Dr Kevin Donnelly AM is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University and one of Australia’s leading education authors and commentators. Research interests include identifying the characteristics of stronger performing education systems, the benefits of school choice and analysing various models of curriculum theory and implementation within an international context. Kevin is also a staunch defender of a liberal view of education within the context of Western civilisation and our Judeo-Christian heritage.
Kevin taught English and Humanities for 18 years in Victorian government and non-government secondary schools. He has also been a member of state and national curriculum bodies, including: the Victorian Board of Studies and the federally funded Discovering Democracy Programme. In 2014 Kevin co-chaired the review of the Australian National Curriculum and in 2016 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to education.
Books include Why Our Schools are Failing, Australia’s Education Revolution, Dumbing Down, Taming the Black Dog, The Culture of Freedom and How Political Correctness is Destroying Australia.