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Civics, Citizenship and Political Education


Professor Murray Print is a recognised leader in civics and political education and curriculum development within Australia and internationally. He is an Honorary Professor at Beijing Normal University, China; Distinguished Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland and received the Centenary Medal from the Australian Government in 2003. He is an invited member of the College of Experts, European Science Foundation. From 2010-2015 he was Lead Writer and Team Leader for the Australian Curriculum Civics and Citizenship.

Over the past two decades he has directed many major research projects such as an ARC-funded project on youth participation in democracy, as well as being chief investigator in many other projects in civics and citizenship education covering:

  • Youth Electoral Study
  • values, policy and civics education in the Asia-Pacific region
  • civics education, assessment and benchmarking
  • the first phase of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) international civics study
  • schooling, citizens and democracy and the Australian national education goals.


Professor Murray Print.

Research location

Sydney School of Education and Social Work

Program type



Research interests

Research on teaching and learning

  • Social sciences, including civics
  • international and comparative education in civics and citizenship education
  • political education

Keywords: electoral education, civics, citizenship, democratic education

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 525