian Journal of Protective Behaviour, 1 (2), 9 –19. (My contribution would be about 35%)

Shukri is currently involved in several research projects in the following areas:

  • ICT integration into teacher education programs
  • Formative assessment in higher education
  • Assessment in Religious Education

Areas of expertise     

  • Educational Assessment
  • Methods of Educational Research (basic and advanced)
  • Action Research
  • Psychology of Teaching
  • Comparative Education


  • Assessment of religious literacy
  • Reviews of a number of Catholic Education System


Shukri has been a member of the founding team of a collaborative project between ACU and Diocese of Wollongong. This project involved projects:

  •  Analysis of BST data
  • Development of a system-wide assessment program in Religious Education. The outcomes of this project are widely recognised across Australia. Two papers were published in refereed journals.  In October 2008, a symposium was held in Sydney in the Assessment of Religious Education. The focus of the symposium was the ACU-Wollongong assessment program. The symposium was well-attended by Directors of Education offices and Religious Education Consultants in New South Wales, Queensland, and Tasmania

Links to Community

Shukri served as a member of the Assessment of Reporting Advisory Group, Catholic Education Commission, NSW, 1998-2008. He represented ACU in this advisory group.

Shukri is the chairperson of the Education Board of Holy Saviour School, Greenacre.


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