Academic journal article Australian Aboriginal Studies

Philip DeLacey D. 2007

Academic journal article Australian Aboriginal Studies

Philip DeLacey D. 2007

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Philip DeLacey was born in New Zealand and commenced his professional life there as an optometrist. He graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1959 with a BSc (Optometrical Science). After his return to New Zealand he completed part-time study leading to a BA degree in educational psychology from the University of Auckland and, in 1966, an MA from the same university in professional education. At this point he was thoroughly committed to an academic career and moved to the University of New England where he was appointed a Lecturer in Education. At the same time he enrolled in a doctorate on cross-cultural cognitive development, which was awarded in 1971. His next appointment was to the University of Wollongong while it was still a university college. He remained there until his retirement as an Associate Professor in 2000. After his retirement he continued in a part-time position with the University of Western Sydney. Philip DeLacey was an associate member and member of AIATSIS from 1970.

Phil was an educator with a deep commitment to change and social justice. From 1970 to he was involved with Project Enrichment of Childhood Preschool at Bourke and became its Director from 1976 until his death this year. …

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